desecration of churches, altars, chalices, etc.


By consecration, churches and altars are solemnly set apart to God’s service; by desecration they lose this sacred character, become unfit for the sacred uses which they were meant to serve, and need to be consecrated anew.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “desecration of churches, altars, chalices, etc.”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2019. Web. 8 March 2021. <>