Modern man, much unlike Medieval and Ancient man, tends toward a view of the world that eliminates the possibility of special “holy” places and times. Whether this is a result of the overly eminent outlook pantheism or the overly reductionistic outlooks of atheism, materialism, and even deism, the result is a “flattening out” of the world and a loss of the sacred. We’ve seen this even invade the thinking of many Catholics who treat churches as little more than auditoriums, even including the apse (the altar area). This has lead many Catholics to wonder whether Christians can even have special “holy places” at all. One man who answered this question definitively and in the affirmative is our beloved Pope Emertius - You can read a quote from Benedict on this question HERE:
The question for this forum is, what do you think?