Many of you know that I love old churches and cathedrals. I never pass up the opportunity to see some of the magnificent religious architecture when I travel. Some of my favorites are in Spain, which I will have the opportunity to visit again next summer, and Mexico. While our culture in the U.S. is relatively young in comparison, we do have some pretty nice churches here as well. Here is the view when entering St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines. I understand that the "Church" is really the religious community. But, the grand architecture of an old church reminds me of the power and majesty of God. I just don't get that same feeling in newer church buildings.