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CHURCH MADNESS 2017
Full Bracket • East Regional (3/13) • South Regional (3/14) • Midwest Regional (3/15) • West Regional (3/16) • Theological 32 (3/19) • Stunning 16 (3/22) • Ecclesiastical 8 (3/26) • Faithful 4 (3/30) • National Churchpionship (4/3)
Rejoice, Jerusalem: and come together all you that love Church Madness! We’ve reached the Ecclesiastical 8!
The basketball action has been hot the last few days (go Ducks) but the Church Madness action has been even hotter, and we’re down to eight very worthy contenders for the title of America’s Most Beautiful Church!*
* this year
In the interest of getting this post out on time, I’ll dispense with the banter and get right to the action. Remember to vote once for all the matchups, and then spread the word!
All polls close Wednesday, March 29, at 11:59 pm Central Time. Click images for larger views.
“The Eastern Seaboard Scuffle”
St. Mary Church
— 360º panorama here
Holy Trinity Church
“The Dixieland Derby”
“Nobody Knows How to Pronounce Louisville”
St. Ann Church
Charlotte, North Carolina
— 360º panorama here (before murals in sanctuary were finished!)
St. James Church
“The Heartland Classic”
Basilica of St. Mary
— 360º panorama here (look up!)
St. Francis de Sales Oratory
St. Louis, Missouri
—360º virtual tour here (caution: autoplays audio, but it’s awesome organ music)
“The Pauline Party”
Sts. Peter and Paul Church
San Francisco, California
St. Paul Church