September 7, 2002
Cardinal Roger Mahony now has the rare opportunity to make the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels the most important attraction in all of Los Angeles. Now that the pageantry and the formalities are over, along with the elitism that accompanied the opening ceremonies, it is time to turn the cathedral over to the ordinary people to whom it rightly belongs. One should look to those cathedrals that draw thousands of worshipers and tourists almost daily to their sites, and we can easily duplicate their commonality.
September 22, 2002
Re "Archdiocese to Cut Programs, Jobs to Close Budget Gap," Sept. 19: "Dear Southern California Edison: It's not that I don't want to pay my electric bill, it's just that I can't because I have to use that money to pay for my new Rolls Royce." That is the logic Cardinal Roger Mahony is using to defend the actions the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is taking to close a $4.3-million deficit by laying off scores of workers and shutting down much-needed ministries. He insults my intelligence.
April 30, 1986 |
The people who did such a splendid job of transferring David Macaulay's book "Castle" to television in 1983 are back again tonight with another of his works, "Cathedral" (8 p.m. on Channels 28, 15 and 24, and 9 p.m. on Channel 50). It's an equally absorbing look at the incredible engineering skills and craftsmanship that went into the construction of France's famous Gothic cathedrals more than 700 years ago.
December 10, 1990 |
About 350 AIDS and abortion-rights activists raised a ruckus across from St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday while a few sat quietly inside. It was a far cry from the pandemonium a year ago that resulted in 113 arrests. On Dec. 10, 1989, approximately 4,500 protesters gathered to dispute the church's teachings. Some were arrested for chanting, lying down and chaining themselves to pews during the service.
September 4, 2002
As Cardinal Roger Mahony gave his liturgy before the special-invite-only audience at the inauguration of the nearly $200-million Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Monday, many of the city's faithful, who traveled from all corners of the city to catch a glimpse of the much-hyped edifice, were turned away. I, like many others who had the day off this Labor Day holiday and went in hopes of getting blessed at the new cathedral, never got beyond the chain-link fence surrounding the security-guard-laden perimeter.
September 15, 2002
Re "Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels," Sept. 3: Anyone who has had the opportunity to visit different cities around our country and Europe has seen beautiful cathedrals. Nobody has to point out that they are designed to worship God inside. What I see in this new L.A. Cathedral is just a different-looking building that most people will drive by and wonder what was in that building. Whoever gave the OK to that building, with that design, does not have Jesus in their souls. Gene Husting Huntington Beach
November 8, 1987 |
After watching Chaminade High pound out a 17-7 win Saturday, Cathedral's rookie coach, Tim Salter, is glad he has seen the last of the Eagles--at least in Santa Fe League play. Chaminade's planned move next season from the Santa Fe to the newly formed San Fernando Valley League is a year too late for Salter, who bid good riddance to Chaminade after Saturday's defeat at Cathedral.
September 14, 1987
Authorities today closed several downtown streets and rousted about two dozen transients from around St. Vibiana's Cathedral in a pre-dawn sweep on the edge of Skid Row where Pope John Paul II will stay during his Los Angeles visit. The street closures, which will be in effect through Thursday morning, when the Pope departs, include Main and Los Angeles streets between 1st and 3rd streets and 2nd Street between Spring and San Pedro streets. St.
November 3, 1985 |
Andy Sherman threw for touchdowns of 68, 29 and 24 yards and ran one yard for another for St. Genevieve. KEY PLAYERS Andy Sherman (SG) completed 9 of 13 passes for 190 yards. Jeff De La Cruz (SG) carried 18 times for 150 yards. Leti Malieitulua (SG) had 48 yards on seven carries and caught five passes for 90 yards and scored two touchdowns.
June 9, 2002 |
I was hooked on this small hilltop town when I heard about the river jousting. Gazing down from the center of town, I was tracing the curves of a long-demolished Roman amphitheater. Then my digital companion, a CD audio tour guide I had picked up from the local tourist office, informed me that Roman Empire-era residents of the town packed the amphitheater not only for speeches and plays but also to watch floating jousting matches on the Eure River below.