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August 18, 2002
In Suzanne Muchnic's story about the artwork that will appear in Cardinal Mahony's new cathedral ("Sacred Creations," Aug. 4), she mentioned that Mahony's hand-picked "art consultant," Father Richard Vosko had "worked on dozens of churches," but didn't say much about how. Last January, I attended a slide-show presentation by Vosko at my home parish, St. Charles Borromeo, in North Hollywood. Long before he was hired by Mahony, Vosko had already presided over the destruction of dozens of church buildings with traditional Catholic (and Protestant and Jewish)
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November 11, 1999 | KARIN GRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Nava says that his most famous artwork is the "Dump Weldon" bumper sticker that adorned so many Ojai Valley cars in the early 1990s in a campaign that quashed plans to build a landfill in Weldon Canyon. In the fall of 2001, though, the Ojai artist will be celebrated for works displayed in a much more distinguished setting than the back of a Buick. More than 30 of his tapestries will hang inside the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
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April 1, 2002 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside the North Hollywood church, a handful of the faithful wear buttons that proclaim: "Save St. Charles." Before and after Sunday Mass, they invite anyone going in or out of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church to sign their petitions. The demonstrators have 1,000 signatures, endorsing 11 things they want for St. Charles.
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January 12, 2003 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Walter Judson, a fourth-generation stained-glass maker whose family-owned business, Judson Studios, created decorative windows for cathedrals, casinos and shopping malls, died Jan. 5 of a heart attack at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. He was 61. Judson took over the family business in 1975 in a direct succession that began with his great grandfather, William Lees Judson, in 1897.
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November 11, 1999 | KARIN GRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Nava says his most famous artwork is the "Dump Weldon" bumper sticker that adorned so many Ojai Valley cars in the early 1990s in a campaign that quashed plans to build a Weldon Canyon landfill. Come fall of 2001, though, the Ojai artist will be celebrated for works displayed in a much more distinguished setting than the back of a Buick. About 36 of his tapestries will hang inside the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. It's the commission of a lifetime.
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April 7, 2002 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At an Easter Vigil service last week at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village, 30 converts sat in a pool of water and lay back under the surface. One at a time, their brown robes floating about them, they were blessed by the pastor, who baptized them "in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit." Many of the friends and family members who crowded around the 10-foot-wide baptismal pool said they had never before seen a Catholic baptism by immersion.
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February 11, 2001 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If only this were the 12th century and the new cathedral were No^tre Dame in Paris, it would be obvious whom to call about the art. In the Middle Ages, sculptors, painters, stained-glass window makers all were plentiful and could support themselves on church commissions. It's not so easy in modern Los Angeles to find artists who can make images suitable for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, which is rising at a frenetic pace next to the 101 freeway downtown.
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May 22, 2001 | REED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not long ago, a construction worker approached Cardinal Roger M. Mahony at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral with a fervent plea. Would the clergyman offer a prayer for his son, who was battling a life-threatening illness? The cardinal immediately placed his hands on the man's shoulders, right there amid the dusty scaffolding that enshrouds the colossal downtown work-in-progress. When they'd finished, the laborer thanked Mahony and told him, "The cathedral is already working." Msgr.
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February 26, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
For spiritual seekers, for pilgrims who seek an encounter with God, the journey begins through the doors. Rising three stories, including a crowning tympanum, 2 1/2 feet thick at the hinges and so massive that they must be opened with a motorized hydraulic system, these are "The Great Bronze Doors" being fashioned by artist Robert Graham for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels that is rising on a downtown site.
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