The L.A. Times reported: "The standing room-only crowd, estimated at 4,500, included many of the most prominent politicians and labor leaders in the state and nation. From Congress came U.S. Reps. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim). From Sacramento, State Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres and Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles)."
"Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, speaking alternately in English and Spanish, presided over the funeral Mass," reported the Times.
God only knows how many sacrilegious communions were received.
Contreras was a big supporter of pro-abort, pro-homosexual, pro-embyronic stem cell "research" Democrat John Edwards in his original bid for the White House. He had plans to join the Edwards presidential campaign in 2008. He can scrap those plans now.
Mr. Contreras was also a close associate of mayoral candidate, Antonio Villaraigosa, yet another Latino Catholic (sic) in Mahony's Archdiocese who is unabashedly pro-abortion and pro-homosexual.
These friendly looking folks with clenched fists are some of the "faithful" preying outside the Cathedral during the funeral Mass.