May 11, 2005

Cardinal "Spin"

With reference to the problem of the altar ad Deum vs. the altar versus populum, and the solution offered by the then Cardinal Ratzinger that: "Where a direct common turning toward the east is not possible the cross can serve as the interior 'east' of faith," Cardinal Mahony stated in the Los Angeles Times the following:

"That is precisely the solution we chose for the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Parishioners in the nave face east," he points out, "but everyone, in transepts and nave, faces a large crucifix behind and above the altar."

Read the full report HERE.


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