Sep 5, 2005

'Model church for all parish churches'


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"Standing in the midst of downtown Los Angeles, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels serves the total Archdiocese of over 4 million Catholics. As the heart of all 287 Parish Churches and communities, it is the place where the Archbishop celebrates the major Liturgies of the year with clergy, religious and laity.

"The Cathedral serves as a "model Church for all Parish Churches" in the style and content of its liturgical celebrations. In design, art and furnishings, the Cathedral is rich in cultural diversity in a city in which Sunday Mass is celebrated in 42 different languages.

From the homepage of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Dover Beachcomber said...

"a city in which Sunday Mass is celebrated in 42 different languages."

It's sad that the Archdiocese thinks this is a good thing. The Latin Mass was always a unifying force in the Church before Vatican II, in part because you could go anywhere in the world and still understand the liturgy. Now, with the supposed advantage of the vernacular Mass, if you just go down the street, you probably won't have a clue what's going on.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dover's right.

The Church in America has become "Balkinized" and the very thing which is supposed to be the "source and summit" of our unity has divided us.

9:51 AM  
Blogger CS said...

Unfortunately, the Taj Mahony has served as the model of lotsa other churches.

9:37 PM  

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