Catholic Cathedral Set to Open Its Doors

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LA-s new Roman Catholic Cathedral will be dedicated on Monday, fulfilling the dreams of Cardinal Roger Mahony and 5,800 people who donated $ 200 million to make it happen. Our Lady of Angels--with its soaring nave, alabaster windows and 25-ton bronze doors, designed by sculptor Robert Graham--was designed by Spanish architect Jos- Rafael Moneo. Inside, the themes will be love, civic pride and faith in God. Outside, protesters will carry signs saying, -No Fat Cat Cathedral.- We join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Miles and a member of the Catholic Worker Community, a lay organization that ministers to the poor, for look ahead to Monday-s dedication and discussion of whether such majesty is the best way to worship God and serve the needy.
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Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Our Lady of the Angeles Cathedral

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