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You can take a tour of the new Cathedral here.

2 posted on 09/04/2007 7:36:54 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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**Still, the diocese came under fire in January when it announced that the fundraising campaign for a new Catholic high school in Livermore would be temporarily halted so officials could focus on raising money for the cathedral’s completion.**

Were I a parent in the diocese I would be upset about the halting of plans to rebuild a high school too.


7 posted on 09/04/2007 7:42:33 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Disgusting. Really putrid and awful design.

Compare this to the basilica that was just restored in Baltimore (I know, restoration different from new construction, but still):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Baltimore_basilica_nave.JPG/800px-Baltimore_basilica_nave.JPG


23 posted on 09/04/2007 8:02:09 AM PDT by Claud
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The Oakland diocese has apparently been on a building binge -- check out the pictures at The Cafeteria Is Closed.

When I first saw them, all I could think was that when they close those parishes (ok, ok, I'm from Boston!), they should get a good price for the churches, since the condo conversions won't be as expensive as with a "real" church. This cathedral obviously doesn't have that advantage. On the other hand, earthquake damage should be a cinch to assess!

27 posted on 09/04/2007 8:24:47 AM PDT by maryz
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This smacks of idolatry to me.


36 posted on 09/04/2007 9:28:57 AM PDT by joebuck
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