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All Done - Houston's s new Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
WITL ^ | March 29, 2008 | Rocco Palmo

Posted on 03/29/2008 3:11:10 PM PDT by NYer

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1 posted on 03/29/2008 3:11:12 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

Any freepers fortunate to be in attendance on Wednesday?


2 posted on 03/29/2008 3:12:36 PM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

Any freepers fortunate to be in attendance on Wednesday?


3 posted on 03/29/2008 3:13:40 PM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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I can ID a cathedral, but I’ve never seen Siamese-twin cathedrals, so I don’t know what a co-cathedral is.


4 posted on 03/29/2008 3:14:41 PM PDT by Xenalyte ("A cat can give birth to kittens in the oven. That don't make 'em biscuits." - Quanell X)
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To: NYer

It’s beautiful; and a beautiful photo.


5 posted on 03/29/2008 3:18:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (How much worse would things be if Eve had been "empowered?")
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To: the invisib1e hand; NYer
Interested in seeing the inside of the (10 years ago) renovated San Jose Basilica? I shot a VR panorama inside there a few months ago. Check out this link here to look inside. (Requires QuickTime, which you have if you have iTunes installed.)

If you know of a church that would like to have this kind of photo-documentation done of it, send them my way....

6 posted on 03/29/2008 3:24:17 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
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To: Xenalyte

A co-cathedral exists usually when two smaller dioceses have been merged; one of the former cathedrals becomes the co-cathedral. I don’t know the history of the Houston diocese, but I would imagine this is what happened to result in the “co-cathedral.”

That said, I’m not a great fan of these giant “Risen Christ” images. Looks to me like we’re avoiding the Cross.


7 posted on 03/29/2008 3:42:02 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
If you click on the link and go to the co-cathedral site, you can find an explanation and pictures of the interior. There will be a huge crucifix behind the altar, and the emphasis on the altar is on Christ's sacrifice and the Eucharist.

It looks to me to be a beautiful building which will honor God.

8 posted on 03/29/2008 3:58:49 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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I agree. Look’s good.


9 posted on 03/29/2008 4:33:06 PM PDT by sandhills
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To: Xenalyte; livius

It’s my recollection that as Houston exploded and Galveston stagnated, the functional center moved to Houston, and eventually the Houston church was named cathedral. Rather than stripping Galveston of the honor of being a cathedral, the two were named co-cathedrals.

Per one of the links, Houston received a Cathedral in 1959.


10 posted on 03/29/2008 4:51:17 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: AnAmericanMother

To continue a long, disjointed discussion, this isn’t even a candidate for one of our ‘ugly church’ threads. Full photo essay here: http://www.chron.com/channel/houstonbelief/photogallery/CoCathedral_of_the_Sacred_Heart.html#_self


11 posted on 03/29/2008 4:53:06 PM PDT by PAR35
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What a lovely building. The iconography is especially wonderful. I hope that someday I can visit with my family — that Resurrection Window is awe-inspiring in person, I bet.

One quibble: no kneelers?


12 posted on 03/29/2008 5:21:13 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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The kneelers are there - they just fold up neatly under the seats, just like the kneelers in our parish!


13 posted on 03/29/2008 6:39:13 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: PAR35
Cool! They have a ring of 23 bells. I guess it's too much to expect that it would be rung with rope and wheel in the English style, looks like it's going to be a carillon.

Our choirmaster told me a funny story. He was in a church in NYC, practicing on the organ late one night, and somebody had left the stop pulled out that connected the keyboard with the BELLS in the tower!!!!! He woke everybody up for miles around!

Engraved, just as it should be. " . . . made me, 2007."

15 posted on 03/29/2008 6:44:36 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: sandyeggo
There are some old photos in the series, including a couple of the co-cathedral in Galveston, St. Mary's, built in the mid-19th century.

That building survived the Galveston hurricane. The priests had taken refuge in the cathedral, and were standing with the bishop at the high altar when the bell tower suddenly collapsed and crashed through into the nave. The bishop turned to the rector, Fr. Kirwan, and told him, "Prepare these priests for death."

As it happened, they all survived.

19 posted on 03/29/2008 6:55:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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