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To: NYer

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: 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: 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: Xenalyte

>> I can ID a cathedral, but I’ve never seen Siamese-twin cathedrals, so I don’t know what a co-cathedral is. <<

Prior to the 1900 (?) hurricane, Galveston, and not Houston, was the key city in that area. And Galveston was made the mother church of Texas 1839, and the see of Texas in 1847. Since Houston is by far the more populous and politically significant city, now, it was made a second seat of the diocese, which has been an arch-diocese only since 2004.


24 posted on 03/29/2008 7:10:25 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Xenalyte
I don’t know what a co-cathedral is.

Mis-reported.

It's a Coca-Thedral.

Everyone gets all blasted up and grooves to Steve Vai.

55 posted on 03/30/2008 2:33:09 PM PDT by humblegunner ()
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