Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Sell The West Coast

I'm sure Canada or Mexico can offer us something worth more than the west coast of our nation. I think we should just sell the whole thing.


Reason #1:

Reason #2:

Need I say more?

No. Cuz this guy's said it all.


Blogger C S said...

Don't you think the weight of all those ungainly and ungodly buildings would sink the west coast anyway? Incidentally since when did the dark side get a contract for constructing Cathedrals on the west coast? I don't think our Cathedral in Boston is the most beautiful thing ever, but compared to those two, it's downright gorgeous!

6/2/05, 6:06 PM  
Blogger Joey G. said...

I know. Actually, I love the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. I think it's beautiful in a very rustic sort of way that really speaks of the type of people that worship there.

By the way, I noticed in your profile that you'll be a seminarian in the fall... is that for Boston Archdiocese? I go to school with a number of college seminarians from up there.

6/2/05, 10:44 PM  
Blogger Devin Scherck said...

Despite those monstrosities... there's some good here on the West Coast.

Check out the parish I attend, Our Lady of Peace. It's got a beautiful shrine to the Blessed Virgin. And when I lived in Seattle, the Cathedral of St. James was always inspiring in it's beauty. :)

6/3/05, 1:31 PM  
Blogger Joey G. said...

Of course, my obsrvation was made tongue in cheek. As a Catholic, I'm far from judging something by the bad press it gets. It just seems that between people like Michael Jackson and buildings like these, that's all one hears of our neighbors to the west. I know the Mission territories of Southern California, though, tend to be areas of great faith and beautiful old mission churches which I hope to get to visit someday.

6/3/05, 1:35 PM  
Blogger vox said...

i was surfing online and found your post so i thought i'd comment. i would just like to give you a gentle reminder that the west coast has produced a fine theologian and an exceptional pastor named archbishop william levada of san francisco who was recently appointed by pope benedict as the new prefect of the CDF. how's that for a west coast coup of the east? and we have other fine catholics serving here in the west. we just don't boast about them. and by the way, i like the new cathedral, as the local church is now looking to add catholic symbols to the interior and as it allows light in, befitting it's name, cathedral of christ the light. vox

6/8/05, 6:42 PM  
Blogger Joey G. said...

I think I explained the nature of my post was hyperbolic in my previous comment. I still maintain my view, however, that the proposed building would be much a departure from tried and traditional iconographic usages that have been known historical and proven philosophically to be suitable for the glorification of God and to effectively promote the sanctification of the people. Still, to each his own... I just want it to be known that I'm not one to throw the baby out with the bathwater, and it would be a misread to think that I am serious in my assessment of the West Coast's "value," as if any such assesment is something logically possible. Take my comment, instead, as a compliment: the perception caused by the popular trends of those parts of our nation seen as more "liberal" obscure the lives of good and faithful people who work behind the scenes in a land more embattled, many would say, than, say, South-Central Pennsylvania. Sounds like the Church in the new millenium as described by the Holy Father, and I say, God bless you!

6/8/05, 7:41 PM  
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