Action Alert!

bread, children, dogs

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 19, 2007

Every dog has his day, and downtown dogs of all faiths have theirs at Our Lady of the Angels Multi-Purpose Worship Space and Metropolitan Cathedral in Los Angeles.

Current events in the Archdiocese have made it urgent to convince the faithful that their clergy fully understand the seriousness of the Church's mission.

If you're resident in the Archdiocese yourself, you might think of putting a milkbone in the collection plate next Sunday to express your delight at this courageous ecumenical initiative.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 17 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Jun. 27, 2007 12:56 PM ET USA

    This might be a partial explanation of why Cdl. Mahony keeps hounding his diocese for money.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 24, 2007 9:20 AM ET USA

    Dogs have taken the place of children. Pet stores carry doggie baby clothes in pink and baby blue for baby dogs - hats, toys, stuffed animals, CRIBS!!, blankets. For the beach loving dog there are sun hats, sun glasses, bathing suits, and frisbees. There are products for the teenage dog, mid life dog and elder dog, dog health insurance and doggie cemeteries. When you see a young couple proudly walking their 3 dogs, please mutter under your breath - Go home and create a CHILD!

  • Posted by: - Jun. 20, 2007 11:29 PM ET USA

    To state the obvious, GOD is DOG spelled backwards. Here is a scripture passage that perfectly suits the Archdiocese of Mahony and his so-called cathedral: For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. (Romans 1:21-23)

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 8:48 PM ET USA

    What's your dog-nosis, Dr. Dogenes?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 8:27 PM ET USA

    What's the surprise? We've known for some time that the LA Archdiocese has gone to the dogs!

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 6:13 PM ET USA

    Well. I was about to get all huffy and ask WHY weren't they doing this in October, etc., etc. Then I looked at the invite thingy and realized that this isn't even for a blessing of the dogs - it's a social event turning the Cathedral plaza into a big doggy park (hence why no cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. invited, and why the size of the area was prominently mentioned). Maybe Msgr will try to "schmooze" some of the attendees for God?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 6:08 PM ET USA

    I just have to confess, I sometimes skip right to the Sound Off and the Comments section. No other entertainment really hits those aching funny spots quite the way you all do. I think that it is called 'comic relief' when the entertainment is in the midst of an ocean of grief. I will add my laughing to my crying, and offer it all up.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 6:08 PM ET USA

    You all are missing the most interesting comment of all: the flyer provides instructions for "humans" and their dogs. No mention of people. I guess this is to emphasize that we're all animals.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 6:05 PM ET USA

    Los Angeles diocese has gone to the dogs.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 3:40 PM ET USA

    No surprise, Diogenes. I visited Cdl. Mahony's temple this past Spring. In his own rectory garden (right next to the Cathedral) there is a menagerie of life-size bronzed wild animals, including a monkey on his back with a beach ball between its legs. Echoes of Michael Jackson. Then there's the map of L.A. spanning the wall behind the altar... If the Blessed Sacrament were not reposed in the closet-like room (seats ten), & Saint Vibiana were not in the crypt, I would think it was a pagan temple.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 2:46 PM ET USA

    I guess the parishioner should bring their pooper scooper with them when they come to church on Sunday.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 2:41 PM ET USA

    Di, you better brush up on your ecumenical intiative protocols. Milk-Bone is a trade name of the DelMonte Corp. It is, therefore, intolerant of you to suggest that folks restrict their donations to this particular brand of doggy treat, especially since every good Catholic knows (and as recently affirmed by the Holy Father at Assisi) that all brands of dog biscuits deserve the respect and acceptance of the People of God. St. Francis would insist on it!

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 1:11 PM ET USA

    p.s. Poor St. Ignatius, has he not suffered enough without his feast day going to the dogs?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 1:07 PM ET USA

    Now see? If you hadn't returned to the blogosphere, I would have missed that!

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 12:35 PM ET USA

    I wonder if the comment isn't a little uncharitable. What's wrong, in theory (okay, the execution in this case could be really off-putting), in using the common man's common passions to draw him to Christ?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 11:09 AM ET USA


  • Posted by: - Jun. 19, 2007 10:47 AM ET USA

    It seems that reading things such as this causes me to dissociate and retreat to my happy place.