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Old 07-02-2012, 03:54 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Can somebody recommend a traditional looking Catholic church not too far from West L.A.? I went to one decades ago around Venice or somewhere in that area.

I really don't like what they've done with St. Monica's in SM. In particular, those electronic candles are just plain tacky, and I don't like some of the other changes that make it look less traditional and more like a theater. And no, that's not a lead-in for more Fontucky humor.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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In particular, those electronic candles are just plain tacky,
I've never even seen an electronic candle. Are they using them because of a shortage of altar boys? This could be a lead-in for more Fontucky humor.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:14 AM
 
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Calling a Christian order such a profane term is unabashed trolling. That anti-religious bigotry is countenanced here, but rejection of L.A.'s bland hamburger deity is considered sanctionable blasphemy is hypocrisy of the most pernicious sort.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I've never even seen an electronic candle. Are they using them because of a shortage of altar boys? This could be a lead-in for more Fontucky humor.
The electronic candle banks have replaced the banks of traditional candles that a regular patron could light and say a prayer. I suppose they didn't want people wandering into the church and playing with matches, particularly in the dead of night and with Lincoln Park's eclectic population to the immediate south.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Can somebody recommend a traditional looking Catholic church not too far from West L.A.? I went to one decades ago around Venice or somewhere in that area.

I really don't like what they've done with St. Monica's in SM. In particular, those electronic candles are just plain tacky, and I don't like some of the other changes that make it look less traditional and more like a theater. And no, that's not a lead-in for more Fontucky humor.
Many Catholic churches use electronic candles nowadays. They began to be used extensively in the 1980s.

Some Churches Go Electric, Pull the Plug on Wax Votive Candles - Los Angeles Times

As for relatively traditional Catholic churches, familiar with St. Timothy's in West LA? That is not only a traditional looking church but also has a rep for being conservative (while St. Joan of Arc where my family attended has a rep for being liberal). However, it is attracting fewer and fewer parishoners, given that the number of non-Latino white Catholics is declining while the neighborhood it is located in does not have enough Latino Catholics to make up for the falloff in parishoners. I wonder if it'll become like St. Ambrose on Fairfax Avenue which for years has struggled with declining attendance and has long been said to have been on the verge of closure due to the L.A. diocese's tolerance for pedopriests costing it a lot of money in lawsuits paid to the victims of said priests. (If anything, the money is not enough to give said victims their lives back, but that's another issue.)

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Queen of Angels Latin Mass

24244 Newhall Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA 91322
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:36 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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As for relatively traditional Catholic churches, familiar with St. Timothy's in West LA?
Interesting -- I've driven by it hundreds of times on my way to the archery range in Rancho Park but I've never gone inside. I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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Isn't there a church that still give services in Latin ONLY in Orange County like near Anaheim. I met a lady who attended it as she renounces Vatican II, and that parish seemed to agree. Dear me, it seems like the OP may be one of those "Vatican II ruined The Church." Yeah, Mel Gibson said so directly in an interview. I couldn't believe he had such beliefs, but that was like 15 years ago he said it, so I was not surprised by his statements and attitude over the years.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:42 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Isn't there a church that still give services in Latin ONLY in Orange County like near Anaheim. I met a lady who attended it as she renounces Vatican II, and that parish seemed to agree. Dear me, it seems like the OP may be one of those "Vatican II ruined The Church." Yeah, Mel Gibson said so directly in an interview. I couldn't believe he had such beliefs, but that was like 15 years ago he said it, so I was not surprised by his statements and attitude over the years.
You're a little confused. I'm looking for a traditional church. What you're referring to pertains to a type of mass.
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