Don't tell that to the people in Dodge City:
That claim is rattling some nerves in Dodge City, Kan., where a new Catholic cathedral was dedicated nine months ago. "Most of my priests just shake their heads and wonder where the news services are getting their information," said a befuddled Bishop Ronald Gilmore. The newly built Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe — with its copper roof that seems to rise above the surrounding plains — is the seat of Gilmore's 49-parish Catholic Diocese of Dodge City. Mahony, who was among those attending Our Lady of Guadalupe's Dec. 9, 2001, dedication, said it doesn't fit his definition of a cathedral. "I was there and it was very nice," Mahony recalled Monday after presiding over a three-hour dedication Mass at his modernist downtown Los Angeles cathedral. "It was built primarily to be a parish and they designated it to be a cathedral as well."