Author and Roman Catholic deacon Eric Stoltz and Los Angeles photographer Francesco Curá are engaged in a project to document the state's cathedrals in fine art photography and text. They are onto 35 examples from San Diego to Santa Rosa, and blog the progress in a "virtual pilgrimage."
The Cathedrals of California project is an ecumenical endeavor. While both of us are Roman Catholics, we also wish to explore the diversity of Christianity in our state by including cathedrals of Anglican and Orthodox traditions. We realize that some congregations of other traditions have churches they refer to as cathedrals.* However for the purposes of this project we have limited ourselves to churches that fit the ancient definition of a cathedral: a church with the chair, the bishop's own church.
In July 2007 we began this journey with our first photo shoot at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
The blog is gorgeous: Stoltz is a website developer as well as a minister at St. Brendan Church in Los Angeles.