Past the 25,000-pound bronze doors of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, the entrance corridor rises at a pitch of 95 feet per quarter mile. Cardinal Roger Mahony felt that through the effort needed to climb this "mountain" to the cathedral's nave, the penitent would shed the cares of the world and become ready to receive the word of God. Building this huge concrete structure required the construction team to undergo a similar change of mind.