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-Crystal Cathedral In Transition to Become a Roman Catholic Church

Friday, September 13th, 2013

                                          (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Crystal Cathedral, an Orange County icon that rivals the fame of Disneyland and a site that was completely identifiable with sights and sounds of Robert Schuller’s television ministry, is now in transition to become the new home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. From the LA Times: The name […]

-Crystal Cathedral to Get a New Name- ‘Christ Cathedral’

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

             ( Crystal Cathedral. Garden Grove, CA,: Wikipedia) From Reuters: A Roman Catholic diocese that bought the Southern California mega-church Crystal Cathedral in a $57.5 million bankruptcy sale will rename the Protestant place of worship Christ Cathedral, church leaders said on Saturday.  … The name change was announced at an event in Garden Grove where […]

-UPDATE: The Crystal Cathedral is Sold to the Catholic Church

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

                                          (Image via Wikipedia) Escrow closed Friday (2/3/12) afternoon and the famous Crystal Cathedral is now owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange (CA). It completes a court-ordered sale of the edifice for $57.5 million in order to settle the bankrupt debts of the Robert H.Schuller family ministry. The current congregation will be allowed […]

-Judge: Catholics Will Get The Crystal Cathedral

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

                                        (Image via Wikipedia) Update: 7:05  p.m. Thursday: Judge Robert Kwan has ruled that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County will be the buyer for Orange County’s iconic Crystal Cathedral property. The famous Crystal Cathedral and 40 acre campus will soon become the property of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County, California giving […]

-UPDATE: Crystal Cathedral Decision Put Off Till Thursday

Monday, November 14th, 2011

                                          (Image via Wikipedia) In a hearing today, the judge in Crystal Cathedral’s bankruptcy case delayed his decision on who would be allowed to purchase the famous Cathedral until Thursday. Chapman University presented an alternative offer to counter the increased Roman Catholic bid and the two extra days gives Crystal Cathedral’s board time to convene […]

-UPDATE: Catholic Diocese Ups Offer for Crystal Cathedral

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

                                         (Image via Wikipedia) The Catholic Diocese of orange upped its offer Wednesday by $1.8 million to $55.4 million for the famous Crystal Cathedral (OC Register, Local, Nov. 10, 2011). The offer far exceeds the $51.5 million bid by Chapman University. The Diocese also promised to maintain a chapel on top of the tower for […]

-Crystal Cathedral Updates: Chapman U. Increases Its Offer

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

                                        (Image via Wikipedia) Chapman University has increased its offer for the Crystal Cathedral property by $1.5 Million bringing the total of their bid to $51.5 million (Story in Local Section today, OC Register, Nov. 2, 2011). Yesterday it was reported that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange had objected to the sale of the […]

-Catholic Church Sues For Crystal Cathedral

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

                                               (Image via Wikipedia) Just when it seemed like the Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy debacle was going to be resolved leaving the ministry intact, a wrench has been thrown into the works by another church seeking to gain the cathedral for itself. According to the OC Register this morning (Nov.1,2011), the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange […]

-New "Crystal Cathedral Covenant" Requires Choir Members to Actually be Christians

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

A new ‘Covenant‘ for choir members at the Crystal Cathedral requires them to actually be Christians and acknowledge their denomination’s stand on traditional marriage. Some long-time members are upset with the new declaration. The part of the covenant that is controversial to some states: “I understand that in an era where images of family relationship […]