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California diocese may purchase Crystal Cathedral

Catholic World News - July 07, 2011

The Diocese of Orange has announced that it may make a bid to purchase Crystal Cathedral, the 3,000-seat Protestant church built by televangelist Robert Schuller.

A diocesan spokesman told the Orange County Register that the diocese would abandon its plans to construct a new cathedral if the purchase were completed.

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  • Posted by: kmbold - Jul. 07, 2011 7:46 PM ET USA

    Don't know if we want God to be able to look though all that glass and see what is going on in Catholic churches...:)

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jul. 07, 2011 7:30 PM ET USA

    Bad idea. That monstrosity is just plain ugly.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jul. 07, 2011 6:58 PM ET USA

    Actually, it would be appropriate. Their TV theme hymn, the great old Protestant one, How Great Thou Art, having firmly entered the Catholic repertoire.

  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 07, 2011 1:17 PM ET USA

    Either way, Catholic churches haven't looked like Catholic churches in so long....

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