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Orange diocese raises bid for Crystal Cathedral

Catholic World News - November 10, 2011

The Diocese of Orange, California, has raised its bid for the Crystal Cathedral, offering $55.4 million for the property.

The Orange diocese has moved to block the sale of the property to Chapman University, which has now raised its own offer to $51.5 million. The Crystal Cathedral ministry, which is in bankruptcy, preferred the Chapman bid, because it would allow for the current owners to lease back the cathedral and perhaps eventually re-purchase it. However, a lawyer for the Crystal Cathedral has now indicated that the bid by the Orange diocese is also acceptable.

The bankruptcy court will now choose between the two offers.

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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Nov. 10, 2011 10:12 PM ET USA

    The best that can be said for this enormous expenditure is that we Catholic laity will only be *buying* an existing modernist monstrosity, rather than *building* a new one. That's progress.

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