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Architects remodel 'Crystal Cathedral' for Catholic worship

September 16, 2013

A Los Angeles Times story reports that church architects are working on plans for a thorough renovation of the Crystal Cathedral—now known as Christ Cathedral—to make the unique structure more appropriate for Catholic worship.

The Crystal Cathedral, made famous by the Protestant televangelist Robert Schuller, was purchased by the Diocese of Orange, California, last year. While the location of the building is regarded as ideal for a Catholic cathedral, the interior will be dramatically changed.

“The exterior will always be the Crystal Cathedral,” at least for a while, the noted Catholic architect Duncan Stroik told the Los Angeles Times. But the interior is being converted into a distinctively Catholic space. The building will be “Catholic on the inside, but kind of Protestant on the outside,” Stroik said.


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