Crystal clear: diocese issues statement on cathedral bid

“The prevailing goals are to see creditors satisfied, adequately provide for all constituents and stakeholders, and accommodate the Diocese of Orange’s need for a new cathedral, while respecting the CCM ministry and its legacy.

It is the Diocese’s intention to safeguard Rev. Schuller’s cherished landmark from potential commercial development or general purpose uses. ‘This sanctuary should remain a place of worship and remembrance, nothing less,’ said Bishop Tod D. Brown. ‘Further, the Diocese itself would have access to a much-needed cathedral complex in a shorter time, and at significantly lower cost, than original construction would demand,’ Bishop Brown concluded.”

— Diocese of Orange, California, on its increased bid for the Crystal Cathedral megachurch.

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