Catholic Prayer Fills the Crystal Cathedral

Magnificat Day of Faith

Archbishop Timothy Dolan has called the Crystal Cathedral “a blessing, not only to the Diocese of Orange, but to the entire Church in the United States, and an effective boost to the New Evangelization in our country.”  His high praise for what will become America’s newest Catholic cathedral came in a letter to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.November 3, 2012 was the first day that Catholic prayer filled the space, as the Magnificat Foundation—in conjuncti … [Read more...]

It’s CHRIST CATHEDRAL! May America’s Newest Cathedral Shine with the Light of the Gospel

Crystal Cathedral 2

And so it’s official:  The grand glass edifice formerly known as the Crystal Cathedral has been renamed Christ Cathedral, it was announced this morning. More than 1,500 people heard the Most Reverend Tod D. Brown, Bishop of the Diocese of Orange in California, make the announcement today at the close of the ordination ceremony in St. Columban Church, where he ordained four new priests who will serve the diocese. The Crystal Cathedral was designed by architect Philip Johnson, and opened in … [Read more...]

Crystal Cathedral, Revisited

My inbox has been full since I reported on the sale of the Crystal Cathedral to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.  Critics and supporters alike have contacted me following yesterday’s blog post.One of my favorite comments was from a good-hearted reader who said, “Praise God! The Schullers’ legacy will be respected and built upon in the spirit of ecumenism and mutual love of Christ.”If you liked the story—if your imagination was piqued by the thought of the illustrious Bishop Fulton J. She … [Read more...]