FATHER Z IS WRONG: It’s Christ Cathedral, Not St. Callistus

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Getting a lot of play in the blogosphere today:  Father Z’s report that the former Crystal Cathedral has been renamed “St. Callistus.”Father Z has the inside track on a lot of Catholic news—but, uh, not this time.Actually, the Cathedral—once the renovation is complete and it’s converted to a Catholic worship space—will be called “Christ Cathedral.”  The new name was announced in June 2012, after a contest to select the best name for the towering glass church.St. Callistus, on the othe … [Read more...]

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

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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...]


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