No more Crystal Cathedral

After more than 4100 suggestions from around the world, the diocese of Orange has renamed the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, acquired last year for $57.5 million. The diocese released the following statement on June 9. The ordination of Catholic priests today at St. Columban Catholic Church in Garden Grove carried additional significance for regional Catholics and other … [Read more...]

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Crystal Cathedral considers relocating to nearby Catholic church

The following comes from a May 18 story in the Christian Post Reporter. Crystal Cathedral's newly minted president said Wednesday that the ministry behind the "Hour of Power" might be moving to a Catholic church in their Orange County neighborhood, although probably not for another year and a half. John Charles, president and CEO of the ministry, reportedly said in a … [Read more...]

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More from Dana Point

Father Christopher Heath, whose February sermon on religious liberty was published on California Catholic Daily, preached again on April 29, after the U.S. Catholic bishops came out strong on the issue. Now posted on the website of the Diocese of Orange: “Religious Freedom and Catholic Citizenship” Father Christopher Heath of St. Edwards the Confessor parish, April … [Read more...]

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“New record”

14% increase in number of new Catholics welcomed into Church during Easter Vigil in Orange diocese … [Read more...]

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“I don’t believe them for a second”

Victorville mayor vows to fight Planned Parenthood over plans to open new clinic … [Read more...]

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For sale

Orange diocese expects to sell pastoral center to help cover expenses of Crystal Cathedral acquisition The Diocese of Orange will likely sell its Marywood Pastoral Center to help cover the costs of acquiring the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, the March edition of the diocesan newspaper Orange County Catholic reports. “It is anticipated that the Marywood property that … [Read more...]

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Name the Cathedral

Please Include Christ From the Diocee of Orange website: A few days ago the Diocese of Orange formally acquired the iconic Crystal Cathedral and its campus in Garden Grove. Before the building may be used as a Catholic cathedral several design and other changes must be made. In addition, the Bishop will re-name the site. You can be a part of that process by submitting … [Read more...]

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‘This wonderful, now Catholic, cathedral’

Diocese of Orange formally acquires Crystal Cathedral and adjacent campus News release from Diocese of Orange Orange (February 3, 2012) -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange today acknowledged the close of escrow proceedings concerning ownership of the Crystal Cathedral and its adjacent 30.9 acre campus in Garden Grove, CA. The Diocese purchased the complex following … [Read more...]

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Revisiting Vatican II in the OC

First of six-part series begins today at Mission Viejo parish The first in a six-part series entitled “The Documents of Vatican II -- A Retrospective” was scheduled to begin this morning at St. Kilian Parish in Mission Viejo. “Take the path back to the church of 1962, revisit the events, personalities and teaching that shaped and renewed a ‘people of God,’” says a flyer … [Read more...]

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San Diego coadjutor named

Bishop Cirilo Flores, an auxiliary in the Diocese of Orange, will eventually become Bishop of San Diego Pope Benedict XVI has named Cirilo Flores, an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange, as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. The appointment means that Bishop Flores will automatically become Bishop of San Diego when the current bishop, Robert Brom, … [Read more...]

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