Thousands visit Christ Cathedral following its dedication
Was completely full for eight out of 10 Masses

Newly dedicated Christ Cathedral opened its doors in welcome to thousands of visitors in the weekend following its dedication, eliciting praise and prompting hundreds of photographs inside and outside the building.   “The opening weekend for Christ Cathedral was a

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2019-08-06T15:01:04-07:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |10 Comments

Pope Francis sends letter in support of Christ Cathedral dedication, happening today
After a seven-year, $77-million renovation process, the Cathedral has been converted into a Catholic space

Editor’s Note: The following message was sent to Bishop Kevin Vann on behalf of Pope Francis. It was sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and delivered by Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Christophe Pierre.

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2019-07-17T08:24:25-07:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |16 Comments

New book chronicles story of Crystal Cathedral’s transformation into Christ Cathedral
"A Place for Christ Forever"

Just in time for the dedication of Christ Cathedral on July 17, a new book has been released chronicling the story of the former Crystal Cathedral and its transformation into Christ Cathedral.  Author James Day, who has written frequently

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2019-07-10T11:02:04-07:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |2 Comments

Christ Cathedral to be formally dedicated in ten days
Project of converting cathedral from a Protestant space to Catholic one will be Bishop Vann's legacy

Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, California, likes to tell the story of once visiting Orange County while he was still serving in Fort Worth, Texas, with no idea of what the future might hold. Bishop Todd Brown of Orange,

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2019-07-07T21:16:10-07:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |8 Comments

Christ Cathedral gets altar and crucifix

The following comes from a Jan. 4 story on the website of Orange County Catholic. Construction crews recently put in place two centerpieces of Christ Cathedral – the Crux Gemmata and stone altar.  Crafted in Omaha, Nebraska from blackened steel

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2019-01-04T10:42:20-07:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |20 Comments

First of its kind for Diocese of Orange

The  Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, led by the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, has published the first-ever Diocesan Strategic Plan in support of the mission, vision and priorities of the Diocese of Orange.   The Diocesan Strategic Plan,

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Bronze sculptures, mosaics, a spectacular tapestry and much more

The Old Testament begins with the creation of the world. The New Testament begins with the coming of Jesus, the first seeds of Christianity. Faith is rooted in creation. As such, humankind has honored the Creator, while at the same

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2018-11-20T09:50:40-07:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Ground broken on campus of Christ Cathedral for Our Lady of La Vang shrine

For 18 days in a tiny 28-foot by 6-foot boat, 26 Vietnamese refugees cling to life. It is 1979 and they are part of the vast tide of humanity fleeing repression in their homeland. They have already weathered a fierce

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