Bishop Eyes Crystal Cathedral

ORANGE, Calif. (CNS) – Bishop Tod D. Brown of Orange asked a group of diocesan advisers to “explore possibilities” regarding the Crystal Cathedral, once the home church of the Rev. Robert Schuller, a noted television preacher.
The cathedral complex in Garden Grove was put up for auction earlier this year as part of the cathedral ministries bankruptcy proceedings.
The organization, founded by Rev. Schuller, who is now retired, filed for bankruptcy last October. It was facing debt amounting to more than $50 million. Opening in 1970, the 3,000-seat Crystal Cathedral was one of the nation’s first megachurches.