It has been in the news for some time that The Diocese of Orange (California) has been trying to buy the Crystal Cathedral. I ignored it, because I really hoped that it would fall through. It looked like it would when their first offer was rejected.
The Diocese is upping the offer (H/T Deacon Greg):
Chapman University and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange appear to be the front-runners to buy the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral, although a new suitor has emerged, according to documents filed in bankruptcy court Tuesday.
The disclosure statement filed by the creditors committee outlined options for the Garden Grove church to exit Chapter 11.
The diocese, according to the documents, increased its cash offer from $50 million to $53.6 million and would require the Crystal Cathedral’s ministry to leave the property after three years. But the diocese would attempt to help it find a new space. Continue reading…
Does anything about this monstrosity say Catholic to you? They want to spend 53 million on it????
I don’t think that even an extreme makeover would help.