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Crystal Cathedral Megachurch Founder Dead at 88

Robert Schuller's influence had faded in recent years

(Newser) - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions from his landmark Crystal Cathedral only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88. Schuller died early today at a care facility... More »

Catholics Win Bid to Buy Crystal Cathedral

Bankruptcy judge, cathedral board choose diocese over Chapman University

(Newser) - The Catholics won this round: A bankruptcy judge ruled yesterday that Crystal Cathedral will be sold to Orange County’s Roman Catholic Diocese for $57.5 million, meaning the iconic Protestant building will likely become a Catholic one soon. Chapman University was competing with the diocese to buy the property,... More »

Catholics Bid $57.5M to Buy Crystal Cathedral

But Chapman University also wants the site for a satellite campus

(Newser) - The Catholic Diocese of Orange County has boosted its bid for the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral to $57.5 million, and hopes to make the gleaming 3,000-seat church its own county-wide cathedral. The other key bidder locked in a battle for the site is Chapman University, which hopes to use... More »

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