I watched Dr. Robert Schuller's services from the Crystal Cathedral years and years ago. I was intrigued by its architecture and its size. I found it odd that it was called a cathedral without a "bishop's" throne. I wondered what it would be like if turned into a Catholic Church never thinking it could be a Catholic Cathedral!
Dr. Schuller's version of Christianity was celebrity Christianity and entertainment often on the level of spectacle, especially his Christmas extravaganzas! He put on a good show.
I am not denigrating his character. He did what he felt he was called to do and did it on the medium of television and next to Hollywood and did it with a Hollywood flair.
The demise of his ministry and life are sad but a part of the Gospel too.
The resurrection of this cathedral into Christ Cathedral is a part of the Gospel too!
I am glad it has become Catholic. It's much more than the cathedral. The entire property is spectacular with many useful, functional and beautiful buildings. It will serve the Diocese of Orange County well.
Ad multos annos.