A local media outlet recently featured a segment interviewing the major players in the Diocese of Orange, CA for the
Crystal Christ Cathedral acquisition and future renovation. Each reflects upon the significance of the Cathedral building and gives a few insights about the diocese’s vision for the entire campus, which should be fully occupied by 2015.
Bishop Todd Brown, Bishop of Orange and Tim Busch of the Bishop’s Campaign Cabinet speak about the process of acquiring the Cathedral campus and the futures changes that will take place at the former Crystal Cathedral property.
Father Christopher Smith, Rector and Episcopal Vicar of Christ Catholic Cathedral and Rob Neal, Interim C.O.O. of the Christ Catholic Cathedral Corporation speak about the Cathedral campus architecture, future use, and vision for the property.
Father Smith is clearly enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by the Cathedral’s architecture, location, and existing renown. It seems to me that his vision is to create a “cathedral culture” that sees the cathedral not only as a center of worship, but also of the arts, education, and religious dialogue – a true communal hub for the entire area. The Cathedral will also be the home of a thriving, multicultural parish and school.
The Orange Catholic Foundation has a page dedicated to the new Christ Cathedral with updates on the diocese’s Capital Campaign as well as the broad vision for the Cathedral’s renovation.