The Crystal Cathedral's new tenants

Friday, October 12, 2012
 | 
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A California Catholic diocese held its first service on the location that once belonged to a Christian mega-church.

Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral)The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange recently celebrated its first service at the Crystal Cathedral, with more than 1,200 Catholics gathering for a morning service and prayer in what will now be called Christ Cathedral. Orange County Bishop Tod D. Brown, a public policy expert, addressed the congregation and called on Catholics to defend their religious freedoms in light of ObamaCare, the November presidential election, and a growing "assault" on religious freedoms.

The diocese purchased the campus from Crystal Cathedral Ministries after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Crystal Cathedral Ministries will stay on the location until June, when it will move to a nearby Catholic church.

The Orange County Register reports that plans to remodel the cathedral are expected to start next summer, but the congregation has already brought in a large wooden cross and other Catholic emblems to make it feel more like home.

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