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Letters: No longer Crystal 'Cathedral'

June 14, 2012

Re "Crystal Cathedral gets a new name," June 10

When the Rev. Robert Schuller named his famous sanctuary Crystal Cathedral, he did not realize that the name, even though an alliteration (the building was neither made of crystal nor was it a cathedral), was prophetic.

Changing the name to Christ Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange brings this magnificent building full circle: The name of Jesus Christ takes center stage and with the installation of the cathedra, or bishop's throne, it becomes a cathedral in the real sense of the word. The late Philip Johnson, its designer, would have been proud (as should the people of Orange) that his masterpiece will take its place among the great cathedrals of the Catholic world.

Father Vivian Ben Lima

Woodland Hills

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