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July 12, 2010 | By Jason Felch and Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
Crystal Cathedral's senior pastor Sheila Coleman expressed outrage in an interview Sunday after rumors spread across the media and Internet that her father, famed televangelist Robert H. Schuller, was stepping down. "Dad is not retiring," she said. "I told [the congregation] that Dad's role would not be changing and mine would not be changing." The media storm started when the Orange County Register reported that the 83-year-old Schuller announced his departure during the morning service at the Garden Grove cathedral.
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September 5, 2013 | By Anh Do
Doctors say Robert H. Schuller has life-threatening cancer and that with treatment he could live another two years, the famed evangelist's family has announced. The 89-year-old has a growth in his esophagus and was initially told he had three months to live, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who first shared the news with worshipers during a sermon in late August. In follow-up exams, an oncologist advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, he was "a good candidate for chemotherapy and radiation treatment that could extend his life," according to an online update on the Hope Center of Christ's website, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.
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December 18, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Whenever clergy from Asia, South America or Europe visit Roman Catholic Bishop Tod Brown in Orange County, they all want to see one church, but not one of Brown's. They want to see the Crystal Cathedral. For decades, the architectural landmark — famous for its 10,000 panes of glass and 236-foot bell tower — has been synonymous with the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and his "Hour of Power" broadcasts. That is about to change. Last month, the Crystal Cathedral property became the future home of the diocese after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale for $57.5 million.
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April 1, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Once the signature of Robert H. Schuller's worldwide television ministry, the "Hour of Power" will be chopped to 30-minute episodes in some markets when it returns to the air Sunday. The 42-year-old television ministry, filmed at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, announced the format change Thursday as it detailed plans to return to the airwaves. The show has been in reruns since Schuller abruptly cut ties to the ministry last month. "We've been considering this move for years," John Charles, president and chief executive of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, said in a statement.
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November 24, 1990 | From Times wire services
The first in a historic series of television programs featuring the Rev. Robert H. Schuller will air Sunday throughout the Soviet Union during prime time as part of a first-of-its-kind agreement between Schuller and the Soviets' State Committee for Radio and Television. The agreement will allow Schuller, pastor of Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, to make 12 television broadcasts once a month to the Soviet people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1997
After making significant progress, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was released from UCI Medical Center late Monday night following treatment for a minor heart attack, a Crystal Cathedral spokesman said. Schuller plans to rest at home and ease into pastoral duties at the Garden Grove church, which he founded, said Michael Nason, church spokesman. Schuller's physician, Dr. Thomas Cesario, said, "Dr. Schuller is recovering at the rate that we expected and he is doing well."
NEWS
September 8, 1991
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller was alert Saturday as the Garden Grove-based televangelist continued to recover from emergency brain surgery in Amsterdam, a spokesman for the preacher said. The 64-year-old host of the internationally syndicated "Hour of Power" television show pulled himself up by using a bar suspended from his bed and seemed more talkative and inquisitive about his surroundings, spokesman Michael Nason said.
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September 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Doctors treating the Rev. Robert H. Schuller in Amsterdam on Friday upgraded his condition to stable after determining that medication prescribed to relieve swelling in his brain took effect overnight. The Garden Grove-based televangelist was "alert, verbal and he even briefly sat up in his chair," said Michael Nason, a spokesman for Schuller. "It's a lot better day than (Thursday)."
NEWS
May 5, 1988
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, elaborating on cutbacks resulting from recent fund-raising difficulties, said his Garden Grove broadcast ministry's projected income for 1988 is $26 million, compared to $34 million raised in 1987. In addition to the 40 employees who have lost their jobs, the $1-million production budget will be trimmed by about 25%, a ministry spokesman said. Schuller said that Victor C.
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March 15, 2012
CalPERS' return rate: An article in the March 14 Business section about a proposal by the California Public Employees' Retirement System to lower the assumed annual rate of return on its investments said that cities, counties and special service districts that participate in the CalPERS program could face higher retirement costs starting July 1, 2014. In fact, they would get higher bills July 1, 2013. Red meat: An article in the March 13 LATExtra section about a study linking red meat consumption to an increased risk of premature death said that preservatives like nitrates probably contributed to the danger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
Every Sunday morning, Jillian Carter climbed into her car for the 45-minute drive from Torrance to the grandiose, glass-paneled church in Garden Grove. The Crystal Cathedral featured stirring organ music, pageantry and the sermons of founder Robert H. Schuller, whose sunny Christianity and motivation-seminar zeal combined to make him a 20th century colossus of American televangelism. To Carter, the 3,000-seat sanctuary felt like home. Even as pews emptied, donations nose-dived and the aging founder passed the reins to his children in recent years, the church's first family remained an abiding presence.
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March 12, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The Crystal Cathedral's senior pastor announced Sunday that she was leaving to start a new church, a move that appears likely to split the congregation. "This is the last Sunday we will be worshiping in this building," Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman told congregants during an emotional 11 a.m. service in the 10,000-pane glass cathedral, designed by architect Phillip Johnson. Schuller Coleman's announcement came one day after her parents, church founder Robert H. Schuller and his wife, Arvella Schuller, resigned from the Crystal Cathedral's board of directors, which oversees the ministry's trademark "Hour of Power" broadcast.
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March 10, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Embroiled in a legal dispute with the church he founded, Robert H. Schuller and his wife have resigned from the international board of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. The resignations are a result of a breakdown in negotiations over financial claims against the church that the Schullers filed in Bankruptcy Court. FOR THE RECORD: Crystal Cathedral: An article in the March 11 California section about Robert H. Schuller's departure from the board of the Crystal Cathedral said that he founded the church 42 years ago. The television ministry began 42 years ago, but Schuller founded the church 57 years ago, in 1955.
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March 6, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Time
Vendors who have been waiting for years to be paid after Crystal Cathedral Ministries fell into bankruptcy could see further delays because of a financial dispute involving church founder the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and some family members. Schuller; his wife Arvella; daughter Carol Schuller Milner; and her husband, Timothy Milner, have filed a number of claims in Bankruptcy Court alleging that the church owes them money for copyright infringement, intellectual property violations and unpaid contracts.
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December 18, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Whenever clergy from Asia, South America or Europe visit Roman Catholic Bishop Tod Brown in Orange County, they all want to see one church, but not one of Brown's. They want to see the Crystal Cathedral. For decades, the architectural landmark — famous for its 10,000 panes of glass and 236-foot bell tower — has been synonymous with the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and his "Hour of Power" broadcasts. That is about to change. Last month, the Crystal Cathedral property became the future home of the diocese after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale for $57.5 million.
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December 24, 1997 | DAVID REYES
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who suffered a minor heart attack earlier this month, is expected to deliver his annual Christmas Eve message at the Crystal Cathedral tonight. "He's done two treadmill tests since his heart attack, and his doctor has said he can go into the pulpit," said Michael Nason, a spokesman for the Crystal Cathedral. Nason said Schuller will begin with candlelight services at 3 p.m., and at 4:30 is scheduled to deliver his 200th Christmas Eve sermon.
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October 31, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Chapman University increased its purchase price for the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral campus by $1.5 million to a total price of $51.5 million, and creditors officially designated the school as the preferred buyer of the Garden Grove property in court documents filed Monday. The filings made clear why the church and its creditors support Chapman's plan over a $53.6-million offer by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. In some documents, cathedral attorneys argued that the diocese offer, which would require the Crystal Cathedral to seek a new place for worship within three years, was financially risky to the ministry and the weekly "Hour of Power" broadcast.
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August 1, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Leaders of Orange County's bankrupt Crystal Cathedral backed away from talk of selling and called on congregants and "Hour of Power" television viewers to open their checkbooks to help erase more than $50 million in debt. The announcement that the architecturally rich Garden Grove campus is not for sale came during Sunday morning services and followed a vote Thursday by its board of directors. Last week the church reorganized the board, adding five members. In a statement, church founder Robert H. Schuller called the decision not to sell "unexpected" but applauded the effort.
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