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November 2, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Dressed in a crisp black suit, the 86-year-old founder of the Crystal Cathedral sat in the downtown Los Angeles Bankruptcy Court on Thursday, hoping to get a final few million from the ministry that once carried his booming sermons to people around the world. The Rev. Robert H. Schuller was in court on the first day of what is expected to be a 10-day trial to settle the monetary claims that were made during the 2010 bankruptcy of the ministry, which is the home of "Hour of Power," its trademark television show.
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February 11, 2014 | Nicole Santa Cruz
Though the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was the face of the once-global "Hour of Power" television ministry, he was never alone. His wife, Arvella, was always behind the scenes, working to make sure everything ran smoothly. Arvella Schuller, who served as a producer of the television show and was one of the main creative forces of the Crystal Cathedral, died Tuesday at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange after a brief illness. She was 84. In a statement, her grandson, Bobby V. Schuller, said she died "peacefully of natural causes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
After losing his church and marriage, Jim needed a spiritual home. He found it at the movies. The Boise man has been a regular at Cineplex Odeon Towne Square Cinemas since Dec. 4, the start of weekly screenings of the Rev. Robert Schuller's "Hour of Power" television ministry. He likes the privacy of a darkened theater and the structure of public worship.
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November 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The former Crystal Cathedral will close to the public as it undergoes a transformation from a space built as a television studio as much as a sanctuary into a Catholic cathedral, the church's new owner, the Diocese of Orange, announced Tuesday. Beginning Sunday, the newly named Christ Cathedral will be closed for construction as crews launch a $29-million effort to restore the more than 75,000-square-foot space. The diocese has been working with liturgical consultants and architects to modify the cathedral built in the vision of the Rev. Robert Schuller into one that meets the requirements to serve as the headquarters for Orange County's Catholic community of more than 1.2 million people.
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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)."
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September 10, 1991 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after undergoing emergency brain surgery, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller on Monday felt hearty enough to don a Los Angeles Rams cap and step onto a hospital balcony to give the thumbs-up sign to photographers. The brief appearance marked the first time Schuller, who will turn 65 Monday, has been out of his intensive-care room since surgeons relieved a blood clot between his skull and brain Sept. 1, spokesman Michael Nason said from Amsterdam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1997 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like others caught up in public relations crises before him, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and his associates had to decide this week how to handle allegations that Schuller roughed up a United Airlines attendant on a flight to New York City. Would they go underground and remain silent, sit back and wait for the issue to surface and then respond, or come out swinging first by addressing the matter head-on? The approach they chose was clearly proactive.
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February 6, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who marks the 30th anniversary today of his groundbreaking "Hour of Power" TV broadcast, tells a story about the program's rocky beginning to illustrate a theme he has turned to time and again over decades of preaching: the power of positive thinking. His church, which blossomed from a rented drive-in theater in 1955 to the mammoth Crystal Cathedral of Garden Grove today, wasn't flush with cash at the time.
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November 27, 2012 | Nicole Santa Cruz
the founder of Crystal Cathedral and the face of the globally watched "Hour of Power" television program --and his family will be paid just a fraction of the millions they sought from the preacher's bankrupt ministry. Schuller's daughter, Carol Milner, described Monday's ruling on intellectual property, copyright infringement and contract violations as a "travesty" that leaves the family no choice but to "start liquidating everything. " "It's an avoidance of responsibility for an organization to not take care of those who have gone before them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After he was ordained in 1950, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller set out to preach the Gospel. Along the way, he revolutionized religious outreach--and created the fourth-longest-running TV show in history. Sunday marks the taping of the 1,500th "Hour of Power" show, an occasion that has the Crystal Cathedral founder looking back with wonder on his 28 years on the air. "No one had any idea back then that it would turn into this," he said in an interview Thursday.
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November 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The former Crystal Cathedral will close to the public as it undergoes a transformation from a space built as a television studio as much as a sanctuary into the spiritual home for the Orange County Catholic community of more than 1.2 million people. Beginning Sunday, the newly named Christ Cathedral will be closed for construction as crews launch a $29-million effort to restore the more than 75,000-square-foot space. The Diocese of Orange has been working with liturgical consultants and architects to modify the church built in the vision of the Rev. Robert Schuller into one that meets the requirements of a Catholic cathedral.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2013 | By Anh Do
The family of Robert H. Schuller was "surprised" by the diagnosis that treatment for life-threatening cancer could give the famed evangelist another two more years, according to the church headed by his daughter. 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By Anh Do
Doctors have diagnosed Robert H. Schuller with life-threatening cancer and said that with treatment he could live another two years, his family has announced. The 89-year-old has a life-threatening growth in his esophagus, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who shared the news first with worshipers during a sermon in late August. Physicians initially told her father he had three months to live. In follow-up exams, an oncologist advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, "he is a good candidate for chemotherapy and radiation treatment that could extend his life for another two years," according to an online update via the Hope Center of Christ, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2013 | By Anh Do
Crystal Cathedral Ministries' founding pastor, who propelled his church into an international religious force, has been hospitalized after falling, according to the family. The Rev. Robert H. Schuller fell in the middle of the night over the weekend while at home in Orange. He remains in an Orange County hospital where "he's doing well, recovering quickly, and of course, our prayers are with him," said Angie Schuller, his granddaughter. Schuller, 86, is undergoing tests and doctors may release him later this week.
OPINION
November 30, 2012
Re "Church family loses court ruling," Nov. 27 Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller and his family will receive "only" about $700,000 from their bankrupt ministry, an amount Schuller's daughter calls a "travesty. " Matthew 6:20 states, "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. " Mark Stephen Mrotek Carson ALSO: Letters: Wastewater isn't 'waste' Letters: Exporting hate to Uganda Letters: On the other hand on Deasy
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The former Crystal Cathedral will close to the public as it undergoes a transformation from a space built as a television studio as much as a sanctuary into a Catholic cathedral, the church's new owner, the Diocese of Orange, announced Tuesday. Beginning Sunday, the newly named Christ Cathedral will be closed for construction as crews launch a $29-million effort to restore the more than 75,000-square-foot space. The diocese has been working with liturgical consultants and architects to modify the cathedral built in the vision of the Rev. Robert Schuller into one that meets the requirements to serve as the headquarters for Orange County's Catholic community of more than 1.2 million people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The former Crystal Cathedral will close to the public as it undergoes a transformation from a space built as a television studio as much as a sanctuary into the spiritual home for the Orange County Catholic community of more than 1.2 million people. Beginning Sunday, the newly named Christ Cathedral will be closed for construction as crews launch a $29-million effort to restore the more than 75,000-square-foot space. The Diocese of Orange has been working with liturgical consultants and architects to modify the church built in the vision of the Rev. Robert Schuller into one that meets the requirements of a Catholic cathedral.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2012 | Nicole Santa Cruz
the founder of Crystal Cathedral and the face of the globally watched "Hour of Power" television program --and his family will be paid just a fraction of the millions they sought from the preacher's bankrupt ministry. Schuller's daughter, Carol Milner, described Monday's ruling on intellectual property, copyright infringement and contract violations as a "travesty" that leaves the family no choice but to "start liquidating everything. " "It's an avoidance of responsibility for an organization to not take care of those who have gone before them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
His voice quieter than the booming tenor that used to fill the spacious Crystal Cathedral, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller took the witness stand Wednesday in Bankruptcy Court and answered the attorney's questions slowly. "I never gave up ownership for any of my written materials," said Schuller, 86, of his work with the Crystal Cathedral and its flagship television program, the "Hour of Power" - a crucial point in his effort to collect millions from the ministry he launched from a drive-in movie theater 57 years ago. At times he appeared razor sharp, but at other moments his testimony seemed to drift.
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