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Catholic diocese offers to buy Crystal Cathedral

There are 14 comments on the Kennebec Journal story from Jul 22, 2011, titled Catholic diocese offers to buy Crystal Cathedral. In it, Kennebec Journal reports that:

A Roman Catholic diocese made a $50 million cash offer to buy Southern California's financially struggling Crystal Cathedral, officials said Friday.

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Since: Sep 08

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#1 Jul 23, 2011
I wonder if the Catholic Diocese of Orange will rename the Crystal Cathedral if this deal goes through?
It's kind of unprecedented for a Catholic diocese to purchase a Protestant house of worship.
redneck

Glendale, OR

#2 Jul 24, 2011
We wouldn't want the church to spend that money on the poor.
RCCTruth Squad

Granger, IN

#3 Jul 25, 2011
redneck wrote:
We wouldn't want the church to spend that money on the poor.
As our Lord said when he was chastised by Judas upon being lavished with expensive oil by a woman who poured it upon his feet "The poor will always be with us...Why do you chastise her for doing this for me?"

A beautiful Church is a gift to Our Lord. Thinking as Judas did...naturally he was concerned with MONEY...is not the way to look at this.

The Church will not abandon the poor and the Lord will always provide for His Church.
redneck

Glendale, OR

#4 Jul 25, 2011
RCCTruth Squad wrote:
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As our Lord said when he was chastised by Judas upon being lavished with expensive oil by a woman who poured it upon his feet "The poor will always be with us...Why do you chastise her for doing this for me?"
A beautiful Church is a gift to Our Lord. Thinking as Judas did...naturally he was concerned with MONEY...is not the way to look at this.
The Church will not abandon the poor and the Lord will always provide for His Church.
Where did you read that? You made that up.

“It's me! Plain old Sheryl!”

Since: Jul 11

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#5 Jul 25, 2011
redneck wrote:
We wouldn't want the church to spend that money on the poor.
Good observation.

“It's me! Plain old Sheryl!”

Since: Jul 11

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#6 Jul 25, 2011
redneck wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you read that? You made that up.
He didn't make it up, but I don't think God needs expensive buildings and such. Look at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Gorgeous, yes, but the MONEY put into that! I was a flower girl there when I was 7, for a rich cousin.

Then of course the multi-million Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C. Another waste of money. But - been there twice and they have a lovely gift shop. I'm not into Mary but my sister (now deceased) bought me a beautiful Mary statue when she went there years ago. I do think statues are pretty, but I don't pray to them. I treasure this gift my sister gave me - and she wasn't even Catholic. I was at the time. I still have the statue in my bedroom.

Still, I'm sure God doesn't need anything of wealth built for Him. What would money mean to God? Or anything material?

“It's me! Plain old Sheryl!”

Since: Jul 11

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#7 Jul 25, 2011
RCCTruth Squad wrote:
<quoted text>
As our Lord said when he was chastised by Judas upon being lavished with expensive oil by a woman who poured it upon his feet "The poor will always be with us...Why do you chastise her for doing this for me?"
A beautiful Church is a gift to Our Lord. Thinking as Judas did...naturally he was concerned with MONEY...is not the way to look at this.
The Church will not abandon the poor and the Lord will always provide for His Church.
Truth Squad, I'm shocked!! The church won't abandon the poor? Then why isn't the church at least FEEDING them? You say the Lord will always provide...well, he's NOT! How can you make such a claim???

Try gathering up a group of very poor people you know, bring them to your parish and tell them to support them. OMG, I can't believe you posted that! I know people who can't even afford medications - and many of them are Catholics!
redneck

Glendale, OR

#8 Jul 26, 2011
Shirelle wrote:
<quoted text>
He didn't make it up, but I don't think God needs expensive buildings and such. Look at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Gorgeous, yes, but the MONEY put into that! I was a flower girl there when I was 7, for a rich cousin.
Then of course the multi-million Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C. Another waste of money. But - been there twice and they have a lovely gift shop. I'm not into Mary but my sister (now deceased) bought me a beautiful Mary statue when she went there years ago. I do think statues are pretty, but I don't pray to them. I treasure this gift my sister gave me - and she wasn't even Catholic. I was at the time. I still have the statue in my bedroom.
Still, I'm sure God doesn't need anything of wealth built for Him. What would money mean to God? Or anything material?
I am very well read in the Bible and Quran.I Think that you are intelligent and sincere so tell me why you believe in a diety? Take into consideration that you were born an atheist.

Since: Jun 09

DeKalb, IL

#9 Jul 26, 2011
Just as a point of information, in 2010 Catholic Charities USA provided assistance to 8.5 million persons, for food/meals, utility assistance, rent and housing assistance, education, health care, and direct financial assistance. While their budget of slightly over 30 million dollars is slightly lower this year, Catholic Charities continues to give assistance to everyone who approaches them.

Now this amount does not include the emergency assistance, nor the disaster relief which is covered by CRS.

In my locale, the county and township refer persons in need to the local catholic church, which continues to offer help to pay bills and a well stocked food and clothing pantry.

First why anyone would want the crystal cathedral is beyond me. Secondly one of the strongest ministries of the catholic Church is serving the poor and being their advocate.

“It's me! Plain old Sheryl!”

Since: Jul 11

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#10 Jul 26, 2011
redneck wrote:
<quoted text>I am very well read in the Bible and Quran.I Think that you are intelligent and sincere so tell me why you believe in a diety? Take into consideration that you were born an atheist.
I will say I am most certainly sincere, but intelligent? The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. I guess I TEND to believe in a Deity (I go back and forth on this constantly) because I was brought up to. I don't think anyone can be sure either way. There are many times I read things here explaining why there is no need for a Deity to have begun the universe, and I find myself agreeing. Much of the time I think religion was invented to make people feel they have a purpose and that they're important, even indispensable, which we may not be at all. Still not sure, sorry. I'm being as honest as I can be.
redneck

Glendale, OR

#11 Jul 26, 2011
Shirelle wrote:
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I will say I am most certainly sincere, but intelligent? The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. I guess I TEND to believe in a Deity (I go back and forth on this constantly) because I was brought up to. I don't think anyone can be sure either way. There are many times I read things here explaining why there is no need for a Deity to have begun the universe, and I find myself agreeing. Much of the time I think religion was invented to make people feel they have a purpose and that they're important, even indispensable, which we may not be at all. Still not sure, sorry. I'm being as honest as I can be.
Your on the right track. Religion came about because of fear of the unknown. As soon as the Fearless person came along and spoke to the gods and asked the rain to fall or for crops to grow, you have man who finds power talking to the gods. FEAR is a controlling tool.Napoleon said 'We need religion to keep the poor people from killing the rich poeple.
redneck

Glendale, OR

#12 Jul 26, 2011
Shirelle wrote:
<quoted text>
I will say I am most certainly sincere, but intelligent? The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. I guess I TEND to believe in a Deity (I go back and forth on this constantly) because I was brought up to. I don't think anyone can be sure either way. There are many times I read things here explaining why there is no need for a Deity to have begun the universe, and I find myself agreeing. Much of the time I think religion was invented to make people feel they have a purpose and that they're important, even indispensable, which we may not be at all. Still not sure, sorry. I'm being as honest as I can be.
Google Carl Sagan - the dragon in my garage
Paul Shykora

Calgary, Canada

#13 Jul 26, 2011
..THE CHURCH Does' Good-Works',too...yada u u eh ..
No Way

Rantoul, IL

#14 Jul 30, 2011
May be it is a way they can introduce other ways to invade the United States of America.
Crystal Cathedral seems appropriate seems this group they keep introducing brings Meth Labs and Baggage

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