Christ Cathedral has a multilayered mission -- and with the rollout of the new design plans that will transform the former Crystal Cathedral into the mother church of the Orange diocese, it has taken a big step toward realizing that mission.
"We're trying to create a place that is welcoming to Catholics, certainly, but to people of all faiths, and even of no faith at all," said cathedral rector Fr. Christopher Smith at an afternoon news conference Wednesday. "[To let them] know that they are loved by God. That was the central message of Rev. Robert Schuller."