Bishop Tod D. Brown Fails OC Catholics Again by Failing to Buy Crystal Cathedral
|Brownie: The Hour of No Power--again|
But none will note what we know: that this is yet another massive strikeout in Brownie's career--and now, like Schuller, is in desperate need of someone saving his ass.
As we wrote during the summer, the only reason the Orange diocese made a bid for the Crystal Cathedral was because Brownie realized that his long-proposed Christ Our Savior Cathedral (up the street from South Coast Plaza) and its $100 million-and-rising price tag could be easily ditched if he bought the already built cathedral. This was perhaps the only smart thought Brownie has ever had cross his mind--but instead of, say, letting the Schullers keep the Cathedral until their congregation withers away and designating the original Richard Neutra sanctuary for Papist purposes, Brownie's greed let the Crystal Cathedral slip away from his hands.
Now, Brownie's faced with raising $100 million to build Christ Our Savior, thereby screwing over the county's 1.3 million Catholics even further. Heckuva job, Brownie!