Sources: Fix Already in on Crystal Cathedral Renaming--Bishop Brown Wants "Transfiguration" in Name

Categories: Ex Cathedra
Not even a week has passed since Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown asked the county's 1.2 million Catholics to submit ideas with a Christological angle to rename the recently purchased Crystal Cathedral, and the game is already over.

Yes, Papists: Brownie is using ustedes, making you think you have ownership of your coming cathedral--but it's all a ruse, as His Eminence has already decided a part of the name.

Sources (the same sources who leaked out the bit about the Orange diocese seeking buying the Crystal Cathedral months before it hit the news) tell the Weekly that Brownie wants the word "Transfiguration" as part of the cathedral's name.

Trans...whatta? That whole cannibal thing about eating the Body of Christ during Communion? No. Transfiguration is when someone gets all shiny with their holiness and shit--you remember when Jesus went up a mountain with Peter, one of the Jameses, and John the Apostle, then lit up super-bright and Elijah and Moses appeared out of nowhere, then God got in on the action and said that Jesus was His son? No? Well, there you go.

Brownie wants to use transfiguration, according to sources, because of how shiny the Crystal Cathedral is. Get it? Shiny glass? Transfiguration? Bright? Typical Brownie ham-fistedness.

Insiders are already rolling their eyes at the idea, and gamely trying to sway Brownie back to good taste: at a recent meeting, a priest asked him to consider naming the Crystal Cathedral the Cathedral of Cristo Rey, to not only reflect Jesus but also all the Mexis who fill the pews of the diocese to ensure it doesn't go the way of the Presbyterians.

Brownie's response? He really wants "Transfiguration"--or, as a compromise, "Transfiguration of the Lord." Heckuva job, Brownie!


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lyphucducminhtri
lyphucducminhtri

To me, Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown is very very wise. If he did not retire in right time he will get fire from Roman Catholic. Because he decided some of big things like sign for $100 millions to pay child abuse case, buy the crystal church without Vatican idea. Moreover, he did not support enough annual year money for Vatican. That was only $96 millions for year 2011 instead from $ 300 to $ 800 millions a year. So that Vatican did sent many Italian chief cook to every church in the USA to serve for Papists. Do you scare that, We have many father around Orange county were got fired because they did support Brownie's idea.

Sgtortiz641
Sgtortiz641

How bout naming it the "Pickle tickle palace"! 

mitch young
mitch young

The D of O split off from LA before the major Mexican influx, so I think it was doing okay  people-wise without the amnestied, the birthright citizens, and the like. In fact, if you look at major donors, you don't really see a lot of Mexican names -- unless you include 'Yorba' (which you shouldn't.) Even at the Basilica at SJC, from the Donor plaques you'd think it was an Episcopalian church.

PLEASE RETIRE
PLEASE RETIRE

Based on the decisions made by Diocesan attorneys, employees and Bishop Brown during the past ten years, combined with the failures of Orange County, California law enforcement officials to enforce mandated reporting laws that protect children, adults and employees, there is only one name that suits Brownie's newly purchased worldly possession....

                                       THE CHURCH OF MEGALOMANIAC

As defined by Thesaurus, terms that best define "megalomaniac" also describe Brownie and his cold blooded followers, "power-hungry, power-crazy, dictatorial and self-important."  It would be a disgrace to the teachings of God and/or any religion to link any type of "goodness" or "generosity" to Brownie and his latest PR scam, inviting the public to name the new Crystal Cathedral.  his scam is as disgraceful as the Covenant of the Faithful in January 2004! 

To Brownie and his megalomaniac followers....

People are catching on to your evil -- it is okay to retire now Brownie--your time is up!   Please take the evil enablers still employed by you and the Diocese of Orange, those same individuals and attorneys who placed their personal career objectives BEFORE protecting precious children and families from Diocesan SEXUAL PREDATORS to another planet.  There is just too much STINK in this County to tolerate your fraud one more day.

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

And here I thought transfiguration is what happens under the priestly robe when an altar boy approaches.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Walk into any Catholic church during Sunday Mass, mitch. Except in Little Saigon, most of the people you'll see have mahogany skin... and I don't mean from surfing a lot.

Jewball
Jewball

Or when you get caught making fun of and releasing the names of Sex Abuse victims....." I am truly sorry......just ask my lawyer".

mitch young
mitch young

Any Catholic Church Dave? I can think of a couple at least that are still majority white -- sad as that might make you. 

But more to the point, those churches and many others, and indeed the Diocese, where established and built -- by EuroAmericans-- before the huge Mexican influx of the late 1970s, 80s, 90s. etc. And white people are *still* paying for the church, not the Mexicans. Shit, when SJC had a 'retablo' installed, they didn't even *get* from Mexico, they had to import it from Spain.

Bill T.
Bill T.

Stop! You're killing me!

lyphucducminhtri
lyphucducminhtri

@mitch young 

Dear young, 

Yes, i agree with you and I think you know our president had asked the  New York Bishop John: "Do you serve for God of America or Do you serve for God of Rome?"

Annual year USA Catholic has support to Roman catholic from $300 to $800 millions" Source form Los-Angles Time 

frank
frank

Have you ever been to San Francisco Solano which shares the grounds with Santa Margarita high?

Despite the presence of a large Hispanic population in the apartments/condos nearby there is little if any Latino attendance...its as white a parish as the snow, with a slight percentage of Asians (mostly Filipino)

From what I see there is a need for a Spanish Mass at SFS, but I doubt I'll see it anytime soon as the Coto crowd wouldnt be too happy with that...same for minority outreach scholarships at Serra Catholic School (with 1100 kids in brand new buildings definintely not the Catholic school I went to growing up on Long Island)...

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