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How to Convert a Postmodern Glass Church to Catholicism

Going off the plans the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has to make Philip Johnson's Crystal Cathedral more fit for mass, one can break the process of turning a glass cathedral Catholic down into a few easy steps. First, above the altar, hang a huge golden cross from a set of concentric frames that are themselves suspended from the ceiling. Second, for mood lighting, line the interior with "quatrefoil-shaped shade structures." Third, paint the organ (in this case, one of the largest in the world) "a more muted color." Step four, which a lot of people think you scan skip but is actually super important, and kind of a no-brainer when you think about it, is to surround the structure with hundreds of crape myrtles.

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