Yesterday, I had the very good fortune to spend a few moments speaking with Bishop Richard Stika, who oversees the Diocese of Knoxville. When I mentioned that my family and I had just moved from the Diocese of Orange in California, he laughed and asked, "What is up with that Crystal Cathedral sale - Bishop Brown has $53 million cash to offer?!" I told him that right now Brown was the front runner, but expect Hobby Lobby to make another bid to get the cathedral for Rick Warren, because the Protestants do not want to see the Catholics in that building.
Then he told me a story. "I met Rev. Schuller once," he said. "I told him that on occasion I would watch his "Hour of Power" program. He was at first happy to hear that, but then I added I watched it to get ideas as to how to spread the Gospel."
Bishop Stika chuckled and said, "When he heard that, he stopped smiling, looked at me and said, 'All my stuff is copyrighted.'"