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February 26, 2014
Re "Arizona bill under fire from business," Feb. 23 What an amazing revelation: Four Roman Catholic bishops in Arizona are asking the faithful to support legislation that will give business owners the right to refuse service to customers who happen to be gay. Obviously these bishops did not read Pope Francis' "who am I to judge" memo. That, or perhaps they yearn for the days when business owners routinely refused to serve Americans of color as well as Catholics and Jews. In those days, property owners often included racial and religious covenants in their deeds to prevent their property from ever being sold to Americans of color or to Catholics or Jews.
February 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It's going to be a long time before someone comes along to equal the success story of David Berg, the former Bishop Amat pitcher and A student who walked on at UCLA and became one of the college baseball's best relief pitchers with his sidearm delivery. Berg, now a junior, has picked up where he left off last season after helping the Bruins win a national championship. In three games, he hasn't allowed any runs while allowing one hit in 6 1/3 innings. Every save he gets he increases his own school record.
February 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Bishop Montgomery and USC pitcher Bill Bordley is one of the newest inductees for the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Bordley, a 1976 Bishop Montgomery grad, was an outstanding left-handed pitcher. In two years at USC, he went 26-2 with a 2.58 ERA. He led Bishop Montgomery to a section title in 1975, going 16-1 with an 0.45 ERA.  
February 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 La Puente Bishop Amat has agreed to make its way to Texas on Sept. 5 to play defending Class 4A-Division II champion Aledo in an 8 p.m. game. Aledo set a national record for scoring in 2013, becoming the first high school team to score more than 1,000 points in a season. For those planning a trip to Aledo, here's the link to a rundown on the city.  
January 30, 2014 | By Robert Abele
The only real response to a thuddingly unfunny vigilante satire like "May I Kill U" is, "Well, I hope that filmmaker got something out of his system. " Writer-director Stuart Urban's movie introduces us to bicycle cop Baz (Kevin Bishop), who doesn't have the best response to getting hit on the head by looters during 2011 riots in London: He quickly decides to start murdering transgressors, filming his deeds with his helmet-cam, then uploading the footage so he can become a death-wish social media darling.
January 17, 2014
Re “Jack Tuell, 1923-2014: Bishop changed views on gays,” Obituary, Jan.14 Bishop Jack Tuell was more than a one-issue voice for his social conscience. As his mind went where his heart directed, he applied his leadership also to the plight of the poor who are victimized by state lotteries and other forms of gambling. Along the same lines, he had a heart for those enslaved by America's alcohol traffic. As a lifelong abstainer from alcoholic beverages, he was for many years a member of the California Council on Alcohol Problems, participating in its advocacy against both predatory gambling and irresponsible alcohol legislation.
January 13, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
When retired Methodist bishop Jack Tuell was asked how he changed his mind on issues of gay ordination and gay marriage, he explained it simply: "I changed my mind when I changed my heart. " But the answer was more complicated. Tuell, 90, a prominent clergyman who emerged late in life as an eloquent voice for change in his church's views of homosexuality, died Friday at the Wesley Homes Health Center in Des Moines, Wash. He had been in failing health for several years, his daughter Cynthia Tuell said.
January 10, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela -- On the day a Venezuelan actress and her ex-husband, both slain by gunmen, were laid to rest, the head of the country's Roman Catholic bishops said the church is ready to join the government in a campaign to persuade those with firearms to give them up. Bishop Diego Padron of Caracas was responding to an appeal by Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres, who since the Monday night slayings of Monica Spear, an actress and...
December 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The South Bay is home to one of the best basketball games of the night on Monday. Unbeaten Bishop Montgomery will face host Redondo in the championship game of the Redondo tournament. Last season, Redondo turned its season around with a close loss to Bishop Montgomery. Game time is 8 p.m.  
December 18, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures' home entertainment division, is leaving the company in March when his contract expires, a Sony spokesman said on Wednesday. A replacement has not been named for Bishop, who has led Sony Pictures Home Entertainment since 2006 during a turbulent time for the home video business as consumer habits changed.  "David played a tremendous role in building the home entertainment organization we have in place today: an innovative business that can compete aggressively in the evolving digital marketplace," said Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment.  PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV         This comes after a shakeup earlier this year in which Sony picked Dwight Caines as president of theatrical marketing for the company's  Columbia TriStar Motion Pictures Group.
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