May 12, 2010 |
"To live is to change," wrote the 19th century English Cardinal John Henry Newman, "and to be perfect is to have changed often." Pope Benedict XVI will preside over Newman's beatification — sainthood's honorific antechamber — when he visits Britain in September, but between now and then he's likely to hear growing demands for change in the governance of an ancient but scandal-ravaged institution In a stunningly blunt editorial, for...
November 27, 2012 |
Religious conservatives in the United States have been complaining that developments in the political arena - the Obamcare contraceptive mandate, the progress of same-sex civil marriage - threaten religious freedom. They're crying wolf, but similar alarums in the Mother Country make a bit more sense. Because England has an established church, some of whose bishops sit in Parliament, the political question of same-sex marriage has religious reverberations that don't sound here.
December 19, 2013 |
Cara Delevingne can't seem to shake those pesky photographers. The unfiltered Victoria's Secret supermodel was followed to an Italian church by shutterbugs Thursday and documented them documenting her. "Paparazzi in church... A whole new level of low," the 21-year-old wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of them with her more than 3.5 million Instagram followers. The pic showed a photographer snapping away and another his back to the church altar. PHOTOS: 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Though, is she sure they weren't just tourists taking pictures of the aged structure?
November 10, 2012
Several readers who disagreed with The Times' Monday editorial , which expressed concern over priests who made political statements from the pulpit before Tuesday's vote, noted that the same day's paper published a photo of Gov. Jerry Brown in the pews of a South L.A. church campaigning for Proposition 30. In a letter Tuesday, Robert S. Rodgers of Culver City asked: "Do the editors approve of Democrats going to churches to push for their causes...
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May 13, 2013 |
Two men came forward to say that a prominent leader of the Los Angeles archdiocese during the post-war boom years molested them, the L.A. Times reported Sunday. Msgr. Benjamin Hawkes was a power broker in Los Angeles during that era. The second-in-command to two cardinals, he ran the Los Angeles church for three decades, a span during which it grew into the largest, most diverse, and by some counts, wealthiest archdiocese in the nation. His knack for money and real estate gave him influence from Rome to Hollywood.
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May 22, 1989
In response to "Preacher Scott Rents Theater in L.A. for Church," Part I, May 10: Bruce Corwin (president of Metropolitan Theaters and president of Miracle on Broadway) is quoted as saying, "A church is a splendid use for the theater." Friends, church is theater and I hope to live to see the day that it is taxed accordingly. MARY CARR MELKONIAN Woodland Hills