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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1991 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been four months since famed gospel singer and pastor James Cleveland died, leaving the members of his Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church to hold his organization together. But some of them now say it is going to take a miracle to prevent infighting from destroying the well-known church, as members battle over money Cleveland left in trust and whether the building at the corner of Slauson and Western avenues should be sold.
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NEWS
May 29, 1991 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Bishop Norman F. McFarland of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange was named Tuesday as temporary administrator of the Fresno diocese, six months after leading an investigation into problems and discontent there. At the same time, Pope John Paul II transferred Bishop Joseph J. Madera from Fresno, effective July 1, to become an auxiliary bishop for Roman Catholics in the military. McFarland's three-bishop panel conducted one of the highest-level inquiries within the U. S.
NEWS
May 29, 1991 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Bishop Norman F. McFarland of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange was named Tuesday as temporary administrator of the Fresno diocese, six months after leading an investigation into problems and discontent there. At the same time, Pope John Paul II transferred Bishop Joseph J. Madera from Fresno, effective July 1, to become an auxiliary bishop for Roman Catholics in the military. McFarland's three-bishop panel conducted one of the highest-level inquiries within the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Crystal Cathedral has laid off about 20 employees, cut back work hours and discontinued some religious programs because of a slowdown in the economy, church officials said Friday. Among those who lost their jobs in the cost-cutting efforts in recent months is Robert W. Owen, a figure in the Iran-Contra hearings who served as a fund-raiser for Crystal Cathedral, according to Beth Owen, his wife and Crystal Cathedral spokeswoman.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1991 | From Religious News Service
After spending the first three years of its corporate life on a financial roller coaster, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is in danger of derailing--unless some drastic steps are taken soon. And drastic steps are precisely what the 5.
NEWS
March 16, 1991 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Thursday morning, they flock to the church that looks like a concrete circus tent, asking the Rev. Ralph A. Wilkerson to summon the healing powers of Jesus Christ to obliterate tumors, mend broken marriages, drive arthritis out of joints, repair faulty hearts. "Now, Jesus! Now, Jesus! Now, Jesus!" Wilkerson commands, as he touches the face of a worshiper, who collapses backwards into the waiting arms of two suited assistants.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1991 | From Religious News Service
Three years after the sex scandal that led to his departure from the Assemblies of God, Jimmy Swaggart finds himself fending off lawsuits by creditors while seeking to persuade other pastors and congregations to join his World Evangelism Fellowship. During the last 15 months, nine television stations and a local contractor have filed suits to collect on more than $200,000 in overdue bills they claim that the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries owes them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
A thousand years ago, the sunlight shining through stained glass was known as "the light of God." As Dee Strubb looked up at the brilliantly colored windows being set in place at Mount of Olives Church she understood why. "To see the light coming through is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen," Strubb said recently as she gazed at the religious symbols depicted on the windows. "And to think that our hands did this takes my breath away."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The truly converted show their faith with their hearts, souls and pocketbooks, declared the president of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc., during the black denomination's annual meeting this week. "Say what you will, but the best thermometer (to measure) black Baptists is what they give," said the Rev. Theodore J. Jemison, who would soon cajole 10,000 delegates for donations at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Moderate Southern Baptists, feeling shut out of their own denomination, decided Friday to steer their money to agencies they support and away from those they see as aligned with fundamentalists. The 2,700-member group, Baptists Committed to the Southern Baptist Convention, voted to adopt an alternative funding plan that some observers said could be the first step toward forming a new denomination. The plan would bypass the 14.
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