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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2000 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At St. Anthony Catholic Church in El Segundo on Friday, the news that the leader of a murderous Ugandan cult had lived in the rectory and ministered to the congregation in the mid-1980s stirred feelings of shock and disbelief. Dominic Kataribabo, 63, an excommunicated priest who studied theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 1985 to 1987, is one of six Ugandans wanted in connection with the worst cult-related mass murder in history.
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NATIONAL
July 14, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The creator of a 2008 calendar that featured shirtless Mormon missionaries was excommunicated after a disciplinary meeting with church leaders in Las Vegas. Chad Hardy says he bears no ill will toward the council of elders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Men on a Mission," which has sold about 10,000 copies, included pictures of 12 returned missionaries wearing black slacks -- but not their trademark white shirts -- in modest poses. The 2009 calendar, which drew 100 inquiries from interested missionaries, is to be released in September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2002 | PEGGY POLK, RELIGION NEWS SERVICE
The Vatican's powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has excommunicated seven women ordained as priests by a bishop who has broken with the Roman Catholic Church. The congregation said it acted after receiving no response to a formal warning, which it issued July 10, giving the women 12 days to acknowledge that their ordinations were "invalid and null," repent and ask forgiveness.
NEWS
November 26, 1986 | United Press International
Mary Ann Sorrentino, executive director of Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island, who was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church for supporting abortion, resigned Tuesday. Sorrentino said she wants to devote more time to personal projects.
WORLD
January 13, 2009 | Tracy Wilkinson
Decrying the violence that Mexicans are enduring, the Vatican has suggested excommunication as a possible punishment for drug traffickers whose war with the government has led to the deaths of thousands of people in the last year. But the Roman Catholic Church's severest form of rebuke would probably have little effect on traffickers and killers who lack a religious conscience, the Vatican's No. 2 official, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, acknowledged.
NATIONAL
December 9, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
A lifelong Mormon, church teacher and author said Wednesday he faced excommunication after he was accused of apostasy for publishing a book questioning the origins of the Book of Mormon. A church disciplinary council near Salt Lake City was scheduled Sunday to take up charges against Grant Palmer, whose book, "An Insider's View of Mormon Origins," had come under scrutiny by church authorities since it was published two years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1991
Bishop George A. Stallings, the African-American priest who was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church for forming a breakaway movement in 1989, has announced plans to ordain the first woman priest for his African American Catholic Congregation on Sunday in Washington. Deacon Rose Vernell, 50, a former nun and school administrator, will be ordained to lead the movement's Imani Temple West Philadelphia, where she has been leading services since early June. A native of Asbury Park, N.J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1999
Sidney W. Brossman, the first chancellor of California's community college system, has died of cancer in San Diego. He was 76. In 1968, Brossman became head of the new California Community Colleges. He served until 1977, helping guide the system as it split off from the state Department of Education and came under the control of a new Board of Governors. During his tenure, the number of colleges expanded from 82 to 104 and enrollment climbed from 500,000 to 1.3 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Clair Harward, an AIDS victim whose story of remorse, loneliness and excommunication from the Mormon Church created a national response, has died alone in a bed at St. Benedict's Hospital here. A spokesman said he had asked for a private funeral service before he died Sunday of complications of the nearly always fatal acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
NEWS
September 30, 1990 | JOAN GOESSL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sonia Johnson's life took a dramatic turn after she was excommunicated a decade ago for supporting the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Devastated at first, the one-time devout Mormon became a lesbian and an activist, lecturing and writing for feminist causes. Now she's setting out to make her own world. "I think of what my mother said, 'If you want something done right, do it yourself,' " Johnson said. "Why don't we just do it?
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