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November 14, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In a dramatic demonstration of grass-roots power, delegates to a special convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on Saturday elected a longtime priest and social activist who was once a Burbank policeman and professional football player as their next bishop. The Very Rev. J. Jon Bruno, 52, currently provost of the diocese's Cathedral Center of St. Paul, was elected on the eighth ballot after being nominated from the floor during a daylong convention.
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May 2, 2012 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno, head of the six-county Los Angeles diocese, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing aggressive treatment to fight the disease. The 65-year-old bishop said in an open letter that he had been suffering from what he thought was a bout of pneumonia since March. He underwent further tests after treatment failed to cure the "nagging problem. " Doctors at Good Samaritan Hospital discovered that Bruno had acute monocytic leukemia, a form of blood cancer.
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May 2, 2012 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno, head of the six-county Los Angeles diocese, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing aggressive treatment to fight the disease. The 65-year-old bishop said in an open letter that he had been suffering from what he thought was a bout of pneumonia since March. He underwent further tests after treatment failed to cure the "nagging problem. " Doctors at Good Samaritan Hospital discovered that Bruno had acute monocytic leukemia, a form of blood cancer.
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September 5, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
In the predawn stillness, the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno lay awake in his bed. It's in God's hands, he told himself, forcing himself back to a fitful sleep. A former police officer, the Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles is a man acquainted with crises. There was the time 30 years ago on the Burbank police force when he shot and killed an armed man suspected of drug-dealing and kidnapping. He lost sleep then, too, over what was considered a justified shooting.
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September 5, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
In the predawn stillness, the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno lay awake in his bed. It's in God's hands, he told himself, forcing himself back to a fitful sleep. A former police officer, the Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles is a man acquainted with crises. There was the time 30 years ago on the Burbank police force when he shot and killed an armed man suspected of drug-dealing and kidnapping. He lost sleep then, too, over what was considered a justified shooting.
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December 7, 2003 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
In a ringing defense of an openly gay bishop and same-sex unions, Los Angeles Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno declared here Saturday that the Episcopal Church is "a roomy house" for all, and warned that those who leave would be leaving "the presence of God." Bruno's remarks to the 108th annual convention of the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles came just a month after the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest, was consecrated as the Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire.
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March 31, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno, who heads the six-county Los Angeles diocese, underwent surgery earlier this week to amputate his left foot and ankle to stop a persistent staph infection, the diocese said Wednesday. The infection, which initially began as an upper-respiratory condition in October, had settled in the bones of the foot, an area that is particularly difficult to treat due to poor blood circulation, church officials said.
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November 24, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese will hold its annual Meeting of Diocesan Convention from 1 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. next Saturday at the Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange Ave., Riverside. About 1,000 delegates, clergy and laity from the 147 congregations of the six-county diocese will participate in the meeting's legislative and liturgical sessions. The convention will recognize the retirement of Bishop Frederick H. Borsch as the diocese's chief pastor and executive officer.
OPINION
June 6, 2004
Re "Cleric Blessed Same-Sex Union," June 2: As a heterosexual Episcopalian, I am revolted by the criticism the American Anglican Council has directed at Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno for his blessing of the union of the Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd and his partner of 20 years, Mark Thompson. If most heterosexual couples demonstrated the faithfulness over two decades that this couple have, and if most Christians exemplified their faith as effectively as Boyd has in his half-century of ordained ministry, the world would be a far better place.
OPINION
August 21, 2004
As a lifelong Episcopalian I am saddened by the decision of two parishes to split from the U.S. Episcopal Church ("Parishes Split Off Over Gay Issues," Aug. 18). In the over-500-year history of the Anglican Communion, we have constantly lived with tension and disagreement but were drawn together by our faith and the belief that revelation is progressive. Our bishop believes that the church is large enough to include people who differ on certain issues, and who agree to differ until the fuller truth is revealed.
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December 7, 2003 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
In a ringing defense of an openly gay bishop and same-sex unions, Los Angeles Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno declared here Saturday that the Episcopal Church is "a roomy house" for all, and warned that those who leave would be leaving "the presence of God." Bruno's remarks to the 108th annual convention of the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles came just a month after the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest, was consecrated as the Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire.
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April 30, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, a former policeman and pro football center, was ordained successor bishop of the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on Saturday with a pledge to minister to children and Southern California's cultural diversity.
OPINION
May 7, 2005
Much of the news nowadays concerns the seamier side of life, giving plenty of reason to be discouraged about human nature. Most articles, while informative, are anything but uplifting. Every once in a while, however, comes a story describing how people of goodwill can work together and unselfishly to better conditions for others. The May 3 article, "Episcopal 'Angel' Helps Save a Jewish Center," about the cooperative efforts to save the Silver Lake Jewish Community Center, is just exactly that.
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