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September 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
new orleans -- Episcopal bishops, under pressure from Anglicans to ease their support for gays, said Monday that they were crafting a straightforward statement that reflects their deep desire to remain in the global Anglican fellowship. Anglican leaders have set a Sept. 30 deadline for the Americans to pledge unequivocally not to consecrate another gay bishop or approve an official prayer service for same-gender couples. Episcopal bishops have dedicated their meeting here to crafting a response.
September 11, 2004
Re "Push to Be Inclusive Creates a Divide," Sept. 5: The Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles, the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, believes in a religion of inclusion; he does not believe that Jesus is the only way to an afterlife. What then, is this faith that he is so adamantly defending and preserving? Faith in his own interpretations? Bruno's understanding of inclusion means denouncing the breakaway churches' interpretations as "literalistic and simplistic." Perhaps those churches were right.
May 7, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
An Anglican church campus in Newport Beach belongs to the larger Episcopal Church Diocese of Los Angeles, an  Orange County Superior Court  judge ruled last week. St. James Anglican Church members split from the Episcopal Church nine years ago after a fissure over the ordination of a gay bishop and other issues. The court order, which comes at what could be the end of a series of court battles over three church properties on 32nd Street, was reaffirmed Monday by Judge Kim G. Dunning.
August 19, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
The Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles on Wednesday ordered priests and other clergy at two breakaway Southland parishes to cease all ministry after they declared that their parishes were leaving the national Episcopal Church. In a strongly worded pastoral letter to be read Sunday at all Episcopal parishes in the six-county Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese, the Rt. Rev. J.
October 1, 2009 | Duke Helfand
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Wednesday ordered leaders of a former Episcopal church in La Crescenta by Oct. 12 to turn over church property to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, marking the latest wrinkle in a long-running legal dispute. St. Luke's Anglican Church and the diocese have been feuding since 2006, when a majority of the parish's congregants voted to pull out of the diocese and the 2.1-million-member Episcopal Church because of differences over biblical authority and interpretation, including the national church's decision to consecrate an openly gay bishop.
June 12, 2009 | Duke Helfand
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has scored its second legal victory this year in a battle with conservative churches that have sought to take their property with them as they break away to affiliate with overseas Anglican leaders. A California appellate court this week affirmed a lower court ruling that said the property at St. Luke's Anglican Church in La Crescenta is held in trust for the diocese and the national Episcopal Church. St.
March 18, 2010 | By Mitchell Landsberg
The Episcopal Church gave final approval Wednesday to the ordination of an openly gay bishop in Los Angeles, putting a face behind a policy that has divided the church and caused some of its more conservative members to break away. Mary Glasspool is the first openly gay bishop approved since 2003, when the election of a gay man as bishop of New Hampshire caused such an uproar that the U.S. church, under pressure from other members of the global Anglican Communion, imposed a moratorium on such elevations.
September 16, 2013 | By Hannah Fry
Parishioners from St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach wiped tears from their eyes as they left the church after its final service, leaving a house of worship filled with memories. Jim Dale, 63, said he had been attending church at St. James since he was a boy. "Being in there today, all the memories came flooding back," he said after services Sunday. "There are so many memories: my Communion, meeting my wife, marrying my wife. "It all happened here," he added. Future St. James church services will be held at Mariners Christian School in Costa Mesa after an Orange County Superior Court judge in July granted property ownership rights to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
December 13, 2005 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
In another setback for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that two conservative breakaway parishes were the rightful owners of their church buildings and other property. The decision in favor of All Saints Church in Long Beach and St. David's Church in North Hollywood was not unexpected. Last August, the same judge, David C. Velasquez, handed down a similar ruling in favor of St. James Church in Newport Beach.
July 4, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is the rightful owner of the buildings and other property of a conservative La Crescenta congregation that broke away from the diocese last year, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. The decision by Judge John Shepard Wiley Jr. against St. Luke's of the Mountains came more than a week after an appeals court panel in Orange County ruled in favor of the six-county Los Angeles Diocese in a similar property dispute with three other parishes.
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