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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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August 25, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
A third conservative Southern California parish bolted Tuesday from the national Episcopal Church and affiliated itself with an Anglican diocese in Uganda, further challenging the authority of the bishop of Los Angeles. The decision by St. David's Episcopal Church in North Hollywood to leave the 2.3-million-member national church came just a week after two other parishes -- All Saints' in Long Beach and St.
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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.
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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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September 4, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Moving to assert control over three breakaway parishes, the Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles on Friday appointed two assistant bishops to serve the congregations and said he would appoint new lay governing boards. The move by the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, communicated in letters dated Sept. 1 but delivered Friday, escalated what probably will be a protracted legal battle over ownership of the parish property and Bruno's jurisdiction over the breakaway priests.
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