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February 12, 2004 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
An Episcopal priest in Tujunga was charged Wednesday with molesting a 13-year-old boy and was permanently removed from the church ministry by the diocese's bishop. Jaime Yong Patino, 53, was arrested Tuesday by Los Angeles police detectives as he walked to the Echo Park offices of the bishop of the Los Angeles diocese, where he had been summoned. Yong Patino was the priest in charge at the Church of the Ascension in Tujunga, a small, mostly Spanish-speaking parish in the foothills.
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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.
OPINION
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.
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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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September 6, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of Southern California's top religious leaders met Wednesday with Anaheim's police chief and city manager over a controversial policy that allows INS agents to question suspects detained in the city jail. The religious leaders issued a short statement after the unusual closed-door session saying that the conversation was "fruitful and informative" and that "mutual concerns of how to better serve our community were discussed."
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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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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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