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June 22, 1990 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
At the crossroads of private faith and public judgment, a storm is brewing in the Roman Catholic Church with potentially profound implications for the wrenching national debate over abortion. When New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor suggested last week in a lengthy message that Catholic politicians who support abortion rights may ultimately face excommunication, he dramatically underscored the rising tension between the church and some of its most famous members over the divisive issue.
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June 22, 1990 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
At the crossroads of private faith and public judgment, a storm is brewing in the Roman Catholic Church with potentially profound implications for the wrenching national debate over abortion. When New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor suggested last week in a lengthy message that Catholic politicians who support abortion rights may ultimately face excommunication, he dramatically underscored the rising tension between the church and some of its most famous members over the divisive issue.
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October 11, 1999
Radiation therapy left John Cardinal O'Connor, spiritual leader of New York's 2.2 million Catholics for the last 15 years, too weak to celebrate Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday. It was the first service he had missed since having a brain tumor removed last month. "I used to think that I knew what it was to be tired.
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February 15, 1991 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Performance artist Karen Finley, whose work helped foment the National Endowment for the Arts funding controversy, was scathing and scatological Wednesday night as she brought her aptly named "Shock Treatment" tour to Southern California. But there was no chocolate, little skin and no produce--elements of previous Finley performances that outraged some columnists and such members of Congress as Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and Rep.
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September 22, 1990 | RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS
I have resisted with great difficulty, especially over the last five years, the recognition that I could no longer give an answer convincing to others or to me as to why I was not a Roman Catholic. So on Sept. 8 I was received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and am preparing to enter the priesthood of the Catholic Church. This decision is the result of many years of prayer, reflection, conversation, and, I firmly believe, the leading of the Holy Spirit.
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September 30, 1999 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a cultural clash underscored by the realities of politics. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's declaration of war on the Brooklyn Museum of Art over an exhibition containing a portrait of a black Virgin Mary with elephant dung on her breast has, not unexpectedly, caused a furor in the art world--with the museum's trustees filing a 1st Amendment lawsuit.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1990 | BENJAMIN J. HUBBARD, Hubbard teaches a course on Judaism and Chri s tianity at Cal State Fullerton
The genesis of both these remarkable books was the mutual admiration of the respective authors and their desire to enter into profound interfaith dialogue. The one, a face-to-face encounter between the cardinal archbishop of New York and a Nobel Prize-winning Holocaust survivor, touches on contemporary concerns between Jews and Catholics. It can be read in one sitting--and you will feel the warmth and emotion of the participants as if you were in the room with them. The other is a series of letter-like essays about the Bible between a priest-sociologist-novelist and a rabbi-Talmudist-religious historian.
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September 8, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR and JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Facing a fast-approaching deadline and a political firestorm, a group of Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned for 19 years as terrorists accepted the conditions of clemency spelled out last month by the Clinton administration, their attorneys and the White House said Tuesday. The announcement came as the controversy over the clemency offer reached new heights when First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said she disagreed with her husband and said he should withdraw the offer.
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September 1, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizam Escobar has spent 19 years in what he calls the "living death" of prison, locked away for his part in a clandestine Puerto Rican independence group the U.S. government once branded as terrorists. Now the opportunity for freedom presents itself, in the form of a single sheet of paper, an offer of clemency with conditions from President Clinton.
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October 26, 1986 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
To thoroughbred racing devotees, it's the America's Cup, the Super Bowl and the World Series in one big package. Tied with a bow. Everyone's talking about the Breeders' Cup and its $10-million purse. Oak Tree Racing Assn. hosts the third presentation of racing's greatest day Saturday at Santa Anita.
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March 15, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Bruce Ritter tells it, it all started in February, 1969, with a 2 a.m. knock on the door of his shabby, $60-a-month East Village apartment. Six teen-agers had heard the Franciscan priest was living in the wretched neighborhood, and they hoped he would let them sleep on his living-room floor, instead of leaving them on the bitter cold, dangerous streets. Ritter had moved to the area from the comfort of a college teaching job with the vague idea of being "useful to the poor."
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