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June 7, 1986 | Danielle A. Fouquette
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in honor of the Columban Fathers, who have served the Blessed Sacrament Parish since its beginning in a barn on the corner of Olive and Main streets in Westminster. The church is located at 14072 Olive St., Westminster. In 1942, three Columban Fathers were assigned to minister to an area of 65 square miles by then-Bishop John J.
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June 22, 1986
I could not agree with John Voland more when he characterizes as "incredibly insensitive" the bringing of "any mass into a sports arena" ("Pavarotti Sings Verdi's Mass--in 76er's Arena," June 11). But tell me: Who was that rotund tenor who, circa 1940, sang Cesar Franck's "Panis Angelicus" in our Memorial Coliseum at a special mass sponsored by John J. Cantwell, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles? Why, it was John McCormack. And who was that Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church who, in 1965, celebrated mass in Yankee Stadium?
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August 26, 1998 | BRETT ANTHONY COLLINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Msgr. Laurence O'Brien, pastor emeritus of Glendale's Incarnation Church, has died. he was 82. O'Brien died Saturday at the St. John of God Nursing Home in Los Angeles, according to Father Gregory Coiro, spokesman for the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Born Sept. 23, 1915, in Winnipeg, Canada, O'Brien grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended St. Brendan's School and the Los Angeles Junior Seminary. He studied at St.
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November 5, 1999
Msgr. Joseph F. Sharpe, pastor emeritus of Santa Clara Church in Oxnard, died Tuesday, All Souls Day. He was 85. Born April 16, 1914, in Denver, he was the sixth of eight children. He attended schools in Denver and later Regis University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in English in 1937. He was a student and a teaching assistant at St. Louis University's school of journalism before entering St. John's Seminary in Camarillo to study for the priesthood.
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May 8, 1996 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Most Rev. John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who rose to become a Roman Catholic bishop, retired Tuesday as auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles. Pope John Paul II accepted Ward's resignation Tuesday, which Ward, in keeping with church law, submitted last September when he turned 75. Ward is the second Los Angeles auxiliary bishop whose departure has been announced. Last month, Auxiliary Bishop Armando X. Ochoa was named by the pope as the bishop of El Paso, Texas.
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January 5, 1995 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Church leaders are expected to announce plans Friday to keep the Roman Catholic Archdiocese's headquarters at its current Downtown site but are seriously considering the demolition of the 119-year-old St. Vibiana's Cathedral and replacing it with a new structure, city officials said. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony has scheduled a Friday morning news conference to discuss the future of St.
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May 18, 1996 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Holy relics, 50 stained-glass windows and immensely heavy marble statuary will be removed starting next week from earthquake-damaged St. Vibiana's Roman Catholic Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, archdiocese officials announced Friday. They said the move would protect the artifacts as the fate of the landmark is considered during planning for a new cathedral complex. The church has been closed to the public for a year because it is seismically unsafe.
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September 27, 1998 | Cecilia Rasmussen
If tycoon Daniel Murphy is recalled at all, it is for his single namesake, a highly regarded high school for Catholic boys in the Mid-Wilshire district. But in his day, the railroad-oilman was the city's richest and most powerful man, the creator of company towns in Needles, Calif., Colton and El Segundo.
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