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December 11, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
About 4,500 demonstrators protested the Roman Catholic Church's policy on AIDS and abortion Sunday in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and protesters inside chanted and lay down in the aisles, forcing Cardinal John J. O'Connor to interrupt his sermon while police carried them out on stretchers. At least 111 people were arrested. Church officials, anticipating the well-publicized demonstration, took the unusual step of clearing the church after the 9 a.m.
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September 16, 1991 | JANE HALL JANE HALL..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
In contrast to the public rebuke that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony delivered to KCET Channel 28 for broadcasting "Stop the Church," a 24-minute film that criticizes Catholic policies toward AIDS and homosexuality, the film's presentation on WNET here Friday night drew no reaction from Cardinal John O'Connor.
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July 26, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Three men dressed in police uniforms killed an IRA member on Monday while Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York delivered a sermon a mile away in which he denounced Americans who "romanticize violence" in Northern Ireland. Brendan Davidson, 33, a member of Sinn Fein, the legal political wing of the outlawed Irish Republican Army, was shot in the head after answering a knock on his door. His assailants escaped.
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July 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York said he was not consulted about the excommunication of a Roman Catholic woman for heading a Texas abortion clinic and insisted he had no plans for taking similar action in his archdiocese. Speaking after Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connor said he had no role in the excommunication of Rachel Vargas by Bishop Rene Gracida of Corpus Christi, Tex. Gracida excommunicated Vargas in June for working as the director of an abortion clinic.
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September 19, 1989
New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor says he supports Jewish efforts to get a Roman Catholic convent moved away from the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland, but he said that a number of his fellow Catholics are prejudiced against Jews. The fight over the convent has put "fuel on the fire," O'Connor said on a weekend television program in New York. "I think there are many Catholics who are anti-Semitic. . . . It's deep within them, and this kind of thing then just throws up the flames.
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September 16, 1991 | JANE HALL JANE HALL..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
In contrast to the public rebuke that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony delivered to KCET Channel 28 for broadcasting "Stop the Church," a 24-minute film that criticizes Catholic policies toward AIDS and homosexuality, the film's presentation on WNET here Friday night drew no reaction from Cardinal John O'Connor.
NEWS
December 14, 1987
New York's Cardinal John J. O'Connor said that he would not allow instruction about condoms in AIDS education programs in schools, hospitals and youth programs of his archdiocese despite backing of such programs by fellow clerics.
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June 18, 1990 | NORA ZAMICHOW, from United Press International and TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cardinal John J. O'Connor insisted Sunday that he never threatened to excommunicate Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. He said his views on the contentious issue have been widely misinterpreted. O'Connor, speaking at St. Patrick's Cathedral, said that many politicians and members of the news media had misunderstood a long column about abortion that he wrote for last week's Catholic New York, the official archdiocese newspaper.
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July 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York said he was not consulted about the excommunication of a Roman Catholic woman for heading a Texas abortion clinic and insisted he had no plans for taking similar action in his archdiocese. Speaking after Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connor said he had no role in the excommunication of Rachel Vargas by Bishop Rene Gracida of Corpus Christi, Tex. Gracida excommunicated Vargas in June for working as the director of an abortion clinic.
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August 3, 1987 | United Press International
A crowd of about 100 gay activists marched outside St. Patrick's Cathedral Sunday, chanting "Shame, shame!" to protest the naming of Cardinal John J. O'Connor to a presidential advisory commission on AIDS. Earlier, at Sunday morning Mass, 14 demonstrators entered the cathedral and stood in the front pews with their backs to the altar to protest O'Connor's appointment. O'Connor, who has been visiting parishes in other cities during the summer, was not at the Mass.
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June 18, 1990 | NORA ZAMICHOW, from United Press International and TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cardinal John J. O'Connor insisted Sunday that he never threatened to excommunicate Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. He said his views on the contentious issue have been widely misinterpreted. O'Connor, speaking at St. Patrick's Cathedral, said that many politicians and members of the news media had misunderstood a long column about abortion that he wrote for last week's Catholic New York, the official archdiocese newspaper.
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June 16, 1990 | From United Press International
Prominent Catholic politicians who support abortion rights have vowed to stand firm on the issue despite an "intimidating" statement from Cardinal John J. O'Connor that they could face excommunication. "I think this type of language is intemperate, mean-spirited and in contempt of Christian and Catholic belief," said Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.
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March 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Roman Catholic priests have performed two exorcisms in New York recently to banish the devil, and Cardinal John J. O'Connor blames heavy-metal rock music for popularizing devil worship. O'Connor said in his Sunday sermon at St. Patrick's Cathedral that "as far as we know (the exorcisms) have been successful." O'Connor said heavy-metal music "can help trap people, especially teen-agers," into devil worship. "I think the industry had better police itself," O'Connor said.
NEWS
December 11, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
About 4,500 demonstrators protested the Roman Catholic Church's policy on AIDS and abortion Sunday in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and protesters inside chanted and lay down in the aisles, forcing Cardinal John J. O'Connor to interrupt his sermon while police carried them out on stretchers. At least 111 people were arrested. Church officials, anticipating the well-publicized demonstration, took the unusual step of clearing the church after the 9 a.m.
NEWS
November 16, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medical researchers and moral theologians who walk different paths to confront a common enemy in AIDS joined Wednesday after three days of often divisive debate to hear a papal appeal for international cooperation in battling the disease and compassion for its victims. More than 1,000 delegates from 85 countries heard Pope John Paul II urge governments and health workers to undertake a "global fight against AIDS and drug addiction."
NEWS
September 19, 1989
New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor says he supports Jewish efforts to get a Roman Catholic convent moved away from the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland, but he said that a number of his fellow Catholics are prejudiced against Jews. The fight over the convent has put "fuel on the fire," O'Connor said on a weekend television program in New York. "I think there are many Catholics who are anti-Semitic. . . . It's deep within them, and this kind of thing then just throws up the flames.
NEWS
July 26, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Three men dressed in police uniforms killed an IRA member on Monday while Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York delivered a sermon a mile away in which he denounced Americans who "romanticize violence" in Northern Ireland. Brendan Davidson, 33, a member of Sinn Fein, the legal political wing of the outlawed Irish Republican Army, was shot in the head after answering a knock on his door. His assailants escaped.
NEWS
December 14, 1987
New York's Cardinal John J. O'Connor said that he would not allow instruction about condoms in AIDS education programs in schools, hospitals and youth programs of his archdiocese despite backing of such programs by fellow clerics.
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