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January 11, 2011 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90. Ward died of complications from old age, according to a statement from his family. A Los Angeles native, Ward served the local archdiocese for just over 50 years as a priest and bishop, establishing several benchmarks along the way. He was the last priest ordained by the first archbishop of Los Angeles, John J. Cantwell, and the first graduate of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo to become a bishop.
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January 11, 2011 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90. Ward died of complications from old age, according to a statement from his family. A Los Angeles native, Ward served the local archdiocese for just over 50 years as a priest and bishop, establishing several benchmarks along the way. He was the last priest ordained by the first archbishop of Los Angeles, John J. Cantwell, and the first graduate of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo to become a bishop.
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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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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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August 15, 1988 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
10 Comments on "The Last Temptation of Christ" 1. * Oliver Stone, director of "Platoon": "General Cinema (a national movie chain that has refused to run the film in its theaters) has bowed to mass hysteria and should be ashamed of its cowardice." 2. * Gary Gould, Canadian protester: "Martin Scorsese is crucifying Christ again on celluloid." 3.
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March 25, 1989 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
Dogs on leashes, goldfish in bowls, birds in cages and cats--well, somehow suitably restrained--will be paraded around the gazebo on Olvera Street today while Bishop John J. Ward sprinkles blessings on them. The parade is traditionally led by a flower-bedecked cow, and mixed among the usual household pets are the occasional rooster, horse, snake, goat and gerbil. Petless families can still enjoy the festive, springtime atmosphere and a chance to see all the animals.
NEWS
November 16, 1985
Several local and national organizations were accepting donations Friday to aid the victims of the Colombian volcano disaster. Most said the primary need was for money, because medical supplies and other necessities can be purchased in Bogota or other places in the area. The American Red Cross initially asked for blood donations, but spokesman Ralph Wright of the Los Angeles Chapter said later they were no longer sought.
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June 2, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Msgrs. Stephen E. Blaire and Sylvester D. Ryan were ordained as bishops Thursday, raising the total number of auxiliary bishops in the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese to seven. In this country, only the New York archdiocese has as many active auxiliary bishops. Archbishop Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles was the principal celebrant of the Mass during ceremonies at St. Vibiana's Cathedral that attracted 26 bishops and about 350 priests.
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April 3, 1988 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Iggy Moses survived a severe calcium deficiency after being doused with holy water three years ago, and the green iguana hasn't missed the annual Blessing of the Animals since. He and his equally scaly brother, Pugly Anthony, were among about 2,500 barking, grunting, mooing and hissing creatures who visited Olvera Street on Saturday to be blessed by Bishop John J. Ward, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
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October 7, 1985 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
More than 16,000 aborted fetuses, the object of a heated court battle over their disposal, were buried Sunday after a graveside service that included hymns, prayers by five clergymen including a Roman Catholic bishop, a supportive message from President Reagan and a U.S. Marine Corps color guard. A three-year court battle, going all the way to the U.S.
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December 5, 1985 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Hernando Courtright, the man who has given the Beverly Wilshire the significance of a national monument and who with his motto, mi casa es su casa , has bolstered friendship with Mexico, wore his Aztec Eagle, the Presidential Order of Mexico, proudly the other night. In Le Grand Trianon, midst mariachis (every one of whom he hugged in appreciation), his closest friends and an elegance calling for the Beverly Wilshire's finest wines, he accepted Mexico's highest honor.
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