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December 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Archbishop John L. May, 70, has retired as a result of his battle since the summer with brain cancer, church officials said. The Most Reverend Edward J. O'Donnell, 61, a senior auxiliary bishop since 1984, was elected administrator Friday to govern until a new archbishop is named by Pope John Paul II. The process is expected to take six to eight months.
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December 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Archbishop John L. May, 70, has retired as a result of his battle since the summer with brain cancer, church officials said. The Most Reverend Edward J. O'Donnell, 61, a senior auxiliary bishop since 1984, was elected administrator Friday to govern until a new archbishop is named by Pope John Paul II. The process is expected to take six to eight months.
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March 8, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Pope John Paul II encouraged U.S. Roman Catholic bishops today to proclaim church teaching even if it is unpopular. They responded that authoritarianism does not convince Americans. The views were voiced at the start of a special four-day conference of 35 American bishops the pontiff summoned to Rome. Responding to the Pope, Archbishop John L. May of St. Louis, president of the U.S.
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November 14, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops launched a major program today to help churches of Eastern Europe recover from their prolonged suppression under communism. Presenting the plan, Archbishop John L. May of St. Louis said churches there have suffered a "man-made disaster" resulting from years of persecution. With the collapse of communism, he said, they are "like a man just emerging from the darkness of a cave, standing there, blinking in the bright light of freedom."
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January 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Pope John Paul II and the U.S. Catholic hierarchy, who sparred over the issue of church dissent during the pontiff's visit to Los Angeles in 1987, will tackle the volatile issue of U.S.-Vatican relations in a March meeting in Rome. More than 30 U.S. bishops and two Eastern Rite metropolitans have been invited to the March 8-11 meeting, which follows a year of private discussions with U.S. bishops, the United States Catholic Conference said Monday.
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April 8, 1988 | Associated Press
American Roman Catholic bishops have lent their moral support to Panama's Archbishop Marcos G. McGrath in his effort to mediate talks between the Panamanian government and the opposition, which has been trying to oust Gen. Manuel A. Noriega. "The voice of the church in Panama has been clear and consistent, denouncing the instances of civic corruption and state violence that have tragically become so much a part of recent news reports," Archbishop John L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1988
Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony has been named head of a committee to draft a new statement on AIDS to augment one that many of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops considered morally inadequate.
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November 11, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
America's Roman Catholic bishops elected a moderate St. Louis archbishop to head their national organization today, with a conservative cardinal finishing second. The election of Archbishop John L. May, 64, followed the group's tradition of elevating its vice president when the three-year term of the president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops expires. However, it took the bishops two ballots to elect May, who won 164-90 on the second ballot over Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston.
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December 13, 1987 | Associated Press
The president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on Saturday reaffirmed church doctrine on contraceptives after the bishops' recent statement on AIDS provoked a flood of telephone calls. The bishops on Thursday said they would tolerate educational programs acknowledging that medical experts advocate the use of condoms as a means of reducing the risk of acquiring or transmitting the AIDS virus.
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December 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Roman Catholic Church officials denied today that a decision has been made on reconsidering a bishops paper that would sanction teaching about condoms in AIDS educational programs. The paper, drafted by the U.S. Catholic Conference's administrative board, had drawn criticism from several church officers, including New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor, who described it as a "very grave mistake" and said it will not be implemented in his archdiocese.
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August 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II praised Jews as "our elder brothers in the faith of Abraham" on Wednesday as tensions between the Pope and American Jewish groups continued to ease just before his visit to the United States. John Paul, in a letter to Archbishop John L. May of St.
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