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March 6, 2000 |
President Clinton signed legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to New York's ailing Cardinal John O'Connor for his service to the nation. The medal is the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress, and both houses rushed to approve it for O'Connor, mindful of his precarious health. O'Connor is recuperating from brain tumor surgery. Clinton recalled his early days and his years leading the New York Archdiocese.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
John J. O'Connor III, a lawyer who went to Washington in a historic role, as the husband of the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, has died. He was 79. O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease, the court said in a statement. He had been diagnosed with the disease nearly two decades ago. After Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman to serve on the nation's highest court in 1981, her husband gave up a partnership at a venerable Phoenix law firm to accompany her to Washington.
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NEWS
March 10, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cardinal John O'Connor led the nation's seven Roman Catholic cardinals in urging President Clinton to admit he was misled into believing most late-term abortions save a woman's life or health. O'Connor quoted from a letter to the president signed by the U.S.-based cardinals and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, who urged a bill banning the procedure.
NEWS
March 6, 2000 |
President Clinton signed legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to New York's ailing Cardinal John O'Connor for his service to the nation. The medal is the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress, and both houses rushed to approve it for O'Connor, mindful of his precarious health. O'Connor is recuperating from brain tumor surgery. Clinton recalled his early days and his years leading the New York Archdiocese.
NEWS
August 19, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New York's Roman Catholic Cardinal John O'Connor devoted a special Mass to the relatives of the 230 people who perished when TWA Flight 800 exploded in midair a month ago. "This Mass is not--what has come to be, to me, almost a repugnant phrase--to bring closure," O'Connor told the 3,000 people at St. Patrick's Cathedral. "You don't bring closure to human suffering simply because a month has passed. . . . You work toward healing.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1991 | From Associated Press
Giancarlo Parretti told bank officials that he had lined up New York Cardinal John O'Connor and the Prince of Malta as investors to help him hang on to struggling MGM-Pathe, a bank official testified Tuesday. Francois Gille, an officer of Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland N.V., also said he was told that O'Connor had accepted in principal an invitation to be a member of the Pathe Communications Corp. board.
NEWS
February 11, 1991 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a light rain falls, Uta Ranke-Heinemann ascends the stairs of St. Patrick's Cathedral and quietly gives thanks. Thanks . . . to thousands of readers in Germany and other European countries who have made her feminist polemic against the Roman Catholic Church, "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven," a runaway bestseller. Thanks . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
John J. O'Connor III, a lawyer who went to Washington in a historic role, as the husband of the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, has died. He was 79. O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease, the court said in a statement. He had been diagnosed with the disease nearly two decades ago. After Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman to serve on the nation's highest court in 1981, her husband gave up a partnership at a venerable Phoenix law firm to accompany her to Washington.
NEWS
April 19, 1990 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until December, the events of last year were part of a steadily swelling wave of adulation for Father Bruce Ritter. The Franciscan priest who founded Covenant House in an East Village tenement in 1969 and turned it into the nation's largest shelter program for street children was honored at the White House by President George Bush. Former President Ronald Reagan came by for lunch. Boys Town gave him its Father Flanagan Award for Service to Youth.
NEWS
February 17, 1991
Pray tell how can Cardinal John O'Connor of New York, after only reading the cover, make such vitriolic remarks about Uta Ranke-Heinemann's book "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven"? Perhaps the adage, "never judge a book by its cover," does not apply to His Eminence. DOROTHY CROWLEY-CAVECCHE Palos Verdes Estates
NEWS
March 10, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cardinal John O'Connor led the nation's seven Roman Catholic cardinals in urging President Clinton to admit he was misled into believing most late-term abortions save a woman's life or health. O'Connor quoted from a letter to the president signed by the U.S.-based cardinals and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, who urged a bill banning the procedure.
NEWS
August 19, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New York's Roman Catholic Cardinal John O'Connor devoted a special Mass to the relatives of the 230 people who perished when TWA Flight 800 exploded in midair a month ago. "This Mass is not--what has come to be, to me, almost a repugnant phrase--to bring closure," O'Connor told the 3,000 people at St. Patrick's Cathedral. "You don't bring closure to human suffering simply because a month has passed. . . . You work toward healing.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1991 | From Associated Press
Giancarlo Parretti told bank officials that he had lined up New York Cardinal John O'Connor and the Prince of Malta as investors to help him hang on to struggling MGM-Pathe, a bank official testified Tuesday. Francois Gille, an officer of Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland N.V., also said he was told that O'Connor had accepted in principal an invitation to be a member of the Pathe Communications Corp. board.
NEWS
February 11, 1991 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a light rain falls, Uta Ranke-Heinemann ascends the stairs of St. Patrick's Cathedral and quietly gives thanks. Thanks . . . to thousands of readers in Germany and other European countries who have made her feminist polemic against the Roman Catholic Church, "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven," a runaway bestseller. Thanks . . .
NEWS
April 19, 1990 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until December, the events of last year were part of a steadily swelling wave of adulation for Father Bruce Ritter. The Franciscan priest who founded Covenant House in an East Village tenement in 1969 and turned it into the nation's largest shelter program for street children was honored at the White House by President George Bush. Former President Ronald Reagan came by for lunch. Boys Town gave him its Father Flanagan Award for Service to Youth.
NEWS
July 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Assailants shot and killed a Belfast member of the Irish Republican Army's political wing today as Cardinal John O'Connor of New York, delivering a sermon a mile away, denounced Americans who "romanticize violence" in Ireland.
NEWS
September 3, 1987
A former Marine Corps demolition expert who responded to a broadcast plea from Cardinal John O'Connor, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and confessed to bombing Manhattan abortion clinics was sentenced to seven years in prison. Dennis Malvasi, 37, had faced up to 30 years in jail and $750,000 in fines.
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