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October 19, 2006 | Dana Parsons
The plan today was to bat around the question of public redemption. Who's entitled to it, and who isn't? I even had my poster boy picked out: Msgr. John Urell, a former influential Orange County Roman Catholic diocesan official inextricably linked to the cover-ups during the 1980s and 1990s surrounding sexually predatory priests.
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October 19, 2006 | Dana Parsons
The plan today was to bat around the question of public redemption. Who's entitled to it, and who isn't? I even had my poster boy picked out: Msgr. John Urell, a former influential Orange County Roman Catholic diocesan official inextricably linked to the cover-ups during the 1980s and 1990s surrounding sexually predatory priests.
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October 13, 2007
Re "O.C. Catholic bishop is facing contempt charge," Oct. 10 If it is true that Bishop Tod Brown of the Orange County Roman Catholic diocese shielded Msgr. John Urell, the diocese's chief investigator of sex-abuse allegations, by sending him to Canada before he could be deposed fully, then the time has come for the bishop to be fully deposed. Michael Miyamoto Mission Viejo
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July 5, 1990 | JANICE L. JONES
Pope John Paul II has honored 10 Orange County priests, elevating each to prelate of honor with the title of monsignor. Those honored are Father Lawrence J. Baird, Msgr. Brian P. Coghlan, Father Timothy J. Doyle, Father Michael A. Harris, Father Paul M. Martin, Father William B. McLaughlin, Father Daniel J. Murry, Father Jaime Soto, Father Peter Tien and Father John Urell. The newly named prelates of honor will be invested in ceremonies at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange on Sept. 9.
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September 8, 1992
The Catholic Diocese of Orange is now accepting applications for grants to fund self-help projects for poor and low-income groups. Forms for 1993 grants are now available, and the deadline for applications is Nov. 1. For further information, contact Msgr. John Urell, Campaign for Human Development, 2811 Villareal Drive, Orange 92667. The grants for programs aimed at social change are sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Bishops and are funded by an annual collection at churches throughout the
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December 21, 1985 | MARY E. GILSTRAP
In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the Most Rev. William R. Johnson, bishop of Orange, will celebrate Mass Christmas morning at 9 a.m. with inmates at the Orange County Jail. In conjunction with the Christmas Day service, a 9 a.m. Mass will be held Dec. 29 at the women's jail in Santa Ana by the Most Rev. John T. Steinbock, auxiliary bishop of Orange. This is the ninth year that Johnson has celebrated Mass with the inmates.
NEWS
April 24, 1992
The Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles has been receiving partial lists of victims reported by the main hospitals of Guadalajara in the wake of Wednesday's explosions. Those wishing information on victims should call one of these numbers (all area codes 213): 351-6810, Ext. 13; 351-6828; 351-6823, Ext. 27; 351-6820; 351-6840, Ext. 42; 351-6815; 351-6837, Ext. 38.
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March 6, 2008
A Catholic priest whose absence during a sex-abuse case resulted in an attempt to hold Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod Brown in contempt of court is back in Orange County. Msgr. John Urell was released from a psychiatric facility in Canada after six months of treatment for an acute anxiety disorder, church officials confirmed Tuesday. He is currently in retreat with family and close friends and is expected to begin resuming his duties as pastor of St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange sometime after Easter, a spokesman said.
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September 22, 2007 | Dana Parsons
It should have been a deliciously satisfying moment for Lori Haigh, a form of vindication a quarter-century in the making. It's not a stretch to say she had hoped for years for something just like it -- when an official of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange would break emotionally and show at least a flicker of the same kind of suffering she'd felt so many times after being molested by a priest when she was a teenager. Then, it seemingly happened.
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June 4, 2005 | Andrew Wang, Times Staff Writer
Songs of mourning and loss filled an Orange church Friday as more than 1,500 people offered their last respects to a teenager who died last week in an auto accident as he and five friends drove to a school dance. Jonathan M. Schulte, 16, was remembered as an enthusiastic, funny student who suffered hard times but found peace when he met his girlfriend, Gillian Sabet, 17, who also died in the crash.
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July 24, 2004 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Efforts to mediate 60 lawsuits against the Diocese of Orange alleging sexual abuse by clergy ended Friday when a judge ruled that plaintiffs' lawyers should be allowed to take sworn testimony from Bishop Tod D. Brown and other top church officials. In a five-page order, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter D.
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