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May 15, 1992
Having read "Higher Calling," your May 5 article on Queen of Angels Seminary, I find myself considerably embarrassed to be a Catholic in the Los Angeles diocese. Give me a priest with kindness, prayerfulness and gentleness, and I don't give a hoot if he keeps his room clean. As to posting the students' violations "prominently on the hall bulletin board"--mean-spirited at best. EILEEN R. BIGELOW Whittier
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May 15, 2010 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
There was a moment on Saturday when even the usually unflappable J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, held his breath. It was the point when the 3,000 people at the Long Beach Arena were asked if anyone had any objections to the ordination of the region's first two female bishops, one of whom is the first lesbian bishop ordained by the Episcopal Church. "I don't think there's anybody in this place who was more nervous than I was," Bruno said a short time later in his sermon.
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NEWS
March 6, 1994
The Rt. Rev. Ivol Ira Curtis, former suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and more recently bishop of the Seattle-based Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, where he was credited with great strides in advancing civil rights and battling poverty, has died. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Diocese, where he served as chief assistant to the Rt. Rev. Francis Eric Bloy from 1959 until 1964, said Curtis was 85 when he died Tuesday near Laguna Hills, where he had retired 18 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2009 | By Duke Helfand and Carla Rivera
The spiritual leader of the global Anglican Communion issued an unusually sharp and swift rebuke Sunday to church leaders in the U.S. over the election of a lesbian bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. In a terse statement, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a warning to Episcopal bishops, clergy and lay representatives about the confirmation of the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, a lesbian who has been in a partnered relationship for two decades. "The election of Mary Glasspool by the Diocese of Los Angeles as suffragan bishop-elect raises very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole," Williams wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was church history. The Rt. Rev. Frederick H. Borsch reached out his arm and offered a tall shepherd's staff to the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno. For a few seconds, the longtime friends clutched the staff together. It seemed like neither wanted to let go of the moment, which occurred Saturday in front of a thousand people at the annual Diocesan Convention of the Los Angeles Episcopal Church. When Borsch released it, Bruno formally replaced him as pastoral shepherd of the diocese.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2009 | Duke Helfand
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has scored its second legal victory this year in a battle with conservative churches that have sought to take their property with them as they break away to affiliate with overseas Anglican leaders. A California appellate court this week affirmed a lower court ruling that said the property at St. Luke's Anglican Church in La Crescenta is held in trust for the diocese and the national Episcopal Church. St.
OPINION
September 1, 2004
Re "Episcopal Diocese Demands Property," Aug. 28: I hereby demand that the Anglican Communion return all properties illegally seized from the Holy Roman Catholic Church, including, but not limited to, cathedrals, monasteries, parish seats, bank accounts and Bibles. My demand is equivalent to the demand made by Los Angeles Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno's attorneys to those local Episcopal parishes that have broken away from his Los Angeles diocese: to vacate their church buildings, surrender their financial holdings and yield up their worship aids.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Rt. Rev. Frederick H. Borsch, an activist in civic affairs and a liberal in his church, said Wednesday that he will step down as bishop of the six-county Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese on Jan. 31. Borsch, 65, informed priests and deacons of his retirement date during the Episcopal diocese's annual clergy conference Tuesday in Long Beach. He will be succeeded by the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, 54, who was elected in November 1999 to succeed Borsch.
MAGAZINE
April 11, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Larry B. Stammer is a religion writer for The Times
If he had been standing on the same sidewalk the night before, the Rt. Rev. Frederick Houk Borsch would have been asking for trouble. The gritty MacArthur Park district where one of his priests has opened a small storefront mission is one of the most crime-ridden areas in Los Angeles. By day, the neighborhood bustles with hard-working immigrants from Mexico and Central America eking out a living in this faded precinct of the City of Angels.
OPINION
November 4, 2006
Re "A bishop's divided house," Oct. 31 Your otherwise fine article was marred by the Rt. Rev. Jon Bruno's incorrect reference to the Catholic Church's position on reason and conscience. The church promotes learning on an unprecedented scale; witness the great number of schools of all kinds that it supports. And on the matter of conscience, the official position of the church states that "conscience is man's most secret core and sanctuary." I strongly suggest that Bruno, the bishop of the Los Angeles diocese of the Episcopal Church, read St. Thomas Aquinas' teaching on education, a position largely shared by the Catholic Church today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2009 | Duke Helfand
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Wednesday ordered leaders of a former Episcopal church in La Crescenta by Oct. 12 to turn over church property to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, marking the latest wrinkle in a long-running legal dispute. St. Luke's Anglican Church and the diocese have been feuding since 2006, when a majority of the parish's congregants voted to pull out of the diocese and the 2.1-million-member Episcopal Church because of differences over biblical authority and interpretation, including the national church's decision to consecrate an openly gay bishop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2009 | Duke Helfand
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has scored its second legal victory this year in a battle with conservative churches that have sought to take their property with them as they break away to affiliate with overseas Anglican leaders. A California appellate court this week affirmed a lower court ruling that said the property at St. Luke's Anglican Church in La Crescenta is held in trust for the diocese and the national Episcopal Church. St.
OPINION
November 4, 2006
Re "A bishop's divided house," Oct. 31 Your otherwise fine article was marred by the Rt. Rev. Jon Bruno's incorrect reference to the Catholic Church's position on reason and conscience. The church promotes learning on an unprecedented scale; witness the great number of schools of all kinds that it supports. And on the matter of conscience, the official position of the church states that "conscience is man's most secret core and sanctuary." I strongly suggest that Bruno, the bishop of the Los Angeles diocese of the Episcopal Church, read St. Thomas Aquinas' teaching on education, a position largely shared by the Catholic Church today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on Tuesday filed suit against three breakaway Southern California parishes, laying claim to the church buildings and personal property for the diocese and "faithful Episcopalians." The lawsuits, filed in Los Angeles and Orange County superior courts, were the latest developments in an escalating clash over theology and homosexuality between the diocese and the rebel parishes: All Saints in Long Beach, St. David's in North Hollywood and St.
OPINION
September 1, 2004
Re "Episcopal Diocese Demands Property," Aug. 28: I hereby demand that the Anglican Communion return all properties illegally seized from the Holy Roman Catholic Church, including, but not limited to, cathedrals, monasteries, parish seats, bank accounts and Bibles. My demand is equivalent to the demand made by Los Angeles Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno's attorneys to those local Episcopal parishes that have broken away from his Los Angeles diocese: to vacate their church buildings, surrender their financial holdings and yield up their worship aids.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2003 | William Lobdell and David Reyes, Times Staff Writers
A lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday alleges that several pedophiles on the staff of Mater Dei High School, one of the nation's largest parochial schools, systematically preyed on students in the 1970s. Two men accused in the suit were for decades among the county's recognized Catholic educators: Michael "Father Hollywood" Harris and John Merino, a lay employee. Harris was principal at Mater Dei and Santa Margarita high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on Tuesday filed suit against three breakaway Southern California parishes, laying claim to the church buildings and personal property for the diocese and "faithful Episcopalians." The lawsuits, filed in Los Angeles and Orange County superior courts, were the latest developments in an escalating clash over theology and homosexuality between the diocese and the rebel parishes: All Saints in Long Beach, St. David's in North Hollywood and St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2009 | By Duke Helfand and Carla Rivera
The spiritual leader of the global Anglican Communion issued an unusually sharp and swift rebuke Sunday to church leaders in the U.S. over the election of a lesbian bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. In a terse statement, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a warning to Episcopal bishops, clergy and lay representatives about the confirmation of the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, a lesbian who has been in a partnered relationship for two decades. "The election of Mary Glasspool by the Diocese of Los Angeles as suffragan bishop-elect raises very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole," Williams wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2002 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I regret terribly what happened--but maybe without that or something like that we wouldn't be here." "I wish I could undo some of the things in the past myself, [but] now it's really a chance to look to the future--from today forward." * Vivendi Universal chief executive Jean-Marie Messier on the dismal performance of the company's stock? Disney Chairman Michael Eisner on his poor ABC television ratings? Neither. These are the words of Cardinal Roger M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was church history. The Rt. Rev. Frederick H. Borsch reached out his arm and offered a tall shepherd's staff to the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno. For a few seconds, the longtime friends clutched the staff together. It seemed like neither wanted to let go of the moment, which occurred Saturday in front of a thousand people at the annual Diocesan Convention of the Los Angeles Episcopal Church. When Borsch released it, Bruno formally replaced him as pastoral shepherd of the diocese.
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