April 8, 2005 |
Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston who became a focal point of the Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal in the United States, won a coveted role Thursday to preside at one of a handful of funeral Masses for Pope John Paul II. The appointment, announced by Archbishop Piero Marini, the Vatican's master of liturgical celebrations, appeared to catch other U.S. cardinals by surprise. It stunned sexual abuse victims' advocates.
December 5, 2002 |
A longtime parishioner telephoned Father Walter Cuenin early Wednesday at Our Lady Help of Christians Church. After the latest disclosures about how the Roman Catholic archdiocese here covered up clerical sexual abuse for decades, she told her priest, she had no choice but to leave the church. Not the parish, she stressed. The faith.
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November 23, 1996 |
In London, the day was being celebrated with a performance of the Britten Sinfonia at stately Stationers' Hall. In Boyle Heights, it was being observed by a group of enthusiastic mariachis playing guitars and trumpets on the street outside Olympic Donuts. It was the annual Festival of St. Cecilia--which honors the patron saint of musicians. And London certainly had nothing on Friday's street fiesta east of downtown Los Angeles.
May 8, 1994 |
Five months after her daughter was severely injured by a drunk driver in a crosswalk, Beatrice Gonzales has suspended her push for a traffic light at the intersection and instead is focusing her energy on establishing a neighborhood youth group.
May 6, 2002 |
Too many victims were coming forward, Cardinal Bernard Law said Sunday to explain why the Archdiocese of Boston suddenly withdrew from a settlement with 86 alleged sexual abuse victims. At a nearby parish, however, that account rang hollow. And the lawyer for the 86 victims said the church's retreat from its agreement was tantamount to revictimization.
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November 8, 1993 |
Louis Farrakhan, minister of the Nation of Islam, gave an address sponsored by the Black Student Union at Cal State Northridge on Thursday. The following people offered their thoughts before the controversial leader spoke. RABBI LAURA GELLER Executive director of the American Jewish Congress, Los Angeles I affirm the right of all people to be vigilant, even militant, in defense of their rights.