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March 8, 1990
Father Rafael Luevano, a native of Santa Ana and former associate pastor of St. Joachim Parish in Costa Mesa, has been appointed rector and president of St. John's Seminary College in Camarillo. The college educates men for the Roman Catholic priesthood in six dioceses and one religious order in the Western United States. Luevano has served as the college's director of spirituality for 14 months. The appointment was announced Wednesday by Archbishop Roger M. Mahony in Los Angeles.
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May 30, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the dormitory hall of St. John's Seminary College hangs a 1977 senior class picture: two dozen earnest young men in black suits, including a tallish fellow at one end with dark features and a blinding smile. In those same halls, that tallish fellow now strides from appointment to appointment as if he runs the place. He does. The Rev. Rafael Luevano, 36, officially took over the job of rector-president at St. John's one year ago.
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May 30, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the dormitory hall of St. John's Seminary College hangs a 1977 senior class picture: two dozen earnest young men in black suits, including a tallish fellow at one end with dark features and a blinding smile. In those same halls, that tallish fellow now strides from appointment to appointment as if he runs the place. He does. The Rev. Rafael Luevano, 36, officially took over the job of rector-president at St. John's one year ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1990
Father Rafael Luevano, a native of Santa Ana and former associate pastor of St. Joachim Parish in Costa Mesa, has been appointed rector and president of St. John's Seminary College in Camarillo. The college educates men for the Roman Catholic priesthood in six dioceses and one religious order in the Western United States. Luevano has served as the college's director of spirituality for 14 months. The appointment was announced Wednesday by Archbishop Roger M. Mahony in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County rabbi on Friday will receive the highest award bestowed by the Roman Catholic Church on a nonmember, in recognition of his work in bringing together Catholics and Jews. Rabbi Shelton Donnell of Temple Beth Sholom is believed to be the first rabbi to receive the Benemerenti Medal, established in 1832 by Pope Gregory XVI to recognize civil courage. Benemerenti is Latin for "good merit."
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March 21, 1990 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
A Camarillo priest has been named one of two new auxiliary bishops of the sprawling Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Archbishop Roger Mahony announced Tuesday. Monsignor Sylvester D. Ryan, 59, rector of St. John's Seminary College in Camarillo, was appointed bishop by Pope John Paul II, along with Monsignor Stephen Blair, the moderator of the curia and chancellor of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, who will remain in that position. Ryan said he was overwhelmed.
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June 18, 2001 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rafael Luevano awoke Sunday with a twinge in his heart. His father has been dead for 18 years, and Luevano has no children. But the 47-year-old priest preached at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Santa Ana on Father's Day, and his mood lifted as he shook hands, kissed cheeks and accepted hugs. "It still remains an issue not to have children of my own," the Roman Catholic priest said. "But I still feel like the head of a family . . . accepted and loved in the most intimate way."
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September 6, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of Southern California's top religious leaders met Wednesday with Anaheim's police chief and city manager over a controversial policy that allows INS agents to question suspects detained in the city jail. The religious leaders issued a short statement after the unusual closed-door session saying that the conversation was "fruitful and informative" and that "mutual concerns of how to better serve our community were discussed."
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December 13, 2000 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scores of Latino garment workers who spend their days putting sequins on $1,500 evening gowns stood in the company cafeteria Tuesday morning and wiped tears from their eyes as they sang songs they had known since childhood about the Virgin of Guadalupe. They had arrived at the makeshift Catholic chapel at St. John Knits in Irvine two hours before their 7 a.m. shift to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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January 1, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lutherans and Episcopalians united in a church service Sunday morning in Seal Beach, marking a historic and symbolic joining of two denominations. A joint service also was held in San Marino in honor of the unity agreement titled "Called to Common Mission," which will be formally signed Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.
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December 8, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL and GENA GUISAR
A "triple celebration" honoring the holidays of Ramadan, Hanukkah and Advent will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth El of South Orange County. Sheik Yassir Mohammed, Rabbi Allen Krause and Father Rafael Luevano will be the spiritual leaders. The evening will begin with an inter-religious seasonal prayer service discussing the holidays. Later, participants may enjoy a dinner and dessert featuring foods of each tradition. The temple is at 27462 Terrace View, Aliso Viejo.
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January 6, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, William Lobdell is the religion reporter-editor for The Times' Orange County edition. His column runs Saturday. His e-mail address is bill.lobdell@latimes.com
A promising truce in the bitter near-1,000-year family squabble between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches will be observed next Saturday when the two faiths co-host a concert in Orange County. The performance by the acclaimed vocal chamber ensemble Capella Romana at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine will be a precursor to Christian Unity Week, which begins Jan. 18.
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