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August 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York urged black Roman Catholics on Friday not to let racial differences force them from the church, saying separatist leaders are straying from its message of inclusion. "The church cannot be exclusive, whether it's exclusively white, exclusively black, exclusively yellow," O'Connor said. "We are all one in the body of Christ."
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September 28, 1990 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For fifth-generation stonecarver Vincent Palumbo, working on the construction of the Washington National Cathedral over the past 30 years has been nothing short of an act of worship--and love. "You work and you pray, work and pray," Palumbo muses, gesturing with his thick hands, which are as dusty as the chisels that fill his workshop at the building's base. "And always there is the feeling--all these things you do because . . . it is a church. It's for God. It's for Christ."
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July 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The nation's 300 Roman Catholic bishops on Friday admitted that racism exists in the church but urged black priest George A. Stallings to come back to the flock. The statement from Archbishop John May of St. Louis, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, was the first response from the church's national leaders to Stallings' breakaway Imani Temple. May, who represents all of the U.S. bishops, promised to give "full voice" to the nation's 2 million black Catholics.
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August 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York urged black Roman Catholics on Friday not to let racial differences force them from the church, saying separatist leaders are straying from its message of inclusion. "The church cannot be exclusive, whether it's exclusively white, exclusively black, exclusively yellow," O'Connor said. "We are all one in the body of Christ."
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July 10, 1989
Before a swaying, clapping congregation, and shouting above the din of African drums, a suspended black priest defied Roman Catholic Church authorities for the second straight week and conducted his own brand of services in a Washington high school auditorium. Father George A. Stallings Jr.
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September 28, 1990 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For fifth-generation stonecarver Vincent Palumbo, working on the construction of the Washington National Cathedral over the past 30 years has been nothing short of an act of worship--and love. "You work and you pray, work and pray," Palumbo muses, gesturing with his thick hands, which are as dusty as the chisels that fill his workshop at the building's base. "And always there is the feeling--all these things you do because . . . it is a church. It's for God. It's for Christ."
NEWS
July 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The nation's 300 Roman Catholic bishops on Friday admitted that racism exists in the church but urged black priest George A. Stallings to come back to the flock. The statement from Archbishop John May of St. Louis, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, was the first response from the church's national leaders to Stallings' breakaway Imani Temple. May, who represents all of the U.S. bishops, promised to give "full voice" to the nation's 2 million black Catholics.
NEWS
July 10, 1989
Before a swaying, clapping congregation, and shouting above the din of African drums, a suspended black priest defied Roman Catholic Church authorities for the second straight week and conducted his own brand of services in a Washington high school auditorium. Father George A. Stallings Jr.
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