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September 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Russian government expelled another two Roman Catholic priests this week, bringing to five the number of foreign Catholic clergy stripped of their visas this year in what Catholic leaders say is a campaign to curb the church's work in the predominantly Orthodox Christian country. The priests, both Polish citizens, each had been working in Russian parishes for a decade: the Revs. Edward Mackiewicz in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don and Jaroslaw Wisniewski on Russia's Pacific coast.
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NATIONAL
December 26, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday overturned the conviction of the first U.S. church official ever charged or convicted in connection with how he handled complaints that priests had sexually abused children. Msgr. William Lynn, who has never been accused of personally molesting any child, was convicted in 2012 of endangering the welfare of a child for how he handled the case of a priest who had been accused of sexually abusing children. Lynn, who has already served about 18 months in prison, could be released as soon as Friday, a Superior Court of Pennsylvania appeals panel ruled.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1992 | From Religious News Service
A path between the Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church has become well worn in recent years. While considerable attention has been focused on married Episcopal priests being accepted as Catholic priests, a far larger contingent has been moving steadily, though with little notice, in the opposite direction. The journey by more than 300 Catholic priests since 1970 to the Episcopal priesthood has been all but ignored in Catholic quarters and largely played down by Episcopal leaders.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2011 | David Lazarus
The Rev. Tom Batsis sat in the dining room of the priests' residence at a Roman Catholic church in North Hollywood, religious images gracing the wall behind him. He hadn't invited me to visit because he wanted to discuss spiritual matters. Batsis wanted to talk about the trouble he and the two other priests in the rectory were having with Time Warner Cable. They believed they were victims of identity theft, he said, but the cable giant didn't seem interested in discussing the matter.
NEWS
November 15, 1987
A Honduran bishop accused the military of making death threats to Roman Catholic priests it suspects of collaboration with leftist Salvadoran guerrillas. Luis Alfonso Santos, bishop of Santa Rosa de Copan in western Honduras near El Salvador, said in a statement that the army would be responsible for "any moral or physical harm" suffered by people practicing religious activities.
OPINION
April 9, 2002
In "Kandahar's Lightly Veiled Homosexual Habits" (April 3), on the homosexual "habits" of Afghan men, Maura Reynolds writes, "It might seem odd to a Westerner that such a sexually repressive society is marked by heightened homosexual activity." Odd? Can you say Roman Catholic priests? (And this is not the only area where these two religious institutions intersect. Regina F. Lark Canoga Park
NEWS
July 2, 1985 | United Press International
Riot police prevented about 500 Roman Catholic priests, nuns and Protestant pastors from marching on the presidential palace today to protest the killing of church leaders. The protesters, carrying a cross bearing the names of slain priests and pastors, were stopped several blocks from President Ferdinand E. Marcos' official residence by about 100 riot police. No violence or arrests were reported.
NATIONAL
January 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Three men who accuse Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing them in childhood can pursue damages from the Vatican in a negligence lawsuit, a federal judge ruled. The ruling lets the men pursue their claim that top church officials should have warned the public or authorities about priests in the Louisville Archdiocese who were suspected of abusing children.
NEWS
October 6, 1986 | United Press International
Pope John Paul II kneeled before the coffin containing the remains of the patron saint of parish priests today and bemoaned the severe shortage of priests worldwide. The Pope told 5,000 priests, seminarians and deacons from more than 60 countries that they should not be discouraged by the lack of young men becoming priests. "Lay people and priests should never resign themselves to the reduced number of priestly vocations and ordinations, as is the case today in many dioceses," he said.
MAGAZINE
September 28, 2003
Anita Chabria's story on Ms. magazine ("Ms. Understood," Aug. 31) says, "There is no place a motivated woman cannot go--except maybe Augusta National. . . ." Try telling that to the women who want to become Roman Catholic priests or work in specialized combat positions in the U.S. armed forces. Do we still need feminism? You bet we do. Regina F. Lark UCLA Center for the Study of Women/ Women's Studies Programs I am a twentysomething feminist who is unafraid to use the "f-word," no matter how passe it might sound.
WORLD
September 19, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Pope Benedict XVI expressed his sorrow Saturday for abuses committed by Roman Catholic priests, saying that unspeakable crimes had brought "shame and humiliation" on the church as a whole. In the latest in a string of such audiences, the pontiff also met privately with several victims of abuse even as thousands of protesters marched through the British capital to highlight the scandal over pedophile priests and to blast the Vatican's stand on homosexuality, the ordination of women and the use of condoms to fight the spread of AIDS.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2009 | Manya A. Brachear
A federal appeals court ruling has brought an Oregon man one step closer to suing the Vatican for sexual abuse he says he suffered by a Roman Catholic priest. In a 59-page decision issued Tuesday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the man -- who says he was molested in the 1960s by a priest at a Catholic school -- can pursue a civil lawsuit against the Holy See because the priest allegedly abused him while serving in a religious capacity.
NATIONAL
January 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Three men who accuse Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing them in childhood can pursue damages from the Vatican in a negligence lawsuit, a federal judge ruled. The ruling lets the men pursue their claim that top church officials should have warned the public or authorities about priests in the Louisville Archdiocese who were suspected of abusing children.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2005 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
The priests came from three states, converging on a suburban park one Sunday to conduct an outdoor Mass. Wearing white vestments with rainbow-hued stoles, they led the worshippers in prayer and song. They stuck closely to traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. But as they raised their arms in blessing, the five men revealed unmistakable proof of defiance: All wore wedding bands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2004 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony is preparing to again defend his handling of Roman Catholic priests accused of child molestation when he was bishop of Stockton nearly two decades ago. Mahony is set to answer questions Tuesday at an undisclosed downtown Los Angeles high-rise in a deposition in civil cases alleging that priests sexually abused several people. A judge ordered the time and location of the deposition kept secret for security reasons.
MAGAZINE
September 28, 2003
Anita Chabria's story on Ms. magazine ("Ms. Understood," Aug. 31) says, "There is no place a motivated woman cannot go--except maybe Augusta National. . . ." Try telling that to the women who want to become Roman Catholic priests or work in specialized combat positions in the U.S. armed forces. Do we still need feminism? You bet we do. Regina F. Lark UCLA Center for the Study of Women/ Women's Studies Programs I am a twentysomething feminist who is unafraid to use the "f-word," no matter how passe it might sound.
NEWS
March 9, 1987 | United Press International
Two teen-agers, including one who had sought counseling from his alleged victims, were under arrest today on murder charges in the stabbing deaths and robberies of two inner-city Roman Catholic priests, police said today. Police Commissioner Ralph Degenhart said Milton Jones, 17, and Theodore Simmons, 18, were charged with second-degree murder, robbery and possession of a weapon in the slayings of Father Joseph Bissonette, 54, and Msgr. David Herlihy, 75.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | EDWARD J. BOYER
Bilingual education specialist Silvina Rubinstein remembers Spanish-speaking students "even failing physical education" because taking group showers was not part of their culture, or being unable to get free lunches because their parents couldn't fill out applications. Rubinstein, who faced her own difficult adjustments after arriving in this country from Argentina in 1976, is now helping to combat the shortage of bilingual teachers in the Paramount Unified School District. She has enlisted 25 bilingual teachers in an innovative program to serve as mentors to 25 aides who are earning their teaching credentials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2003 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
As the nation's Roman Catholic priests take stock of more than a year of sexual abuse scandal, Bishop Raymond J. Boland seemed to capture the mood with a story about a gray-haired old man looking in the mirror. "Inside every older person there's a young person wondering what happened," Boland told the priests gathered for the annual meeting of the National Federation of Priests' Councils. His audience of priests, many of them gray-haired, laughed heartily.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Russian government expelled another two Roman Catholic priests this week, bringing to five the number of foreign Catholic clergy stripped of their visas this year in what Catholic leaders say is a campaign to curb the church's work in the predominantly Orthodox Christian country. The priests, both Polish citizens, each had been working in Russian parishes for a decade: the Revs. Edward Mackiewicz in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don and Jaroslaw Wisniewski on Russia's Pacific coast.
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