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January 9, 1991 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he had been sober for a year, Xavier stood before an alcoholism recovery group in Highland Park and revealed his secret. "I confessed that I am a priest and I cried in front of the people. I don't know why--probably because I broke the boundary. (But) the people accepted that I was a priest." And, that he was human--something that he himself has had trouble accepting.
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July 22, 2009 | Duke Helfand
The morning sun has barely crept above the horizon when 13 beginning seminarians emerge from dormitory rooms and wander into the chapel of their religious compound. "God our Father . . . let not temptation ever quench the fire that your love has kindled within us," they recite from liturgy books.
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July 22, 2009 | Duke Helfand
The morning sun has barely crept above the horizon when 13 beginning seminarians emerge from dormitory rooms and wander into the chapel of their religious compound. "God our Father . . . let not temptation ever quench the fire that your love has kindled within us," they recite from liturgy books.
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January 9, 1991 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he had been sober for a year, Xavier stood before an alcoholism recovery group in Highland Park and revealed his secret. "I confessed that I am a priest and I cried in front of the people. I don't know why--probably because I broke the boundary. (But) the people accepted that I was a priest." And, that he was human--something that he himself has had trouble accepting.
MAGAZINE
March 18, 2001 | Patt Morrison
Whatever the reviews of his work in California--and they run from "saintly" to "genocidal"--in his hometown of Petra on the Spanish island of Majorca, Junipero Serra is the local boy who left home and made very, very good. Here Father Serra began the odyssey that has put him in line for Catholic sainthood. The plaque at the church where he was baptized boasts broadly of the native son as "explorer, missionary, hero, civilizer of the lands of California."
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May 31, 1990 | SUSAN PERRY, Perry is a Los Angeles writer.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who like to refresh themselves by getting away from it all and those who seek renewal in groups. Several local retreat centers offer out-of-the-ordinary experiences for those who want to escape the bustle of city life for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer.
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October 28, 1986 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
After sharing reflections on world peace with Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archbishop Roger M. Mahony, 55 Southern California leaders representing 15 world faiths on Monday launched a symbolic peace wreath of olive branches and roses into the Pacific Ocean. The event, which included a private four-hour meeting at a retreat center in the hills of Malibu, mirrored Pope John Paul II's day of fasting and prayer with leaders of the world's major religions in Assisi, Italy, the birthplace of St.
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February 16, 1986 | Richard Buffum
One of Aaron Gonzalez's earliest memories--he says he was about 7 at the time--is about disobeying his grandmother's order not to go into the kitchen of his grandfather's hotel in El Paso, Tex. In the kitchen, sound asleep on the floor, was Mexico's tough revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, a pair of pistols at ready at his side. Nearly 70 years later, Gonzalez suppresses a shudder. "Think what could have happened had Villa been startled awake. He could have shot me.
SPORTS
December 7, 1989 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serra High football Coach Leo Hand sees many similarities between his Cavaliers and the Lompoc Braves. Both are quick. Both run unorthodox offenses. And both boast perfect records this season. Mostly, though, Hand believes that Serra and Lompoc deserve to play for the CIF-Southern Section Division VII title at 7:30 Saturday night at El Camino College. It's no fluke when the top seed (Lompoc) ends up meeting the No. 2 seed (Serra) in the finals.
SPORTS
October 26, 1989 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Leo Hand became head football coach at Serra High School last spring, he explained his offensive philosophy in simple terms. "I told the players I only have one favorite play in football, and that's the pitch play," he said. "That's where the guy crosses the goal line and pitches the ball to the referee." Hand stole the line from former USC Coach John McKay, but it applies to Serra perhaps more than it ever did to the Trojans.
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November 4, 1993 | SHAWN HUBLER and DAVID FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was the sort of disaster in which Zsa Zsa Gabor would open her doors to homeless horses, in which Anthony Hopkins would offer sanctuary to Dick Van Dyke. Trace the flight from destruction, and you might meet Burgess Meredith exiting the gated Malibu Colony, a look of concern furrowing his famous face. Tuesday's tragedy was quintessential Malibu.
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June 8, 1996 | John Dart
Religious pollster George Barna, whose small research outfit has been based in Glendale for 10 years, is moving his home and office to Ventura County, but the prolific author has only slowed slightly. The Barna Research Group rivals the larger Gallup Organization in the frequency of its national surveys on religious topics. And within evangelical circles Barna is also well known for his survey-based recommendations on ministries and church life.
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