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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1989
Thank you for Barry Bearak's two-part story on the Lubbock visions. I teach Mariology here and it's not often I read in the non-Catholic and secular press accurate portrayals of Catholic devotion to Mary and of the scrupulous care with which church officials investigate claims about the miraculous and visionary. That is why Bearak's statement, "The glory of the Blessed Mother is purely the glory God gave her. Catholic teaching said she is to be venerated, as a saint, not worshipped," is heartening to me. Your reporter also showed great sensitivity to all the people involved and to the range of their experience.
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November 21, 2005
Re "Trail of Abuse Leads to Seminary," Nov. 17 Your story implies that decades ago, St. John's Seminary in Camarillo may have been less thorough in preparing young men for the priesthood. But it ignores the fact that the vast majority of graduates have gone on to rich lives of service. Indeed, most of the extraordinary parish priests serving in Southern California today are graduates of St. John's. There is no mention of their tireless efforts to provide spiritual and physical sustenance to those in need or to provide leadership in addressing issues such as homelessness or poverty.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989 | JOHN DART
Many Catholic priests who have married say they have been treated like "non-persons" by church officials, but the Los Angeles archdiocese's St. John's Seminary has decided to break that pattern. For the first time, the seminary, the final educational stage before becoming an archdiocesan priest, has sought out and invited former priests who are now married to take part in an event at the Camarillo campus--and even bring along spouses and children. The occasion is an alumni barbecue Sunday afternoon celebrating the school's 50th anniversary at the Ventura County site.
OPINION
May 15, 2004
It is tragic that plans are being made to sell a major portion of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo (May 6). The now-closed undergraduate school should remain as a Catholic college, given its prime location within the largest Catholic archdiocese in the U.S., even if that means turning over the administrative duties to another Catholic entity. Poor stewardship of church resources needs to cease before there is nothing left for posterity. Matthew D. Herrera San Luis Obispo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989
J. Carlos Martinez, the Catholic Diocese of Orange's first priest to be born and raised in Mexico, will be ordained along with four others by Bishop Norman F. McFarland at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Cathedral, 566 S. Glassell St., Orange. Martinez, 28, entered the seminary in Saltillo, Mexico, and completed his studies at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo. He will be assigned as an associate pastor to Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Santa Ana. The other new priests are: Alfred S. Baca, 28, a graduate of Garden Grove High School, Cal State Fullerton and St. John's Seminary.
OPINION
November 21, 2005
Re "Trail of Abuse Leads to Seminary," Nov. 17 Your story implies that decades ago, St. John's Seminary in Camarillo may have been less thorough in preparing young men for the priesthood. But it ignores the fact that the vast majority of graduates have gone on to rich lives of service. Indeed, most of the extraordinary parish priests serving in Southern California today are graduates of St. John's. There is no mention of their tireless efforts to provide spiritual and physical sustenance to those in need or to provide leadership in addressing issues such as homelessness or poverty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1987
Why must ignorance always prevail? Archbishop Roger Mahony's decision, based upon St. John's Seminary board of "directors," to loot the Carrie Estelle Doheny Collection is both appalling and unforgivable. Must the tremendously precious gift given unselfishly by the foresighted Mrs. Doheny to all humanity from the past to the present and future be "spent?" The Doheny Library is like a brain. All of the individual cells (in this case, books) bind together to form a harmonious whole.
OPINION
May 15, 2004
It is tragic that plans are being made to sell a major portion of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo (May 6). The now-closed undergraduate school should remain as a Catholic college, given its prime location within the largest Catholic archdiocese in the U.S., even if that means turning over the administrative duties to another Catholic entity. Poor stewardship of church resources needs to cease before there is nothing left for posterity. Matthew D. Herrera San Luis Obispo
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
WANTED: Single men, any age, for entry-level position with longstanding international concern. Low pay, long hours, limited wardrobe. Requires five, possibly eight years training. Must be fluent in Spanish. Obedience to superiors, celibacy a must. Rewards, incentives almost entirely intangible. Promotion slow or nonexistent. Preferred jobs not guaranteed. Not the sort of ad that would make you want to chuck that Beverly Hills corporate law practice and dive right in, is it?
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
WANTED: Single men, any age, for entry-level position with longstanding international concern. Low pay, long hours, limited wardrobe. Requires five, possibly eight years training. Must be fluent in Spanish. Obedience to superiors, celibacy a must. Rewards, incentives almost entirely intangible. Promotion slow or nonexistent. Preferred jobs not guaranteed. Not the sort of ad that would make you want to chuck that Beverly Hills corporate law practice and dive right in, is it?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989
J. Carlos Martinez, the Catholic Diocese of Orange's first priest to be born and raised in Mexico, will be ordained along with four others by Bishop Norman F. McFarland at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Cathedral, 566 S. Glassell St., Orange. Martinez, 28, entered the seminary in Saltillo, Mexico, and completed his studies at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo. He will be assigned as an associate pastor to Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Santa Ana. The other new priests are: Alfred S. Baca, 28, a graduate of Garden Grove High School, Cal State Fullerton and St. John's Seminary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989 | JOHN DART
Many Catholic priests who have married say they have been treated like "non-persons" by church officials, but the Los Angeles archdiocese's St. John's Seminary has decided to break that pattern. For the first time, the seminary, the final educational stage before becoming an archdiocesan priest, has sought out and invited former priests who are now married to take part in an event at the Camarillo campus--and even bring along spouses and children. The occasion is an alumni barbecue Sunday afternoon celebrating the school's 50th anniversary at the Ventura County site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1989
Thank you for Barry Bearak's two-part story on the Lubbock visions. I teach Mariology here and it's not often I read in the non-Catholic and secular press accurate portrayals of Catholic devotion to Mary and of the scrupulous care with which church officials investigate claims about the miraculous and visionary. That is why Bearak's statement, "The glory of the Blessed Mother is purely the glory God gave her. Catholic teaching said she is to be venerated, as a saint, not worshipped," is heartening to me. Your reporter also showed great sensitivity to all the people involved and to the range of their experience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1987
Why must ignorance always prevail? Archbishop Roger Mahony's decision, based upon St. John's Seminary board of "directors," to loot the Carrie Estelle Doheny Collection is both appalling and unforgivable. Must the tremendously precious gift given unselfishly by the foresighted Mrs. Doheny to all humanity from the past to the present and future be "spent?" The Doheny Library is like a brain. All of the individual cells (in this case, books) bind together to form a harmonious whole.
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