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As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJan. 3, 2000: California starts registering domestic partners. While groundbreaking, the law affords same-sex couples only two benefits: hospital visitation rights and health insurance coverage for the dependents of government employees covered by...
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Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90. Ward died of complications...
L.A. NOWLoyola Marymount University, the 8,700-student Jesuit school in Los Angeles, on Monday named its first permanent lay president, choosing its interim leader, David W. Burcham. A graduate and former dean of Loyola Law School, Burcham has served as the...
Month in review: Protesters, pirates, GOP presidential hopefuls, media shakeups and one poor budget proposalOpinion L.A.For such a short month, a lot happened in February. Without further ado, here's the month at a glance: Arab revolution: Egyptians continued to protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square as we sat on the edge of our seats wondering what......
L.A. NOWMost elementary schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will add 20 days to their schedules, making their school year one of the longest in the United States, officials announced this week. In announcing the expansion to a......
L.A. NOWScores of parents attended a town hall meeting Thursday night to criticize the Los Angeles Archdiocese's proposal to extend the school year at most of its elementary schools....
L.A. NOWRoman Catholic Archbishop JosÃ© Gomez has been on a listening tour across Southern California as he prepares to take over leadership of the L.A. archdiocese. Times religion writer Mitchell Landsberg talked to Gomez about his meetings, where some...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesDreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun Steve Lopez Camino Books: 309 pp., $17.95 paper At most newspapers the first-person singular pronoun, like the nuclear football, is entrusted to one person at a time. Usually cityside columns go to native...
L.A. NOWThe former vicar of clergy for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles testified this week under oath that Cardinal Roger Mahony ordered him in 2000 not to contact police about allegations of sexual abuse by a priest. In deposition papers filed......
L.A. NOWIn East Los Angeles, children strained today to hear the sound of sirens. At any moment, a big, red firetruck would arrive with Santa Claus and toys. âHere he comes!â one mother yelled, as she heard the cry in the......
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