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  • Pope's new edict on the priesthood

    Pope's new edict on the priesthood
    The Roman Catholic Church requires its priests to refrain from any sexual relationship, whether heterosexual or homosexual. So one might think that the sexual orientation of an aspirant for the priesthood would be a nonissue -- especially in light of...
  • PASSINGS: Leon Lyon, Sandro, Leon Yao Liang, George W. Trippon

    Leon Lyon O.C. builder, arts patron Leon Lyon, 89, an Orange County developer, financier and philanthropist, died Dec. 15 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach of complications from congestive heart failure, his family announced. A Newport Beach resident,...
  • William A. Wilson dies at 95; first U.S. ambassador to the Vatican

    William A. Wilson dies at 95; first U.S. ambassador to the Vatican
    William A. Wilson, a Los Angeles businessman and a member of President Reagan's "kitchen cabinet" who was appointed the first U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, has died. He was 95. Wilson died early Saturday in Carmel Valley, Calif., where he had a home,...
  • Polkas, jazz and Dixieland at Mass: Lord have mercy

    The sanctuary of St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church resounded with the peal of a Dixieland trumpet playing "When the Saints Go Marching In." But in their entry down the aisle, the jubilant choir switched to the Greek liturgy: Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison,...
  • Dodger chef hits them all out of the park

    Dodger chef hits them all out of the park
    The first half of the season has been a yawn, and some of the biggest sluggers in the lineup have holes in their bats. But one time-tested veteran swings for the fences and hits a home run every night at Dodger Stadium. Chef Dave Pearson. Like the...
  • Notre Dame's Obama flap

    Notre Dame's Obama flap
    After Barack Obama was elected president, Pope Benedict XVI sent him a congratulatory letter. So did Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At the time, neither the Vatican nor the Catholic bishops...
  • Chile earthquake: Pope urges survivors to be courageous

     
    Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged the survivors of Chile's devastating quake to be courageous and asked the Catholic church to play a role in relief efforts. The pontiff, speaking first in Italian and then in Spanish, told pilgrims in St. Peter's Square...
  • A vast anti-Catholic conspiracy?

     
    No doubt some anti-Catholics are reveling in reports that the future Pope Benedict XVI was aware that a pedophile priest in Germany had been returned to ministry and that then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger succumbed to a plea by an American abuser that he...
  • Founder disgraced, Legion of Christ moves to damage control

     
    In case you missed this stunner of a story from the L.A. Times on Legion of Christ founder the Rev. Marcial Maciel, take another read of the lead, or opening paragraph: "He hobnobbed with Mexico's rich and famous, cut lucrative real estate deals and was...
  • The Pope and the priest abuse scandal: What it means

     
    When he was the church’s chief enforcer of doctrine 25 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI declined to immediately defrock a California priest who admitted to child sexual abuse, saying he needed more time to consider the impact of the case......
  • Vatican defends Pope Benedict's response to Oakland sexual abuse case

     
    The Vatican insisted Saturday that Pope Benedict XVI had done nothing wrong when, earlier in his career, he hesitated to defrock a California priest who had admitted molesting two boys. A Vatican lawyer said it was the local bishop, John......