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Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Religion

Loyola Marymount Erupts Over Abortion Health Care Coverage

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Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 7:36 PM

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Updated at the bottom with the school's board voting to deny abortion coverage. Sort of. First posted at 7:07 a.m.

Loyola Marymount University is more than just a quality private school perched on the bluffs above Playa Vista. It's a Catholic institution, known for opening its doors to a diverse student population and a curriculum that explores worlds far outside the Bible. It even has a master's program for "yoga studies."

But one issue could bring LMU back to its religious roots and, some say, roll back progress on the Westchester campus:

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Is The New Pope Latino?

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Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM

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Updated at the bottom: A UCLA professor weighs in on the question and says yes. First posted at 12:18 p.m.

Perhaps in a nod to its Spanish speaking majority, the Catholic Church today announced that Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is its new pope.

He will apparently go by the name of Pope Francis I.

So is this guy the church's first Latino pope?

Tough question:

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Friday, February 1, 2013

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A day after retired Cardinal and L.A. Archbishop Emeritus Roger Mahony was stripped of his official church duties by his successor, José Gomez, Mahony fired off a letter to the current archbishop defending his actions in the L.A. Archdiocese sex-abuse scandal.

Documents released by the church as part of a 2007 global settlement over abuse allegations indicate that Mahony went along with a plan to transfer accused priests out of state to keep them away from authorities:

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Cardinal Roger Mahony Stripped Of Duties For Sex Abuse Cover-Up

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Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:34 PM

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  • Mahoney
We're not sure what a stunning rebuke is, but we're going to guess that this is one.

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez stated tonight that retired Cardinal and Archbishop Emeritus Roger Mahony would "no longer have any administrative or public duties" for the 4-million-parishioner L.A. Archdiocese.

The announcement came as Gomez unveiled its files related to clergy sexual abuse:

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cardinal Roger Mahony
  • Cardinal Roger Mahony
On the front page of this morning's Los Angeles Times, the paper notes that several legal experts suspect Cardinal Roger Mahony will not face criminal charges for covering up clergy sex abuse due to the statute of limitations. One advocacy group says those experts have it wrong.

"We aren't police, prosecutors or even lawyers," says David Clohessy, director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), in a press statement today. "But for 25 years, we've seen, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., 'the long arc of history bend toward justice.' We've seen secular authorities become increasingly assertive and creative and successful in pursuing sophisticated criminals."

Founded in 1988, SNAP is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims and has more than 12,000 members.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

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L.A. Coptic Church, L.A. Muslim Group to Denounce Innocence of Muslims

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Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:07 AM

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The anti-Islam video that set off a fire storm in the Middle East appears to have been made by a few fanatical Coptic Christians right here in Southern California.

But the Coptic Orthodox Church of Los Angeles will join hands with the Muslim Public Affairs Council today to denounce the almost-silly Innocence of Muslims, which depicts the Prophet Mohammad as a child molester and woman beater.

Here's the deal:

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Father Cuevas. - LBPD
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  • Father Cuevas.
The latest sex scandal and PR nightmare for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles comes by way of northern Long Beach, near Compton:

Father Jose Luis Cuevas, 67, the longtime head priest at St. Athanasius Church, is being charged with "nine counts of sexual assault" for years of allegedly molesting female congregants, including a 17-year-old girl, say Long Beach police.

His arrest and removal from the ministry have been quite dramatic:

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Is someone trying to burn L.A.'s majestic mormon temple?
  • Is someone trying to burn L.A.'s majestic mormon temple?
A midnight fire on the grounds of the Los Angeles California Temple -- the gargantuan Mormon structure that can be seen from all over the city -- has given the Los Angeles Fire Department's arson investigators their highest-profile job since the Hollywood car-fire debacle.

Awesomely, the department has a "house of worship task force," and they're on the scene this morning to investigate the origins of the blaze, an LAFD spokesman tells Patch. (As is "the standard response for any fire at a religious site.") It began at about 1 a.m. and was extinguished a half-hour later.

The Westwood temple is the second largest...

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

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World-Record Dreidel-Spinning Rager in L.A. This Weekend

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Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 8:28 PM

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Updated at the bottom: The attempt's a FAIL. First posted at 12:57 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Sunday, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!! Jews, JEWS, JEWS!!!

If you're not burned out after raging on Saturday night, the Sinai Temple in Holmby Hills is where the after-party is. The world-record-breaking after-party, that is.

You read right: The folks at Sinai are set to attempt an official, Guinness-sanctioned record-breaking attempt at ...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

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The L.A. City Council is contemplating another boycott -- this time against Delta Airlines.

Councilman Paul Koretz has introduced a resolution to boycott the airline over its controversial "no Jew" policy.

Wait. What?

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