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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope has accepted the resignation of Miami Archbishop John Favalora and named Orlando's bishop to replace him. Favalora in December turns 75, the normal retirement age for bishops. Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday accepted his...
The ultimate decision in appointing bishops rests with the pope, and he is free to select anyone he chooses. But how does he know whom to select? The process for selecting candidates for the episcopacy normally begins at the diocesan level and works...
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,...
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Steve ChapmanA lot of what goes on in the Catholic church, or any church, is mostly the business of its leaders and its faithful. If the church doesn't want to allow priests to marry, or if it chooses to refuse communion......
Opinion L.A.There's irony in the decision of the Vatican to fight lawsuits stemming from the allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. In resisting the claims of victims from the United States, the Holy See is arguing that local bishops are not Vatican...
The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe...
La PlazaPope 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...
The Religion WorldIf you missedÂ CNNâs Reliable Sources this Sunday, host Howard Kurtz interviewed New York Times religion reporter Laurie GoodsteinÂ and the Washington Post's Sally Quinn, co-moderator of âOn Faith.âÂ GoodsteinÂ broke...
L.A. NOWThe 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......
L.A. NOWAn Iraqi-born priest in Los Angeles has been named to head the Syrian Catholic Church in the United States, a small Eastern Rite sect affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed......
RALPH E. "Casey" Kloetzli died in an alley behind an abandoned house on a short side street I had neither heard of nor visited in my 27 years in Baltimore. Until two weeks ago, he had lived a tormented life in the "other Baltimore," the subculture of...
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