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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 24, 1995
In the second allegation this year of embezzlement involving a major national church, the new United Methodist Church treasurer for Southern California and Hawaii has been fired after reportedly admitting he transferred church funds into a personal account while he worked in New York.William R. Jones, who took office as treasurer of the California Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church only two weeks ago, was relieved of his duties Nov. 17 by Bishop Roy I. Sano after the New York allegations came to light, the bishop's office said Wednesday.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1999
The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, preaching last night at a vespers service in the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption, called on the two churches to put aside obstacles that divide them and to continue steps that bring them closer.The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, spoke during the service marking the beginning of a three-day meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic ecumenical dialogue in this country.The meetings will be held at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Roland Park.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | March 28, 1993
Bishop A. Theodore Eastman, who has headed the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland since the beginning of 1986, announced in letters dated Thursday that he will retire at the end of January.Admired by many Episcopalians locally and nationally but harshly criticized in recent months by a small, vocal group of Baltimore laymen, he said he had told close associates almost a year ago that he intended to retire in early 1994. He will turn 65 on Nov. 20.He and his wife, Sarah, who were residents of Washington for 10 years while he was rector of St. Alban's Church there, have purchased a house in the Washington suburb of McLean, Va. The parents of three grown children, they also own a vacation home in Hedgesville, W.Va.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 31, 1996
BATON ROUGE, La. -- As he left the White House yesterday morning in search of the soothing balm of friendly out-of-town audiences, President Clinton noticed that the capital's dreary weather had finally lifted."
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By JAMES McCARTNEY | January 22, 1991
Former President Jimmy Carter made a startling and troubling observation a few days before President Bush launched the war on Iraq.Although the United States professes to be a nation of peace, he asserted, it has acquired the reputation in many places around the world ''of being the world's warmonger, with the possible exception of Saddam Hussein.''Are we, indeed, a warlike people?Many church leaders are becoming fearful that this is exactly what is happening. It was Mr. Carter, however, a deeply religious man, who made the case most pointedly.
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By COX NEWS SERVICE | October 17, 2003
LONDON - Anglican leaders expressed deep regret yesterday over U.S. Episcopalians' appointment of their first openly gay bishop, emphasizing that his coming consecration put "in jeopardy" the future of the global community. In a unanimous statement that included a strongly worded rebuke to the U.S. Episcopal Church, the 37 leaders said the consecration would "tear the fabric of our communion at its deepest level." It also "may lead to further division on this and further issues as provinces have to decide in consequence whether they can remain in communion with provinces that choose not to break communion with the Episcopal Church," said the statement, issued at the end of a two-day emergency summit.
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By Mark I. Pinsky and Mark I. Pinsky,ORLANDO SENTINEL | August 8, 2005
ORLANDO, Fla. - Like other mainline Protestant denominations, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America would like to be focusing on anything but homosexuality as it convenes its biennial national assembly today in Orlando. However, the 1,018 delegates and an equal number of observers gathering through Sunday at the World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center will grapple with two divisive issues: whether to discipline congregations that bless same-sex unions and whether to permit sexually active gay clergy in the pulpit in defiance of denomination policy.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | September 11, 1992
Quoting H. L. Mencken, the archbishop of Canterbury warned the nation's Episcopal bishops in Baltimore yesterday not to take themselves too seriously.On his first official visit to the United States as spiritual leader of the 29 Anglican churches of the world, Archbishop George L. Carey said, "We often take ourselves far too seriously. We are merely servants of the living God."He drew laughter when he quoted Mencken's satirical definition of an archbishop: "a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to Christ."
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By Rebecca Trounson and Rebecca Trounson,Los Angeles Times | December 9, 2007
FRESNO, Calif. -- The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin in California became the first in the nation yesterday to secede from the Episcopal Church, taking the historic, risky step as part of a years-long struggle within the church and global Anglican Communion over homosexuality and biblical authority. Delegates to San Joaquin's annual convention then also formally accepted an invitation to align the largely rural 14-county diocese with a conservative Anglican leader overseas, Archbishop Gregory James Venables of Argentina.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Thousands of years of religious history, literature, symbolism and music were invoked yesterday as the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland consecrated its 13th bishop in a rousing three-hour ceremony at the National Cathedral.The applauding congregation that filled the nave and transepts of the soaring English Gothic-style edifice in Northwest Washington came from as far away as Tokyo to participate in the consecration of Bishop Robert Wilkes Ihloff. Rector of Grace Church in Madison, N.J., since 1987, he was elected May 20 at a diocesan convention in Frostburg to succeed retired Bishop A. Theodore Eastman.
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