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September 1, 2001
Young Chang The title of the Alzheimer's Assn. of Orange County's next conference -- Spiritual Care of Patients and Families Affected by Alzheimer's Disease: A Conference for Clergy -- might raise some eyebrows. Why the clergy? "We try to encourage leaders in our community to understand. The family stops going to church. They lose their connection with their religion," said Linda Scheck, executive director of the organization. To bring caregivers and people with Alzheimer's back to their faith -- and to help keep them from straying in the first place -- the Interfaith Outreach Committee of the Alzheimer's Assn.
NEWS
March 2, 2000
Holy jet stream! I made a vow when I turned in last week's column that I was through writing about the El Toro airport. There couldn't possibly be anything more to say that hasn't been said a mind-numbing number of times. Then, on the day my column appeared, God was wheeled up to the firing line and all bets were off. An organization called Clergy for Wholesome Communities -- I'm not making this up -- surfaced to let the unwashed know that God is irrevocably opposed to an airport at El Toro.
FEATURES
By SARAH HALVERSON | November 3, 2007
Last week I attended the Orange County Interfaith Coalition’s Care of Creation Conference. One of the keynote speakers, Rev. Peter Gwillim Kreitler, spoke about the need for clergy to step out on a limb and speak to the necessity of caring for the environment. He knew it wasn’t an easy position for clergy to be in; too often we get criticized for being “too controversial,” and the fear of upsetting our congregation often keeps us quiet on difficult topics.
NEWS
March 18, 2004
Tony Dodero Newport Beach Mayor Tod Ridgeway and Costa Mesa Councilman Allan Mansoor used a prayer breakfast on Wednesday morning as a venue to better explain how the rules of the road have changed for sectarian invocations at city council meetings. "To me, it's an unfortunate event," Ridgeway said of the Newport council's decision to eliminate secular prayer. "To not use the words Jesus Christ, to me, that's offensive." In January, the Newport Beach City Council, in a preemptive move on the heels of a court ruling involving Burbank City Council meetings, passed a resolution that would forbid clergy to utter the words "Jesus Christ," "Allah," "Our father in heaven," or any other secular reference to a deity specific to a certain religion during invocations, which are prayers said before government meetings.
NEWS
October 16, 2004
If Pastor X endorses a "born again" Christian for president during his sermon and asks his 10,000 congregants to vote for the candidate, under this proposal our tax dollars would be supporting it! The tax break given to donors for their contributions to houses of worship is a highly significant source of income to churches, and it is based on the principle that these funds were given for the public good, not for the political campaigns of certain individuals.
NEWS
By Jim de Boom | September 6, 2011
More than 40 college and high school leaders from Orange Coast College Circle K and the Costa Mesa and Estancia High School Key Clubs mentored nearly two dozen children from Costa Mesa during a shopping trip for school clothes at Sears, South Coast Plaza. The children, all members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, were selected on the basis of need. The partnership of Kiwanis, the Boys & Girls Club, Circle K, and the Key Clubs have become a potent force benefiting the children of Costa Mesa.
NEWS
December 8, 2004
MAXINE COHEN The scandal over the abuse of child parishioners by the clergy and employees of the Diocese of Orange has been all over the national news, in the Los Angeles Times and in this local paper. I read about the settlement in Saturday's Pilot, "Settlement reached in 87 diocese abuse suits." How relieved people were. There were "silent tears," "loud sobs" and the feeling "like 500 pounds had been lifted off my shoulders." No kidding. But what stood out for me the most was Joelle Casteix's statement about the personal apology from Bishop Tod Brown.
NEWS
August 27, 2001
Shopping carts. In their glory, they are proudly wheeled through the cereal, bread and vegetable aisles, little children squealing with delight in their saddles. They are symbols of our bounty, our ability to pick and choose from a marketplace chock full of great things -- like hot dogs, plums, pasta, Cheez-Its and graham crackers. Mmmm. Yet for many of us, their abandonment on our highways and byways are daily reminders of the blight and poverty among us. Out of their grocery store setting, shopping carts take on a beastly image that many of us want to purge.
NEWS
October 4, 2003
STEVE SMITH In a 2002 Harris poll, people were asked which professions carried various levels of prestige. In the category of "very great prestige," 35% of the respondents mentioned the clergy, including priests. In the same category, only 19% mentioned journalism. At the height of the sex abuse scandal, the clergy beat reporters by almost twice as much. Most kids don't read the newspaper, and if they do, it's probably limited to the comics and sports sections.
NEWS
By Msgr. Wilbur Davis | January 27, 2012
Years ago, while I was visiting a South American city's cathedral at a time when the country was under a brutal military regime, I overheard a tour guide complaining to his tour group that there were members of the clergy preaching politics. This was not the role of the church, he emphasized. "People don't come to church to hear politics," was the view he expressed. "The church should stick to religious matters. " Would you want to belong to a church that was content to sing hymns while people nearby were being tortured?
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By Britney Barnes | October 10, 2012
ORANGE - Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers President Kimberly Claytor joined Orange County clergy and organized labor leaders Wednesday to advocate for Proposition 30, which would raise taxes on high-income earners to pay for schools, and other initiatives on the Nov. 6 election ballot. Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice in Orange County called a press conference here. Claytor attended on behalf of the teachers' union. Schools have faced declining budgets over the last several years, which has forced teachers to reach further into their pockets, she said, adding that Prop.
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By Msgr. Wilbur Davis | January 27, 2012
Years ago, while I was visiting a South American city's cathedral at a time when the country was under a brutal military regime, I overheard a tour guide complaining to his tour group that there were members of the clergy preaching politics. This was not the role of the church, he emphasized. "People don't come to church to hear politics," was the view he expressed. "The church should stick to religious matters. " Would you want to belong to a church that was content to sing hymns while people nearby were being tortured?
NEWS
By Jim de Boom | September 6, 2011
More than 40 college and high school leaders from Orange Coast College Circle K and the Costa Mesa and Estancia High School Key Clubs mentored nearly two dozen children from Costa Mesa during a shopping trip for school clothes at Sears, South Coast Plaza. The children, all members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, were selected on the basis of need. The partnership of Kiwanis, the Boys & Girls Club, Circle K, and the Key Clubs have become a potent force benefiting the children of Costa Mesa.
NEWS
April 5, 2011
The bold headline from the April 1 Mailbag was as startling as it was disturbing ("Area Clergy Back Planned Parenthood") . I have read with interest the occasional views expressed by some of these clergy in the Daily Pilot's faith columns, but this jointly written letter praising the noble services of Planned Parenthood reflects an outrageous lack of knowledge about Planned Parenthood and its "quality services. " First, let's be clear that Planned Parenthood is a rich organization in its own right and does not need government funds.
FEATURES
March 19, 2010
We should not be surprised that this argument would again be presented. But, as I have in the past, I again argue against this modern “wisdom.” First, there is no proof that matrimony prevents cases of immorality, even among those ministering in other faith traditions. Nor is it celibacy that causes cases of immorality among Catholic priests. As soon-to-be-blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, a former Anglican who became Roman Catholic, said more than a century ago: “It is not what the Catholic Church imposes, but what human nature prompts, which leads any portion of her ecclesiastics into sin.” He says “human nature will break out” under any system.
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By SARAH HALVERSON | November 3, 2007
Last week I attended the Orange County Interfaith Coalition’s Care of Creation Conference. One of the keynote speakers, Rev. Peter Gwillim Kreitler, spoke about the need for clergy to step out on a limb and speak to the necessity of caring for the environment. He knew it wasn’t an easy position for clergy to be in; too often we get criticized for being “too controversial,” and the fear of upsetting our congregation often keeps us quiet on difficult topics.
NEWS
December 8, 2004
MAXINE COHEN The scandal over the abuse of child parishioners by the clergy and employees of the Diocese of Orange has been all over the national news, in the Los Angeles Times and in this local paper. I read about the settlement in Saturday's Pilot, "Settlement reached in 87 diocese abuse suits." How relieved people were. There were "silent tears," "loud sobs" and the feeling "like 500 pounds had been lifted off my shoulders." No kidding. But what stood out for me the most was Joelle Casteix's statement about the personal apology from Bishop Tod Brown.
NEWS
October 16, 2004
If Pastor X endorses a "born again" Christian for president during his sermon and asks his 10,000 congregants to vote for the candidate, under this proposal our tax dollars would be supporting it! The tax break given to donors for their contributions to houses of worship is a highly significant source of income to churches, and it is based on the principle that these funds were given for the public good, not for the political campaigns of certain individuals.
NEWS
June 12, 2004
Glenn Miller's Big Band music filled the home of my childhood. My dad, Don Haynes, was Glenn's best friend and business manager. My mom, Polly Davis, had been Glenn's executive secretary. Glenn's widow, Helen, and their children, Jonnie and Steve, were among our closest friends. I learned to dance with my mom to Miller's tunes, and Frances' and my first dance as wife and husband was to "Moonlight Serenade," co-written by Glenn and Chummy MacGregor, the band's pianist and my honorary "Uncle Mac."
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