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Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D.
Brown MUST retire, PRONTO [Gustavo Arellano’s “His Own Private Idaho,” July 16]!

Tony de New York, New York, via ocweekly.com


It will be interesting to see how the Vatican responds. I believe the pontiff and Los Angeles Archdiocese Cardinal Roger Mahony will have more of a beef with the fact Brown somewhat followed court orders and allowed public access to documents without a “bankruptcy” filing. All that AND an abuse allegation? I’m not seeing any checks in the “Brown should stay” column. Brown wants to stick around and build the cathedral no one wants during a time when no one has the money for donations and no one cares. Besides, Brown has absolutely no moral credibility. I’m no expert, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Rome was itching for him to go so they can replace him with an ultra-conservative.

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Joelle Casteix, Newport Beach, via ocweekly.com


Those priests should be shot. Nothing has happened to them. What about the parents or family members of the victims? If that were my son, brother, cousin or friend, I would knock the shit out of them.

Bill Martin, Westminster, via ocweekly.com


Great article, my man [Paul Saitowitz’s “Long Live Thrice,” July 16]. I pray to God Thrice keep going for at least another 10 years. They’re only getting better with age, and in my opinion, they are the most talented, original and versatile band of our time. I’m grateful we still have bands like Thrice and Gaslight creating pure and real music that puts to shame a lot of the garbage bands that get regular airplay.

Jason Beaudoin, Timmins, Ontario, Canada, via ocweekly.com


Gustavo, you have played fast and loose with the facts, and it is disappointing, as it paints a distorted picture for the Know Nothings [Gustavo Arellano’s “Make a Run for the Altar,” July 9]. First, nobody gets married and “a week later” has an interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You get married, file your I-130, and then, about six months later, after fingerprints and FBI background checks are cleared, you get an interview. Second, you left it ambiguous, but if the non-citizen in your scenario did not cross the border lawfully (border-crosser card, tourist visa, etc.) when he/she left Mexico as a 13-year-old, he/she will not be leaving the USCIS interview except in handcuffs. People who are not eligible to adjust status in the U.S. must do so in the home country. The only interview letter s/he will be getting will be the old “come to the USCIS office to discuss an immigration matter” one that typically leads to the individual being detained. Yes, the U.S. immigration “system” is counterproductive and stupid; there is no need to embellish the stupidity. Are there false marriages for immigration purposes? Of course. Are they available to folks who came into the country without permission? Nope.

GabachodeMichigan, Battle Creek, Michigan, via ocweekly.com


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