The recent Archdiocese of Los Angeles document dump continues to reveal more and more with every plunge into the pedo-priest pool, specifically with Orange County angles. But the latest one comes as an especially strange story: the tale of one Wallace J. Daley.Daley had lawsuits against him settled ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on the arrest of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. See Update No. 1 on a Santa Ana nonprofit fearing the film is backfiring on Christians in Egypt and Libya and more OC ties for the film's consultant.
ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 13, 7 A.M.: The mystery of how Sam Bacile came to be attached to Ora ... More >>
Veterans of the mosh pit know there is a sacred moment, about one minute into the first song, where bros are give each other the eye, as if to say, "who's gonna set this mutha off?"
And when the first monkey dancer makes his move, the shit just pops. Well, fair pagans, there is a similar ... More >>
The last time we had checked in on Christopher Heath, a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Orange, he had just shut down his personal blog, which had such gems as pictures of his personal trainer, him driving in a Prius, his just-whitened (with what???) teeth--oh, and a bunch of posts claiming tha ... More >>
The era of Cirilo Flores--just named coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of San Diego--is ending the same way it started: with people trying to remember who he was.Flores joined the Diocese of Orange in 2009 as an auxiliary bishop, really just filling the token Mexi bishop seat for head pedo-protecto ... More >>
Warren and Pujols: A Murderer's Row for Christ?Going off what Coker posted yesterday about Christians looking toward new Anaheim Angels slugger Albert Pujols to bring a bunch of Papist Mexis in la naranja toward Christ, the question then becomes: what local church will Pujols sign up for as his n ... More >>
A $59 million hail Mary by Chapman University did not overcome the hail Marys of parishoners, clergy and a certain bishop as a bankruptcy judge decided Thursday afternoon that the Crystal Cathedral will be sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange for $57.5 million.By siding with the Crystal C ... More >>
Urell the pedo-protectorUPDATED: 4: 25 P.M.: The St. Norbert priest who allowed the Presbyterian to concelebrate Mass, Agustin Escobar, has been placed on leave. The swiftness in which the Diocese of Orange acted to remove Escobar while letting pedo-priests officiate over Mass for years after an ... More >>
The Price is Right!The United States Court of Appeals has overturned a federal judge's ruling that ended a wealthy Southern California preacher's defamation lawsuit against ABC "20/20" and former correspondent John Stossel.Judge R. Gary Klausner had decided that even though Stossel's broadcast to ... More >>
When it comes to making money, Catholics are pretty damn good. Sure that's a gross generalization, but one stroll through Vatican City or a look at the $189 million Los Angeles Cathedral shows that the rock that Jesus built his church upon is on quite solid financial footing.
So it's no surp ... More >>
One of the few positive transformations in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States over the last half-century has been its increasingly Aztlanista tendencies. This trajectory was helped along in the late 1960s and 1970s by no less a priest than Roger Mahony, now cardinal of the Los Angeles ... More >>
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Taliban Apologist) has been beating the drums against illegal immigrants recently, and is now going against the Catholic Church for following the wasy of the Nazarene when it comes to strangers in a foreign land, which begs the question: why has Dana never criticiz ... More >>
Photo by Star ForemanDid Steve Carell blaze the trail for Anthony J. Tarquinto?Aliso Viejo's Anthony J. Tarquinto, who is profiled in today's News section, may have The 40 Year Old Virgin star Steve Carell to thank for making it okay to be a real-life, 40-year-old virgin.
Brusic: Would rather apologize to pedo-apologists than skewer them...I've been away for a bit, so am late to this story: last week, Orange County Register reporter Teri Sforza did an innocuous-enough post titled, "Think you can spot the sex offender in the crowd?" that dealt with some California ... More >>
Lenihan, second from right, in a picture Brown StalinizedThe Catholic world is abuzz with the release of a 2,500-page report by an judge documenting decades of physical and sexual abuse suffered by children in Ireland's Papist-run institutions. The report's release is a sad confirmation of the thesi ... More >>
IUpdated, with new info on the bottom...Both the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register revealed today that Jon Kirrer of Fountain Valley filed a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Orange and its pedo-priest Denis Lyons alleging sexual abuse during the mid-1990s, and isn't it refreshing t ... More >>
Perhaps no one* has more moral weight in the Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandal than Newport Beach lawyer John Manly, of Manly & Stewart. It's because of Manly's law offices that so many victims have found justice through civil courts, that the public knows about the pedo-protecting ways of Ora ... More >>
Greatest-Religion-Reporter-Ever William Lobdell alerted me to the story of Diocese of Fresno Bishop John Steinbock removing Father Geoffrey Farrow from the diocese and his salary and health benefits for speaking out against the gay-marriage-banning Proposition 8 and coming out as a homosexual. That ... More >>
**Updated, with new material at the bottom...
...Is actually the dimwit from last month: Father Christopher Heath of St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point. To mark Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with the sex-abuse victims of his priests, Heath wrote a post on his blog where he made this off-hand but ... More >>
As the Catholic Diocese of Orange heads toward a potentially blockbuster civil trial, as diocesan PR flacks spin furiously, Bishop Tod D. Brown is in...St. Augustine, Florida?!
Yep. His Excellency is there as part of the Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops. Now, we don't hold anything ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times is rightfully concentrating on LA-area victims in its coverage of the LA Archdiocese's record-breaking Catholic Church sex-abuse settlement. What's not being covered, however, is the Orange County connection. Named in the settlement are 14 priests whom the Diocese of Orange doe ... More >>
If you stuffed a few bucks into Salvation Army kettles this past holiday season, there's good news-- it's very likely your dollars (or coins, if you're a cheap bastard) found their way to wherever General Booth's soldiers intended they should go.
The New York Times reports:
The Salvation Army is wid ... More >>