Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
We obviously don't agree with Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on most anything, especially his efforts to scald the city's public employees raw. But Riggy's harassment at the hands of a private dick employed by the law firm that represented the Costa Mesa Police Association (the cops' union) disguste ... More >>
We have long covered the destruction wrought by Eleuterio Ramos, the worst-ever pedophile priest in the history of the Diocese of Orange. But we've only occasionally discussed the second-worst: Siegfried Widera, who molested at least nine children and most likely many more. And now, a horrifying pro ... More >>
Documents released by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles shows again how the Orange diocese is still not telling the full story of its sex-abuse scandal
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 >>
I have long admired the work of Mark Pinsky, the longtime religion reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and author of the best-selling The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of America's Most Animated Family, a fabulous book that makes its points in a way that leaves you knowing Pinsk ... More >>
The ink hadn't even dried (or whatever the digital equivalent of that dead-tree era metaphor is) on author Daniel A. Olivas' moving New York Times op-ed piece on OC's worst-ever pedophile priest, Eleuterio Ramos, before Bill Donohue, the president of the long-irrelevant Catholic League, began compla ... More >>
In 2003, Daniel A. Olivas released Assumption and Other Stories, a well-received collection of pieces based on his life growing up and living in Southern California. The titular tale details a Latino priest, popular with his working-class barrio parish, who ends up molesting boys. Today, in a dramat ... More >>
I've spent nearly a decade writing about Eleuterio Ramos, the most notorious pedophile priest in the history of the Diocese of Orange, a monster who admitted to molesting "at least" 25 boys, a ghoul who church officials--including current Diocese of Boise and Diocese of Sacramento bishops Michael Dr ... More >>
In late 2010, the Catholic Diocese of Orange revealed that they were looking into allegations made by Matthew Carrigan that Father Timothy Ramaekers molested him as a child at St. Justin Martyr Church in Anaheim during the 1980s--this, after Carrigan filed a civil lawsuit in 2009 alleging Ramaekers ... More >>
Next to a picture of Walt Disney and Walter Knott together, one of the most famous OC historical artifacts that may or may not exist is a newspaper clipping detailing something that former OC GOP head Tom Fuentes was involved in during his student years, something that dares not speak its name. That ... More >>
And other recent revelations from the world of pedophile-priest protectors in the Diocese of Orange
If there were justice in this world, Monsignor John Urell would've been in San Quentin long ago, in prison in a culture where child molesters and their protectors aren't welcomed with open arms like they are at the Diocese of Orange. But there is no justice, and so not only does John Urell remain ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
Loopy BautistaUPDATED: Andy Verostek, who leases a gallery in the Santora, has written a lengthy account of his take on the issue. He claims he was the first person to call the police after the incident happened, and that only the friends of the accused have defended him and not Santora artists i ... 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 >>
Anthony Jasso is a musician of some note in Orange County--he's played the Coach House, different bars, street fairs and the like with former partner Ken Garcia. Why no longer the group Jasso and Garcia? Because Jasso has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to advertise child pornogra ... More >>
Orange Coast story...I'm glad that Joelle Casteix--sex-abuse survivor from the Diocese of Orange's grubby employees and its most-prominent critic--is getting more and more attention, even if Orange Coast's profile of her in this month's issue is a blatant rip-off of my two-year-old Casteix profil ... More >>
PillonYour Catholic Diocese of Orange made national headlines again earlier this week when former Catholic priest Ben Rodriguez filed a civil lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court alleging that Father Gordon Pillon molested him numerous times while Pillon served at La Habra's Our Lady of Guadalupe ... More >>
Why is this man smiling?I wish I could say it is an April Fools' joke that the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association is going through with its reception for newly ordained Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Cirilo Flores despite him never quite getting around to denouncing or disciplining pedo-pries ... More >>
*Originally posted on March 13; moved up by Gustavo 'cause the conversation is HOT!The hosts of KFI-AM 640 The John and Ken Show are ripping Orange County's right-tilted Red County blog once again. (You can listen here.) What set off the anti-tax crusaders--whose recent live Tax Revolt 2009 broadcas ... More >>
Yesterday, we wrote about how the Diocese of Orange is using a laughable argument to try and keep secret personnel files on pedo-priest Denis Lyons in a recent civil suit. Unsurprisingly, Lyons' lawyers also filed a brief for the same purpose using the same tactic of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown: that ... More >>
After turning a corner leading to the Mission San Juan Capistrano courtyard, participants leaving this morning's wet prayer ceremony in honor of Native Americans who perished in an 1812 earthquake that toppled the Old Stone Church were treated to a bright, magnificent rainbow hanging over the wester ... More >>
So it turns out icky Monsignor Lawrence Baird won't give the invocation at the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting today after all as originally planned; Baird now says he has to give Mass at St. John Vianney Chapel on Balboa Island at 9:30 a.m., and isn't that as bullshit an excuse as you'll ... More >>
What is it with the Orange County Board of Supervisors and their love of pedophile apologists? In 2006, Third District Supe Bill Campbell tried placing Monsignor John Urell, the right-hand man of Diocese of Orange bishops for a good decade of their sex-abuse scandal, on the county's human relations ... More >>
*Updated, with new info on the bottom...The Vatican announced today that the Rev. Cirilo Flores, currently at St. Anne's in SanTana, is now the new auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Orange, replacing homo-hating pedo-apologist Jaime Soto. It's obviously an affirmative action hire, not only because ... More >>
Not to pile on Matt “Jubal” Cunningham, OC’s blog king who infamously outed Diocese of Orange sex-abuse victims, but his recent comment about my post regarding the necessity of ridiculing the county’s pedo-priests and their apologists got me thinking. The case of Luis Eduardo Ramirez, a memb ... More >>
Our post earlier today about the turmoil at Irvine's Faith Community Church has already sparked discussion on its friend's blog (more below) and a comment from the church's leader, Robert Morey. And it's not just any comment--it's one so pompous and hilarious it deserved its own post. Here it is: W ... More >>
...For denying you the pedophile-apologist stylings of Father Christopher Heath, priest at St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point. A faithful reader turned us on to Heath's blog today, where he reveals that Monsignor John Urell is back after skipping out to Canada for half-a-year to deal with the an ... More >>
"Two cover stories about comic books in one year. Since when did OC Weekly become a publication for nerds?"
OC Weekly is a stupid tabloid for journalists/writers who could never make it to a real newspaper!
California's Police State: Imagine you are a suspect and the police take your entire statement out of context by secretly recording only snippets that seem to incriminate you in a crime. Can’t happen? Think again. California police officers have won the right to selectively tape you. It’s the R ... More >>
Writing from Staxville, on the eve of delivering a lecture about ¡Ask a Mexican! at the University of Memphis... Yesterday, the law firm of Manly, McGuire & Stewart filed a contempt of court order against Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown, the latest salvo in the Jeff Andrade case. Manly and amigos are a ... More >>
Bishop Tod Brown and his undisclosed molestation accusation
Why does Orange bishop Tod Brown worry about a boring Latin Mass?
While Catholic priests raped Orange County children, Pope John Paul II looked the other way
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Of Vine, wine and conspiratorial romance
New evidence reveals former OC Bishop Norman McFarland knew more about the pedophilic priests roaming county parishes than he ever admitted