Rumors are a'running through the hardwood floor of Mater Dei High School's gym, where sources tell the Weekly what the Los Angeles Times first reported last week: its boys' basketball team is losing senior forward Mario Soto, a team captain and member of a group of players that has won three state c ... More >>
Donohue: Lace-curtain IrishThe Catholic League always struck me as one of those antiquated organizations--like the Iowa clubs of Southern California that held those cool picnics in Long Beach decades ago, or the Grand Army of the Republic--that might've had a place and cause at some point in o ... More >>
Dhuyvetter: What did he know about Mater Dei's many pedophiles?Apologies for sounding like a broken record, but nothing at the Diocese of Orange has changed in regards to its sex-abuse scandal. Bishop Tod D. Brown has just appointed a longtime Mater Dei High administrator to serve as the superint ... More >>
Photo by Jennie WarrenThe only OC creep who gets a bigger pass than McKnight is Bishop Brown...SO....Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight set another prep hoops record--he's now the winningest coach in California high school B-ball history--and the local press busted another ... More >>
Heckuva job, Brownie!If you ever pay attention to apologists for the Catholic Diocese of Orange's sex-abuse scandal--you never should, but I'm just saying if God ever punishes you in that fashion--one of the points they'll repeat again and again is that most of the kiddie rapes and scandals happe ... More >>
Photo by Jennie Warren--remember when we snuck into Mater Dei's ridiculous gym for this shot, Jennie? Good times...Further proof God long ago decided to let Satan run the Diocese of Orange: Mater Dei High boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight is now the winningest coach in Southern California prep ... More >>
Cox: Wants to attend one of my book signings...I once made the late, great, decrepit Wally George cry because I called him a coffin-dodger. Mater Dei boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight threatened to sue me mostly because I wrote that he "waddles." Articles I've written in the past have prompted ... More >>
Blessed are the anonymous sources, for they bring justice to the little ones...Turns out newly ordained Diocese of Orange Bishop Cirilo Flores has a proud past of defending and condoning child abusers--and I'm not even talking about his treatment of numerous Orange diocese pedophile priests. Nearly ... More >>
In honor of the Mater Dei boys' basketball team flaming out after a season in which they were ranked #1 in the nation most of this year, let me offer a temporary truce to the Monarchs family: get over your knee-jerk defense of anything that besmirches the evilest high school since Westerburg, and le ... More >>
The Diocese of Orange is legendary for sparing no expense, no legal strategy while fighting off sex-abuse victims or trying to cover up for its pedo-priests. Hell, they even paid for Mater Dei boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight's laughable attempt to shut this wab up. But in the current case of De ... More >>
Until we upgrade our blog, many of ustedes might not know about the many fights raging on blog posts of the past--the old posts that seem to get the most attention include those on local Armenian genocide denier Ergun Kirlikovali, Laotian Secret Army general Vang Pao, and my review of Lola Gaspar. B ... More >>
Dear Servite High students:You boys disappoint me. For years, I've sung your praises as a school that doesn't truly tolerate teen rapists like your eternal rivals, Mater Dei High School. But a couple of weeks ago, you earned worldwide notoriety for making racist chants again an African-American Mate ... More >>
Both the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register have tripped over themselves this month in the attempt to give the swooning-est review of Mater Dei High's current varsity basketball squad and its head coach, Gary McKnight. The Times says McKnight "is used to ridiculous riches,"while Reg co ... More >>
You know those quizzes where folks post the same photo except with tweaks (different-striped tie, etc.)? This isn't one of those--no this is better! Start with viewing this 1987 Mater Dei promotional video: Now, list the different associations with Mater Dei pedophiles! Answers after the jump!
Congratulations, Mater Dei alumni, students, and anyone who has any pride because of your relationship to the Catholic high school! My open letter to current Monarchs quarterback Matt Barkley asking him to think twice about lending his prodigious arm to a school that long tolerated rapist teachers ... More >>
On Oct. 9, Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown issued a letter to the county's Catholics explaining his recent $6.685 million settlement with four sex-abuse victims of diocesan lay employees. He talked about apologizing to two of the victims (read a different account here), about how sex abuse is ... More >>
An Exclusive Interview with Jeff Andrade’s victim
Today, officials at Mater Dei High School sent out a two-page memo to alumni regarding the recent settlement involving the Catholic Diocese of Orange and four young women who claim they were abused by diocesan lay employees during the 1990s. Two of the perpetrators-- Jeff Andrade and Larry Stukenhol ... More >>
Who’s Telling the Truth in Mater Dei’s Latest Sex-Abuse Trial: Its President, the School’s Legendary Basketball Coach, or the OC Weekly?
The culture of pedophilia at Mater Dei High School has hit the big time. Today, The New York Times examines the rash of non-clerical sex-abuse cases involving the Catholic Church. Mentioned in the second paragraph was Joelle Casteix, a longtime advocate for sex-abuse survivors who was herself a vict ... More >>
Catholic Church Leaders Protect Mater Dei Coach from Deposition
'Bosomy? Not only is that irrelevant, it sails dangerously close to the ingrained misogyny of tabloid coveragesomething I would have thought your paper would want to avoid.'
Lawsuit reveals tampering charges against famed basketball coach
Gary McKnight built an athletic empire at Mater Dei. Will his role in a pedophiles return to campus destroy it?
'Genius? That wouldnt be for me to decide. Reaching thousands of people from a dark little garage in Costa Mesa, that certainly takes talent.'
Famed Mater Dei basketball coach helped pedophile get a jobat Mater Dei
A decade later, Mater Dei High Schools still protecting a coach accused of sleeping with students
Would you make your little prince repeat 6th grade if that might help him win the Heisman Trophy?