The buzz going around the Diocese of Orange is that California governor Jerry Brown is considering general counsel Maria Rullo Schinderle as a judge. And if ever you needed a laugh, it's in that possibility. Schinderle has worked for the Orange diocese since 1998, basically at the beginning of the ... More >>
A couple of years ago, sex-abuse survivor advocate Joelle Casteix brought legendary reporter Jason Berry to OC. Berry essentially created the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal beat, and deserved the biggest possible auditorium. Instead? Only a beauty salon in Newport Beach would take him--no other v ... More >>
Joelle Casteix has long been a pal of the Weekly, and not just because she's a hilarious, multitalented gal. She's been one of the most prominent Catholic Church sex-abuse survivors in Orange County, molested by some pig who's now a--I kid you not--choir director at some no-name college in the Midwe ... More >>
Just got word from the indefatigable Joelle Casteix that the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) will leaflet outside Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church this Sunday morning, starting with 9 a.m. Mass. They're going to alert parishioners of the former pedo-priest that served in th ... More >>
Longtime readers of the Weekly know Joelle Casteix, former cover girl for being the most-prominent critic of the Catholic Diocese of Orange and its handling of its sex-abuse scandal, of which she was a survivor. Casteix is charming, funny, iron-willed, indefatigable--and on top of all this, she's ... 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 >>
Happy Quinceañera to us! A look back at 15 years of telling the other side (that is, the real side) of OC's story
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 >>
Flores: Never met a pedo-priest he didn't cover up for...While nearly all of us try to relax this Memorial Day weekend, Catholic sex-abuse survivors know that pedo-priest protecting never stops. Thus, the indefatigable Joelle Casteix and other survivors will protest tomorrow at 10 a.m. in front o ... More >>
Wonder if Brownie sent any pedo-priests out here...This past Saturday, after traveling for nearly 24 hours nonstop, Joelle Casteix finally returned home after a week of giving pedophile priests and their apologists hell. The setting wasn't her usual stomping grounds outside any Diocese of Orange ... More >>
I'm glad to see that prominent Catholic church sex-abuse victims advocate and Orange County resident/native Joelle Casteix is publicly criticizing the perverted director Roman Polanski and his apologists.They remind me of those ghouls, many Mater Dei High graduates, who offer every sort of excuse fo ... More >>
Lyons: Pedo-priest has fans at St. John the BaptistA dispatch from longtime Catholic Church sex-abuse victim advocate, third-generation OCer, and all-around great gal Joelle Casteix. Happened yesterday at St. John the Baptist in Costa Mesa, where she and other survivors were leafleting because th ... More >>
I've rarely covered the sex abuse scandal up the 5 Freeway at the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, because--hello!--LA is LA and Orange County is it. But a scummy incident that happened last Wednesday warrants the attention of all naranjeros and good Catholics.Then, sex-abuse survivors held a pr ... 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 >>
I'm currently at Hamilton College, ready to spread the Good News about Mexicans, so I couldn't attend last night's Diocese of Orange Red Mass at Holy Family Cathedral. Thankfully, longtime sex-abuse victim advocate Joelle Casteix was there and provided this dispatch: The red mass was not well atten ... More >>
Talked to the indefatigable Joelle Casteix of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests today for an update to SNAP's action this past Sunday at Our Lady of the Pillar in SanTana. Catholic Church sex-abuse survivors were passing out information on admitted boy-lover Luis Eduardo Ramirez. I predic ... More >>
Since we're all staycationing this Labor Day weekend, make yourself useful and show up to Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church in SanTana. That's where SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) members will be leafleting outside from 9 a.m. through 11 p.m. to protest the kid's-glove trea ... More >>
**UPDATE: This is now the most-commented post in Navel Gazing history. Keep up the wackiness, readers! Over the years I've covered the Catholic Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandal, I've found few people braver than Joelle Casteix. She's one of Orange County's most prominent sex-abuse survivors (a c ... More >>
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 >>
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Admitted Mater Dei molester raising money for high schoolers
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 >>
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