John Urell

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Cirilo Flores, Former Pedo Priest-Protecting Diocese of Orange Bishop, Passes Away--YAY!

    There should be no tears of sadness shed for the passing of Cirilo Flores, the bishop of the Diocese of San Diego and former auxiliary bishop in Orange who passed away this weekend after a battle with cancer. As is the case with nearly every Catholic bishop of Flores' generation, any good he did in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    OC Register to Publish Newspaper of Pedophile-Friendly Organization (aka Diocese of Orange)

    Has Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner's push to be journalism's Jesus gone to his head to the point where he now actually thinks he's every newspaper's Nazarene, the media Messiah, the copy Christ (okay: no more alliterations)? Apparently so: earlier this month, it was announced that the th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The LA Archdiocese Released Their Sex-Abuse Files And Smacked Down Previous Pedo-Protectors; When Will the Diocese of Orange?

    Everyone and their mother is freaking out about all the revelations coming out of the sex-abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after they released a bunch of once-secret personnel files on their pedo-priests. To that, we say "YAWN." There is very little new in those documents not already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Matt Cunningham, Discredited Blogger/Pedo-Priest Protector Apologist, Now "Blogging" About Anaheim Politics

    Well isn't this nice: after spending a couple of years in his Orange lair refraining from day-to-day blogging so he can suck from the government teat he so loves to bash, the reprehensible Matt "Jerbal" Cunningham has decided to reenter the Orange County political blogosphere to blog about my belove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Diocese of Orange Settles Another Michael Harris Pedo-Priest Case, This One for $2 Million

    Just got word from John Manly, the badass attorney who has for the past decade exposed the Catholic Diocese of Orange for the pedo-protection racket that it is, that the trial he was all ready to start on today involving the notorious Michael Harris ain't going to trial anymore. That's because repre ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    Tom Fuentes Is Burning in Hell

    And other recent revelations from the world of pedophile-priest protectors in the Diocese of Orange

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Why Does John Urell, Pedo-Priest Protector Supreme, Sit on the Board of a Catholic School?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Catholic League Bashes Gustavo for Pedo-Priest Articles; Gustavo Responds!

    Donohue: Lace-curtain Irish​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    [UPDATED]: Parishioners at St. Norbert Church in Orange Angry That Presbyterian Minister Allowed to Celebrate Mass--But What About John Urell?

    Urell the pedo-protector​UPDATED: 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    How John Urell, Pedo-Priest Protector Extraordinaire, Allowed a Pedo-Priest to Teach Kiddies in Laguna Niguel

    Urell: Still clueless after all these years...​The years change, the Catholic Church grows and weathers controversies, yet one truth remains in Orange County: John Urell is the most disgusting Catholic in Orange County history. Worse than Serra. Worse than Brownie. Worse than even the king of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    OC GOP Hack Ghostwrote for Hugh Hewitt to the Tune of Thousands of County Dollars

    ​What happens when a hack writes for a hack? Thousands of computer screens groan in digital agony under the dead weight of the product--and thousands of dollars of county money get wasted by pals.The feisty Friends for Fullerton's Future Blog has been embarrassing Orange County's preeminent Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Notorious Pedo-Priest Protector Apologist Matt Cunnigham Billed County for Work with OC Diocese

    Hewitt: Does he check county contracts for ways to shower money toward his pals?​For the past couple of weeks, the Friends for Fullerton's Future blog has been documenting with devastating effectiveness how Matt Cunningham--founder of OC Blog, longtime Republican activist, a supposed lover of smal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Forget Arresting the Pope--What About John Urell?

    Urell: Wanted for crimes against humanity--one can only wish...​Sloppy drunkard Christopher Hitchens and wacky atheist Richard Dawkins made news recently because they want Pope Benedict XVI arrested when His Eminence visits Great Britain in September on account of the pontiff's pedo-protecting way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Catholic Church Molestation Survivor Starts Non-Profit to Fight Sex Abuse

    Kroll: Wonder if John Urell Ever Apologized to Her for Being an Ass...​One of the main criticisms Catholic pedo-apologists have against the survivors that dare sue the Church in civil lawsuits boils down to this twisted logic: if the victims just care about exposing the truth, then why are they as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    John Urell Gets Punked!!!

    John Urell, pastor to the powerful (see: Supervisor Bill Campbell, blog king Matt "Jubal" Cunningham), pedo-priest protector supreme, was the victim of a brilliant prank this past Sunday at St. Timothy in Laguna Niguel. Someone created the flyer above, which details at length Urell's role in the Dio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Keeper of St. Norbert Church Pedo-Priests Now Accused of Boy Rape Himself

    What is it about the pastors of St. Norbert Church in Orange and their predilection for protecting pedo-priests? The most recent example was Cirilo Flores, who is now an auxiliary bishop under Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown; the most notorious example was John Urell, who famously cracked duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    John Urell Shown To Be Even More of an Asshole to Sex-Abuse Victims than First Thought

    In 1986, after the death of founding Diocese of Orange Bishop William Johnson, a young John Urell penned a moving tribute in the Los Angeles Times to the man whom set the diocese on its proud pedo-priest-protecting path. Urell--then the secretary to Johnson, now pastor at St. Timothy in Laguna Nigue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The Perverted Albert Lee Schildknecht, Admitted Teen Molester

    Amazing news: A music director for a Catholic institution will get penalized for abusing a teen, and the institution is not Mater Dei High! Albert Lee Schildknecht, former music director of St. Timothy Church in Laguna Niguel (current home of pedo-apologist John Urell) received probation last Friday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Hey, Federales: Don't Forget the Pedo-Priest Protectors from the Diocese of Orange!

    When I heard late that the United States Attorney's office is investigating Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony for his role in covering up the rapes committed by his priest, I attributed it to a hallucination brought on by last night's episode of Lost. But here's the Los Angeles Times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Where do OC's Pedo-Priest Apologists Love To Eat?

    From a trusted source:"So I'm eating at [fancy restaurant] recently and am about to leave, when who do I see but John Urell! He's waiting outside with a bunch of priests. They're dressed super-fancy in suits, laughing, and seemingly ready to have a good time."I realize a lot of you foodies don't bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    A Pedo-Apolgist's Best Pal: OC Supervisor Bill Campbell

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Go Welcome John Urell at His New Parish This Sunday

    The last time we heard from Monsignor John Urell, he was busy having a nervous breakdown for his role in the rapes of innocents in the Diocese of Orange. Shortly after returning from six months of therapy in Canada, Urell announced to parishioners at St. Norbert in Orange that he was leaving to beco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    John Urell Leaving

    Monsignor John Urell, longtime pedophile protector in the Catholic Diocese of Orange, announced last week he's leaving St. Norbert's in Orange (where he currently serves as pastor) for St. Timothy in Laguna Niguel. In a letter he read to parishioners two weeks ago and reprinted in this past weekend' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    KOCE Docu on OC Catholics Funded (Mostly) by Pedo-Spinners

    It's still to be seen what exactly will KOCE-TV Channel 50's much-hyped documentary about Orange County Catholic life will contain (how much you wanna bet not a peep about the pedophile priests that terrorized county parishes for a quarter century?), but the Weekly can report that most of its princi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    Our Sincerest Apologies to Catholic Readers...

    ...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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    Pedophile Protector Apologist of the Day...

    ...Is Patrick Redmond of Newport Beach! Today, the Orange County Register prints his letter blasting star columnist Frank Mickadeit for his supposed "umbilical fascination" with famed Catholic Church sex-abuse victim's attorney John Manly. The trigger for such a clever twist of words? A March 7 colu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Separated at Birth: Msgr. John Urell and Sean Hannity

    Thanks to Bob Squalonero for the initial observation. There IS a strange resemblance btw. Monsignor John Urell and Faux News Commentator Sean Hannity. The squint, the eyebrows - even the hair is parted the same way. I've got goosebumps. At least I hope those are goosebumps. Any thoughts? On the pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Return of Urell, or Johnny B. Bad

    Hey, kids! Your favorite pedophile-tolerating, victim-ignoring, down-breaking Monsignor is back! Well, he may not be YOUR favorite. He's certainly Matt Cunningham's favorite. The Diocese of Orange announced this week that Msgr. John Urell is expected to return as pastor of St. Norbert Church in Ora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Monsignor John Urell Speaks!

    About a week ago, we wondered whatever happened to Monsignor John Urell, the pastor of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Orange and the longtime keeper of secrets in the Orange diocese sex-abuse scandal. Today, a St. Norbert's parishioner faxed us an update: Urell spoke to his flock this past weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    It's Dec. 10--Do You Know Where John Urell Is?

    Remember John Urell? Monsignor for the Catholic Diocese of Orange? Who covered up for pedophiles? Whose supporters continuously shot themselves in the foot? Who was whisked off to Canada to--take your pick--combat an "acute anxiety disorder" (according to the diocese) or to evade a deposition (says ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    ?Quien Es Mas Mafia?

    How the bishop and the sheriff stack up against the Godfather

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Jubal Speaks

    Nearly a week after posting an unredacted deposition revealing the names of six Orange diocese sex abuse victims, Friends of Monsignor John Urell webmaster Matt "Jubal" Cunningham posted a lengthy apology on his powerful, widely read OC Blog. Cunningham's mea culpa is rather extraordinary in that hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Showdown Between Sex-Abuse Survivors, Hanna Tonight

    It's hard to argue against survivors of Catholic sex abuse when the subject is the church's sex-abuse scandal, yet that's what Rancho Santiago Community College District board president John Hanna must do this afternoon. You'll recall that last week, the spin-friendly group Friends of Monsignor John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Bishop Brown Too Nice for Once!

    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 >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Fiddlin' in St. Augustine

    A Tale of Two Sex-Abuse Settlements in the Orange Diocese

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Urell Supporters Take Out Full-Page Ad in OC Register

    We rarely read past Page Four of the Orange County Register's front page, since anything beyond that is usually Macy's ads and rehashed Associated Press or Reuters blurbs. Indeed, we didn't read past page four this morning until an eagle-eyed reader (gracias, amigo) alerted us to a full-page ad take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    "Friends of Monsignor John" Already Deletin'

    Scroll for updates after the jump... A support group for embattled Orange diocese Monsignor John Urell isn't even a day old, and already site administrators are deleting messages critical of Urell and his peers' handling of the diocese's sex-abuse scandal. You won't know this from reading their web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Dana's Selective Memory

    Can Bishop Brown Utter The Truth? Frank Mickadeit has an excellent column this morning on yesterday’s press conference by women who have been victimized at least three times--that would be: molested, ignored and then harassed--by Catholic Church officials. There will be more festivities today. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    A Critique of a Critique Criticizing My Bishop Brown Critique

    Google is great, really: a couple of random searches, and voila! You have a media critique. At least that's how Dave Pierre, author of The Media Report and a contributor to NewsBusters, operates with my recent LA Times opinion piece bashing Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown. Under the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Breaking: Orange Diocese Settles Andrade Case

    Scroll down for updates as they come... Just received word that the Catholic Diocese of Orange just settled a civil suit filed against it and former Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach Jeff Andrade. Strange, considering diocesan lawyers were publicly proclaiming they were raring to start t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    What the Hell is Bishop Brown Doing in St. Augustine?

    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 >>

  • Columns

    October 4, 2007


    "If Urell really were a shepherd for his flock, they—and not himself—would have been his main concern."

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    OC Blog Spins for Urell (And Spins and Spins...)

    Bear with us, gentle readers--this is a long post... Though the Weekly anointed Orange Juice as the county's best blog, even the Juicers would admit that the king of the county blogosphere is OC Blog, started and administrated by Jubal, the nom de plume of political consultant and longtime local Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Subpoenas Sought for Urell, Urell’s Attorneys

    Links to come--am boarding a plane to El Paso... While OC Weekly cover boy Monsignor John Urell is in Canada to presumably get his rocks back in order, the Jeff Andrade matter trudges on. The latest twist: Urell’s lawyer is busy fighting a subpoena filed against the two of them filed by Newport B ... More >>

  • Features

    September 27, 2007

    Bad Moves

    The bishop broke his covenant. The former chancellor broke down. But the truth about the Diocese of Orange's sex-abuse scandal is emerging in court anyway

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Saying Howdy to John Urell in Canada

    As lawyers debate whether John Urell--the former point man for the Catholic Diocese of Orange in its sex-abuse fiasco--should return from Canada after failing to finish a deposition, a intrepid Canadian reporter decided to drop in on the monsignor. Mark Bonokoski of the Toronto Sun visited the South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Stuck Inside of Memphis With the Catholic Blues Again

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    The Annotated Bishop Brown Deposition

    Today, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gail Andler ruled that a Sept. 10 deposition of Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown for the Jeff Andrade case be released to the public. As a public service announcement, the Weekly presents an annotated version after the jump with beaucoup hotlin ... More >>

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    The Wretched of the Wretches

    Will OC see the ultimate Catholic pedophile bare all in Deliver Us From Evil?

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