[Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana lonchera is the only place in OC that sells the spectacular sea snail
A lot of ye heathen have a favorite phrase whenever the question of God, man and the meaning of it all comes up: "I'm not religious. I'm spiritual." Granted, ye only say this when accosted by a Jehovah's Witness or downing a Natural Light in the drowning hours of night. But good on ya anyway, f ... More >>
She sat on the front steps of her house in a Romanian village as government officials began demolishing it. She refused to move from her spot on the entrance stairs as the roar of bulldozers crushed the walls behind her. When communists came to power in Eastern Europe, private property became public ... More >>
Not even a week after Denis Lyons pleaded guilty to being a child molester, another civil lawsuit has been filed against him and his longtime protector, the Catholic Diocese of Orange.The lawsuit was actually introduced into Orange County Superior Court in September but was just delivered to Lyon ... More >>
Taco Bell, the Mexican fast-food giant everyone loves to hate, celebrates its 50th anniversary this week and...yeah. Heaven knows it's an easy whipping boy for everything wrong with Mexican food in this country: the bastardized meals, the incessant appropriation (this week: I finally reveal the n ... More >>
Sex scandals are merely crumbs from the table of a lawsuit filed this week against Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, which includes allegations that founders Paul and Jan Crouch fetched a $50 million jet through a "sham loan to an alter ego corporation" and that a $100,000 motor home was pur ... More >>
Our little ROCKHARBOR (not "Rock Harbor," as the damn liberal media always mistakenly calls it) is all grown up. The Costa Mesa church that was the hippest among Orange County church hoppers when it exploded on the scene in 1997 has settled into a comfy-cozy multi-generational ministry that serve ... 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 >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Westminster family restaurant has the best barbecue spring rolls in OC—but the broken-rice dishes are even better
beachcitiescalvary.orgJim Kempner (the older man in the center) and other Beach Cities Calvary pastors.Enrollment has been declining at Prince of Peace School, a private Christian preschool and K-6 elementary campus in Costa Mesa's Mesa Verde neighborhood, since revelations surfaced that the past ... More >>
So, the Rev. Wiley Drake agrees with Pat Robertson that God's wrath over a pact Haiti made with the Devil is what's behind the tiny nation's unending woes. The First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park pastor tells the Orange County Register he's not sure the Almighty dialed in the earthquake t ... More >>
On a local television newscast this week, Karen McGlinn, executive director of the Costa Mesa-based Share Our Selves (SOS) poverty relief nonprofit, said demand for assistance has jumped 50 percent since the beginning of the year. Heading into its 40th year--SOS was started in 1970 by a small gro ... 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 >>
LeeThe American media is abuzz and aTwittering with reports about how an Anaheim woman who calls herself the Rev. Brenda Lee was removed from LAX this morning after she tried to give President Barack Obama a letter about her opposition to gay marriage. All reported she calls herself a Catholic pries ... More >>
Two very different Easter takes arrived in Clockwork's inbox today, Good Friday, from Tim Leedom and Bobby Bible.Newport Beach filmmaker and author Leedom has written extensively about the true origins of religions and religious mythologies. He writes:THE JESUS PUZZLEAt least two times a year, Jesus ... More >>
Urell at the moment he went cuckooIn 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 pas ... More >>
This year's edition of our annual Scariest People issue includes two entries from the Catholic Diocese of Orange: lead sex-abuse lawyer Peter Callahan and Varsity Gold, the high-school fundraising outfit that hired and proudly employees statutory rapist (and former Mater Dei boys' assistant basketba ... More >>
Saraah Olsons strange trip through the U.S. war on terror
Why does Orange bishop Tod Brown worry about a boring Latin Mass?
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration P.O. Box 589 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044-0589 Dear TIGfTA: How goes the number crunching, amigo. Say, just wanted to drop you a line about something I read recently about you folks at the IRS coming down hard on the former Rector Geor ... More >>
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