Patrick Hennessey

  • 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

    October 11, 2007

    Fiddlin' in St. Augustine

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

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Statement by John Manly on Settlement Against Orange Diocese

    Here's John Manly, the Newport Beach lawyer who represented four sex-abuse victims of employees with the Orange diocese, on the $6.885 million settlement announced this afternoon: Today, Bishop Tod Brown and the Diocese of Orange agreed, at the point of a legal gun and on the eve of trial, to settl ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 4, 2007


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

  • 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 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 >>