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Peter Callahan

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    Father John Lenihan and Me

    Recently released personnel files on one of OC's most notorious pedo-priests remind our Mexican-in-Chief why we've covered the Orange diocese sex-abuse scandal non-stop for a decade—and always will

  • News

    July 15, 2010

    Tod Brown's Own Private Idaho

    The Orange bishop's track record of covering up for sexual misconduct by priests didn't start here

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Orange Bishop Tod Brown Wrote Letter of Recommendation for Pedo-Priest While Head of Boise Diocese

    ​In 1990, then-Diocese of Boise, currently Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown drafted a letter of recommendation on behalf of Father Ruben Idalio Garcia so that the former Boise priest could officially join the Archdiocese of Tijuana. "I am happy to recommend Fr Garcia for service" in Tijuana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2010

    Satan Calls Former OC Bishop Norman McFarland Back Home

    McFarland: Now finding lodging in the Ninth Circle...​Longtime Diocese of Orange Bishop Norman McFarland died yesterday, and more than a few people rejoiced because of his role in creating the see's sex-abuse scandal. McFarland wasn't as clumsy as current Bishop Tod D. Brown, as clueless as foundi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Since When did the OC Register Take Writing Lessons from the Diocese of Orange?

    Bishop Brown: Does he take his lattes extra-frothy?​Ever since the Catholic Diocese of Orange has employed boy-diddlers and girl-rapists, the official party line has always been this, a party line swallowed whole by its apologists: when it came to teenagers molested by its employees, it wasn't rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Top Five Diocese of Orange Transgressions of the Decade

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    OC Diocese Priorities: Surfers and Facebook, Yes; Sex-Abuse Victims, No

    ​Priorities, priorities, priorities: The Catholic Diocese of Orange is already heavily promoting the Blessing of the Waves, an easy stab at a national feel-good story they began last year than involves surfers, priests, and prayer at Huntington Beach. "In Orange County our beaches are more than si ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008

    Petey Callahan Bilks OC Catholics But Good

    It's been a rough half-year for Peter Callahan of the Tustin law firm Callahan, McCune & Willis, mostly because of his big mouth. The head lawyer for the Catholic Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandal unwittingly revealed in September the sealed amount Bishop Tod D. Brown gave to a statutory rapist, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    A Challenge to Mater Dei Apologists

    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 >>

  • Features

    December 27, 2007

    Tod and Me

    2007: A year to remember

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    a Peek at the Bishop's Past

    Bishop Brown Escapes OC Court Date, But Now he Must Reckon with Monterey

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines. No Surprises: Bishop Brown citation dropped

    Bishop Brown citation dropped: The Los Angeles Times reports that a contempt-of-court citation against Orange Bishop Tod Brown has been dropped as part of an almost-$7 million sex abuse settlement. Plaintiff's attorney John Manly said the diocese forced them to drop their bid for the citation: "The ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    ?Quien Es Mas Mafia?

    How the bishop and the sheriff stack up against the Godfather

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    OC Diocese Not Paying Sex-Abuse Victims?

    On Oct. 5, Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown announced that the Orange diocese had settled four molestation claims against former lay employees for $6.685 million. Today, the Orange diocese is supposed to pay up--but plaintiff's attorney John Manly says Bishop Brown and his cronies have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2007

    Petey Callahan At it Again

    On the eve of a December 3 contempt-of-court hearing against Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown, longtime diocesan lawyer (and Orange County's 14th Scariest Person for 2007) Peter Callahan remains brazenly arrogant in discussing his client's terrible role in protecting pedophiles and sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    The Orange Diocese's Record-Breaking Streak

    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 >>

  • Features

    October 25, 2007

    OC's Scariest People

    Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Fiddlin' in St. Augustine

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

  • 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 3, 2007

    Diocesan Lawyers All of a Sudden Uppity

    For decades, the Catholic Diocese of Orange has dealt with survivors of its pedo-priests in secrecy--sealed settlements, claimed ignorance, and always, always, away from a jury. In none of the civil settlements that the Orange diocese signed off on were there any admission of guilt by the priest or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: OC Inspired Space Travel?

    California's Police State: Imagine you are a suspect and the police take your entire statement out of context by secretly recording only snippets that seem to incriminate you in a crime. Can’t happen? Think again. California police officers have won the right to selectively tape you. It’s the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2007

    Hilarious Quote of The Year Award Goes To...

    Peter Callahan, longtime attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Orange. Today, the Orange County Register plays catchup to the Los Angeles Times and interviews Scott Hicks, who claims Bishop Tod D. Brown abused him decades ago. Again, no mention of the fact that the Weekly broke this story six month ... 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 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 17, 2007

    OC Diocese Paid Admitted Child Molester $100,000

    Back in 2004, the Catholic Diocese of Orange quietly settled a lawsuit filed against former Mater Dei boys' basketball coach Jeff Andrade. To quote from my 2006 story regarding a current molestation lawsuit against Andrade: "In 2003, Mater Dei officials admitted to Orange County Register reporter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Gracias, Frank Mickadeit...

    ...for acknowledging in his Orange County Register column today that the Weekly broke the Bishop Tod Brown molestation allegation five months ago. We e-mailed Mickadeit, his colleague Rachanee Srisavasdi, and Los Angeles Times Orange County editor (and former religion reporter) William Lobdell and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Weekly Story on Bishop Brown Pedophile Allegation Proven Right

    Five months ago, OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano broke the news that despite his promises of complete public accountability on the Catholic Church sex scandals, Bishop Tod Brown himself continued to hide accusations that he molested a 12-year-old boy in the 1960s. According to subsequent court transcr ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    OC Diocese Lawyer Trashes OC Weekly But Still Loses

    Last month, famed Newport Beach attorney John Manly sent two associates to Monterey so they could argue before a judge why Manly should depose Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown. Why Monterey? Brown was the Diocese of Monterey Chancellor until 1989, and Manly represents an alleged cleric ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    King of the County Pedophiles

    The life, death and final escape of Eleuterio Ramos

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    King of the County Pedophiles

    The life, death and final escape of Eleuterio Ramos

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