• Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    OC Copts and Muslims Meet To Move Forward After Crazy Film

    Leaders of Orange Couny's Coptic Christian and Muslim communities met yesterday evening at the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove to discuss the amateur (emphasis on the "amateur") video that is blamed for sparking violent protests across the Middle East, and how to move forward from i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Bishop Tod Brown Asks Pope for Five More Years to Further Embarrass OC Diocese

    Brownie: Just leave us be already!​The Catholic Church mandates that its bishops retire at age 75. Most bishops accept this rule, but those who don't must write a letter to the pope asking to postpone their retirement.It's the latter scenario that Orange County Catholics must face, as Diocese of O ... 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

    April 10, 2010

    Jaime Soto Gets Punked by Pope Benedict XVI!

    Wonder if Soto is still smiling...​SO...the media is going gaga over the successor to Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony: Diocese of San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez, who's a pedo-protector himself. The Orange County Register did one of its classic county barometer pieces where it g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Tariq Ramadan's Looming OC Speech Draws Warning From Muslim Group

    Wikipedia CommonsTariq Ramadan​What the American Islamic Forum for Democracy derides as the "Tariq Ramadan American Islamist Victory Tour 2010" includes a May stop near Disneyland, where American Muslims are being warned by the self-described liberty lovers to "be on guard" as the Swiss academic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Two More OC Connections to the Vatican's Current Pedophile Scandal

    Trupia: How many boys in OC did he molest?​First in a three-part series this week on Orange County's connections to the "current" pedophilia scandal plaguing the Vatican. Nothing too earth-shattering--just connecting some dots--because I'm saving the good stuff for the near future. I'm warning you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2010

    Another Local Boy Done Pedo-Priest Apologist Good: Cardinal William Levada

    Levada: Brownie's pal in the Vatican...​As the world just barely begins to realize that the Catholic Church is infested from the bottom to the top with pedophile apologists, one name has come to the forefront besides Pope Benedict XVI: Cardinal William Levada.He's the Prefect of the Congregation o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Breaking: Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown Announces Retirement; Pope Benedict XVI Picks OC Native as Replacement

    Heckuva job, Brownie!​In a surprise announcement this morning, Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown announced he would retire at the end of the year."I have enjoyed my time in Orange County, but it is time to move on," the 73-year-old head of Orange County's 1.1 million Catholics announc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    More Proof OC Diocese's Covenant with the Faithful is a Sham

    from Roman Catholic Blog...​Okay, okay, okay: to have ever put hope in the Covenant with the Faithful--a 2004 PR trick by Bishop Tod D. Brown of the Catholic Diocese of Orange that swore to create a more transparent group of pedo-priests and their apologists but cost the county faithful nearly hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Would it Happen Here? Girl Scout Receives Award for Building Creationist Library

    The decorated Girl Scout and her "Alternate Universe." A few weeks ago five Fullerton girls were awarded the Girl Scouts of America's highest honor, the prestigious Gold Award, for creating community service oriented projects -- food drives, photography workshops, mural paintings, you know the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Rev. Wiley Drake Prays for Obama's Death

    Somehow, we here at Weekly HQ missed that the Rev. Wiley Drake of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park not only declared last week that the murder of Kansas abortion Dr. George Tiller had been the answer to his "imprecatory" prayers, but that the so-called Man of God later announced he'd mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    So-Called "Anaheim Priestess" a Big, Loony Fraud

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Reminder: Pedo-Priest Apologists to be Honored This Friday at Mission SJC

    Just a reminder to folks that this Friday evening, at Mission San Juan Capistrano's Basilica, Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown will bestow some of his nearest and dearest pedo-priest apologists with papal honors, a ceremony that proves Pope Benedict XVI is still clueless about too much and that Brown and ... More >>

  • Film

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Chapman Law Dean Shifts From One Controversy to Another

    Photo by Christopher VictorioJohn C. Eastman (right) listens as John Yoo debates at Chapman last month.The last time you read a Navel Gazing post that mentioned John C. Eastman, dean of Chapman University's School of Law, it was in reference to him teaming with the university's visiting law professo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    A Look at the Orange Diocese's Previous Head Aztlanistas

    I wish I could say it is an April Fools' joke that the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association is going through with its reception for newly ordained Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Cirilo Flores despite him never quite getting around to denouncing or disciplining pedo-priests while serving on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Protect the Children, Sign Church's Petition to Ban Mormon Marriage

    When California's gay marriage legal debate gets tough, the tough get weirder: Universal Free Church has now launched a national petition drive to ban Mormon marriage.Mary Cristos, leader of the new, St. Louis-based "Free" religious denomination, says the UFC believes in "religious freedom and relig ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Calvary Chapel Transforms Another Gentle Soul into a Homo-Hater

    Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed by all the protests gay-marriage advocates are holding outside Mormon temples. Yeah, the Latter-Day Saints hierarchy urged their faithful to donate millions of dollars to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign, but Mormonism has always been upfront in their homo-hating-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    Ahmanson-Funded Creationists Palling with Islamic Counterparts

    In the Department of Hypocrisy...the Discovery Institute, largely funded by board member, certified homophobe and Orange County native Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr., is the country's premier organization pushing for the teaching of creationism in American classrooms over evolution. They're now helping out ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Stint in OC inspired Obama to run?

    Last month's edition of The Atlantic profiles Barack Obama in several articles. One of them, "Teacher and Apprentice," a must-read piece on the Obama-Clinton relationship by Marc Ambinder, contains a couple of theories about what lit a fire under the man's ass and made him decide to seek presidency. ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    a Peek at the Bishop's Past

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

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Tuesday - 11/20

    When the Levees Broke: Part II at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey at the Barclay

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Jane C.R. Doe Speaks

    An Exclusive Interview with Jeff Andrade’s victim

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Statutory Rapist Andrade And Pals Seek to Block Many Things

    A slew of in limine motions filed this past week by former Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach/admitted statutory rapist Jeff Andrade and his former employers, the Catholic Diocese of Orange. Andrade's lawyers moved that any potential jury not hear "in any manner, either directly or indirec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    Context-Free Reportering Courtesy of the Register

    It's always a guilty pleasure to see a new Orange County Register reporter--usually fresh from college--write a story in which the guy (or cute gal) has no clue about what's in his face. The latest example occurred today, in a piece by one Sean Emery, about the continued restoration of Mission San J ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 17, 2007

    That Other Quagmire

    Sonali Kolhatkar remembers Afghanistan, even if the rest of us dont

  • News

    March 1, 2007


    Orange County authors try to bring unity to people of different religious faiths. For this they will face the wrath of believers. Again.

  • Features

    February 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2007

    Slack jawed, Hounddog, and Mr. Donohue (not) at the movies

    If there's one thing OC Weekly has in plentiful supply, it's Catholics of varying stripes-- devout, cafeteria, lapsed, vigorously lapsed, potential anti-pope-- with colorful and occasionally bizarre stories from their contacts with Holy Mother Church and its numerous franchises and subsidiaries. Fr ... More >>

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    Gloria in Exclusion Deo

    Why does Orange bishop Tod Brown worry about a boring Latin Mass?

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    666: Not as Evil as You Think

    If the triple sixes of today's date have made you decide to skip voting and huddle under the blankets at home instead-- or worse, tempted you into planning to go see The Omen-- forget it. The only things you have to fear are the choices on the ballot, and the prospect of shelling out hard earned cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    AIDS 'n' Pagans

    This Sunday (a day named to honor Egyptian sun god Ra), Orange County pagans, witches, warlocks (maybe Moorlachs?) and other so-called heathens are using their mystic powers to fight the AIDS. That's right, I said pagans. Monotheistic religions are so passe. AIDS was first noticed in America when, i ... More >>

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Cruise in Control

    The Syracuse kid saves the world in style

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Unflinching Sincerity

    Unitarian Human Rights Forum

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2006

    Messiah news: Real Estate and Sushi Edition

    According to the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center building may soon leave behind the things of this world, and take on the fight against the evil alien power from beyond the stars that's keeping you from fulfilling your potential and living like Tom Cruise. In other ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Mind Your Own Fatwas!

    Some guy charges Garden Grove imam with terrorist love

  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    Mystery Scientology Theater

    How War of the Worlds anticipated the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard

  • Unknown

    May 26, 2005

    The Sins of the Father

    While Catholic priests raped Orange County children, Pope John Paul II looked the other way

  • Unknown

    April 7, 2005

    A Moral, Abject Failure When It Mattered

    Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005

  • Columns

    March 3, 2005
  • Food

    November 11, 2004

    Allah Carte

    Breaking the Ramadan fast with the Islamic Centers Auntie Fatima

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    The Army of God

    How a monk, an altar boy, and a sex-abuse victim joined forces to battle their common enemy: the Catholic Church

  • Film

    February 26, 2004

    The Backlash Passion

    A Messianic Meller for Our Time

  • Film

    January 29, 2004

    Missionary Positioning

    Indie Mormon cinema attempts a mainstream conversion

  • News

    May 22, 2003
  • Film

    February 28, 2002

    All of Me

    Trembling Before G-ds warm ideal of Jewish practice

  • News

    December 16, 1999
  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Shock Therapy

    OC Scientologists denounce psychology with a little mind control of their own

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