The recent Archdiocese of Los Angeles document dump continues to reveal more and more with every plunge into the pedo-priest pool, specifically with Orange County angles. But the latest one comes as an especially strange story: the tale of one Wallace J. Daley.Daley had lawsuits against him settled ... More >>
Last month, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of pages of documents pertaining to its long, proud history of protecting pedophile priests. Yesterday, Terence McKiernan of BishopAccountability.org, which archives documents pertaining to the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal going ba ... More >>
Yesterday, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of pages of personnel files that confirms what those of us who have followed the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal have known for a good decade but which the vast majority of Catholics refuse to acknowledge: that their leaders, for forever ... More >>
The last time we had checked in on Christopher Heath, a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Orange, he had just shut down his personal blog, which had such gems as pictures of his personal trainer, him driving in a Prius, his just-whitened (with what???) teeth--oh, and a bunch of posts claiming tha ... More >>
The era of Cirilo Flores--just named coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of San Diego--is ending the same way it started: with people trying to remember who he was.Flores joined the Diocese of Orange in 2009 as an auxiliary bishop, really just filling the token Mexi bishop seat for head pedo-protecto ... More >>
This is so weird: just a few weeks ago I was walking around the new construction to reach the sanctuary at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Ana.This morning, those portions being remodeled were totally lost in an overnight fire.
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 >>
Brownie: Begin the deluge!So the big news today, as Clockwork Coker posted earlier, is that the Diocese of Orange bought the Crystal Cathedral, a development we correctly predicted months ago, and long before any other media outlets. Sure, that's a bit of gloating, but it's nothing like the pedo- ... More >>
Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown must be loving his holidays. Despite getting exposed as a pedophile apologist again and again, he's still the head of the second-largest Catholic diocese west of the Mississippi. Despite the building downturn, he's still pushing forward with plans to build hi ... More >>
When it comes to making money, Catholics are pretty damn good. Sure that's a gross generalization, but one stroll through Vatican City or a look at the $189 million Los Angeles Cathedral shows that the rock that Jesus built his church upon is on quite solid financial footing.
So it's no surp ... More >>
One of the few positive transformations in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States over the last half-century has been its increasingly Aztlanista tendencies. This trajectory was helped along in the late 1960s and 1970s by no less a priest than Roger Mahony, now cardinal of the Los Angeles ... More >>
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Taliban Apologist) has been beating the drums against illegal immigrants recently, and is now going against the Catholic Church for following the wasy of the Nazarene when it comes to strangers in a foreign land, which begs the question: why has Dana never criticiz ... More >>
Photo by Star ForemanDid Steve Carell blaze the trail for Anthony J. Tarquinto?Aliso Viejo's Anthony J. Tarquinto, who is profiled in today's News section, may have The 40 Year Old Virgin star Steve Carell to thank for making it okay to be a real-life, 40-year-old virgin.
Brusic: Would rather apologize to pedo-apologists than skewer them...I've been away for a bit, so am late to this story: last week, Orange County Register reporter Teri Sforza did an innocuous-enough post titled, "Think you can spot the sex offender in the crowd?" that dealt with some California ... More >>
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 >>
Greatest-Religion-Reporter-Ever William Lobdell alerted me to the story of Diocese of Fresno Bishop John Steinbock removing Father Geoffrey Farrow from the diocese and his salary and health benefits for speaking out against the gay-marriage-banning Proposition 8 and coming out as a homosexual. That ... More >>
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...Is actually the dimwit from last month: Father Christopher Heath of St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point. To mark Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with the sex-abuse victims of his priests, Heath wrote a post on his blog where he made this off-hand but ... More >>
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 >>
The Los Angeles Times is rightfully concentrating on LA-area victims in its coverage of the LA Archdiocese's record-breaking Catholic Church sex-abuse settlement. What's not being covered, however, is the Orange County connection. Named in the settlement are 14 priests whom the Diocese of Orange doe ... More >>
Dear Mr. President: Costa Mesa's city council plans to send President Bush a letter, asking that he reject a bill that would give some immigrants a path to citizenship.
And now a word from the Vatican: Driving can be "an occasion of sin," so the Vatican's issued 'Ten Commandments' for motorists, to ... More >>
If you stuffed a few bucks into Salvation Army kettles this past holiday season, there's good news-- it's very likely your dollars (or coins, if you're a cheap bastard) found their way to wherever General Booth's soldiers intended they should go.
The New York Times reports:
The Salvation Army is wid ... More >>