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Scandals

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Cirilo Flores, Former Pedo Priest-Protecting Diocese of Orange Bishop, Passes Away--YAY!

    There should be no tears of sadness shed for the passing of Cirilo Flores, the bishop of the Diocese of San Diego and former auxiliary bishop in Orange who passed away this weekend after a battle with cancer. As is the case with nearly every Catholic bishop of Flores' generation, any good he did in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Rancho Santa Margarita Forms Committee to Help Draft Anti-Bullying Ordinance: Update

    See the update at the end of this post on the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council forming a committee to help draft California's anti-bullying ordinance. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 25, 6:02 A.M.: This post was supposed to be about the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council tonight considering an anti-bully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    After Almost Dying, Aston Matthews Became a Rapper

    At the age of 18, Lakewood rapper Aston Matthews was barely a legal adult. Yet, it was at this age that his life was forcibly set on the course he is now on. On an otherwise normal night out partying, the kind of evening that for Matthews at worst resulted in passing out from too much liquor, ended ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    [Exene Says...] The Way Celebrities Portray Rural White Men With Guns is Really Mature

    Have you viewed Jim Carrey's recent video Cold Dead Hand? Clocking in just under six minutes, the video is a satire with a bull's eye painted on gun advocacy, Charleton Heston and Hee-Haw. Basically everything a rural white guy from the '70s is supposed to hold dear. Released four months after a cel ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    Tod Brown's Perpetual Pedo-Priest Parade!

    Documents released by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles shows again how the Orange diocese is still not telling the full story of its sex-abuse scandal

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    [UPDATED with Conviction:] Mariano Antonio Castro, 58, Guilty of Ongoing Sex with Girl Impregnated at Age 11

    See the update at the end of this post on a jury finding the defendant guilty Wednesday.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 6, 8 A.M.: A 58-year-old Santa Ana man faces trial today on accusations he sexually abused a female relative for nine years and impregnated her at the age of 11. Mariano Antonio Castro has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    LA Archdiocese Discloses Another OC Pedo-Priest In its Latest Document Dump

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Mark Pinsky, Best-Selling Religion Author and Reporter, On His Pioneering Work Covering the Diocese of Orange Sex-Abuse Scandal

    I have long admired the work of Mark Pinsky, the longtime religion reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and author of the best-selling The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of America's Most Animated Family, a fabulous book that makes its points in a way that leaves you knowing Pinsk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop/Pedophile Protector Tod D. Brown to Retire--HOORAY!!!

    Just got word that tomorrow, Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown is going to announce his retirement, and his successor will also be named.HELL YA! ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!This represents only the second good thing Brown has done in his 14 years heading Orange County Catholics--the first, of course, bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Michael Stephen Baker, LA Pedophile Priest, Arrested at Resort Pool Surrounded by Kids

    The last time we wrote about Michael Stephen Baker, the pedophile priest was arrested in November of last year for violating his probation for kiddie-fiddling. Turns out he violated his probation again, this time on August 17, when probation officers found him next to a swimming pool where kids were ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2012

    The Sting

    Regency South Coast Village

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012

    The Matrix

    Regency South Coast Village

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    Tom Fuentes, Longtime Head of Orange County GOP/Protector of Pedophile Priests, Passes Away from Cancer

    Just got word that Tom Fuentes--a titan of local politics for forging the Orange County Republican Party into the freaks that they are today, and a gnat of a man for his role in the Catholic Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandals--passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.The b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    What We Learned, March 3-9

    ​It's my dick in a box, I mean, a look at the week past and what we learned for it.MARCH 3: Kristen Wiig and host Lindsay Lohan appear in a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit mixing two iconic local entities: The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Unreal Princesses of Disneyland. "Weekend Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Chris Brown is a Bonafide Dick: Five Reasons Why

    ​Chris Brown is an immature asshole, I think that's been safely established by his sophomoric Twitter rant after winning a Grammy last Sunday. But with the news that Rihanna enlisted her ex and the man that brutally beat her, to feature on a remix of "Birthday Cake," one thought comes to mind: ARE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Conrad Murray Sued by Newport Beach Attorney Repping Imaging Company

    ​As if looking at four years in state prison for his role in the King of Pop's death is not bad enough, Dr. Conrad Murray is also facing a lawsuit brought by a Newport Beach attorney on behalf of a Poway nuclear medicine imaging systems company.The complaint against Murray, MSNBC and other media c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Michael Jackson's Ghost Spooks Propofol Maker Teva

    ​The worldwide scorn directed at those closest to Michael Jackson in his final days may have extended to the drug Propofol and its Irvine-based maker, which announced it is laying off 200 employees this year after having already let go 70 workers.Teva Pharmaceuticals maintains it already discontin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Election Monitor Named for People's Republic of Orange County

    ​An election monitor has been appointed for the People's Republic of Orange County. No, Jimmy Carter isn't coming Tuesday.  Assistant United States Attorney Dennis Mitchell, as he has done before, will serve as the District Election Officer for the Central District of California, which includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    How John Urell, Pedo-Priest Protector Extraordinaire, Allowed a Pedo-Priest to Teach Kiddies in Laguna Niguel

    Urell: Still clueless after all these years...​The years change, the Catholic Church grows and weathers controversies, yet one truth remains in Orange County: John Urell is the most disgusting Catholic in Orange County history. Worse than Serra. Worse than Brownie. Worse than even the king of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Michelle "Bombshell" McGee Teams Up With Mel Gibson's Alleged Mistress for Strip Tour

    ​It isn't enough that Michelle "Bombshell" McGee contributed to the split of America's sweetheart Sandra Bullock and America's greaseball Jesse James--let alone the eventual disposition of the power couple's former Sunset Beach home.Now, as part of the tattooed tart's constant grasp for fame, she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Roger Mahony Calls Family of Sex-Abuse Victim, Victim "Illegal Aliens"

    ​For years, the greatest shield Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has used to protect his pedo-priest-protecting ass from the full wrath of the public is Mexicans, specifically of the illegal kind. His Eminence blesses marches for LA's many amnesty rallies, has spoken out against Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    A Blast from Bishop Cirilo Flores' Child-Abuse-Condoning Past!

    Blessed are the anonymous sources, for they bring justice to the little ones...Turns out newly ordained Diocese of Orange Bishop Cirilo Flores has a proud past of defending and condoning child abusers--and I'm not even talking about his treatment of numerous Orange diocese pedophile priests. Nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2009

    Former O.C. Bishop Lies Like a Devil in Fresno Pedophile Case

    Yesterday, a Fresno jury acquitted the Catholic Diocese of Fresno of culpability in the priestly rapes of innocents, and does this news really surprise you given Fresno is Fresno? We really can't expect much intellectually and morally of this town, given its head padre is Bishop John Steinbock, form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Meet OC's New Pedo-Apologizing Bishop, Same as the Old Pedo-Apologizing Bishop

    *Updated, with new info on the bottom...The Vatican announced today that the Rev. Cirilo Flores, currently at St. Anne's in SanTana, is now the new auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Orange, replacing homo-hating pedo-apologist Jaime Soto. It's obviously an affirmative action hire, not only because ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Primadonnas

    Dreamgirls Revue

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Apparently, OC Catholics Can Learn

    The Los Angeles Times ran a great Column One story last week about the few monuments to the survivors of Catholic sex abuse that the church hierarchy have allowed on parish grounds across the country. Of course, the Diocese of Orange has yet to erect one, because Bishop Tod D. Brown would rather spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Coming Red Mass "Shaping Up to be the Best Ever," Says Pedo-Apologist-Honoring Lawyer

    The Catholic Diocese of Orange's Red Mass will occur today, and David Belz is happy! In a confidential e-mail obtained by the Weekly, the Rancho Santa Margarita attorney and member of the local chapter of the St. Thomas More Society tells the letter's recipients that "The 2008 Red Mass is shaping up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Former OC Bishop Jaime Soto Not Just a Pedophile Apologist but a Homo-Hater

    We and supporters of sex-abuse victims celebrated loudly when Bishop Jaime Soto left the Diocese of Orange to become the eventual head bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento. Soto, while a staunch defender of immigrant rights, was an active member of the Orange diocese sex-abuse scandal cover-up. To qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Father Chris Heath Says Adios, Maligns Sex-Abuse Victim

    It is with much regret that OC's favorite idiot bloggin' Catholic priest, Christopher Heath of St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point, announced last week that he will no longer post, and it really is a tragedy. Now, who will be so openly cavalier in his attitude toward clerical sex-abuse victims? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Bon Jovi Guitarist Arrested in Laguna Beach

    Richie Sambora: Livin' on a prayer? Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was arrested Tuesday night on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach for drunk driving. The popular axeman was commandeering a black hummer, in whose confines sat three women, two of whom were (and still are) minors. OC Register has the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Whoa-oh, Drivin' on a Prayer

    If you are an average, everyday Joe with a crappy job who drinks to relieve his sorrow and gets busted for DUI when only slightly over the punitive limit, I might feel sorry for you, provided no-one was hurt by your actions. If you are a huge rock star who could easily afford not only a cab but you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    A Record Broken, A Promise Kept

    I didn't think it would happen, but it finally did: the back-and-forth between Catholic sex-abuse survivor advocates and a bunch of idiots posted yesterday is now the most-commented story in Navel Gazing history, beating Scott Moxley's news of Carona's indictment. Congrats, wackies! In better news, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Monsignor John Urell Speaks!

    About a week ago, we wondered whatever happened to Monsignor John Urell, the pastor of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Orange and the longtime keeper of secrets in the Orange diocese sex-abuse scandal. Today, a St. Norbert's parishioner faxed us an update: Urell spoke to his flock this past weekend ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Bishop Brown Too Nice for Once!

    On Oct. 9, Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown issued a letter to the county's Catholics explaining his recent $6.685 million settlement with four sex-abuse victims of diocesan lay employees. He talked about apologizing to two of the victims (read a different account here), about how sex abuse is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    "Friends of Monsignor John" Not Friends to Sex-Abuse Victims

    The "Friends of Monsignor John," a support group for embattled Diocese of Orange Monsignor John Urell that counts as members OC Blog founder Matt "Jubal" Cunningham and Rancho Santiago Community College District board president John Hanna, claim they care about sex-abuse victims. Indeed, a page on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Urell Supporters Take Out Full-Page Ad in OC Register

    We rarely read past Page Four of the Orange County Register's front page, since anything beyond that is usually Macy's ads and rehashed Associated Press or Reuters blurbs. Indeed, we didn't read past page four this morning until an eagle-eyed reader (gracias, amigo) alerted us to a full-page ad take ... More >>

  • 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

    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

    August 16, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: OC Judge Slaps Guv

    Will a murder inmate defeat the Guv? Orange County Superior Court Judge Kazuharo Makino — a quiet, often-expressionless fellow who is married to a court reporter — ruled yesterday that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was wrong to deny parole to Delbert “Dale” Chrittenden. The inmate was found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    Funky President: Gerald Ford & James Brown

    In a strange way, it is perhaps somewhat fitting that James Brown and Gerald Ford died within a day of each other, since Brown and Ford had a unique bond. As Brian Koller notes in his ePinions review of the James Brown compilation CD Disc Four: Godfather of Soul (1972-1984), "James Brown was proba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Who Stole the Election from the Stealers?

    As Gustavo's recent post on Hugh Hewitt suggests, even Republican diehards are beginning to surrender. That raises an important question: how will conspiracy theorists explain the stolen election that wasn't? Many on the left had warned that the GOP had everything wired--from electronic voting machi ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Hardwood Babylon

    A decade later, Mater Dei High Schools still protecting a coach accused of sleeping with students

  • 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

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Boy-Buggering Bingo!

    10 unlikely winners and losers in the Orange Diocese sodomy sweepstakes

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Let Us Prey

    Despite recent conviction, critics say the DA goes easy on child-molesting priests

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Television Killed the Catholic Star

    Given the chance to come clean on sex abuse, Bishop Brown chokesagain

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Its Phallic-tastic!

    Handicapping the Weenie Fester, Roast

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