Tod Brown

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Is Jerry Brown Nominating the Orange Diocese's Keeper of Pedo-Priest Secrets as a OC Judge?

    The buzz going around the Diocese of Orange is that California governor Jerry Brown is considering general counsel Maria Rullo Schinderle as a judge. And if ever you needed a laugh, it's in that possibility. Schinderle has worked for the Orange diocese since 1998, basically at the beginning of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Poor Catholic Parish in Santa Ana Reduced to Hanging a Banner Outside Its Church to Beg for New Air Conditioning

    Early next month, the Catholic Diocese of Orange will officially pass the baton from current bishop Tod D. Brown to the incoming guy, Kevin W. Vann. Once Brownie leaves, expect the MSM to paint hosannas of the guy--mentioning the sex-abuse scandal, sure, but His Excellency bought the Crystal Cathedr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Diocese of Orange Exploring Purchase of Crystal Cathedral, Just Like We Said A Month and a Half Ago

    Brownie: The Hour of No Power​Remember how I wrote this May that insiders with the Catholic Diocese of Orange were trying to convince Bishop Tod D. Brown to buy the financially ailing Crystal Cathedral so that His Excellency wouldn't have to waste over $100 million on a new cathedral? Because it'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Diocese of Orange Inadvertantly Uses Child-Porn Internet Meme "Pedobear" for Children's Ministry Logo

    ​The Diocese of Orange has done many stupid things over the years under the reign of Bishop Tod D. Brown--let's see...there was the half-million-dollar Covenant with the Faithful, the new mansion bought while closing down schools in Latino-heavy parishes, the construction of a new cathedral up the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2010

    Priest Blesses Surf City Waves Sunday

    ​One day at band camp, this kid was shredding at Bolsa Chica when he slipped off his board and yelled, "Jesus Christ." So, it is not without precedence that a priest from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will wade into the waters near Huntington Beach Pier Sunday morning to bless the waves.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Photo of Orange Bishop Tod Brown Being Made to Wait Outside Restrooms at LA Cathedral!

    ​While the Orange County Register does the bidding of the Diocese of Orange by reporting without skepticism on their plans to push forward with the long-delayed Christ Our Savior Cathedral, we prefer the clandestine and thus present a photo of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown being made to wait at Our L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Bishop Tod Brown Ignores Spiritual Pleas for Help from Suicidal Sex-Abuse Survivor on the Run

    Brownie: As clueles as ever with the victims of his pedo-priests...​At its best, the Catholic Church is a refuge for the damned of society--witness the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when the Church offered refuge to illegal immigrants fleeing war-ravaged Central American countries. It comforts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Bishop Tod Brown Involved in Another Sex-Abuse Scandal He Never Bothered to Disclose

    Brown: Rocking that lavendar!​My gawd, was there ever a time when Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown wasn't a lying, conniving, pervert-protecting coward? Over the weekend, the Idaho Statesman revealed that the Diocese of Boise (headed by Bishop Michael Driscoll, who ranks second only to John U ... 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

    January 25, 2010

    ESPN Ignores Mater Dei Hoops Coach Gary McKnight's Rapist-Coddling Past

    Photo by Jennie WarrenThe only OC creep who gets a bigger pass than McKnight is Bishop Brown...​SO....Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight set another prep hoops record--he's now the winningest coach in California high school B-ball history--and the local press busted another ... 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

    December 8, 2009

    Most Racist City in Orange County--Is it Fullerton??? Our Top Five

    Henry W. Head, founding father of OC, longtime Santa Ana doctor...​I was speaking with a local GOP operative recently when he said something that shocked me. The topic was my recent cover story on the Candy-Ass Gang, the trio of pendejos and one pendeja who prosecutors say drove into Huntington Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Mater Dei Coach/Statutory Rapist Protector Gary McKnight Now SoCal's Winningest Prep Hoops Coach

    Photo by Jennie Warren--remember when we snuck into Mater Dei's ridiculous gym for this shot, Jennie? Good times...​Further proof God long ago decided to let Satan run the Diocese of Orange: Mater Dei High boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight is now the winningest coach in Southern California prep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Tod Brown Allowed Funeral of Pervert Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann at Holy Family Cathedral

    Ziemann: Inflicted Hell, now receiving it...​Sorry we're late to the party, but G. Patrick Ziemann--a teacher at Mater Dei during the early 1970s who went on to become an auxiliary bishop in Los Angeles and head bishop at the Diocese of Santa Rosa before resigning in disgrace for screwing up its f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Catholic Church Molestation Survivor Starts Non-Profit to Fight Sex Abuse

    Kroll: Wonder if John Urell Ever Apologized to Her for Being an Ass...​One of the main criticisms Catholic pedo-apologists have against the survivors that dare sue the Church in civil lawsuits boils down to this twisted logic: if the victims just care about exposing the truth, then why are they as ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    I Owe an OC Register Reporter Lunch Because of a Pedo-Priest!

    Lyons mug shotBelieve it or not, I have a couple of friends who work for the Orange County Register. Won't name names lest they fall under corporate microscope, but I bet one of them that the District Attorney's Office would never criminally try Denis Lyons, the longtime Diocese of Orange pedo-pries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies Fun: OC Diocese Priest Retreat!

    A tipster alerted us to the video below, which shows priests from the Diocese of Orange at the desert retreat I wrote about in May. Nothing too scandalous to note, but full confirmation of my argument: Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown, despite a vow of fiscal sanity following his see's $100 million sex-ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Don't Forget O.C.'s Abusive Irish Catholic Priests!

    Lenihan, second from right, in a picture Brown StalinizedThe Catholic world is abuzz with the release of a 2,500-page report by an judge documenting decades of physical and sexual abuse suffered by children in Ireland's Papist-run institutions. The report's release is a sad confirmation of the thesi ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 39: Flash Mountain is Back Edition

    Orange County Register: This just in: No swine flu in OC yet. (Although there is at least one diseased swine.) . . . We've got us a quake swarm, a tropical quake storm. . . . OC Fire Authority defense of $28 million in overtime for firefighters creates a firestorm among 358 Reg o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Funniest Line of This Young Millennium!

    From yesterday's ordination of pedo-priest-protector Cirilo Flores as the latest auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange (of which we'll have more on Monday). Uttered by head Bishop Tod D. Brown, per the Orange County Register, a joke so hilarious it deserves bolding, italics, and underlining:"Bis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Why is The OC Hispanic Bar Association Hosting a Reception for a Pedo-Apologist Bishop?

    For the past two years, I've donated a signed copy of my book and a dinner date* with me to the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County's annual fundraising dinner for auctioning purposes; in 2007, I was co-emcee of the event. But I'm afraid I will have to boycott this fine organization from now o ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    The Latest Pedo-Priest Settlement: Denis Lyons (Again)

    Just got off the phone with V. James DeSimone, attorney for a man who says pedo-priest Denis Lyons molested him as a child during the 1990s. They have settled their civil suit against the Catholic Diocese of Orange for an undisclosed amount. "Our client is pleased with the settlement, and looks forw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Where do OC's Pedo-Priest Apologists Love To Eat?

    From a trusted source:"So I'm eating at [fancy restaurant] recently and am about to leave, when who do I see but John Urell! He's waiting outside with a bunch of priests. They're dressed super-fancy in suits, laughing, and seemingly ready to have a good time."I realize a lot of you foodies don't bot ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Features

    December 27, 2007

    Tod and Me

    2007: A year to remember

  • 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 >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Fiddlin' in St. Augustine

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

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007

    Bishop Brown Still Doesn't Get It

    Pick up this newspaper this Thursday, when this reporter will have a more in-depth take on the Orange diocese's settling four more sex-abuse cases for about $7 million. In the meanwhile, allow your humble servant to rail about the latest foot-in-mouth case of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown. Today, Asso ... More >>

  • 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 4, 2007

    What the Hell is Bishop Brown Doing in St. Augustine?

    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 >>

  • 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

    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 15, 2007

    New PR Flack For OC Diocese, Same Idiocy

    Long-time observers of the Catholic Diocese of Orange pedo-priest scandal no doubt remember Father Joseph Fenton, the former director of communications who was an unrepentant asshole and didn't mind using sex-abuse survivors when convenient for Bishop Tod. D Brown. He's no longer the Orange diocese' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Breaking: OC Diocese Lawyers Seek to Seal Bishop Brown Deposition

    Over the weekend, attorneys with the firm of Manly, McGuire & Stewart deposed former Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Norman McFarland and current bishop Tod D. Brown as part of the firm's ongoing lawsuit against the Orange Diocese, Mater Dei High School, and former boy's basketball coach Jeff Andr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2007

    Another Sex-Abuse Accusation Against Diocese of Orange

    It's now been over a month since the Weekly revealed that Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown had a molestation allegation lodged against him in the past. We knew Brown wouldn't comment on the matter (we thought about confronting him yesterday, when he presided over the Confirmation of my brother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    Another Black Eye for Mater Dei

    The culture of pedophilia at Mater Dei High School has hit the big time. Today, The New York Times examines the rash of non-clerical sex-abuse cases involving the Catholic Church. Mentioned in the second paragraph was Joelle Casteix, a longtime advocate for sex-abuse survivors who was herself a vict ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007


    Bishop Tod Brown and his undisclosed molestation accusation

  • Food

    March 31, 2005

    Gone Lenten

    Knifing whoopee-cushion beliefs at California Fish Grill

  • News

    March 24, 2005


    Other Catholic diocese have destroyed incriminating priest personnel files. Why not Orange?

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Boy-Buggering Bingo!

    10 unlikely winners and losers in the Orange Diocese sodomy sweepstakes

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    A Millstone Around Their Necks

    Orange Diocese about to settle with sex-abuse victims for millions but will lose nothing

  • Features

    October 28, 2004
  • Columns

    September 16, 2004
  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Lifestyles of the Rich and Pious

    A Tour of the Orange Dioceses Most Transubstantiastic Homes

  • Columns

    February 3, 2000
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