Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ordered that the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles comply with a settlement and release the secret personnel files of 25 pedo-priests within its ranks. So why should we care in Orange County about what happens in that Sodom? Because three of the priests served in OC, and one of them just happens to be Eleuterio Ramos, the most notorious pedo-priest to ever terrorize our fair land.
The other two OC priests named–James Ford and Lynn Caffoe–didn't spend many years in Orange County but had allegations lodged against them during their time here.
I'll have to go into the wayback machine to remember how much of a monster Ford was, but in Caffoe's case, this is what I wrote back in 2005:
His report shows parents at St. Callistus in Garden Grove complained in 1975 that Caffoe committed “a boundary violation” with altar boys. Officials transferred Caffoe to Los Angeles, where fellow priests found an undated videotape of Caffoe engaging in “improper behavior with several high school boys.” A complaint was also lodged with the Huntington Beach Police Department in 1994. Detectives never followed up. Caffoe's whereabouts are unknown.
Ramos, of course, molested at least 25 boys in Orange County during his many years here. Let's see what those personnel files have to say–heckuva job, Brownie! Man, we're going to miss saying that…