Another Sex-Abuse Accusation against Diocese of Orange
[See also other articles by Gustavo Arellano.]
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 and others at St. Boniface in Anaheim, but thought better of it), but what has shocked us is that neither the bleeding Los Angeles Times or Orange County Register ever hopped on the story. We understand why the Times wouldn't follow up, but OC's paper of record unfortunately relies on press releases nowadays for religion coverage. In light of that, we can surely expect a news story about sex abuse in the Orange diocese soon, since famed Newport Beach attorney John Manly put out a press release yesterday announcing a new allegation. The text is below:
Rev. James F. Moran says:
May 26, 2007 15:05
It is becasue of bishops such as this that I had to make a moral decision to step aside form ministry. I cannot by an apostle to the hierarchy if they do not respect the laws they make, if they do not show care and compassion for the truth, and if they do not life as Christ would have them -- openly, honestly and with integrity.
Russ Bianchi says:
May 29, 2007 11:05
The solution has always been to ignore totally unaccountable miters; there are less than 3,500 miters and red hats globally, in the Roman Catholic church.
There are over 1 billion laity that pay 100% of all these crooks, lawyers, courts, settlements, bills.
If the laity just STOPPED donating ANY monies to any cause, pence, appeal, fund, schools, hospitals, building funds, missions, offentories, etc., these
so-called miters would all be gone.
It was not until Bernie Law lost over 75% of the revenue, 2 years in a row (which has never recovered and triggered the sales of the Boston Archdiocese administrative headquarters in a sweet-heart deal to a RC Developer) that Law was transferred to Rome.
No Bishop/Cardinal Accountability, No Laity Monies!
Diocese Of Monterey, CA Lay Member
Debby Bodkin says:
May 29, 2007 11:05
Is anyone paying attention to the fact that the law firm that represents the largest law enforcement agency in OC, the OC Sheriff's Department, Sullivan & Ballog, also represents the Diocese of Orange and LA Catholic Archdiocese?
It does not matter how many investigations the OC Sheriff's Department or LA law enforcement conduct regarding sexual misconduct allegations because both OC and LA law enforcement AND the Diocese of Orange and LA Archdiocese SHARE THE SAME ATTORNEY!!!! Is this one of those fee sharing deals where law enforcement splits its fees with the Catholic Dioceses so the same attorney can PROTECT BOTH from public scandal and/or civil and criminal sanctions in accordance with state and federal child protection, mandated reporting and conflicts of interest laws, etc.?
CHILDREN AND ADULTS WILL NEVER BE SAFE IN ORANGE COUNTY OR LA COUNTY as long as the same attorneys represents law enforcement agencies and politically-connected religious institutions!
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