Jaime Soto, Former Orange Bishop/Current Bishop of Diocese of Sacramento, Finally A Pedo-Priest Foe?

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The big news in Catholic Sacramento this week was the arrest of Father Uriel Ojeda, a priest in the Diocese of Sacramento, for multiple molestations of a 14-year-old girl. The arrest drew all sorts of shocked comments, none more maudlin than the ones uttered by Bishop Jaime Soto (right), the Orange County native who long served as a bishop in the Orange diocese.

""For people who work very, very hard to earn trust, it takes our breath away," Soto told the Sacramento Bee. "It's devastating." 

To paraphrase Louise Jefferson, "Padre, please."

Soto, of course, made a career for himself here in la naranja publicly by being the most-Aztlanista cleric this side of Roger Cardinal Mahony and privately by toeing the Orange diocese's pedo-protecting line throughout his career, writing letters in support of them (Andrew Christian Andersen), or never bothering to tell cops his superiors squirreled one away in TJ (Eleuterio Ramos). You can learn more about Soto's past here, but this time in Sacramento, Soto has seemingly found out that, you know, the law requires people to turn in pedophile priests: he called the authorities upon learning of Ojeda's grubby hands AND placed him on leave...wait, why doesn't he just fire the fucker? Because, again, Soto toes the pedo-priest line that his superiors established long ago--heckuva job, Brownie!

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Normbc9
Normbc9

Fr. Uriel is one of many recruits then Aux. Bishop Jaime Soto found on his many Orange Diocese funded "expeditions." I knew Fr. Uriel when he worked in the Sacramento area. he is dedicated and loves to work with all peoples. Remember, he is a human like us. Subject to the same temptations ans weaknesses. Now the Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto wants to hang this priest. Whatever happened to the "unending forgiveness of God" that Bishop Soto frequently discusses? Soto has other recruits who have fallen short too. BUT.. they too are human. The biggest disappointment has been moved to six Parishes in eight years and in every case the Parishioners all said he is out of touch with Parish Administration. Maybe Bishop Soto is the problem?

Sfowatcher
Sfowatcher

May the Lord protect fr. Uriel and allows him to come out of this stronger in his faith and vocation.

SarahTX2
SarahTX2

I'm curious if you read Bill Donohue's little rant about you.  If you did, I'm sure you must already know that he's a total buffoon.

Walter
Walter

This article reads as if it were composed by a third grade dropout.

Do the words "innocent until proven guilty" mean anything to you? Apparently not.

mark schlager
mark schlager

The Church continues to corrupt the political scene in the U.S. The Church has enslaved Europe with the E.U and now America is next with the North American Union. The CHURCH IS the hands of the NWO. Wake up!

JEWBALL
JEWBALL

Will you give it up Gustavo.

I had to stop blogging because FFFF exposed me for being such a hypocrite, plus Chip got busted by the SEC (WTF- who cares if he was ripping people off). I was trying to lay low, I dumped Suite C for a cozy office with fromer Anahiem mayor Curt Pringle, I scored Laura a job slutting for Bill Campbell.

Now I have the chance to shill for the church again, with an insider (Fr. Chris gave me the HOOK UP!) and you are fucking all up.

Give these kids names, let me humilate them a little more and then we'll see how the feel!

I'll make a GO DADDY url: FRIENDS OF FATHER UREIL ! That sound familiar huh??

Meanwhile shut up, I am trying get back in the blogesphere by writing for the Voice Of OC, who apparently doesn't know what a shill I am.

SHHHH

Bill T.
Bill T.

Spectacularly incoherent! I am in awe.

Ensesse
Ensesse

Gustavo, you don't have any idea what you are talking about. Fr. Uriel is a good priest who has brought many people back to church. You journalist made him shine in newspaper two years ago and u criticize him. What if he allegations are false? Will you personally apologize to Fr. Uriel for calling him a F....? And Bishop Soto couldn't fire him because thee is something called Canon Law, which you are not aware of! God bless you.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

When did I write a story about Uriel? Who cares if he's a "good priest"? A chester is a chester is a chester, and police don't just arrest priests to get their jollies off.

Ensesse
Ensesse

When did you write the story of Fr. Uriel? Look above!! You wrote an article on August 6, 2009, about helpless and poor Mexicans. Fr. Uriel was one priest who defended their rights day in and day out. I know him personally and my heart reaches out for him. Remember there have been cases of so many false allegations. I request you, to pray for him and the family of the girl too, instead of writing mean things of a person you do not know or you have not met. Please. God bless you.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Did you click the link? I did not write the 2009 Bee story.

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