Diocese of Orange Settles Another Michael Harris Pedo-Priest Case, This One for $2 Million

Categories: Ex Cathedra
Just got word from John Manly, the badass attorney who has for the past decade exposed the Catholic Diocese of Orange for the pedo-protection racket that it is, that the trial he was all ready to start on today involving the notorious Michael Harris ain't going to trial anymore. That's because representatives for Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown approached him last night and offered to settle before the public embarrassment that would've been the man nicknamed "Mad Dog" grilling Harris, Brown, and all the other cretins in cassocks came to be. 

Settlement amount? $2 million.

Harris, of course, was the former principal of Mater Dei and Santa Margarita high schools, a darling of the Republican Party, and a clinically diagnosed boy lover. Here's Manly's statement:

"Michael Harris was and remains a dangerous predator. Those in leadership at the Diocese during the Harris years especially Bishop [Norman[ McFarland and Mnsgr. John Urell both of whom were involved in concealing Harris crimes from his victims and law enforcement. Our client is a highly decorated combat pilot in the United States Air Force. He has received medals for bravery in combat and accolades for saving lives a protecting this county. However, the most courageous thing he ever did was admit his abuse as a boy and seek justice for those responsible. Today he is victorious and begins his journey of healing"

Manly figures that Harris has cost the Orange diocese about $50 million in known settlements at this point, roughly the cost of the Crystal Cathedral. Heckuva job, Brownie!

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Joan Maxwell
Joan Maxwell

Why is this known criminal NOT behind bars? Why are people not in mass protesting the churches and the mobile home park ? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE SYSTEM? Innocent children are being scared for life this very second how many how many more? How can the church live with them selves? how? DISPICABLE Joan Maxwell joanmax33@gmail.com

jim robertson
jim robertson

Again no answer to my questions. Who else refuses to answer questions about it's behavior, other than SNAP? The Church that's who.

jim robertson
jim robertson

Nonsense. If you think what you've seen is my anger, you have no idea. When I was asked and did stand up for what I thought was an honest victims organization only to find out it was a fraud. Believe me that will make a victim angry.  You know Jane, I've responded to every criticism you've made of me. You may not agree with me but I did at least try to answer your points. You ,however, haven't answered one of my questions to you. Strange huh?  Or is a person asking you to be specific about your claims beneath your contempt?????Where should I tell the truth if not in public?  Any reason for me not to tell the truth in public? I assume your telling your truth when you post.  Why can't I????  Don't worry as long as the Church can use SNAP; money will appear as if by magic. And since you say your a victim, I can only say how sorry I am that it happened to you.

jim robertson
jim robertson

No, I'm telling the truth about SNAP because SNAP doesn't lobby for victims. SNAP tells victims what we want. My "disrupting" a religious service was my "religious" service. At the very same moment SNAP was outside taping suicide victims outlines on the sidewalk , without the families of those victims being asked if they thought it was a good idea. But I'm the asshole? I accuse SNAP of speaking for victims with out our input. Which is absolutely provable. And you accuse me of the same thing. Oh I get it , condemned when I do it ; when SNAP does it, it's right.  What does my compensation have to do with this? I'm supposed to take my "loot" (sarcasm!) and shut up?   Also how I spend my money is none of your business. My anger is also none of your business.. Truth though is your business, as a citizen. Every thing I've said is the deep dish truth; and I'll stand by it. And that is peace enough for me.

jim robertson
jim robertson

Where are these men ? Can I contact them? 100? How did you meet them? Where are you and they? And yes I'm really a victim I didn't just play one on T.V. for SNAP. I've been compensated and I'm just telling the truth as I and other victims have experienced  truth with SNAP,  You don't like that? Too bad.

CONCERNED
CONCERNED

Mr. Robertson.... I am concerned about your comments.... are you intentionally defaming SNAP because SNAP refuses to support any type of illegal acts similar to handcuffing yourself to Mahoney's throne?  From personal knowledge, SNAP will NOT support interruptions of a religious service and continues to LEGALLY exercise freedoms of speech, press and opinion. With no offense intended, it is my understanding that you received a monetary settlement in the $660 million LA Archdiocese sex abuse lawsuit settlement.  Hopefully, you will utilize some of those funds to deal with misdirected anger issues you are directing toward SNAP.  Please do not SPEAK for other victims -- they can speak for themselves.  You are not anyone's spokesperson.  Are you resentful because SNAP did NOT publicly support your handcuffing to Mahoney's throne? Hopefully you are following the criminal trial of Wil Lynch that starts today.  He is NOT blaming anyone for what he did and is taking responsibility.  Humility is a tough life lesson and as a victim of clergy abuse, you have experienced years of pain because of that abuse.  May you find peace.

jim robertson
jim robertson

Christ hasn't made a personal appearance in a long time .  "Men who was represented as messengers of Christ" speaks volumes. Maybe you could try reading other books than the bible, assuming you've read that. There has been a real push to connect criminal rapists to the faith they pose as representing. Faith has nothing to do with rape. You can be shocked at the hypocracy here but religion really has nothing to do with the rapes. So, who benefits by making that false connection over and over again? The victims? Not really  it grants us no access to therapy and compensation. Then who does benefit in this blurring of faith and crime. I say the Church. If they make their followers think the faith is under attack the oppressor becomes the victim. Quite a victory for the Church don't you think?

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