More OC Pedophile Priest Personnel Files to Be Released, This Time by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Categories: Ex Cathedra
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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...

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Cannot help but wonder how the attorneys for Bishop Brown, Cardinal Mahoney and many others  keep accurate tabs on the so-called "PERSONNEL FILES" and "MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS" that have caused them to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to prevent public disclosure. 



Maybe the Supreme Court's refusal to review the opinion will generate some good 'ol boy talks between Catholic priests Denis Lyons (scheduled to commence his OC jail time on Friday, 10/12/12) and Michael Stephen Baker who is currently incarcerated in the OC jail for parole violations.  Do you think that Diocese of Orange defense attorney Albert P. Ballog, Esq., who also represents the OC Sheriff and the County of Orange, can work out a PAID jail stay for both sexual predator priests...... Since both priests PLED GUILTY to sex crimes against precious children, and capitalized on the wealth and political influence of the Catholic Church in Southern California, let's hope they do not meet the same fate as John Derek Chamberlain, who was ACCUSED of sexual molestation but never had a chance to appear in court.   

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Apparently the diocese has committed to release the files "soon". I suspect that we're about to get a lesson on the loose meaning of "soon".

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