The LA Archdiocese Released Their Sex-Abuse Files And Smacked Down Previous Pedo-Protectors; When Will the Diocese of Orange?
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Nevertheless, the LA archdiocese should be commended for their act, if only for this point: they are doing what the Diocese of Orange never did, and will probably never do.
For all of its self-backslapping about how transparent they were, the diocese under former Bishop Tod D. Brown NEVER released any priestly personnel files--they didn't find it important. I once asked Brownie during a press conference if he would ever make parishes provide those files the way he made them post his laughable Covenant with the Faithful, and His Eminence seethed. Brownie also kept around Monsignor John Urell, the crypt keeper to all the pederast secrets that all the bishops in Orange kept.
New Orange Bishop Kevin Vann can do like LA Archbishop José Gomez and rebuke his predecessor by publishing all of Orange's pedo-priest personnel files AND smack down Brownie and Urell (among others) with a divine pimp hand. How about it, Bishop? Show OC's Catholics and lost sheep like me that you mean business. Show us that you're serious about full transparency in this rotten diocese. Show the county how your predecessors conspired to cover up the rape of innocents. Strip all possible powers away from Brown. Ask Pope Benedict XVI to laicize Urell. Do it, and you have a new fan.
Don't do it? Business as usual, and the Diocese of Orange will just have to pop up again on our radar. The choice is yours!
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