Former Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown Vouched For a Pedo-Priest Who Went on to Molest Kids in Salinas
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Funcheon is currently facing lawsuits by students who suffered at his grubby hands at Palma High School in Salinas, a school where the pedo-priest has already admitted to molesting boys. In a June 11, 1984 letter obtained by the Weekly, Brown--then the chancellor for the Monterey diocese--wrote to Funcheon's Crosier superiors that he would extend faculties (allow him to minister in another parish, in Catholic-speak) so he could be a chaplain at Palma. "Your evaluation of his ministry," Brown wrote, "is very encouraging."
HA! Documents at the time had already shown Funcheon's superiors were moving him from place to place, always one step ahead of angry parents. Heckuva job, Brownie!