Jason Berry Coming to Newport Beach November 3

Investigative journalist and author Jason Berry achieved prominence for his reporting on the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis in Lead Us Not Into Temptation (1992), a book used in many newsrooms. He has been widely interviewed in the national media, with many appearances on Nightline, Oprah, ABC and CNN. USA Today called Berry “the rare investigative reporter whose scholarship, compassion and…Continue reading Jason Berry Coming to Newport Beach November 3

Victims respond: Lockeford priest accused of abuse by second child, remains in ministry

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, SNAP Western Regional Director, 949-322-7434, jcasteix@gmail.com We are saddened and disturbed to learn that despite a second allegation of abuse by Fr. Michael Kelly, Stockton Diocese officials still refuse to remove him from active ministry with children and families. Despite years of telling Catholics about child safety “reforms,” Stockton…Continue reading Victims respond: Lockeford priest accused of abuse by second child, remains in ministry

“DAN RATHER REPORTS” UNCOVERS NEW EVIDENCE THAT A PRIEST JOINED L.A. ARCHDIOCESE DESPITE HIS TROUBLING PAST

This just in from the producers at Dan Rather Reports: Could this Archdiocese of Los Angeles have prevented teens from being subjected to abuse by this predator priest? Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET DALLAS (June 27, 2011) –Tomorrow night, “Dan Rather Reports” uncovers the dark and disturbing past of a priest who joined…Continue reading “DAN RATHER REPORTS” UNCOVERS NEW EVIDENCE THAT A PRIEST JOINED L.A. ARCHDIOCESE DESPITE HIS TROUBLING PAST

The Orphan

or: The amazingly well-written, life-changing, relevant, engaging, exciting and immensely readable book proposal that the New York publishing machine determined that no one wanted to read. There was a study published recently showing that rejection (romantic or otherwise) causes physical pain. I wholeheartedly agree. Why? Last week, after a five-month sales push by my big-time…Continue reading The Orphan

The California Clergy Sex Abuse Powder Keg

The California Bishops Conference thought “it” was all over in 2007 … The Golden State, chiefly forgotten since the 2007 $660 million settlement against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, has been overshadowed lately by a devastating grand jury report in Philadelphia, large civil child sex abuse settlements in Delaware and the Pacific Northwest, and the…Continue reading The California Clergy Sex Abuse Powder Keg