Stories about pedophile Catholic priests have become de rigueur in recent years, in Phoenix and around the rest of the world.But some of us "oldsters" remember some of the very first detailed accounts of the disgusting diddlers and how those in charge--Bishop Thomas O'Brien here in the Phoenix ... More >>
A former altar boy who now lives in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, claiming church leaders ignored complaints of a pervert priest. It's the fourth lawsuit against the archdiocese since a grand jury report came out last month that sparked t ... More >>
The Web site www.bishop-accountability.org is a doozy. It contains the names, court documents, timelines, and more about the untold numbers of Catholic priests and/or their superiors who have been caught after engaging in ungodly sexual acts with children. Here in the ... More >>
Law officers including deputy marshals and task force officers from Phoenix and northern California finally caught up to Sherwood yesterday as he was leaving services at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco.
This raucous raven demands: Is Westcor taking a cue from the Jim Crow South, or is io's closing really about a lame-o lease dispute?
With leaders like Andrew Thomas, Joe Arpaio and Bishop Olmsted around, who says Arizona's a cruel place to live?!
The winged wonder speaks for Jesus when it says: Keep Father Dale on his "electronic" leash! Plus, inside local Hollyweird casting calls
Monsignor Dale Fushek faces 10 misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct with boys and young men
For 20 years Dale Fushek was the golden boy of the Phoenix Catholic Diocese. Now, his golden boys are talking
Steely County Attorney Rick Romley's going, but he's not gone. He'd like to take the governor's office from Janet Napolitano
Litigators and legislators play chicken-or-egg with nursing home issues
Letters from the week of April 29, 2004
Why isn't Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien in jail? There are far too many who have left the church because of his bad behavior.
Letters from the week of February 26, 2004
Bishop O'Brien drove away without offering last rites to the man bludgeoned by his Buick. It wasn't the first time he'd left an accident scene.
What Would Jesus Do?
Sheriff Arpaio's popularity spikes
Mary Rose Wilcox has turned El Portal into the place for politicos to meet over rice and beans
Another week full of random acts of stupidity
Letters from the week of June 26, 2003
Thomas O'Brien's fall ushers in a new era for Catholic bishops.
Letters from the week of June 12, 2003
After a year of denials, Bishop O'Brien finally admits what we knew all along
Two Phoenix attorneys who tried to heal the Catholic Church are punished with the threat of a lawsuit
One of the world's most notorious holy men is quietly giving Mass in Sun City
A priest is freed on a technicality. But it was the bishop who freed him to prey.
In the face of two indictments, Bishop O'Brien has gone back into hiding
The Spike introduces you to defectors from the journalistic trade
Bishop Thomas O'Brien is banking on attorney Michael Manning to save the soul of the Phoenix Diocese. The problem: O'Brien still has demons in his office.
Letters from the week of May 30, 2002
Each time Bishop Thomas O'Brien gets caught lying about a problem priest, he blames someone else. His litany of denials, stonewalls and threats will undo him.
Letters from the week of May 16, 2002
Priest accused of child molesting ,as well as fathering a baby girl, shielded by Bishop Thomas O'Brien
Bishop Thomas O'Brien has a history of covering for pedophile priests and obstructing justice. Has he really repented?
A man possessed, plumber turned amateur exorcist Paul Hernandez wants to get the Hell out of Phoenix.
With big dollars at stake, rival newspapers duke it out to capture Valley's rapidly growing Hispanic market
From the week of November 30, 2000
Under fire for charges of behavior unbecoming a priest, controversial pastor Saúl Madrid takes a self-imposed sabbatical
Bishop's guarded statement of support for embattled pastor further inflames critics
Demonstrators launch boycott and announce plans for legal action against the Catholic diocese
Three months after a fire gutted Phoenix's oldest Hispanic Catholic church, its pastor is feeling the heat and parishioners are steaming
Sloane McFarland's video paean to Homer and Joyce is excruciating, captivating
he 80-somethings at retirement home Desert Crest face eviction. But that's just business, says the home's owner--which happens to be an agency of the Roman Catholic church.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FROWNS ON PRETENTIOUS COMING--OUT PARTIES FOR LATINA GIRLS. BUT YOU ONLY TURN 15 ONCE.