Subject:

Thomas O'Brien

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Creepy Crawler Ex-Phoenix Priest George Bredemann Dies In Prison

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Arizona "John Doe" Behind Latest Priest-Abuse Lawsuit Against Archdiocese of Philadelphia

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Cool Web Site: Follow What's Up With Predatory Priests Here and Around the Nation

    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 >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
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    November 17, 2008

    Marshal's Office Nabs Perverted Arizona Ex-Priest Outside Church in San Francisco

    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.

  • News

    November 13, 2008
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    October 9, 2008
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    January 11, 2007

    Westcor Weenies

    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?

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Judging Andy

    With leaders like Andrew Thomas, Joe Arpaio and Bishop Olmsted around, who says Arizona's a cruel place to live?!

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    What Would Jesus Do?

    The winged wonder speaks for Jesus when it says: Keep Father Dale on his "electronic" leash! Plus, inside local Hollyweird casting calls

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Life Teen Founder Busted

    Monsignor Dale Fushek faces 10 misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct with boys and young men

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Cross to Bare

    For 20 years Dale Fushek was the golden boy of the Phoenix Catholic Diocese. Now, his golden boys are talking

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Balls in the Air

    Steely County Attorney Rick Romley's going, but he's not gone. He'd like to take the governor's office from Janet Napolitano

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    A Legal Matter

    Litigators and legislators play chicken-or-egg with nursing home issues

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of April 29, 2004

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    The Divine Sociopath

    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.

  • News

    February 26, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of February 26, 2004

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    What was he thinking?!

    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.

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Spiked

    What Would Jesus Do?

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    August 7, 2003

    Spiked

    Sheriff Arpaio's popularity spikes

  • Dining

    July 17, 2003

    The Soupervisor

    Mary Rose Wilcox has turned El Portal into the place for politicos to meet over rice and beans

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    Spiked

    Another week full of random acts of stupidity

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Letters

    Letters from the week of June 26, 2003

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Second coming

    Thomas O'Brien's fall ushers in a new era for Catholic bishops.

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Letters

    Letters from the week of June 12, 2003

  • News

    June 5, 2003

    Judgment Day

    After a year of denials, Bishop O'Brien finally admits what we knew all along

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    No Good Deed

    Two Phoenix attorneys who tried to heal the Catholic Church are punished with the threat of a lawsuit

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    God's Banker

    One of the world's most notorious holy men is quietly giving Mass in Sun City

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Beat It!

    A priest is freed on a technicality. But it was the bishop who freed him to prey.

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Revelations

    In the face of two indictments, Bishop O'Brien has gone back into hiding

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Flack Attack

    The Spike introduces you to defectors from the journalistic trade

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Moral Minority

    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.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    We're talkin' Football

    Letters from the week of May 30, 2002

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Blame Game

    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.

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Ethics, Morals and Sex Ads, Oh My!

    Letters from the week of May 16, 2002

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Sins of a Father

    Priest accused of child molesting ,as well as fathering a baby girl, shielded by Bishop Thomas O'Brien

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Silent Witness

    Bishop Thomas O'Brien has a history of covering for pedophile priests and obstructing justice. Has he really repented?

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    The Devil and Mr. Hernandez

    A man possessed, plumber turned amateur exorcist Paul Hernandez wants to get the Hell out of Phoenix.

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    War of the Words

    With big dollars at stake, rival newspapers duke it out to capture Valley's rapidly growing Hispanic market

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    Letters

    From the week of November 30, 2000

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Strife With Father

    Under fire for charges of behavior unbecoming a priest, controversial pastor Saúl Madrid takes a self-imposed sabbatical

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Mass Confusion

    Bishop's guarded statement of support for embattled pastor further inflames critics

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Flashes

    09-07-2000

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Holy War

    Demonstrators launch boycott and announce plans for legal action against the Catholic diocese

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Immaculate Heartbreak

    Three months after a fire gutted Phoenix's oldest Hispanic Catholic church, its pastor is feeling the heat and parishioners are steaming

  • Culture

    April 20, 2000

    Loop Sided

    Sloane McFarland's video paean to Homer and Joyce is excruciating, captivating

  • News

    January 29, 1998

    Out with the old

    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.

  • News

    November 13, 1997
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    August 18, 1994
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    June 15, 1994

    IT'S MY PARTY, I CAN SPLURGE IF I WANT TO

    THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FROWNS ON PRETENTIOUS COMING--OUT PARTIES FOR LATINA GIRLS. BUT YOU ONLY TURN 15 ONCE.

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