If you thought Roger Mahony being stripped of his "duties" was a cop out intended to make you think the church was doing something regarding past priest abuse and the Cardinal's strategy to transfer bad clergy away from the prying eyes of the law, you're probably right.
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news.vaDon't strain a knuckle there, champ.Was it something about the visit of modern-minded Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, currently in Vatican City for to receive a special wool pallium, that inspired Pope Benedict XVI to warble out his first Tweet, via Twitter for iPad, this afterno ... More >>
LA City Hall: Now in the business of shutting down harmless art and music spaces (boo!)
First they came for the raves, then they came for the medical marijuana dispensaries, and then they came for the Echo Curio. At least we can now breathe a sigh of relief that no one will ever abuse Ecstacy ... More >>
Getty Imagespotato noodles with liver sausage and vanillaWhat's a little systemic child abuse and closet Nazism when we can talk about the current Pontiff's childhood eating habits. Eat Like A Pope, released last month from Italian publisher De Agostini Group, documents the dishes eaten by Po ... More >>
NOT coming out on 5/5: Queen LatifahWord got out that a celebrity will be coming out on May 5, possibly on the cover of People magazine. Rampant speculation started on popular site Jezebel and other internet founts of gossip and innuendo. Then, the Queer Town column in the LA Weekly's LA Dail ... More >>
Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio to succeed Cardinal Roger Mahony as head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, putting the Texan in line to become the highest-ranking Latino Catholic church leader in the United States.
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Dem on Dem Payback State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-L.A.) disciplined three members of her party for not voting to put spending limits on the ballot -- part of a key compromise Democrats made to finally pass a budget with Republicans. Stripped of their committee chairmanships were Black Caucus l ... More >>