Friday, October 24, 2014

BREAKING

Deacon Steve Martinez removed as Sex Abuse Response Coordinator for Archdiocese of Agana. Replaced by Deacon Larry Claros.

Well now, that didn't take long, did it Archbishop? Will Deacon Larry be investigating the cases in which you have been named? Guess the "meeting" didn't go so well. You think Larry is going to cover your ___? John, are you seeing this? The gig is up. Time to leave town. Take Pius. Harold, too. It's going to all come out. It's time. You destroyed that family. How many others?


ANOTHER MESSAGE FROM JOHN "THE TYPHOON" TOVES

Firstly, thank the Holy Spirit for another wonderful day!  

We need to understand that the Archbishop does not and will not abide by any rules from wherever they come.  This is a "Holy War"!  We cannot continue to ask him - "Please Mr. Archbishop, would you step down, you are hurting us".  We will force him down!  I'm in!  Are you?

Manainahu, my father's father was killed by the japanese during the 2nd World War.  They stayed in an encampment in Ma-e-mong, he and his brothers.  He was always reading and learning something new pretty much every day that I grew up on Guam. - And I always thought he was the brightest on the planet.  I don't tell him that too often because that means sitting and listening to his stories for no less than an hour to two.  He knew the ravages of war and I am sure you do!  This is one more WAR!  You need to fight and not be courteous, polite, apologetic, and deferring.  DO NOT WAIT FOR HIS ANSWERS - YOU MAKE THE ANSWERS!

For the young people, this is your island!  You need to save it and its Church!  Use your tech skills and be creative.  We need global pickup!

ONCE AGAIN - DO NOT ATTEND A MASS LED BY A NEO PRIEST THIS SUNDAY!  Please go to a Non-Neo priest!

I wish I knew the name for anonymous who suggested tying a white ribbon to your car antennas; PLEASE continue to do so!

Except for Tim, Tommy Tanaka, and a small number of others who put their names in print, one can feel solo.  I give you my name, please give me your name.

I've since contacted MSNBC with Rachel Maddow, The National Catholic Reporter, The National Catholic Register, EWTN, and Catholic Culture.Org.  Please help me, and flood the two email addresses to be listed to please "Pick Up the Story on Guam".

msnbctvinfo@nbcuni.com  Attn: Rachel Maddow

editor@ewtn.com  Attn: Amy Smith

Spoke again with SNAP yesterday and they assured me they are on it!

Apuron is showing signs of desperation and is already trying to pre-empt anything that could "pop" out.  Haha!  He hasn't seen this chamorro guy in a very long time and this chamorro has taken after his dad!

So Tim - The Rohrshock Rock, Tommy Tanaka, Frenchie, and all the others - "Let's Do This Thing"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John's video message
Archbishop does the money dance

Note: Rather than view John's video on this blog it is better to go to John's own You Tube post as he has some additional notes there. For those who take offense to this, I wasn't going to post it until I heard what happened yesterday. Plus, I will post what people take personal responsibility for and he's not some "David Mills from New York." But you can thank David Mills for this anyway.


MY RESPONSE IN THE PDN TO MR. MILLS

In Gofigan case, wrong cleric removed


Print out. Make copies. Share. Educate others.

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By coincidence (?), today is the feast of St. Antony Mary Claret (1807-1870). Guam could use someone like him just now.


He was born at Sallent in Catalonia. After becoming a priest he spent several years preaching to the people throughout Catalonia and also in the Canary Islands.

Returning to Spain, he established a missionary order, and founded a great religious library and publishing house in Barcelona which published millions of cheap copies of ancient and modern Catholic works.

In 1851 the Pope appointed him Bishop of Santiago de Cuba. The diocese was in a terrible state and everything needed reform and renewal.

He reorganised the seminary, enforced clerical discipline, and regularised thousands of marriages. He built a hospital and many schools. This was not done without opposition and he was the subject of fifteen assassination attempts.

Recalled to Spain in 1857 by Queen Isabella II to act as her confessor, he did further great work for the Church. His health began to fail, and he died at the Cistercian abbey at Fontfroide.

Learn more about this saint at The Life of Saint Antony Mary Claret.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

YOU'RE WELCOME

Now that the Archdiocese has "erected" the St. John Paul the Great Seminary in Malojloj, I would be happy to say "you're welcome", but no one from the seminary as yet has said "thank you". In the spirit of charity and good sport, however, I'll give them a "You're welcome" anyway.

Let's review why a "You're welcome" from me is appropriate.

Since 1999, the Catholics of Guam were told that the Redemptoris Mater Seminary was "for Guam". In fact, a 2010 publication celebrating itself declared the seminary to be "A Miracle for Guam." In the publication we are told that the seminary was both diocesan and missionary. There's nothing unique about that, the Church by its nature is "missionary". 

So, no problem. The people of Guam continued to pour lots of money into the seminary thinking all the time that it was their seminary and it was producing priests for Guam. It did occur to some that there were a disproportionate amount of foreigners coming to the seminary. But since we were told that they were coming to serve the Church in Guam, most figured "no problem". 

WHY ARE YOU HERE?

The following was relayed to me this morning and the person gave me permission to retell it:

I was invited to go to a Neocatechumenal Way meeting by my friend who told me that if I would go she would approve my loan, so I went.

Fr. Pius was conducting the meeting and he was "yelling" at people shouting "Why are you here?"

Several people answered because they were "broken" or "sinners", etc.

Then he pointed at me and shouted the question. I didn't think at first that he was pointing at me so I didn't answer. Then he came closer and shouted "Why are you here?"

I said "Me?" He yelled "Yes. Why are you here?" I stood up and pointed to my friend who had invited me and said "Because she said she would approve my loan."

Pius shouted "Sit down!" Then I left.

FIGHTING EVIL

Fighting evil in the Church is nothing new. In fact, that is where Christ warned us where we'd find it. (Mt. 24:15) We shouldn't be surprised. Satan hates Jesus Christ. And while he can't attack Christ directly, he does attack his Bride. 

To give some perspective to what we're going through, recently we canonized a pope who unknowingly protected and assisted the very growth of the "filth in the church" that his successor finally confronted and dismantled. 

One of Pope John Paul II's most favored and protected groups was the Legionaries of Christ, and he often bestowed great words of blessing and encouragement on its founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel. 

It was easy to see why. At a time when vocations around the Catholic world were vastly declining, Maciel built a veritable empire of vocations. No one was producing more priests than Fr. Marcial Maciel and because of it, he was elevated to a special place of personal favor by Pope John Paul II. 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

JESUS’S CLAY VS. KIKO’S MUD

By Chuck White

Upon joining the Neocatechumenal Way, Kiko Arguello says that “Jesus will put mud in your eyes so that you will sense that you are a sinner, so that you may discover that you are dirty.” 

In a classic example of his many half-truths,  Kiko Arguello twists a familiar bible story of Jesus curing a blind man (John 9) in order to explain a basic principle of the Neocatechumenal Way’s  post-baptismal catechumenate.  

Continued

Also, go here for a complete list of related articles by Chuck White on the Neocatechumenal Way.

APURON VS PAROLE BOARD

What Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, Ofm. Cap. DD, Metropolitan Archbishop of Agana, Guam said about Joseph B. Lastimoza:

Letter to Fr. Paul Gofigan. July 16, 2013. Prot. No. 013-047

  • a grave harm to the parish
  • a probable threat to children of a nearby school
  • a lasting and potential threat to the safety and well-being of parishioners and office staff
  • gravely detrimental to the parish
  • harmful
  • grave, lasting and proven harm to the parish

Archdiocese Statement to the Media. July 22, 2013.

  • a danger to “a school full of children…CCD students, Confirmation students, and other youth groups…”

Monday, October 20, 2014

1999

This morning, the Pacific Daily News carried the story "Lastimoza speaks out". I happen to know that Mr. Lastimoza did not want to speak out. He only did so because of what Archbishop Apuron is doing to his family and Fr. Paul. 

But whereas Mr. Lastimoza understands and accepts the responsibility and consequences of his crimes, Archbishop Apuron does not. It is only because Archbishop Apuron needed an excuse to fire Fr. Paul that Mr. Lastimoza and his family have been pulled back into the news. 

We know that Mr. Lastimoza was used as an excuse by Archbishop Apuron because of what we learn from this story:
"He was paroled in 1999 and began doing court-ordered community service at the Santa Barbara Church."
You see, when Mr. Lastimoza was fresh out of prison, he was sent to Santa Barbara parish to work for the parish as a condition of his parole. 

See the full parole document here.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

WELCOME ADRIAN

I see you.

AND IN THE DIOCESE OF DULUTH

I posted this in a comment but will note it again here to make it more prominent. There is nothing much to be made of the recent revelation from the Diocese of Duluth about Fr. Louis Brouillard. Fr. Louis is now in his 90's and no longer a danger to anyone. The revelation is only useful in light of Archbishop Apuron's public smearing of Msgr. James's alleged faulty accounting practices. If accounting for every penny applies to Msgr. James then we demand the same from Archbishop Apuron. Did the Archdiocese of Agana financially support Fr. Louis and if so, how much? We aren't critical of the support because if in fact he is still a priest of the Archdiocese of Agana, then he is due that support. Of course there is the other issue of selective support of priests, but we'll get to that another time. 

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "DON'T BE SUCKERED AGAIN": 

Don't remember where the post is, so I will not even bother to find it. Now just sitting here trying to sort things out where MONEY is a concern.

Question is... Father Louis and Father John Wadeson are still listed I am assuming as part of the Diocesan Priest of the Archdiocese of Agana. So, XXXXX amount of money is still being sent to Father Louis? Will XXXX amount of dollars still be sent to Father John Wadeson?

If both priests are still incardinated with the Archdiocese of Agana, as I am assuming they are, then the Archdiocese is still responsible for their expenses? Hello...answers anyone! 

*****

ALAS, I CONFESS...

...Zoltan was right. I'm a "business-ist". I started this evil gossip blog just so I could sell my books and make money. In fact, I am so repentant I wanted, as a sign of my remorse, confess to everyone how much money I've made after several months of brisk sales. Further, I hereby swear that I will give these ill-gotten gains to the poor in the hopes that God will forgive my evil greed. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa (striking breast). 




DON'T BE SUCKERED AGAIN

We've heard much about the financial problems and needs of this Archdiocese. Recently Msgr. James Benavente was made out to be the cause of most of them, even though some very smart financial people profoundly refuted the lies about Msgr. James spat forth from the usual suspects. 

But if our archdiocese is seriously as hard up as the chancery suspects say they are, then we need to look at the biggest financial hole of all: our two seminaries.

According to Question #6 on a Q&A about the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal posted on the archdiocesan website, the Archdiocese "provides approximately 10% financial support to RMS." The amount budgeted for the support for RMS in 2014 is said to be $98,000. This means that RMS, in 2014, has cost $980,000 to run. 

As per the 2014 Gala Dinner booklet, there are currently 38 seminarians, including transitional deacons, who are at RMS. That's about $26,000 per seminarian per year. And of course we don't know if that number includes all the travel these people do. 


Thursday, October 16, 2014

DEAR MR. MILLS

I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity. 

You see, no one in Guam was having the conversation you said you were interested "by": the conversation about Archbishop Apuron's removal of Fr. Paul. It was old news and had pretty much gone away. And, happily for the Archbishop, most of the ugly details of how he treated Fr. Paul never really made it to the press. 

However, I was told by the PDN that your letter was the inspiration for, or at least related to the genesis of, the front page story about Mr. Lastimoza, an article which, along with your letter, has caused his teenage children to be bullied at school, his wife to cry, and his 81 year old sickly mother to collapse. 


HALLOWEEN: HOLIDAY OR HELL-I-DAY

Pardon the departure from the usual conversation. (Don't worry, we'll be back.) I thought I'd share this post since it's almost that time again. I first wrote it in 2006 and published it on my other blog, TheMassNeverEnds. 

It was republished in Guam's archdiocesan newspaper in 2011. Regardless of the time of year, for some reason it has almost always remained my most viewed post on that blog. Thanks for reading.