Friday, November 17, 2017

APURON'S VICTIMS (SOME DID NOT SURVIVE)

Note: This post is future-dated in order to keep it at the top of the blog. For now that's the only way it can be done. 

This post will stay at the top of this blog until these men receive justice. (For Sonny, it will be posthumously). We also know the identity of the boy involved in the "threesome" with Fr. Antonio Cruz (deceased) and then-seminarian, Anthony S. Apuron as described by Mr. Ray DePlata (here, here, here, and here). The boy is dead.

Roy Quintanilla: Video - StatementFile
Walter Denton: Video - Statement - File
Doris Concepcion (Mother of Joseph Quinata): Video - Statement - File
John "Champ" Quinata (Brother of Joseph Quinata): Video - Statement
Roland Sondia: Video - Statement - File

SEE BELOW FOR NEW POSTS

Monday, August 21, 2017

WHERE THERE WILL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH

Posted by Tim


I'm not sure what to make of this article as the facts do not appear to support the title. My comments in red:

Twenty-four percent had a decrease in faith while 13 percent had an increase in faith.

Hmmm, not bad. That's only a net 11% decrease - and in a diocese which, per capita, the clergy sex abuse crisis is the worst in the world!

“The survey notes this is nearly a 2:1 loss to gain ratio. This is an unusual decline in the overall concept of religious faith in Guam,” the poll states.

Compared to what? I don't recall any recent poll which would give credence to the description of "an unusual decline." In fact, Catholics have been leaving the pews for years, long before these scandals broke. In 1986 when Apuron became Archbishop, there were about five non-Catholic denominations of any consequence. Today there are over 60, almost all of which are populated by former Catholics.

The loss in trust also contributed to a significant drop in church attendance...About 30 percent of those surveyed, reported church attendance has dropped in the last year while 12 percent reported attendance had increased.

It depends where you go. According to Fr. Mike Crisostomo this morning on K57, attendance is up at his parish. While much can be credited to Fr. Mike simply being Fr. Mike, probably the lion's share of the increase is due to parishioners getting fed up with years of the neo-fication of the neighboring parish of Barrigada. The same is true at other neo-fied parishes from which there is an ongoing exodus of parishioners to other non-neo-fied parishes. 

The survey indicates that the survey was conducted in the month following Lent and Easter and should have been a peak attendance season for the island’s Catholic faithful.

Says who? True, there are many who attend Mass only for those high holy days, but not necessarily the "following" Sundays. In fact, if anything, it immediately drops off. 

Twenty percent of participants reported donating less to the church in the last year while 10 percent stated they donated more.

Still only a net 10% loss, and primarily this was due to our call on JungleWatch to STOP THE MONEY back when we had no other weapon, and BEFORE the sex abuse revelations. 

The surveyors reported that people do not donate or give money to those whom they don’t trust and the decline in faith is likely a factor in the corresponding drop in contributions to the church.

Maybe. But this appears to be mere speculation by the "surveyors." Was this a question which was actually asked of the participants? Apparently not or the "surveyors" wouldn't have to speculate. 

Participants were asked if they believe the current allegations of sexual abuse of children by church officials...Nearly two-thirds of the those surveyed said they believed the allegations of sexual abuse were true while less than 10 percent said they did not believe the allegations.

Now, HERE is the only number of consequence. That's 66% versus 10%. 


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Note: For those whose faith has decreased, we must ask "faith in what?" Faith in a priest? Faith in a bishop? Faith in a man? Bad priests started with Judas, and Jesus picked him! But do we leave Jesus because of Judas? Yes you might, but take care, for it may very well be that Christ has sent us this test in order to "weed out his kingdom:
"As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. "(Mt. 13)
And why should we be surprised at evil in our holy places? In fact, that's exactly where Jesus said to look for it:
“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’a spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand..." (Mt. 24)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

MORE HELP FOR "MR. ARCH DIOCESE."

Continuing from this post, Mr. Arch Diocese will find this canon helpful:
Can. 803 §1. A Catholic school is understood as one which a competent ecclesiastical authority or a public ecclesiastical juridic person directs or which ecclesiastical authority recognizes as such through a written document.
It is quite possible that given it was the crooked Apuron who "worked something out" with the group which took over the Mt. Carmel school, that there is a "written document" SOMEWHERE, wherein, Apuron, the "ecclesiastical authority" at the time, permitted the name Catholic to remain attached to Mt. Carmel School even though said "authority" - as demonstrated by the Elliman-Phillips affair - does not in any way shape or form DIRECT Mt. Carmel School. 

Whatever the facts are, it would be wise for the group running the school to remove the word Catholic from its title. The pending sex abuse claims against Mr. Arch Diocese will put everything with the name Catholic on it at peril. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Arch Diocese, despite the fact that he will not sign his name to his own statements (this one wasn't from Byrnes), has a duty to the the faithful of this diocese to publicly request that the name be removed. And should the group refuse, then publish an Aviso stating that the school is OUTSIDE the "competent ecclesiastical authority," and canonically is NOT a Catholic school. 

P.S. These anonymous statements from Mr. Arch Diocese not only demonstrate the lack of commitment to transparency from "the chancery," but do more to create even further distrust amongst the laity who are sick of seeing this Apuron-era method of communicating with us. 


MARRIED TO CHRIST

Posted by Tim

In the post below, Rose de los Reyes has shared more about this brutal truth which takes the clergy sex abuse crisis to a whole different level: the fathering of children and then their abandonment - with the help of the church which you and I support. 

Immoral and corrupt clergy are as old as Judas himself, and as a percentage of the population, there are probably no more of these bad guys than are in the rest of our society, in fact, perhaps even less. And certainly there are good and saintly clergy. Much more. Many more. 

It is time though to turn our sights on a different sort of abuse. And from Rose's comments, I believe the book she references gets into it: a certain cult of acceptance, not only for the fathering of children, but more generally, for the sexual dalliances of the ordained.

In fact, it is more than a cult of acceptance. It is a cult of purposeful flirtation, seduction, and even competition among women to "score" a priest, or at least a seminarian. 

I'm going to stop here because I'm angry. I have seen it...and it sickens me. It sickens me as much or more as when I see a pathetic, aging male trying to pick up on another man's wife. In fact, it is much worse. For the target of these women's diseased affections is MARRIED TO CHRIST. 

"The floor of hell..."

ALTAR OF SECRETS...THANK YOU, ROSE.

Rose de los Reyes (Seattle, WA) has left a new comment on your post "YES. AND RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN DIOCESE. MANY KNOW....": 

In his book, “Altar of Secrets” (2013), former "Manila Times" and "Newsbreak Magazine" journalist, Aries C. Rufo who, for many years in his career was assigned to the religion beat of the Manila Times, chronicles among other things, the unpunished sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement of the Philippines’ bishops and priests. Mr. Rufo writes that there is some degree of acceptance in certain sectors of Philippines society of priests fathering children that this condition seems to have lost its shock value. The Archdiocese of Manila even has an allocation for financial support to children fathered by members of the clergy. He didn’t identify it by name to maintain the privacy of the children, but he writes about a gated orphanage in Manila run by nuns. Some of the children in that orphanage are children fathered by Catholic priests. In 2012 when he pressed the nun in charge of that orphanage to confirm this report, the nun replied that it was not the issue for the orphanage, “The issue is to give these children a decent future.” Her response skirted the issue. “Altar of Secrets” (“Altar”) covers in detail the sexual misconduct of Bishops Crisostomo Yalung and Teodoro Bacani --- proteges of the late Manila Cardinal Jaime Sin; both former auxiliary bishops of Manila; both educators and administrators of San Carlos Seminary. Bishop Yalung was a most-sought-after inspirational speaker, a media personality and a public figure largely active in political affairs. Bishop Bacani was an active member of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting. In the span of one year (2002 and 2003), Cardinal Sin lost these of his most favored bishops to successive scandals: Bishop Yalung for fathering two children and Bishop Bacani for “an inappropriate display of affection” to his former secretary.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

YES. AND RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN DIOCESE. MANY KNOW.

New “Spotlight” Report Says There Are Thousands of Secret Children of Priests



The other "child abuse" crisis (that has so far been ignored):

“The sons and daughters of priests often grow up without the love and support of their fathers, and are often pressured or shamed into keeping the existence of the relationship a secret. FULL STORY

Friday, August 18, 2017

NOTE TO "ARCHDIOCESE": DO SOMETHING!

Guam's church opposes Yvonne Elliman's show at Catholic school gala after drug arrest



PACIFIC DAILY NEWS: Grammy-winning singer Yvonne Elliman-Alexander's charity concert on Saturday will go on as planned despite the Catholic church's opposition, said Mike Phillips, her attorney.  CONTINUED

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Make no mistake. This is simply just more of Apuron's legacy. A paragraph later in the story tells us why:

APURON WANTS HIS DAY IN COURT!...NOT!

A Guam Daily Post headline recently read "Attorney: Apuron wants his ‘day in court.’ "

That sounds kind of ominous doesn't it?

Sounds like Apuron is demanding to face down his accusers and then come striding back into Guam on a white horse to reclaim his kingly throne.

I'm sure such a headline sent the Apuron-ee's, The Diana's, and the Tricky Dick crowd into thralls of ecstasy. 

But then the subheading to the article says this: "Judge will hear motion to dismiss.

So obviously Apuron does NOT want his day in court. He's trying to get off on a technicality. He wants the cases dismissed. 

In other words: HE DOES NOT WANT TO FACE DOWN HIS ACCUSERS. He does not want to look them in the eye. He does not want to see the faces of Walter Denton, Roy Quintanilla, and Roland Sondia. In short:

HE DOES NOT WANT HIS DAY IN COURT!

If Apuron was innocent of these charges, he should be DEMANDING a full trial with accusers and everyone present, including the worldwide press that has now taken notice.

But he's not. 

Instead he cowers behind the "trained lawyer" just as he was found cowering in San Francisco hiding in the home of the Vice President of the Bank of Guam, and places all his hope in the dismissal of his cases.

There is only ONE reason for Apuron's wanting those cases dismissed, and I believe we all know what it is. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MARRIAGE: PART 4- "BONUM CONIUGUM"


In responding to my series of posts on Marriage, particularly my third installment, "LET THERE BE SPACES IN YOUR TOGETHERNESS", Anonymous August 16, 2017 at 6:24 PM states:
"Marriage went down the tubes in the US because mandatory joint income tax return filings are insanely high. Many happily married couples divorced but continued to live together because of that."
To which I replied"
"You are referring to the "marriage penalty." For those who don't know:
I further added:
"I tried to address this back in 2009-2010 during the first debates over legalizing same-sex unions. The pro-crowd kept shouting about all the benefits married people have. LOL. Not!"
I share this as a prequel to what I was already planning for my 4th installment on this series which is not what the civil government did, but what our own bishops did to destroy marriage. I actually wrote about it in 2013 in a post on my blog TheMassNeverEnds. However, I will copy it it here:

PNC: Stateside law firms withdraw as church’s legal counsels

Guam – The stateside legal counsel for the Archdiocese of Agana has made a request to withdraw as attorneys of record for the church.

The request comes amid talks of moving forward with settlement negotiations between the scores of sex abuse victims and the archdiocese. Attorneys Mary McNamara and Britt Evangelist of the law firm Swanson & McNamara, LLP, and Paul Gaspari and Daniel Zamora, of the law firm Weintraub | Tobin, filed the request Tuesday as an unopposed motion. CONTINUED

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WECOME BACK, ADRIAN

How do I know it's you? Umm cuz your comment went to my Spam folder. :)


GOTTA LOVE THE KIKOS! LOL!


Gotta love the opportunities the Kikos give us to drag out Apuron's dirty history over and over again. It's hilarious to think that they don't know that the Vatican DOES NOT deal with finance officers of individual dioceses. LOL. It is NOT the finance officer's duty to submit anything to the Vatican:
Can. 494 §4. At the end of the year, the Finance officer must render an account of receipts and expenditures to the Finance council.
It is then the duty of the bishop, who presides over the Finance council (Can. 492 §1. In every diocese a Finance council is to be established, over which the diocesan bishop himself or his delegate presides) to submit whatever the Vatican requires

THEY REALLY THINK THEY'RE SMART. LOL!



Monday, August 14, 2017

MARRIAGE: PART 3 - "LET THERE BE SPACES IN YOUR TOGETHERNESS"

Posted by Tim
Continued from Marriage: Part 3

Taking a break from the battle at hand, I return for a moment to our series on marriage. 

If you recall, we began this series after our church leadership held a press conference about Guam's notorious divorce rate, and about what - at least one priest said - was being done about so many suffering marriages. 

One of the most significant commentaries I have ever read about marriage came in the text of a poem by Kahlil Gibran. And I'll tell you why I think it is so significant after you read it:

On Marriage
 Kahlil Gibran

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UNKNOWN HAS LEFT A NEW COMMENT


From the news reports we can guess who this is, but I will let him identify himself by name if he wishes. Meanwhile, prepare yourself for the horror...and the "justice" system the SNAP idiots want us to rely on. 



Unknown has left a new comment on your post "WAS THERE AN INVESTIGATION?": 

Tim, I agree with you. For years I thought Caluag fled to the Philippines immediately after my case was reported. I thought that because the police department told my dad that's the reason my case went cold. A couple teachers reached out after my story appeared in the Post earlier this year. One of them told me something that changed the way I saw the response to my case. Certain events in my life related to the abuse that had always seemed odd started to make sense. 

All these years I thought I had coped well with what happened. It wasn't until recently I realized a whole bunch of people were more aware and involved than I knew. And that a whole lot that could have been done to prevent my abuse, pursue justice once it was reported, and - most importantly - to stop this guy from abusing others... simply was ignored.

EXHIBIT B

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT WAVE OF...":Looks like this NEO Cult Presbyter Factory is here to stay. From the NEO Cult Zombie at the Dungbats latest blog:


AnonymousAugust 13, 2017 at 11:29 AM
RMS forms priests for the future of Holy Mother Church.
It forms young men to the mind and heart of Jesus Christ. Men who are obedient to Mother Church. This is a great blessing to the life Mission of the Church. Opportunties to help young people follow our Lord. This new group of priests will perhaps not repeat errors of the past. 


EXHIBIT B (Go here for Exhibit A)


Sunday, August 13, 2017

UNCHARTED


There's been something bugging me about the canonical trial. And it's this:
"However, Byrnes added there is no way of knowing how long these next steps will take or what the exact penalties could be. He said that he and canon lawyers he has consulted with are in uncharted waters, given that this is the first time in history that a canonical trial of this nature has been called for concerning a bishop." GUAM DAILY POST, July 6, 2017
It's the word "uncharted." The presumption is that this is "uncharted" because "this is the first time in history that a canonical trial of this nature has been called for concerning a bishop."

That's true, but that's what bothers me. Why should a legal process be "uncharted" just because the defendant is a bishop?" Sure there is the expectation of Vatican corruption and the good ol' boy network amongst bishops having each others backs as is commonly alleged, but those possibilities do not explain the word "uncharted."

EXHIBIT A

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT WAVE OF...":Looks like this NEO Cult Presbyter Factory is here to stay. From the NEO Cult Zombie at the Dungbats latest blog:


AnonymousAugust 13, 2017 at 11:29 AM
RMS forms priests for the future of Holy Mother Church.
It forms young men to the mind and heart of Jesus Christ. Men who are obedient to Mother Church. This is a great blessing to the life Mission of the Church. Opportunties to help young people follow our Lord. This new group of priests will perhaps not repeat errors of the past. 

EXHIBIT A


Well at least it's girls :)

THE LAITY WHO CHOSE NOT TO "LAY" DOWN ANYMORE!




LOU'S REMINDER-- SUNDAY AT NIMITZ BEACH, AGAT


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Nimitz Beach Agat
11 till 3
Sunday Aug 13





PICKETER RECOGNITION CEREMONY

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We're putting together a ceremony to recognize every single picketer who joined any of our 54 (LIV) pickets between June 12 of last year and July 9 of this year. I'm providing the meats: hamburger, hotdogs, chicken and steak ( carné asada.) Others are bringing additional dishes and drinks. We'll be presenting an award button to everyone who picketed, even if it was just once!

AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT WAVE OF ABUSE

Posted by Tim
Canonist warns Church oversight of troubled lay groups has ‘no teeth’
https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2017/08/12/canonist-warns-church-oversight-troubled-lay-groups-no-teeth/


My note: 

While we struggle to figure out how we are going to compensate, counsel, and otherwise try to restore to the bosom of the Church what are possibly hundreds of sex abuse victims in our own tiny diocese, our church leadership is simply asking for more and possibly bigger trouble by permitting the Neocatechumenal Way to operate essentially in an unaccountable way

Thanks to Apuron, several neocat presbyters, incardinated in this diocese, are roaming the earth unattended and unaccounted for. "Apuron is my bishop," they retort, in defiance to first Archbishop Hon and then Archbishop Byrnes. 

And while we may not know where they are or what they are doing, we will sure enough find out when a law suit from some other diocese or country shows up in our mail because some out-of-control, uneducated, neocat-manufactured presbyter (e.g. The Waldo) does something really stupid. 

This is why diocesan priests are supposed to be stable: i.e. dwelling and working in the diocese they are incardinated in, and not roaming the earth as some stupid imitation of a "missionary." 

To make matters ever more dangerous, these presbyter missionaries mix with lay people and their families in their so-called missionary teams and often live and work together in situations that are just trouble waiting to happen, especially since they are out of sight of any true ecclesial authority. 

There are already so many massive problems with the NCW involving its theology, its liturgical praxis, the unaccounted for flow of cash, and frankly, their unabashed affront to legitimate ecclesial authority, that the potential for millions of more dollars in law suits because of guys like Waldo Gone Wild, is why we - the people who ultimately have to pay for those law suits -  MUST demand an end to the NCW in this diocese.

In addition, we have to deal with the mess already made by Apuron and his band of boys who have grown up to be roving time bombs waiting to happen. We must demand that our church leadership find a way to canonically release them from this diocese - even if no other bishop wants them - so that we, the laity, are not on the hook for these unaccountable misfits for the rest of their lives. 

And until this happens, I do NOT see the good people of this diocese giving a wit to open their wallets and purses to set things right financially once again. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

THE REMNANT





MY FIGHT FOR TRUTH AT CHURCHMILITANT.COM

Back in 2015, Apuron defenders were trying to position him as a victim of the "gay lobby." The story was that he was being persecuted by the "gay lobby" for his public opposition to a same-sex union bill first introduced in 2009. 

Apuron's defenders sent their story to the well known ultra-conservative ChurchMilitant.com. ChurchMilitant ran with the story and made Apuron out to be a hero. 

I was a follower and even a contributor to the site at the time and was very aware of why ChurchMilitant would want to make a Catholic bishop a hero in its war on the "gay lobby" - which was pretty much a daily news item for them. 

Of course, I saw what Apuron's defenders were trying to do and attempted to discredit it in the comments on the ChurchMilitant story. 

HE FLED!

Opinion: Isn't Apuron innocent until proven guilty?


Well, what do you know. Tricky Dick and I agree on one thing: the attack by SNAP on Fr. Justin Wachs and the carrying of the story by a puerile media is a useless sideshow and a pathetic attempt by SNAP to pretend to still matter and a childish media attempt at a "scoop." 

However, our agreement ends there. Tricky Dick of course is out to champion Apuron's innocence by trying to discredit CCOG president David Sablan because of the investigation into his activities as Ghura board chairperson. 

LOL. 

Well here's the difference. Sablan did not jump on the first plane out of here, go into hiding, and try to change his appearance. No, Tricky Dick. That was your Bro. Tony. 

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