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.

Mr. Lastimoza worked at Santa Barbara for three years and Archbishop Apuron had NO problem with it. Let's repeat that. Mr. Lastimoza, a convicted rapist, killer, and sex-offender, a man who had just spent 19 years in prison, was sent to work at Santa Barbara parish as a condition of his parole, and worked there for three years, meaning he was around parishioners and children, and Archbishop Apuron had NO problem with it.

But in July of 2013, July, the month Giuseppe Gennarini comes to Guam, Fr. Paul Gofigan is fired for doing NOTHING more (allowing Mr. Lastimoza to volunteer at the parish), than what Archbishop Apuron HIMSELF permitted between 1999 and 2002

Given Mr. Lastimoza's recent release from prison, there would have been, in 1999, a much greater reason for the concern about Mr. Lastimoza's presence at the parish. But Archbishop Apuron had none. That would have to wait until 2013 and Giuseppe Gennarini's order. 

Santa Barbara is the largest parish on the island. Its population means lots of neocatechumenal communities and lots of neocatechumenal revenue to Gennarini, Pius, and Apuron. Fr. Paul stood in their way. They had to get rid of him. They did. 

P.S. Thank you to Mr. David Mills for your attack on Mr. Lastimoza. Without your attack there may have never been this response from Mr. Lastimoza revealing the conditions of his parole. 

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! 

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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.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A LETTER AND CALL TO ACTION FROM JOHN TOVES

Make it Count - Do Not Attend a NEO Parish this Sunday!

There are many stories published, filmed, or even just passed on throughout history where a small voice was able to change the course of events.  I plead with you - DO NOT ATTEND A NEO PARISH this Sunday, October 19th.  Our little island CAN make our voices heard so loudly and so beautifully to the world of the faithful.  Our Lady of Camalin would be so pleased!  This can be your legacy - you will save our island church!

YOU MUST STAY AWAKE!  You must not give the Archbishop and those who prop him up more opportunity to play the politics of the church.  Please be realistic, THEY are in power now, and will use that power to remain unless you put a stop to it.  YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF CAMALIN!  You also have an obligation to yourselves and your children.  You must be a "DAVID" now!  The longer you wait, the more time they will have to dig their heels into the ground.  You cannot sit back and wait for your neighbor to do it and then jump in when it is over.  Make this an Island Story to be proud of and told everywhere.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THEY CHOSE TO REJOICE AND GLOAT


  1. The majority of the faithful of this Catholic Church are totally ashamed of how the Lastimoza family were treated by the submission and printing of that article on PDN.

    The evil intention behind submitting that article was totally transparent and the public manner they chose to rejoice and gloat in someone’s cross and affliction spoke of the kikos’ (and their cohorts’ in this diocese) ability to stoop to such lowly evil deed. God have mercy on your souls!

    That article on PDN was submitted to instill fear and intimidation on non-kikos, but the joke is on the kikos and the neo hierarchy of this diocese -- that article is a big joke and a farce and by such deed they simply debased themselves because the factual information about Lastimoza’s past life were already known facts to the kikos and the hierarchy of this diocese.

    From that article, one would have surmised that Mr. Lastimoza is a fugitive, running away from past sins and civil crime; in fact he is a free man! He has served his time and turned a new leaf and life with a wife and family.

    Unlike the unmerciful and compassionless hierarchy of our diocese, Fr. Gofigan was not only correct but was totally pastoral in taking the less traveled road -- as Jesus did with sinners -- to spiritually nurture and guide a sinner (as we all are, by our fallen nature), rather than turn his back on a repentant sinner and turn him over to the wolves. We thank Father Gofigan for his example and his shepherding of the flock who were under his care in Dededo before he was removed in an uncharitable and unjust manner.

    The faithful are also behind you 200%, Tim. We thank you for your persistence with bringing out the truth and exposing the evil intentions, and debase behavior and deeds of the desperate kikos of this diocese.

Monday, October 13, 2014

UNFKGBELIEVABLE




Idk where else to put this so I will say it here. It deserves it's own post. Father Paul's sister passed away. Rosary and mass of intention ongoing. The arch, I guess, decided that tomorrow will be the day to do his pastoral visit to humatak parish and they dared to ask the family for a head table at the rosary/mass reception. And I guess they felt obligated to say yes. How low can the archbishop go???!!!!!! He even bumped out father paul from saying the mass!!! Unfkgbelievable.

...and the family was asked by Fr Luis to move their family serving to the Community Center, or set up a head table for four...Archbishop Apuron, Father Luis, Deacon Harold and Deacon Julius.


Folks this is Fr. Paul's deceased sister. Fr. Paul, you know, the priest who Archbishop Apuron threatened with an "arduous and painful closure" to his assignment, locked him out of his parish, kicked him out of his rectory, stripped him of saying Mass, told him to go find another bishop, insinuated that he was in a homosexual relationship with a parishioner, and continues to drag him through the mud AGAIN and AGAIN! And he is going to show up and sit at the head table at this tremendously sad time for Fr. Paul's family. WTH!

DEAR MRS. BERNIE LASTIMOZA SANTO TOMAS

Tim:

Perhaps you could make my anonymous comment below a separate post.

Dear Mrs. Bernie Lastimoza Santo Tomas,

I share your indignation that someone would speculate that you are tied to the Mills letter by supplying information of your Uncle Joe, although I am disappointed that you would lash out at Mr. Rohr as being evil when it was not his comment. But you set the record straight by stating emphatically that you gave no such information about your Uncle Joe Lastimoza. I am glad that you responded to set the record straight and to express your indignation, but I was hoping for something a little more, from a relative and a neocat.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

OH, DEAR, DEAR, MR. MILLS. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?


Let's take a look at this "letter" from the so-called "David Mills" which was printed in the column section of today's PDN. (The column section!!!) Let's begin with the last line because it tells us what this is really all about:
"If there is something to be said about it, it is that the removal of this pastor should have been made before."
That pretty much gives it away. This writer had no intent to speak to the issue of the rules and regs of the sex offender registry as he pretends to do. This was aimed directly at Fr. Paul. And for what purpose? Well to prop up the Archbishop, of course. And why does he need propping up? Because he's about to come tumbling down and his fake neo empire with him. How do I know that? Well the timing of this letter is one (A LETTER WITH ABSOLUTELY NO CONTEXT)...but there's a lot more. Just can't tell you yet. Let's look at this "letter", or was it a column? PDN?


HMMMMM...(UPDATE)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

ESPERANSA PROJECT VOTER GUIDE NO. 2

FOR THE OFFICE OF SENATOR - NEW CANDIDATES


As per our Voter Guide No. 1, we were able to examine the voting records of current and past senators to get beyond what they say to what they actually DO legislatively when dealing with the issue of abortion.

For candidates without a voting record, we must rely on what they tell us. Fortunately, the organization Vote Smart Guam has already done most of the work for us. The group’s Facebook Page can be found here and its website here.

COMMENT VERIFICATION UPDATE

Due to complaints about problems with the current comment verification we will go back to the previous format of no verification being required. We'll just deal with the spam. Some of it is pretty entertaining anyway.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

STOP TRYING TO FOOL EVERYONE

  1. Does this extra "class" count towards their certification? I don't think so. You can't just make up classes. This is why educational institutions need structured curriculum. You can't just bounce students/seminarians from one class to another without proper prerequisites. It's good that our traditional diocesan priests are making the time for these young men, but it has to be structured and incorporated into a curriculum that is accepted worldwide. What if one of these young men wanted to transfer to another diocese/seminary? He can't claim this extra "class" as a credit. Guam's church leaders need to get off their high horses and stop all this masquerading. Get down to the real business of building bridges and doing what's right for ALL God's people. Stop trying to fool everyone with this boarding house. It's not a real seminary.

ESPERANSA PROJECT 2014 VOTER GUIDE NO. 1

FOR THE OFFICE OF SENATOR - CURRENT & FORMER SENATORS

Note: This first installment will focus exclusively on those candidates who have held or currently hold the office of senator and have voted for or against abortion related legislation. We will address the gubernatorial candidates and the other senatorial candidates separately. All candidates are welcome to send us information on their positions relative to this issue. 

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As the election approaches it is time for the Esperansa Project to weigh in on the candidates. For those who may not know, the Esperansa Project was conceived and established in 2008 to promote pro-life legislation and specifically to support legislation to regulate Guam’s abortion industry insofar as is legally and constitutionally possible. To this end, the Esperansa Project has assisted in the passage of the following bills:

Continued on the Esperansa Project website.