Sunday, March 1, 2015

LETTER TO ARCHBISHOP APURON. READ THIS CAREFULLY.

Dear Archbishop Apuron,

I am fairly sure that it is you who keeps bringing up the name of "the man" who you told Fr. Paul to fire. I'm just going to call him "the man", because I am not going to keep dragging his name out in public like you do. I know it's you because people close to you tell me when they recognize your comments. And if it's not you, then it's one of your thugs.

Having had all your lies about Fr. Paul and "the man" exposed, you appear to be sleeplessly insistent on tearing the man down over and over, as if by doing so, you can somehow redeem yourself and make your big lie go away. How sad, especially for a bishop of the Church. 

What is the man supposed to do? Submit himself to your public whippings forever? 

He committed a grave crime as a young man. He went to jail for 20 years. In jail he sought to change his life. He was released on parole. He went to school. He satisfactorily fulfilled the terms of his parole. He reconciled with his Church. He married. He got a job. He had children. He is a rare example of how the system of corrections is supposed to work, not to mention the Church! 

Yet you, the bishop of that Church, want to flog him over and over because you were caught in your Gennarini-Pius manufactured lie. 

And in your mad, incessant lust to wound this man to assuage the pain of having been exposed a liar, have you given any thought to the victim's family? Does it occur to you that your dragging this into view after 30 years is possibly wounding them all over again? You even keep sending me comments with the victim's name, like the one you just sent. 

How selfish is that? 

Archbishop Apuron, my brother was murdered 25 years ago. My parents went through hell. In the end the only way they could move on was by moving on. I don't know if they ever forgave his killer. Maybe they did. But whether they did or not, their only peace came with time and distance from the memory. Thank God there was no one like you in their lives to drag out the crime over and over. 

And speaking of moving on, it's time you do. 


Tim Rohr






IN TODAY'S PDN: "CATHOLICS NEED TO SEE ACCOUNTABILITY"

Each Lent the Catholics of Guam are asked to contribute to a special "appeal." Traditionally, most of the funds collected during the appeal were used to help finance the formation of priests for this diocese who were normally sent to seminaries in the states.

Continue at: 
http://www.guampdn.com/article/20150301/OPINION02/303010011/Catholics-need-see-accountability

PROVIDENTIALLY...THE REST OF THE STORY


In a recent comment, a coward again tried to smear Mr. Lastimoza in order to defend Archbishop Apuron's mistreatment of Fr. Paul. Apparently only in the Neocatechumenal Way is one never forgiven (unless of course you join them). 

I wasn't going to address it and I thought long and hard before bringing this to a post. But an email I received yesterday providentially changed my mind. It's a part of the story that hasn't been told yet, at least not here. The sender gave me permission to share it:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

IS THE BISHOP GOD'S CHOICE? POPE BENEDICT: "NO"

Pope Formosus
Many are of the opinion that popes, bishops, and priests are chosen by God and are therefore beyond question if not unassailable. 

Not true, said Pope Benedict.

We'll get to the actual comment in a minute. Obviously we are speaking to the situation with our own bishop and the debate as to whether he has to be obeyed unquestioningly. 

Common sense should tell us that no priest or bishop or pope can suddenly decide that lying, cheating, and stealing is okay and oblige us to subscribe to his new teaching. 

Yet that is what some want us to do with Archbishop Apuron. We are told that we have to shut up and obey even though the Archbishop himself has apparently subscribed to a new moral order of lying, cheating, stealing, and character assassination. (Proven and documented beyond question on this blog.)*

FANOHGE KATOLIKO!

Thank you Tim, and CCOG for another edifying presentation this evening! I attended the meeting in Yona and this evening's in my village and learned something new at each one. We Catholics can no longer be wimps, indifferent or lukewarm. We can no longer afford to be monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Evil is among us and we must gird ourselves by invoking the Holy Spirit and marching off to battle. 


Please, everyone, if you are still sitting on the fence about this epic battle for our souls and the souls of our loved ones and neighbors, you owe it to your own soul to come and listen to the TRUTH! If you were baptized Catholic and most especially, confirmed in the faith, you affirmed certain beliefs of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Affirmation also means to defend those beliefs when challenged by the evil one and his hosts.


Friday, February 27, 2015

RECENTLY PAID

Note: Today, February 27, at 10:47am, I received a message from someone who I trust advising that the outstanding balance for the former FD student was "recently paid." (See posts here and here.)

I once again want to reiterate that the balance did not go unpaid due to any negligence on the part of school. In fact, the fact that it was eventually paid, albeit "recently", shows the diligence of the school and it's commitment to justice for all who attend FD. 

The whole episode simply shows the privileged status the neocatechumenal way enjoys in this diocese at our expense. And it will continue to enjoy that status so long as the majority of the people are willing to let it. 

What can you do?

There has been talk of organizing daily rosaries outside the gates of the chancery. Let's start that. You can also help organize a village meeting so that we can help people better understand the problems. To do so contact Vangie Lujan of the CCOG at vangelujan@yahoo.com 

IS THE NEO CATHOLIC?

Relative to a several spats on this blog about the above question, here's the simple answer:

Yes, insofar as it adheres to its 2008 Statute.
No, insofar as it departs from its 2008 Statute.

We have covered this many times, but let's do it again. 

First, there are two Statutes. The 2002 "ad experimentum" Statute and the 2008 Statute which received Final Approval. 

The 2002 Statute permitted neo-communicants to receive and consume the sacred host while sitting. The 2008 Statute DOES NOT. 

Here is a side by side comparison:

INVITATION TO TRUTH

It's being billed by some as an "Invitation to Truth". I can guarantee that the truth will be told since I will be the guest speaker. Tonight. Friday, February 27. 6pm. Dededo Senior Center. hosted by the Concerned Catholics of Guam.

The book TARGET EQUALS PRIEST will be made available to attendees to tonight's meeting. Donations for the books are accepted.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

SCHOLARSHIPS, CHAMPAGNE MUSIC, THE KIKO THING, and THE DAY JP2 WAS SHOT

At Loyola Marymount University back in the late 70's, I applied for and received a scholarship to study music. 

The school itself did not pay for my education, it only administered the scholarship. The actual funding came from Lawrence Welk, a Catholic, a friend of the University, and a then-famous Hollywood music personality.

Upon receiving the scholarship, Mr. Welk wrote me a congratulatory note and invited me to his home in nearby Pacific Palisades. 

I grew up watching the Lawrence Welk show every Saturday night on a black and white TV with my family. It's kind of fun to remember that.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CLICKING RIGHT ALONG


And it is SIGNIFICANT that the most viewed post over the last 30 days is the letter from Lulu Duenas:




IT'S TIME TO TALK FRANKLY ABOUT THIS

It's time to talk frankly about the use of the JP2 seminarians to solicit support for the Appeal.

There is no doubt that each of these men are sincere in their desire to be ordained diocesan priests for the Archdiocese of Agana.

However, their sincerity does not turn the institution that purports to train them for the priesthood into a credible institution, nor does the sincerity of those who support their vocations.

None of us would send our son or daughter to an institution of higher learning without having some evidence that the institution is in fact what it purports itself to be. 

This is all we are asking.

IS THIS THE REAL REASON?

Father Pius has been heard to say (and supported by Archbishop Apuron) that the reason they don't want to send our men to St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, CA is because "it's full of gays". Hmmm. Maybe the real reason is because the archbishop has some unpaid bills waiting for him there.



  1. Tim. Some associated with St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA often joke that Guam left unpaid bills in the seminary because Archbishop Apuron and Fr. Adrian did not wish to give money to this seminary. So you're right. Why give to an appeal where our local priests are not trained. Honestly, there are serious questions circulating regarding Archbishop Apuron, money and certain priests. Hope in time  the clouds will lift.

HOW TO GO TO FD FOR FREE


Once someone takes over the pulpit during a Mass and subjects us to their personal story, that story becomes public property and we get to use it however we want. And at least for one neo-seminarian who did this, there appears to be much more to his story than just getting drunk. For now I will leave out his name.


IT'S TIME TO TELL THIS


And what ministries? I don't see any worthwhile programs coming out of the Chancery. I think the best thing they have done, if they did indeed do it, is bring Steve Ray out to Guam. We need more of that.

@8:00AM. It's interesting you mention Steve Ray since I was the one who advised the archbishop to bring him out. But of more interest is what happened to Steve Ray that no one but I and Steve Ray know about (though Fr. Mike may know since he helped coordinate his visit). Maybe it's time to share it.

I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED


what your salary TIM ? getting any free cemetery plots

I'm so glad you asked. I got paid a whopping $1,673.60 last year from the Cathedral Basilica and no plots.



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WHY COLD AND HUNGRY CHILDREN IN THE DAKOTAS ARE EATING BETTER

Earlier I was mocked for not really accomplishing anything, for just "having views", etc. 

I replied that I had accomplished quite a lot and then listed those accomplishments, but forgot to include my biggest accomplishment - exposing the annual lie that this archdiocese told to the Catholic Extension Society (CES) so it could soak it for a quarter of a million dollars every year and steal money away from truly needy dioceses. 

My exposition of this lie has caused the CES to dry up the funds to our money hungry chancery, and by next year, the full quarter of a million it got every year will be GONE. ZIP. ZERO. NADA.


A MESSAGE FROM CARMEN K.

Tim, thank you for your very good presentation at the Yona meeting. Many of us are just beginning to learn more about what is going on.

You are so right that in order to fight a moral battle we must truly do soul cleansing in order for God to hear and help us in our spiritual quest.

I would like to ask all of us to unite in our daily three o'clock Divine Mercy prayer followed by the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel for God's intervention in helping us with the spiritual conflict that we are experiencing on our island.  See the following:

                          3 o'clock Divine Mercy Prayer
"You died Jesus, but the source of life flows out for souls
and the ocean of mercy open up for the whole world.
O fountain of life, immesurable divine mercy cover the whole world and empty yourself out upon us,
O blood and water that flows out from the heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, we trust in you.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One have mercy on us and on the whole world. (3x)
Jesus King of Mercy we trust in you. Amen"

                           St. Michael Prayer
" St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,
be our protector against the wickness and snares of the devil.
Do thou Prince of the heavenly host, by the Divine power of God,
cast satan and all evil spirits into hell
who are roaming around the world
seeking to ruin souls. Amen"

The other thing that I thought might help, when any of us are present when a Neo priest is celebrating Mass and asked someone to make a public confession, is for us to stand up and sing together "Atan Jesukristo" or a hymn that everyone knows, then make the sign of the cross, saying: "Abe Maria purisema" then leave quietly. 

We will keep praying and doing penance for our church.

God bless,
Carmen K.

LET'S SEE ACTION!

My response to an ongoing criticism of my call to withhold all Appeal funds until we have some proof of 1) the academic credibility of the institution we are being asked to support, and 2) that the funds are going where we think they're going. You can read the comment as posted here, as well as the previous comments. 
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "NOTICE TO SEMINARIANS AT JP2": 
It seems to me that the seminarians (the local, diocesan vocations which we endeavor to support) are still unjustly trapped in this scenario. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

JUST HAVING SOME FUN. LOL.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "FROM ANTOINE RAY GARRIDO TAJALLE aka MR. A. T.": 
Anon 1:55pm- Well said. Don't be afraid to disclose yourself. Tim, you must have a heavy heart to let God enter . Give GOD a little bit of your heart and you will feel the Holy Spirits lift you on high. Anyways are you CATHOLIC?  
THIS BLOG HAS SO MUCH RESENTMENT TOWARDS MEMBERS OF THE NEO'S IN WHICH WAS APPROVE FROM OUR POPE, WHAT'S THE REAL REASON TIM? NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION WE ALL INCLUDING YOU ARE PRAISING ONLY ONE GOD. SO STOP ALL THIS BLAH BLAH BLAH HERE. LIKE WHAT ANON SAID; POISON... 

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

NOTICE TO SEMINARIANS AT JP2

You are being used. I'm sure you know that. I also know that you are trying to make the best of a bad situation. However, we cannot allow "them" to use you to use us. 

If you want the Catholics of Guam to support your current efforts to attain to the priesthood via the Blessed Diego Institute (BDI) - which is the only path Archbishop Apuron is permitting -  then we must require you to present to us the following:
  1. Current and official documentation of the BDI's accredited affiliation with the Lateran.
  2. The academic handbook for BDI or at least a certified copy of its curriculum and academic requirements.
  3. The list of stable or permanent professors and their academic credentials as well village of residence.  
  4. A documented commitment of what percentage of Appeal funds will actually go to the seminarians at JPII.
  5. A documented commitment from Archbishop Apuron to truthfully disclose all the financials related to the Annual Appeal.
If you cannot present this to us then we cannot support the Appeal and until we see these documents I am asking everyone to withhold any contributions to the Appeal. Meanwhile, I would encourage those who care about supporting your vocations to organize and contribute to a trust in your behalf with the funds distributed once the above documentation is presented or you are permitted to attend a seminary with actual credentials. 

If you are unable to obtain these documents then you are being lied to and you are being used to lie to us. Not a good way to begin a path to the priesthood. 

We wait.