Thursday, July 19, 2018

MEDIA WATCH

(Posted by Frenchie)

Over the last two weeks, I posted two expose about the passing of an old mentor and friend.
spin vs reality
Amicus meus

I pointed how this man of great integrity and humility, had become one of our strong and selfless protector. Something we needed dearly these past few years.





The void created by his departure, after serving faithfully three Popes, will certainly be felt.
The jockeying for his replacement has already started. In fact it had started for weeks already, while he was in his final days, at a specialized facility on the Eastern Coast.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

(Posted by Frenchie)

on 07/12/18 Anonymous stated in an answer to F. Leon Guerrero ( a parishioner at the CBA) the following:
"What does it matter whether a person running for office is a neo or not? People were against Telena Nelson and when she was under fire, it was those same people who supported her? Has she in anyway helped the Neos since she has been elected?"

Beside the obvious horrendous grammar, I think most people understand the core of the question:
Why does it matter?




On the face of thing, there is nothing wrong in any individual, putting themselves in front of the voters to request that they trust him/her to represent them to the best of their abilities.

At the same time, years of democracy have taught us, to beware of the packaging, and look closely, at what and who is behind it.

In  the particular case of the Neos here on Guam, if we follow their Mantra, that they should be judged on the fruits of their labor; then we should be very, very worried about any Neo Candidate.



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

BASTILLE DAY AND ITS MEANINGS TO CATHOLICS

(Posted by Frenchie)

First of all, thank you very much to all the nice people who wished me a happy "Bastille day" this past weekend. The intention is what really counts.
While I am very happy to celebrate the National Day of my country of origin, just ten days after celebrating my country of adoption National Day, it is always for me a sweet and sour experience.

I shall try to explain you why.
On July 14th 1789, in Paris, and while the country was experiencing its first National Assembly, in decades (called and wished for by King Louis XVI) a crowd mostly composed of some of the worst criminal elements of the city, heavily inebriated and agitated by some of the best rabble rousers from the Masonic Lodges of Paris, decided to attack the old fortress of la Bastille, located in the eastern part of the city, right in the middle of the bustling trading area. The place was lightly defended and surrendered quickly. (to avoid a greater bloodshed)  The crowd liberated the seven prisoners of the place (4 forgers, 1 deviant "the infamous Marquis de Sade", and 2 lunatics.)
The blood thirsty crowd subsequently massacred the governor of the place and several other individuals.

Friday, July 13, 2018

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIN AND REALITY

(Posted by Frenchie)

An old philosophy professor of mine, used to joke that death was the great equalizer between rich and poor, meek and powerful.
He did not like the fact that I corrected him, in telling him that death on earth was just a passage on the way to eternal life. A form of temporary sleep. (he was a non-believer)
I even pushed the challenge, by telling him, how on that passage, not everyone had the same send off party, even though, ultimately he was right in saying it was a great equalizer.

This week, we buried an old mentor of mine Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, who left us after a long struggle with Parkinson disease. (see my article from last week)

Yesterday, he was led to rest back in Rome, and shall be buried at the Basilica of St Apollinare.

CASH AND CARRY!

"Cash n' Carry at the ol' seminary!"

Hey it rhymes!  But gotta get there early to scoop up what's left of the Kiko-art!

P.S. ADRIAN. I'M NOT DONE.

For years I was slandered, libeled, harassed, cursed, and condemned by Apuron, Adrian, Pius, and the Kiko's for pursuing the truth about Apuron's criminal transfer of the Yona Property to his Kiko buddies, with the charge being that I was looking to sell the property for my own profit. Well, look-ie here. My office didn't even get the listing. P.S. Adrian. I'm not done. 


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

JULY 11'S PATRON SAINT IS ST BENEDICT.

Today is the feast day of St Benedict of Nurcia. Patron saint of Europe and venerated by several Christian denominations beside the Catholic Church. That includes the Eastern and Western Orthodox Churches, The Anglican Communion and Old Catholic Churches.

You can see his bio at: Saint Benedict

Why is this Saint particularly relevent to us? Might you ask....


READ IT AND WEEP

Sunday, July 8, 2018

LIV BADGES COMMEMORATE OUR BRAVE PICKETERS.

Posted by Bob
July 9, 2017 was the fifty-fourth and final picket line mounted by LFM and CCOG at the Cathedral.  This badge commemorates all


the brave souls who participated. The badge was awarded to everyone who participated, be it for a single picket or for all fifty-four. All answered the call: "Stand up and be counted."


Wear your LIV Badge with pride!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

AMICUS MEUS IN PACE, ORA PRO NOBIS

(Posted by Frenchie)

A life long mentor, a great friend of the Catholic Church of Guam, a gentle soul, a great warrior for Christ, has lost his years long struggle with Parkinson. If suffering is a ticket to heaven, as my grandmother believed strongly, you should have a front row seat.

Jean Louis Cardinal Tauran has left us for a better world.

Please join me, in prayers for the rest of his soul. Jean Louis was a discreet and silent supporter of the
Guam Catholic Community.


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