Tuesday, March 31, 2020

GOOD JOB. KEEP IT UP. IT'S ALL PART OF THE SAME SCAM.

Local group questions suspension of Open Government Law


A local organization is protesting the governor's suspension of the Open Government Law, saying it "encourages abuse of public trust." CONTINUED

THE SAME SCAM

Remember whose house Apuron was found hiding in. 


And it appears certain wallets have run out of money.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

CORONA VIRUS - APURON - AND "ONLY GOD REMAINS"

by Tim Rohr

March 17 (Guam Time, St. Patrick's Day - Patron of the Yona RMS), was the second anniversary of the Vatican announcement finding Anthony S. Apuron "guilty." 


While the Vatican's announcement was skillfully worded to protect Apuron (probably the work of Filoni, et. al), Apuron's appeal, later denied by Pope Francis himself, left no doubt as to what Apuron had been found guilty of. 

Apuron's war is not over. He still faces civil litigation in both local and federal courts. And do not doubt that "his people" have given up on "him." 

I refer to "his people" and "him" in quotes because Apuron himself is not capable of carrying on this war. In fact, he was always their stooge -  from the outset. A rubber stamp. And expendable at that. 

As we have noted for years now, most of the drama to exonerate Apuron has nothing to do with exonerating Apuron, and everything to do with saving the multi-billion dollar, international underground, clergy-trafficking syndicate that masquerades as an "itinerary" of faith formation and has wormed its heretical "Way" deep into the heart of our Church more deeply and deadly than the corona virus. 

Apuron - because he was a bishop - and more importantly, because he was a bishop who would do their bidding - was key to their plans. And so was Cristobal, who basically sold Apuron to the Neocat hierarchy for less than 30 pieces of silver in exchange for a guarantee of Apuron's mitre.



But then there was JungleWatch...and YOU. And so JungleWatch shall remain. And shall remain vigilant. But while we work quietly for now, we will use this forum for matters we deem relevant - if not appropriate - in the service of our ultimate cause: truth. 

Moving on, here is a link to an good article that Catholics should care about:


Pull Quote: 

"Our Lady spoke at Fatima about a series of scourges that would fall upon sinful humanity, followed by a general conversion and consequent restoration of Christian civilization. Many did not heed her words, not because of a doctrinal objection but rather because of the conviction – more pragmatic than intellectual – that this world would last forever. They believed that they could continue to enjoy it undisturbed. However, the coronavirus crisis teaches us that things can change and even quickly. We cannot take anything for granted. This state of affairs is not eternal. Everything can vanish; only God remains."
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

CRISTOBAL OUT

NOTE: Actually the real reason pending proof of his abuse, is more likely gross disobedience. Cristobal has refused to return to the Archdiocese of Agana as ordered by Archbishop Byrnes. In his "heyday," Cristobal was front and center in trying to stop us from uncovering what is now, per capita, the largest clergy sex abuse crisis in the world. Specifically, Cristobal tried to stop Tim Rohr and Associates: "Tim Rohr and his associates launched a vicious and calumnious attack on the Archbishop and the Church." Cristobal is still trying to stop "Tim Rohr and Associates." 



PDN: Archdiocese moves to strip Father Adrian Cristobal of priestly duties over abuse of minors

"The civil lawsuits alleged that Cristobal's sexual abuse of minors happened between 1995 and 2013. One plaintiff said the priest abused him for about 18 years, at two parishes, the school, the priest's residence, his vehicle and at a private beach in Ipan. 
After consulting with Rome, the archdiocese initiated an administrative penal process last year against Cristobal." 


GUAM DAILY POST: Former chancellor to lose priest role

PNC: Archdiocese moves to ‘laicize’ Father Cristobal; awaits Rome decision on appeal

KUAM: Father Adrian Cristobal appeals decision to laicize him

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

APURON OUT - PART 1


The following is an excerpt from an article entitled "Put Vigano on trial?" which can be read here

The most egregious recent example of justice not being seen to be done is, arguably, the case of Archbishop Anthony Apuron, the disgraced former leader of the Church in the U.S. territory of Guam. In 2017, after years of complaints, a Vatican judicial commission investigated him and tried him. The tribunal, led by Cardinal Raymond Burke, found Apuron guilty of two counts out of the six with which he had been charged. 
We know that Apuron’s nephew claims he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his uncle. That would have been either in 1989 or 1990, at a family gathering. Apuron was also allegedly involved in several other scandals: real estate deals done in the shade; influence peddling; abuse of office; financial mismanagement and underhandedness – all against a backdrop of “family tensions” on an island where everyone is somehow related to pretty much everyone else. 
Most of the rest is guesswork, though, since the Vatican never published the list of charges, and waited more than a year to announce the verdict. He was acquitted of some charges, found guilty of others. Then, not two months after the announcement of the split verdict, Apuron was on a stage with Pope Francis for a major international gathering at Rome’s Tor Vergata park.

There are a couple things to note:

"after years of complaints" - From what we know, the first public complaint against Apuron involving sex abuse of minors was made by Roy Quintanilla in May 2016. So really only one year of complaints. However, the author may know about other complaints against Apuron that were not public. Indeed, we heard whispers for years and it is quite likely that many of those whispers made their way to the Vatican. Even Walter Denton's graphic complaint to the Vatican about what Apuron did to him when he was a 12 year-old altar boy was initially sent back to him without any action by the Vatican due to a lack of corroboration. In hindsight we can see that the Vatican (specifically the then-nuncio, Archbishop Krebs), did not send Denton's complaint back to Denton because Krebs was trying to dismiss or hide it, but because Krebs knew it to be true and that Krebs knew that the only possibility of helping Denton was for Denton to first help himself by getting someone to corroborate his story. And, as we now know, Denton did. 

"the Vatican never published the list of charges, and waited more than a year to announce the verdict" - Those of us close to this case knew that Apuron had been found guilty long before the verdict was announced (it's called a "sentence" in Vatican-speak). And we also knew that the long delay was due to Apuron's protectors doing everything possible to first keep Apuron from being found guilty, and then to keep the sentence under wraps once he was. The problem for Apuron's protectors was that the Catholic faithful in Guam would not put their signs down, continuing a weekly picket in front of Apuron's cathedral for 54 weeks straight, and even for a time, also protesting the Vatican administrator (Archbishop Hon) who appeared to be part of the conspiracy to cover for Apuron. Eventually the Vatican decided to throw Apuron partially under the bus, announcing Apuron's sentence in an extremely weakened way that appeared to let Apuron off the hook for the most egregious accusations. 

To be continued. 

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

A LESSON TO THE WORLD IN WHAT THE LITTLE PEOPLE CAN DO

In this past Sunday's Umatuna (the "newspaper of the Archdiocese of Agana, Guam") there was printed on page 6 an article entitled: Shepherding amid scandal: Archbishops talk about healing.

The author of the article is Cindy Wooden of the Catholic News Service and the editor's note says that the article was based on a June 2019 CNS interview with Archbishop Byrnes.

The article begins:
ROME - The first time Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes of Agana, Guam, celebrated Mass in his cathedral, he had to cross a picket line to do so.
and goes on to state:
When he arrived in 2016, protesters had been gathering outside the cathedral before every Mass the former archbishop celebrated. To celebrate his first Mass there, Byrnes had to cross the picket line.

This is FALSE

First, Archbishop Byrnes did not have to "cross a picket line" to enter the Cathedral. The Cathedral has multiple entrances, including the entrance from the sacristy. The picketers did not block any of the entrances, restricting their activity to the public sidewalk in front of the Cathedral.

Second, Archbishop Byrnes actually JOINED the picketers in a gesture of solidarity. The Pacific Daily News memorialized the Archbishop's "joining" the picketers in its news report dated February 2, 2017:
Four days after briefly joining peaceful protest in front of the cathedral, Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes said he supports and respects clergy sex abuse victims’ and their supporters’ quest for justice, which he said is ongoing both at the Vatican and in the civil courts.
Third, it was not his first Mass. Archbishop Byrnes came to Guam in 2016, and the one time he JOINED the picketers was on January 29, 2017, as the Pacific Daily News memorializes:



Cindy Wooden also reports that Guam's Catholics "were in an uproar." 
The appointment “was a little overwhelming,” the archbishop said. Guam was far away and Catholics there were in an uproar.
This is also FALSE.

Other than praying the rosary and singing hymns, the public protests and picketing were absolutely silent. And almost all of the participants were elderly, some even "walking" the picket line in their wheelchairs and walkers. 




It is very doubtful that Archbishop Byrnes gave CNS such false and destructive information, so it is either the CNS author embellishing her story or the information came from someone else in the chancery, and perhaps from the same people who tried to paint us as an angry mob when Apuron was still running things. 

Such false dramatization hurts the Church. If there is anything that happened on Guam it is lesson to the rest of the Catholic world in what the "little people" can do, did do, and still do. 

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

THANK YOU (AGAIN) TO THE DIANA

By Tim Rohr

Just a short thank you to The Diana for crediting JW for bringing Bishop Athanasius Schneider to Guam. 

If in fact I had anything to do with Bishop Schneider's coming to Guam, I would have been posting about it for months, especially given that he has called out the likes of The Diana as subscribing to a "Jewish-Protestant Heresy." 

However, other than a re-post of CCOG's flyer a couple days ago, not only did I have nothing to do with bringing Bishop Schneider here, I purposely refused to get involved as I did not want to bring controversy to his visit, since ultimately his ability to visit Guam rested on the authority of Archbishop Byrnes to invite him.

The real credit for bringing Bishop Schneider to Guam goes to the CCOG and I can't remember the last time I have been to one of their meetings. 

But while I'm at it, I want to again thank this same Diana for getting rid of Apuron and RMS for us. 

As you may be aware, the only "weight" JW could ever bring to this battle was the number of our pageviews, which you can see are now over NINE MILLION. And I would estimate that a good 90% of those views are due to The Diana keeping the debate alive, as - per her current mention of JW -"she" still is, and once again, driving even more views to JW.

It seems so long ago now, but the whole thing was pretty much dead only a few weeks after the Fr. Paul thing in the summer of 2013. But thanks to The Diana, and with a lot of help from certain clerics in the chancery, JW was given an endless stream of things to fire back at, and fire back we did, which in turn produced tens of thousands of comments.

Ultimately it was the comments which drove the blog as more and more people would tune in just to see the comments, which exponentially drove up our numbers. And with each click up on the counter in the right side bar there was another "thump" of the tell-tale heart 'neath Apuron's bedroom floor.

By October 2013, those "thumps" from our counter began to drive Apuron crazy and he ran to Rome to try to shut me down - a move I learned about when on 10 October 2013 I received a cease and desist letter from Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, then-Grand Master of the Equestrian Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem:



Read more here.

It was when I received this letter from the Vatican that I knew that I was on to something, but still did not know what, because while I had heard rumors of what eventually led to Apuron's demise, I had no knowledge of it and knew no one who did. 

The question was why was Apuron so afraid about my then-little blog, and so afraid that he ran to Rome? I really had nowhere to go for answers but thanks to The Diana, JW continued to grow and the comments came flooding in. And within those comments were increasing references to "the Agat boys." 

The rest is history and I'm no longer interested in entertaining thousands of comments, or - as you can see - even posting. But, via a friend who sent me a copy of The Diana's recent post about JW, I was just reminded as to how The Diana helped JW become the powerhouse it became, and eventually led to the first ever "ridding" of a bishop, not only by the action of the laity, but in the face of absolute opposition from the Vatican, not just by O'Brien, but by the prelate who has now taken his place: Cardinal Fernando Filoni. 

By the way, five years after O'Brien ordered me to stop picking on Apuron, O'Brien was named by Archbishop Vigano as one of the prelates involved in the homosexual cabal in the Vatican (Page 5). 

NOTE: There's a lot more to the Apuron-O'Brien-Filoni connection. And maybe I'll get around to it. Meanwhile, if you have comments, visit the JungleWatch Facebook page and leave them there. 

Courage. 


Monday, January 13, 2020

WE HIT NINE MILLION WHEN WE WEREN'T EVEN LOOKING


And now views from 207 countries. The latest is Uzbekistan. 


And 44,000 views in the last 30 days and we hardly posted a thing. 
Hmmmm. 
What could be happening?



THIS IS NO SMALL DEAL. BISHOP SCHNEIDER IS ONE OF THE FEW.


Other POSTS about or referencing Bishop Schneider on this blog 

Monday, December 30, 2019

WHERE WE CAME FROM. WHERE WE'RE GOING.

Yesterday, December 29, 2019, there was an article in one of the local papers about the imposition of the pallium on Archbishop Byrnes. Essentially, publicly celebrates Archbishop Byrnes as the new Archbishop of Agana.



Coincidentally (?) today, Facebook reminded me of the main event which eventually led to our new Archbishop.



The PDN article is no longer available, but the JungleWatch link is.





Thursday, December 19, 2019

GUAM CATHOLIC CHURCH - PERFECT STORM OF CONTROVERSY

Note: The article, though posted to the subject website on 12/17/19, appears to have been originally written and published just after the first announcement that Apuron had been found guilty. However, it is an article that JungleWatch hasn't seen before and it develops the backstory of Apuron's relationship with the NCW. 

Guam Catholic Church sees a “perfect storm” of controversy

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The Catholic Church on the Pacific island of Guam has been devastated by allegations that its longtime archbishop sexually abused altar boys. But even before the scandal broke, Guam‘s church was divided over another issue — the presence of a controversial European lay movement that became so toxic that a community of nuns fled to the mainland U.S. in despair. CONTINUED

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