Monday, January 26, 2015

THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT ARCHBISHOP APURON

True, I had promised the visitors I would not call Archbishop Apuron a liar. So I will let you do that after you read this.

We have already noted the absolute insanity of Archbishop Apuron's latest public garbage dump on Msgr. James. The abuse is beyond description. Sadly, the real harm is not to Msgr. James. He's a man and he'll deal with it. The real harm is to the church and the thousands of Catholic faithful who are horribly scandalized by the sight of a bishop beating his priest in public. 

Imagine your father taking your brother out into the street and beating him publicly for some act of disobedience. The shame does not just accrue to the sibling who is beaten, but to the whole family. This is what Archbishop Apuron is doing, and now that we have had a visit from Rome, we have to assume that he is doing this with the permission of the Vatican unless they act otherwise. I know that this is not true, but we have to assume that this is what others are thinking, many others. 

DEAR ARCHBISHOP SAVIO HON TAI FAI

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai
Secretary for The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples 
Piazza di Spagna, 48-00187
Rome, Italy
Email: segreteria@propagandafide.va

January 26, 2015 (Agana, Guam)

Your Excellency:

My apologies. Sorry to bother you again so soon. I know you are now aware of the very unbecoming behavior of our archbishop, as this weekend, he again publicly smeared Msgr. James Benavente by including a copy of an internal review and a list of accusations with this Sunday's archdiocesan newspaper.

However, I did not expect him to go even further.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

HOW SAD

How sad that we cannot go to our Catholic Mass without being "witnessed" to by Iglesia ni Cristo as we exit, and they are there at the order of our own bishop. Very sad. Very sad. Feel bad for those kids. Here is the direct link if you are not able to view the video below: https://vimeo.com/117692828 P.S. it's not really an Iglesia group. It's the neo. Doesn't matter. Different church.


TIM, THE BULLY. LOL!




  1. Tim Rohr- you are a bully of the worst kind!!
Who is Tim Rohr? Tim Rohr is a lay person with ZERO power. Tim Rohr does not have access to a pulpit each week. Tim Rohr does not have control of a whole newspaper. Tim Rohr cannot hire and fire priests. Tim Rohr cannot ordain or not ordain. Tim Rohr cannot decide who can be baptized or confirmed or who can receive any of the sacraments. Tim Rohr cannot use his position and other people's money to publicly trash priests. Tim Rohr cannot give away millions of dollars. Tim Rohr cannot give away archdiocesan property.


INTERESTING...


  1. Interesting . . . internal audit. And that's credible because? How about an audit of Kamilen Karidat? All those previous donations AAA received from the Deacon would be revealing.
Yes. Especially since KK receives money from people under the auspices of it being spent on the poor...not funneled to AAA. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

SANTA ANA


Faithful Catholics gather outside the Santa Ana chapel tonight in Agat to pray the rosary while a neocatechumenal community celebrates their eucharist. A group of Agat faithful raised the money over several years of bake sales and other fund raisers to build the chapel. They have only been permitted to have Mass at the chapel once a month on the first Saturday of the month. The neocatechumenal community is permitted to hold their eucharist there every week as well as a weekly "celebration of the word". 

YOUR EXCELLENCY

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai
Secretary for The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples 
Piazza di Spagna, 48-00187
Rome, Italy
Email: segreteria@propagandafide.va

January 24, 2015 (Agana, Guam)


Your Excellency:

In the same spirit of investigation with which Msgr. James Benavente was investigated by Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, the undersigned members of the Archdiocese of Agana request the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples to investigate Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron and provide the people of this archdiocese with answers to the following. Until we receive these answers we will NOT contribute a single penny to any collection of any sort.

  1. Where does he get the money for his many travels?
  2. What are the costs of his travels?
  3. Where does he stay?
  4. Who does he stay with?
  5. How much does he spend on meals when he travels
  6. Where does he eat?
  7. Which credit card(s) does he use?
  8. Who pays those credit card bills?
  9. What is the amount of his salary that we are paying him?
  10. What is the value of his many benefits?
  11. Who pays the utility bills at his private residence in Mangilao?
  12. Who stays there?
  13. How long do they stay?
  14. Is their stay in any way paid for by archdiocesan funds?
  15. How much does the archbishop collect for fiestas, Mass stipends, and other "favors"?
  16. How much cash has he received from the Korean lady and does he report it?
  17. How much of our regular Sunday collection is routed through the chancery and to RMS?
  18. Who selects these men to come to Guam for RMS?
  19. How are they selected?
  20. Are they psychologically and academically screened?
  21. By who?
  22. Where is the certificate of the Blessed Diego Institute's affiliation with the Lateran?
  23. Where is the academic handbook for Blessed Diego?
  24. Where is the list of the current faculty?
  25. What are the exact number of credit hours required for graduation from the institute?
  26. Where is the record of these credit hours from each supposed graduate?
  27. Who selects these men for ordination and what is the criteria?
  28. Why is Archbishop Apuron's personal name listed on the Board of Guarantors for RMS instead of Archbishop of Agana so that the position will automatically be inherited by his successor?
  29. Why is Archbishop Apuron's personal name on so many properties that supposedly belong to the Archdiocese of Agana?
  30. What is the relationship between Archbishop Apuron and Sang Feng Construction?
  31. How much money has been given to Archbishop Apuron over the last 20 years by Kamalin Karidat, either for his personal use or for a cause other than what Kamalin Karidat is constituted to serve?

Lastly, we also hereby demand that Archbishop Apuron sign an affidavit stating that he NEVER improperly touched or solicited any sort of sexual interaction with another person either as a priest or a bishop. 

Signed,


FED UP in the Archdiocese of Agana


P.S. We apologize about the public nature of this request. However, the recent discovery that the letter with the charges against Msgr. James Benavente is also an insert in this weekends archdiocesan newspaper, demands that we respond publicly and immediately. We request your urgent action and we will do whatever we can to assist you. 

TWO MILLION

Past 2,000,000 on 1/24/15, 11:20am. Thanks Gino.

LOL! NEO FRUIT. IMPORTED.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "DEAR ARCHBISHOP SAVIO HON TAI-FAI. MISSON FAIL.":Yeah your scum! Have a great day. Make sure put make up when you go to the media and check your nostril for any hair and snot sticking out. LOL!

Gino C. 

YOUR ANNUAL APPEAL DOLLARS AT WORK!

DEAR ARCHBISHOP SAVIO HON TAI-FAI. MISSON FAIL.

Apuron sneaks out the back door
in order to avoid Catholics praying
the rosary in the front. 
Dear Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai,

It appears your trip here to promote reconciliation has been to no effect. As expected Archbishop Apuron is continuing his campaign to publicly trash a priest-son, Msgr. James Benavente. As expected, Archbishop Apuron, has compiled a new list of trash against Msgr. James and is circulating it amongst his neo-friends. 

Dear Archbishop Savio, what sort of a bishop is Apuron? 

What sort of a father prefers to publicly trash a son? Regardless of the charges, and they are all the same charges that have already been publicly discredited, just with new numbers, why isn't Archbishop Apuron dealing with his issues with Msgr. James in private? 

Why is Archbishop Apuron bent on scandalizing, discrediting, and publicly trashing a priest-son? Does he not know that this not only hurts Msgr. James but the WHOLE CHURCH? What father publicly humiliates his son...and with glee? 

But here's the kicker, Archbishop Savio. Whatever mishandling of monies Msgr. James may or may not be responsible for, NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING  compares with Archbishop Apuron's mega-million dollar property scam and the even bigger scam of its cover up and his spitting upon the former president of the AFC.

In fact, Archbishop Apuron knows this. He knows he is guilty. He knows he deceived the people of the Archdiocese of Agana. He knows he lied to us. He knows he stole from us. And small mind that he has, he thinks he can somehow exonerate himself or even hide his crimes by finding a few mishandled dollars (relatively speaking) in Msgr. James' accounts. 

Archbishop Savio, I am sure that in your visit here, you saw for yourself the arrogance, the narcissism, and the vindictiveness of the man who sadly holds the title of archbishop in this poor diocese. People have been willing to overlook these things for years. But now that he attacks his priests publicly, no matter what the cause, be on notice Archbishop Savio- and let Rome know too, - that the people of Guam are ready to rise up publicly against a man so obviously possessed by evil. 

We know that you and Rome prefer to handle this quietly, to somehow keep Apuron under control for the next few years until he is mandated to resign at 75. Therefore it is important for you to know that Archbishop Apuron has no intention of allowing you to do this as evidenced by this most recent public attack on Msgr. James. 

What a hateful, spiteful, ugly man this archbishop is. So now I will call for public action. I will call on every member of this archdiocese who cares in the least about the Catholic faith to NOT GIVE A PENNY to the upcoming Archdiocesan Annual Appeal. NOT A PENNY. Not a penny until Archbishop Apuron permits an equivalent investigation and the publication of a report on his own finances. Here are just a few of the items we want to know about?
  • Where does he get the money for his many travels?
  • What are the costs of his travels?
  • Where does he stay?
  • How much does he spend on meals?
  • Where does he eat?
  • What is the amount of his salary that we are paying him?
  • What are the costs of his many benefits?
  • How much does he collect for fiestas, Mass stipends, and other "favors"?
  • How much cash has he received from the Korean lady and does he report it?
  • How much of our regular Sunday collection is routed through the chancery and to RMS?
  • Who selects these men to come to Guam for RMS?
  • How are they selected?
  • Are they psychologically and academically screened?
  • By who?
  • Where is the certificate of the Blessed Diego Institute's affiliation with the Lateran?
  • Where is the academic handbook for Blessed Diego?
  • Where is the list of the current faculty?
  • What are the exact number of credit hours required for graduation from the institute?
  • Where is the record of these credit hours from each supposed graduate?
  • Who selects these men for ordination and what is the criteria?
  • Why is Archbishop Apuron's personal name listed on the Board of Guarantors for RMS instead of Archbishop of Agana so that the position will automatically be inherited by his successor?
  • Why is Archbishop Apuron's personal name on so many properties that supposedly belong to the Archdiocese of Agana?
  • What is the relationship between Archbishop Apuron and Sang Feng Construction?
In addition to these questions, we also hereby demand that Archbishop Apuron sign an affidavit stating that he NEVER improperly touched or solicited any sort of sexual interaction with another person either as a priest or a bishop. 

Archbishop Savio, since Archbishop Apuron has made it clear that he intends to continue his public war against the majority of the people in this archdiocese who do not like to see their priests publicly trashed, least of all by their bishop, and regardless of the charges, it is now necessary that Rome act IMMEDIATELY, lest the cesspool that Archbishop Apuron has made of the Archdiocese of Agana become the diseased laughingstock of the Catholic world.

We are so tired of the filth that pours forth from this man's mind.

Archbishop Savio, this latest attack should prove once and for all that Archbishop Apuron is no longer fit to serve. His mind and heart are diseased beyond repair, and for the sake of his soul, what's left of it, please advise your superiors that he must be removed. 




Friday, January 23, 2015

STAND BY


I know that I am Arch-enemy No. 1 (pun intended). 

None of what is happening now would have befallen AAA if I had not endeavored to make public and to keep public his ongoing transgressions against certain members of the clergy, many lay members of the diocese, liturgical norms and the legitimate magisterium of the Church, and now, his sneaky mega-million dollar deal with the Gennarini's and RMS.

MENTAL CONDITIONING INSIDE THE NCW

We have referred and linked to this expose several time on this blog but it's been awhile since we've drawn your attention to it and we would again like to do so.

The expose is titled: 

The PsychologicaI  Mechanisms of Mental Conditioning  Inside the Neocatechumenate Community and bears the copyright: Copyright (c) 2000 Fundacja Antyk. Wszelkie prawa zastrzeżone. 

Thus the author appears to be Polish. He is also a former member of the Neocatechumenal Way and speaks from knowing the NCW from the inside. The link to the original post is here: 

We have also made the text available as PDF document which can be downloaded here:

or read it online below:

POOR PATHETIC

The "pathetic" commenter is referring to the post ZOLTAN IS RIGHT...AND SO ARE WE


Yeah right sent to you.... I know you have a crush with Diana and you check her blog every second. Pathetic.

Here is my reply to "pathetic":


Poor children of the neocatechumenal way. Can't engage my points so they attack me instead. Used to it though. And thanks for that. Every attack on me personally creates more supporters for our side because they see what your tree really produces: rotten fruit. 



ZOLTAN IS RIGHT...AND SO ARE WE

This was copied and sent to me. It appears to be Zoltan's comment on Sue's blog (aka Diana).
Zoltan December 29, 2014 at 2:18 PM 
Let's have a look at the objectives of Concerned Catholics about the Neocatechumenal Way: 
"Review the practices of the NeoCatechumenal Way to determine if they are in compliance with their statutes and the precepts of the Roman Catholic Church."
This single objective reveals ill will rather than good will at the bottom of the intention of Concerned Catholics. This group has never been assigned or trusted with the task of determination that solely belongs to official Church bodies. Therefore this objective of Concerned Catholics is an obvious attempt to usurp the authority of the Catholic Church. 
Also, this objective is an interference with the faith life of members of the Neocatechumenal Way and thus is considered unfriendly. If Concerned Catholics truly want to have a dialogue with the Way, then they'd do better to distance themselves from the savage attitude of the JungleWatch blog and refrain from interfering with the Way's faith life.
Zoltan is right. Neither the CCOG or any other organization or person is officially authorized by the Church to police the Neocatechumenal Way. And had the neocats stayed in their communities and out of our Masses and our children's catechetical instruction, they might still be very well left alone.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

QUESTIONS ABOUT CREMATION

There have been fights over the cremation issue with some neo-pastors. Apparently, some, if not all neo-pastors (sad that we even have to distinguish like this) have been said to refuse a Funeral Mass in the presence of cremated remains, forcing grieving families to call around to find a parish and a pastor who will celebrate the Funeral Mass for their deceased and cremated loved one. This has added to the division in our diocese.

In the face of such diverse practices and opinions - varying from pastor to pastor, and in the absence of clear instruction from the chancery, we should be aware of the following:

DON'T YOU DARE...

...take over our altars and tell us about your damn problems!



TOMMY TANAKA ON THE BUZZ

Mr. Tanaka shares his personal concerns about the problems in the archdiocese with Jesse Lujan.

Part 1
http://www.kuam.com/category/173022/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11054291

Part 2
http://www.kuam.com/category/173022/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11054293

OUR AGENTS WERE THERE TOO

So we can now piece things together. We were suspicious of everything from the beginning. 
  • AAA's unannounced visit to the pope on Nov. 21. 
  • The "surprise" announcement that we would be paid a visit from Rome only three weeks later. The chancery's "very happy" framing of the visit. 
  • The surprise AAA was obviously not expecting when he went to greet the visitors and met three of our own government officials already there awaiting the visitors as well. 
  • The absolute stacking of pro-Neo or pro-Apuron people for all the appointment slots (which is why they wanted to keep the schedule from us and why AAA went nuts when he found out that we had a copy of the schedule - blaming everyone from people inside the chancery to the visitors themselves.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MAKING MASS A PLAYTHING

These comments refer to this post:
http://www.junglewatch.info/2015/01/this-sunday-report.html?


  1. I'm unsure how the cited article in the GIRM suggests that concelebration shouldn't be the norm when there are multiple priests present. Perhaps a little more elaboration on the comment: "Concelebrations are not to be done willy-nilly". In fact, the overall sentiment of Sacrosanctum Concilium, from which the GIRM is derived, was one oriented away from the so-called "private masses" (I know this pertains to the congregation [or lack thereof], but it was duly unheard of to have two priests celebrating one mass prior to the council). All things considered, Msgr. Quitugua is the pastor of the Cathedral parish, and therefore, has a "canonical right" to be present and responsible for all liturgies at the parish. Obviously, I'm not in agreement with the lay testimonies during Holy Mass, but we should be careful about the way we approach particulars, and in this case, the worthiness of concelebration when there are multiple priests present.


    1. It is interesting that you claim Msgr. Quitugua to be the “pastor”, when in fact his not being the “pastor” was the reason AAA felt he could quickly dismiss Msgr. James without regard to canonical prescripts for the removal of pastors. Pastors have certain rights, rectors do not. If Msgr. David is now suddenly the pastor then Msgr. James must be restored to his position of “pastor” - since he was removed without regard to said prescripts.

      Both the GIRM and Canon Law permit concelebration when there are multiple priests present - especially since they are not simply permitted to sit with the congregation (as AAA himself did not long ago - sitting with his community) - however, there were not “multiple priests present”. Msgr. David was there NOT to be “present and responsible” for the liturgy, but to be present and responsible to be sure that the Neo’s had their time. This was obvious to all, and another example of the abuse both of respect for certain law and the people. In fact, given the ulterior motive for his presence at the Mass, perhaps even the Mass itself was abused. But that would comport with the Neo MO, for which everything is their plaything and the GIRM is only “a book of suggestions”. Those are their words - and in fact, Msgr. David was the one credited (by the Dianas) for such an interpretation.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

THE NEO PLUG. CATHEDRAL. JAN 17. 6PM MASS

From the Cathedral's Saturday 6p Mass, before the Final Blessing.




Or use this link:
https://soundcloud.com/undecoverneo/neocatechumenal-ad-cathedral-20150117-6pm

Featured comment:


  1. This is bunch of crap Gabe and no offense to your vocation, but you're full of hypocrisy. I remember you growing up and you were hardly an active parishioner of the Agana Cathedral - if you were one at all. Clearly, you're not only confused but disillusioned. Instead you were an active member of the AGANA (NEO) COMMUNITY at the Agana Cathedral, not an active member of the parish. And your Pius/European accent -- PLEASE GET REAL! We walked together Gabe and I'm still proud of your vocation, but please don't mislead people. Just be true to yourself and just by listening to this - you aren't being you. You know it. Remember when we went to play the COLOR GAME after the Archbishop scolded our community about gambling several years ago? Just be true Gabe. Be true. I'll see you this weekend. Don't worry too much about this anonymous comment. I couldn't stand being close to you but yet you would mislead people. That's what's getting to me.