Saturday, November 17, 2018


Note: This post is future-dated in order to keep it at the top of the blog. For now that's the only way it can be done. 

This post will stay at the top of this blog until these men receive justice. (For Sonny, it will be posthumously). We also know the identity of the boy involved in the "threesome" with Fr. Antonio Cruz (deceased) and then-seminarian, Anthony S. Apuron as described by Mr. Ray DePlata (here, here, here, and here). The boy is dead.

Roy Quintanilla: Video - StatementFile
Walter Denton: Video - Statement - File
Doris Concepcion (Mother of Joseph Quinata): Video - Statement - File
John "Champ" Quinata (Brother of Joseph Quinata): Video - Statement
Roland Sondia: Video - Statement - File


Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Last month we were fortunate to attend the Catholic Identity Conference sponsored by THE REMNANT.  The main attraction for me was Bishop
Athanasius Schneider.  Bishop Schneider is no stranger to JungleWatch Nation having been quoted from Rorate Caeli  in these pages as stating:

"It is a Trojan horse in the Church. I know them very well because I was an episcopal delegate for them for several years in Kazakhstan in Karaganda. And I assisted their Masses and meetings and I read the writings of Kiko, their founder, so I know them well. When I speak openly without diplomacy, I have to state: The Neocathecumenate is a Protestant-Jewish[12]community inside the Church with a Catholic decoration only." 

A couple days ago THE REMNANT published a You Tube interview of Bishop Schneider by Michael Matt, Editor of THE REMNANT.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Frenchie has left a new comment on your post "SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY CAME": 

For those of you who want to make sense of this information.
From what we know Brouillard was born in 1921.

From this newspaper article, we know that he went to Study at the Nazareth Hall.
The Nazareth Hall was a preparatory Seminary located in Arden Hills, a suburb of St Paul. It operated from 1923 until 1973.
As such it operated a 4 years High School program, as well as a 2 years preparatory college.
In 1968 when the Actual College of St John Vianney opened as part of the St Thomas Catholic University, the preparatory college was merged with St John Vianney.
Nazareth Hall continued as an High School until 1973, when it closed and was sold by the Archdiocese.
All records were moved to the St Paul Seminary School of divinity, until 1991, when all records for the 3 establishments were moved to the Archives of the University of St Thomas, which is the agent of record.
All records are restricted, and you need a special authorization if you wish to consult them.
I contacted my former parish priest, now a retired Msgr, who spent his whole career in the Archdiocese (more than 50 years) 
According to him, Brouillard finished the preparatory seminary (6 years) then started the seminary in St Paul, but was drafted after Pearl harbor. 
He would have been 21 or 22 years old at the time.
From what we have gathered, he served in the Navy in the Pacific, towards the end of the conflict 44/45. 
I have not been able to verify the later.
He returned after his service to study at the seminary, but was not able to rejoin the St Paul seminary.
This is most likely why he ended up in Denver.
As far as why Baumgartner recruited Brouillard in 1948, we need to remember that in 1945, there was only one Chamorro priest left for the whole island. All the non Chamorros brothers and priests were still held in Japan, as prisoners. There were no nuns on the island.
Baumgartner went on his well known mission of rebuilding schools and starting the minor seminary. He also recruited extensively all over the USA, for priest willing to come and help rebuild.
He also was in charge of a large territory, Guam being just part of his Vicariate.
While this does not excuse anybody, it unable us to understand a little better the environment at the time.


Posted by Frenchie

How to make sense of the often surprising and paradoxical actions of Pope Francis?
Is he in the process of betraying the Church,  or is he putting it back squarely in the political arena, which it had seemed to have abandoned since the end of WW II ??

With a Jesuit in charge, almost anything is possible.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit true and through.  He is in fact the only Jesuit to become Pope in the History of our Church.


In early 2014, I wrote the following post, but did not publish it:

Clergy with Credible Claims against Them Concerning Sexual Abuse of a Young Person

Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth
December 31, 2013

As part of the Diocese of Duluth’s ongoing efforts to foster safe environments for children and young people, Bishop Paul D. Sirba released on December 31, 2013 information about clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving or residing in the Duluth Diocese.

Included in the release are clergy members who served as diocesan priests as well as clergy from other dioceses or religious orders who at one time worked or resided in the Duluth Diocese.


On December 3, 2013, I wrote the following post, but chose not to publish it. 
In a comment to the post CHANCERY VS ROHR: TWO STORIES, Anonymous gives some rather lurid details regarding the activities of a certain Father Louis Brouillard

The name caught my attention because the priest was recently mentioned in the U Matuna, (here and here) recognizing him on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of San Isidro Parish as its first pastor. 

The U Matuna, in the past at least, has not been hesitant about publishing stories about clerical sex abuse in other places. I'll leave it at that…for now. 

Monday, November 6, 2017


"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act IV

From the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Sunday, Dec 19, 1948, page 128:

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 151

Reading 1 MAL 1:14B-2:2B, 8-10

A great King am I, says the LORD of hosts,
and my name will be feared among the nations.
And now, O priests, this commandment is for you:
If you do not listen,
if you do not lay it to heart,
to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts,
I will send a curse upon you
and of your blessing I will make a curse.
You have turned aside from the way,
and have caused many to falter by your instruction;
you have made void the covenant of Levi,
says the LORD of hosts.
I, therefore, have made you contemptible
and base before all the people,
since you do not keep my ways,
but show partiality in your decisions.
Have we not all the one father?
Has not the one God created us?
Why then do we break faith with one another,
violating the covenant of our fathers?

Many readers have also referenced yesterday's Gospel, copied here:

Saturday, November 4, 2017


From a sermon given during the last synod he attended, by Saint Charles, bishop

Practice what you preach

I admit that we are all weak, but if we want help, the Lord God has given us the means to find it easily. One priest may wish to lead a good, holy life, as he knows he should. He may wish to be chaste and to reflect heavenly virtues in the way he lives. Yet he does not resolve to use suitable means, such as penance, prayer, the avoidance of evil discussions and harmful and dangerous friendships. Another priest complains that as soon as he comes into church to pray the office or to celebrate Mass, a thousand thoughts fill his mind and distract him from God. But what was he doing in the sacristy before he came out for the office or for Mass? How did he prepare? What means did he use to collect his thoughts and to remain recollected?

Would you like me to teach you how to grow from virtue to virtue and how, if you are already recollected at prayer, you can be even more attentive next time, and so give God more pleasing worship? Listen, and I will tell you. If a tiny spark of God’s love already burns within you, do not expose it to the wind, for it may get blown out. Keep the stove tightly shut so that it will not lose its heat and grow cold. In other words, avoid distractions as well as you can. Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter.

If teaching and preaching is your job, then study diligently and apply yourself to whatever is necessary for doing the job well. Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.

Are you in charge of a parish? If so, do not neglect the parish of your own soul, do not give yourself to others so completely that you have nothing left for yourself. You have to be mindful of your people without becoming forgetful of yourself.

My brothers, you must realize that for us churchmen nothing is more necessary than meditation. We must meditate before, during and after everything we do. The prophet says: I will pray, and then I will understand. When you administer the sacraments, meditate on what you are doing. When you celebrate Mass, reflect on the sacrifice you are offering. When you pray the office, think about the words you are saying and the Lord to whom you are speaking. When you take care of your people, meditate on the Lord’s blood that has washed them clean. In this way, all that you do becomes a work of love.

This is the way we can easily overcome the countless difficulties we have to face day after day, which, after all, are part of our work: in meditation we find the strength to bring Christ to birth in ourselves and in other men.

Monday, October 30, 2017


Concerned Catholics allege mismanagement of church program to help the poor

Concerned Catholics of Guam has asked Archbishop Michael Byrnes to shut down the church's nonprofit Kamalen Karidat program, citing alleged mismanagement and a lack of accountability and proper documentation. A new organization should be created to fulfill Kamalen Karidat's mission of helping the poor, according to Concerned Catholics. CONTINUED

CCOG Letter to Archbishop Byrnes
CCOG Press Release

PDN: Brouillard to provide sworn evidence in abuse lawsuits

Saturday, October 28, 2017


DianaOctober 27, 2017 at 1:58 PM
Dear Zoltan,

I do not know if you have been keeping up with current events. I agree that The NCW should be obedient to Archbishop Byrnes because he is the Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana. The NCW has been obedient when he instructed us to celebrate the Mass in the church.

However, Anonymous 1:39 pm is correct. Archbishop Byrnes is afraid to go against the mafia of this island. He fears persecution. The Archdiocese is not controlled by the Archbishop. It is controlled by CCOG.

Friday, October 27, 2017


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HAROLD?":
Anon 10/23 @9:00 pm, Abp. Cordileone knows exactly what type of seminarians he's getting. So does St. Pat's tough Jesuit Rector. 
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is far from perfect, but It's light years from brain-dead Guam.

California has some of the world's top universities and colleges, secular and religious. The SF Bay Area alone is home to UC-Berkeley, UCSF Medical and Dental schools, Stanford U., USF and U.Santa Clara (both Jesuit), St. Mary's and the US Maritime Academy. Add a strong State college system to those.

San Francisco's educational level is very high. Our brilliant former Pastor took a parishoner survey when he first arrived so he'd know what he was dealing with. He was shocked to find out that 97% of his 3,200+ parishoners have at least a Bachelors Degree, with most of us having Masters and professional degrees as well. Most of the churches in this area probably have the same or similar demographics.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Committee begins transition for closure of Yona seminary

Most of the transition items for the closure of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary may be completed by December, according to Deacon Steve Martinez, who oversees the church's transition committee. The transition timeline, however, runs into January of next year. CONTINUED

Apuron: Judge's report is erroneous, should be rejected

FB Link

Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron said a federal judge's report, stating that the clergy sex abuse lawsuits against Apuron should not be dismissed, is "erroneous and contrary to law, and should be rejected." CONTINUED

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Posted today to a post made more than a year ago: THE DEEP EVIL OF KIKO ARGUELLO

Anonymous October 25, 2017 at 9:27 AM

It’s true the church isn’t dying and that’s because of the way! At World youth days and meeting they will have calling, if anyone feels the calling into the priest hood or the Sister hood. Where is the evil in that what money are they asking for. Also this leads you to Kiko get out of here! I’m in the way and not once have I even met Kiko so stop. What the promblem with you all (hardheaded) is that you can’t take correction, if they tell you “your living your life in a selfish way” everything becomes bad in the way check if it’s not you before attacking the way I never hear anything about other groups in the church.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


"...the Neo Catechumenal Way IS Vatican II truly implemented."
"Julio Cesar" from Brooklyn, New York

We've always suspected that members of the Way are taught that their movement is not a mere fruit of the Second Vatican Council, but rather is the implementation of it. Julio's comment bolsters my belief.

Monday, October 23, 2017


But Eusebio said he has no concern about the future of the movement.

"He cannot stop the Way even though he doesn't like us,"Eusebio told the Post. "He can prevent us from meeting in the Church, but we can always meet in homes."

GUAM DAILY POST: Seminary prepares to close doors at end of year

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017


Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko

Born to a farm family. Ordained on 28 May 1972 in the archdiocese of Warsaw, Poland. Noted and vocal anti-Communist preacher during the period of Communist rule in Poland. Worked closely with the anti-Communist Solidarity union movement. When martial law was declared in Poland to suppress opposition, the Church continued to work against the Communists, and Father Jerzy’s sermons were broadcast on Radio Free Europe. The secret police threatened and pressured him to stop, but he ignored them. They trumped up evidence and arrested him in 1983, but the Church hierarchy indicated that they would fight the charges; the false charges were dropped, Father Jerzy was released, continued his work, and was pardoned in a general amnesty of 22 July 1984. The Communists tried several times to kill him and make it look like an accident or anonymous attack, but they quit hiding their intentions, and the secret police simply kidnapped and killed Father Jerzy. Martyr.

"Jerzy: Messenger of the Truth" promo reel from Father Jerzy Popieluszko on Vimeo.

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