Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FR. PAUL'S FAMILY SPEAKS OUT: DON'T MESS WITH MY BROTHER!

It is rare that we get a comment where the author identifies him or herself, and while we can't fully confirm the identity of Eileen Sarah, here is what she has to say:

What is going on here? The man on the hill needs to stop this! I have definitely lost my respect for him and no longer see him as the leader of our church here in Guam. I know my brother and I have seen him care for his people, his parishioners, and those in need. He has the biggest heart and all this is just affirming his belief in following our God in helping all those who is need. We are all human, and yes the man on the hill is human also...but I guess the Position of "Archbishop" makes him think that he has the power to destroy any who refuse to follow him. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE AND YOU ARE NOT GOD! 



I am appalled by how the man on the hill treats our local priests who really want to serve their people, but fear that they will be "black balled" like Fr. Paul. Let me tell you, man on the hill, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO YOU ARE MESSING WITH, WHEN YOU MESS WITH MY BROTHER, OR ANY MEMBER OF MY FAMILY! 

COME ON GUAM .... WAKE UP... WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING QUICKLY OR ELSE WE WILL ONLY HAVE "THE WAY". 

I am blessed that I still have my FAITH... I believe that God will bring the truth to light. 

Why announce these statements at a retreat? What a coward! Do you believe that these priests have no brains or backbones to believe what is the truth? Come on, they deserve more credit than that, if not, our island is truly in TROUBLE!

You are the Father of these priests, obviously, you need lessons on how to discipline children. A parent never leaves his child out in the cold, a good parent tries to help their children when they make a mistake and loves them unconditionally. Oh I get it...Father Paul is undeserving of your love and care. Is it because he does not support the Way at Santa Barbara Parish?

I am sick of this, my brother has come a long way in his decision to be a Priest. The Priesthood is his life and I have never seen him happier when he helps people and tries to help his parishioners come back to the church. 

Stop this now!!!!!

9 comments:

  1. Amen, Auntie Ei! As Tata taught us, all we need is to take care of each other and trust GOD, for He is the One, the Only, True and Powerful Judge. God will take care of Pale' and this issue, like He always has.

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  2. I think an apology is owed to Fr. Paul Gofigan and Mr. Lastimoza coming from SNAP! Most especially, David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

    1. Apology - verbal or in writing
    2. Remove the info regarding this issue!

    For those who want to read the whole story which was posted on their site just go to the link or copy and post the link to your browser. In the search box type Gofigan and it will take you to the post.


    http://www.bishop-accountability.org/AbuseTracker/


    Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

    A priest from the Santa Barbara Catholic Church in Guam was fired for failing to remove a sex offender from the parish.

    Father Paul Gofigan had been instructed by Archbishop Anthony Apuron to fire a predator who worked at the church but failed to do so believing the crime was too far in the past, therefore putting children in harm's way. Gofigan now wishes to seek a canonical hearing in order to defend his careless decision and save his career.

    We urge the Archbishop to stand by his decision of firing Father Gofigan. It is outrageous that any individual would rather put his career before the safety of children, let alone a man who is supposed to be considered as a community representative and leader. We also urge the parishioners of the Santa Barbara Catholic Church to speak out against Gofigan's choice to endanger the safety of their children.

    (SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

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    1. Oh, so now SNAP is on the Archbishop's side? Wait for those boys in Agat to speak up...then we'll see what side they take.

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    2. Maria Rose, I actually emailed David Clohessy, Director of SNAP, on July 26, 2013 after reading his statement of support for the Archbishop. I noted that his statement was based on the PDN article, which in turn was based on Fr. Paul’s July 20 Pastoral Letter and the July 22 Statement from the Archdiocese, penned in response to Fr. Paul’s letter. I also informed him that the man, whose employment had been terminated, was NOT a child molester. I suggested he get the full story from PNC and KUAM and provided the links to those news outlets. I noted that this Archbishop seemed intent on portraying the former employee as a child molester and yet was silent in 2010 when SNAP was trying to get information about priests accused of sexual misconduct from him.

      To date I have not received any acknowledgement from him and I don't expect to ever get one. It is my opinion that SNAP has no interest in ensuring the accuracy and veracity of their charges. It appears that they are simply intent on destroying the reputation of as many priests as possible.

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    3. If snap is for all denominations, you should take the word' priest' out of the title. Use the word 'religious' instead.

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    4. What boys in Agat are you referring to? You creating a whole different mess. There is already enough drama!

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  3. Well Father Paul did not abuse or molest anyone. Wrong group to take a stand against him. Mr. Lastimoza is not a priest. So where does SNAP fit in?

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  4. http://bostoncatholicinsider.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/neocatechumenate-questions/

    This sight has the same questions we have about the funding the educations of the Neo seminarians and the regular diocesan seminarians

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    1. Give your donations directly to the non neo priests and non neo seminarians. That is the surest bet to know where your money goes.

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