- That only one side of the story was presented.
- That I (Tim Rohr) had said that the Pontifical Lateran University with which RMS is affiliated is not accredited.
- That it was the job of PNC news to provide evidence of my assertion that the Lateran University was not accredited (even though I made no such assertion)
- That there are two seminaries in Guam and that Aaron "has always had the choice to choose between the two."
From: "Tim Rohr"Sent: March 6, 2014 11:44 PMTo: "Kevin Kerrigan"Cc: "Janela Buhain Carrera"Subject: Re: Local Teen Denied Sponsorship to Off-Island Seminary, Archdiocese's Reasons Unclear
It wasn't Janela's job to get the facts. It was her job to present both sides. She called Fr. Adrian to present his side. He declined. Then he called back later and told her to find her own answers to her questions in the U Matuna. She had to work with what was available.
The reason Fr. Adrian gave to Janela for not speaking with her personally was that he doesn't respond to "rumors." The "rumors" were his own words in his email to Aaron. He chose not to defend them. Janela can't be faulted. She doesn't need to back up MY statements. Janela didn't say the institute was fake, I did. Adrian had a chance to prove me wrong. He didn't take it.
The bottom line is that Fr. Adrian lied to Aaron about why he could not be sent to an off-island seminary. He was caught in the lie. He had his chance to counter my comments with his own. He passed. PNC did its job.
Dennis Santo TomasFriday, March 7, 2014 at 8:11 AM
I don't care about what transpired between Janela and Fr. Adrian but you have no right to say the Pope's University aka the Pontifical Lateran University is non-accredited unless you provide the factual evidence to prove it. Have more respect for the Holy Father. That's all I ask.
Tim RohrFriday, March 7, 2014 at 10:24 AMto Dennis
show me where I said the pope's university is not accredited
Dennis Santo TomasFriday, March 7, 2014 at 11:19 AMto me
You said the Seminary is not accredited yet the Bishop from the Pope's University visited and approved of Guam's RMS Seminary which is directly affiliated with the Pope's University therefore it has those same accreditation standatds .
Tim RohrFriday, March 7, 2014 at 12:57 PMto Dennis
Sorry, it does not. Otherwise the Institute could grant degrees, which it doesn't. But that's not what you accused me of saying, is it? Here is what you said:
Has Rohr presented evidence obtained from this university that proves that it is not accredited as he so states?
Let's review.1. I did not call into question the accreditation of the Lateran.2. I called into question the accreditation of the Blessed Diego Institute, simply because there is none.
Because affiliation is NOT accreditation, only certificates of completion can be awarded, not credits, which is why accreditation is different from affiliation, and in fact where the word "accredited" comes from.
Thus, unlike college credits, the value of a certificate of completion at other educational institutions is completely at the discretion of those institutions.
Aaron's concern was that should he be rejected as a candidate for the priesthood - since the decision is not his to make - that his years of study and accomplishments would be recognized by another educational institution. Professor Bosco Corrales confirmed that they do not.
- That only one side of the story was presented. [As already noted, BOTH sides of the story were represented since Fr. Adrian's response was to "go look in the U Matuna."]
- That I had said that the Pontifical Lateran University with which RMS is affiliated is not accredited. [As is clearly evident, I only questioned the credentials of the Blessed Diego Institute, not those of the Lateran.]
- That it was the job of PNC news to provide evidence of my assertion that the Lateran University was not accredited (even though I made no such assertion) [As already explained, it is not the job of the reporter to provide evidence, it is the job of the reporter to present both sides. And I would say that Mr. Santo Tomas owes PNC an apology.]
- That there are two seminaries in Guam and that Aaron "has always had the choice to choose between the two." [As we all know, there are NOT two seminaries in Guam. The only thing we know is that Archbishop Apuron, in December of last year, said that he "will erect" a second seminary. A place to sleep, does not a seminary make!]
"I don't care about what transpired between Janela and Fr. Adrian but you have no right to say the Pope's University aka the Pontifical Lateran University is non-accredited unless you provide the factual evidence to prove it. Have more respect for the Holy Father. That's all I ask."
- How about you neos demanding that Archbishop Apuron actually apologize for his direct attack on the Holy Father in January 2006 when on KOLG he publicly denounced the Holy Father's directive to fix your liturgy when he mocked the credentials of the pope's personal representative, Cardinal Arinze, Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship.
- How about you neos demanding that Archbishop Apuron not violate the liturgical norms of the universal church by not interrupting our Masses with your neo ads.
- How about demanding that Kiko Arguello actually "have more respect for the Holy Father" by actually obeying the pope's earnest request to fix your liturgy rather than spitting in his face (read it here).
- How about all of you neos actually showing "more respect to the Holy Father" by actually, even now, after all these years, conforming to your own Statute as regards the distribution of Holy Communion?
We respect the Holy Father. We are waiting for you.