Sunday, June 8, 2014

CLARIFICATION ON U MATUNA STAFF

In recent comments there appears to be some confusion about the Umatuna Staff. The confusion is due to erroneous information on the Archdiocese of Agana website. 

Under this link 
the following is listed:


  • Publisher: Most Reverend Anthony Sablan Apuron, O.F.M., Cap., D.D.
  • Director: Sister Marian Arroyo, RSM, Division of Pastoral Ministries
  • Interim Editor: Tony C. Diaz,
  • Graphic & Production Design: Sedrick S. Serisola
  • Business Manager: Doris Pablo
  • Sales & Marketing: Breeana Quitugua

Under this link
the following is listed:

  • Tony Diaz, Editor
  • Sedrick S. Serisola, Graphic & Production Design
  • Doris Pablo, Business Manager
  • John Joseph Bautista, Marketing & Sales Executive
  • Jessica Blas

In the current edition of the U Matuna (June 8, 2014) the following is listed:

  • Publisher: Most Reverend Anthony Sablan Apuron, O.F.M. Cap., D.D.
  • Executive Director: Sister Marian Arroyo, RSM, Division of Pastoral Ministries
  • Editor: Tony C. Diaz
  • Graphic & Production Design: Sedrick S. Serisola
  • Business Manager: Doris Pablo
  • Advertising Representative: John Joseph Bautista

The information in the current edition of the U Matuana would be the correct information (we think?) Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the Archdiocesan website to be consistently out of date. 

The issue of the editorial staff seems to have arisen due to some wanting to hold the staff accountable for the error about Cardinal Tagle. However, the U Matuna is not an autonomous news medium. It is essentially the Archbishop's personal communication organ. 

The fact that the error about Cardinal Tagle was allowed to be printed and for two weeks was not corrected, and more than likely would have never been corrected except for JungleWatch, is an indication that the error either originated with the Archbishop or bore his sanction, which is why it was not questioned. 

However, let's hope that the editorial staff of the U Matuna, out of a desire to preserve their own integrity, question EVERYTHING about the Neocatechumenal Way before any future news or announcements are allowed to go to print. 

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