Wednesday, June 25, 2014

REPORTING OF ABUSE

I have received several comments alleging various types of abuse including sexual abuse. Some of those comments have named certain members of the clergy. I have also received comments alleging other things of a sexual nature, also with names. As those who sent those comments can see, I have not allowed those comments to be posted. 

If you truly desire to see justice done, the Archdiocese has a policy in place to protect the people, and to react to allegations of sex abuse. This policy is available upon request. (Also see note*)

You may call the Chancery Office at 562-0000 to obtain a copy or you may also contact Deacon Steve Martinez, who is the Sex Abuse Response Coordinator for the Archdiocese. His personal contact number is 486-9032. I urge you to contact him for assistance in your situation.

If for some reason you do not want to pursue this course of action then you will need to work with me directly if you want your case known. And as you know, I do not move forward unless I have a credible source. Feel free to contact me at junglewatch.info@gmail.com

*Note: The policy was found on the Archdiocesan website under News & Events. Here is the link: 
http://www.aganaarch.org/news-events/official-notices-and-other-documents/



34 comments:

  1. Archbishop has been told in some cases. Personally. What happened? Guess. Seen him run away immediately after Mass with vestments on when one person he was aware of was in the congregation.

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  2. To: "Archbishop has been told in some cases..." I would like to post the balance of your comment, but we must proceed correctly. Please report what you know as described above or contact me personally.

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  3. The Policy has been posted on the official website...here is the link....
    ............http://www.aganaarch.org/news-events/official-notices-and-other-documents/

    I remember this since last year, because we worked with the US Atty's Office to present the idea of establishing an Office of Safe Environment in the Archdiocese...There is a committee working on this.

    http://www.aganaarch.org/news-events/official-notices-and-other-documents/

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    1. Thank you. It was found and we have corrected the post. However, we would recommend that the Archdiocese place a prominent link to the document on its home page as it should not fall under "News & Events".

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  4. Do not call the chancery with complaints of sexual abuse. The Arcbishop will only give verbal abuse to those who contact him. No one in the Guam chancery is to be trusted with dealing with sexual abuse issues. Complaints are encouraged to be be given to archbishop Krebs, then to snap and then law enforcement. Archbishop Apuron is not to be trusted. There are serious issues regarding abuse on Guam .

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  5. For your information Steve Martinez when he worked in the chancery was informed of abuse cases. He failed to take action. The post today informing people to contact Steve Martinez is a bad joke to victims of abuse.

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  6. Sex abuse was also reported to the gatekeeper deacon of the archbishop who died two years ago. That guy chased a victim away at a meeting to protect the archbishop. Hence no one must trust the Guam chancery today. Complaints to the apostolic delegate, to snap and law enforcement. It is the only way.

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  7. I am going to let some of these comments go through just to illustrate the problem, but not for long. If you believe that a complaint should go to the apostolic delegate, to SNAP, or to Law Enforcement, then why haven't you done it? DO IT.

    Consider the above the last anonymous comment I will allow to be posted here that alleges failure on the part of the chancery without documentation or further action on your part. It's not that I doubt you, but just an anonymous allegation with no alternative action taken on your part shows that the matter probably wasn't serious, or at least not serious enough for you to take your own advice.

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    1. Anon 11:17 a.m., are you accusing the archbishop of sexual abuse? The victim was chased away for protecting the archbishop? That's a very serious allegation. Why didn't you go to the police?

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    2. 1155am. The guy is deacon G. The guy reporting to the archbishop is the client. The deacon chased the client away when he was reporting.

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  8. Snap is able to assist the victims of clergy sexual abuse .
    Springs of living water healing ministry is also available to victims from Guam.
    Organizations are ready to assist the victims of abuse on Guam. Privately make contact with the above organizations. Thank you Tim Rohr for your posting today. Victims will consider coming to you. No one trusts the chancery on Guam today.

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  9. Disturbing to say the least.

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  10. Makes me concerned over the Fr. Paul case study. Appears the archbishop did treat abuse reporting by removing individuals. Anyone who does not share the archbishops thinking is removed.

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  11. Tim. Springs of living water healing ministry is based in the Philippines. Appears for the past years several local people have attended the meetings.

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  12. Then students of the 1992 FD high school Guam have been at the healing ministry . Interesting to note the ministry is led by a well known priest.

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  13. Victims were willing victims

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    1. Whoever you are @9:11 am. , this is a horrid statement.

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    2. @9:11 if the person was an adult who was willing, that is consensual. If the person was a child , minor, that is a victim. Sounds like you know a situation and are judging. Anyone taken advantage of violently, or otherwise, is a victim.

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    3. Reading 9.11am statement. Please sit down have a coffee and beg you to reflect on the painful words used.

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    4. Maybe 9:11 was "willing".

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    5. Maybe 9:11 was "willing".

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    6. That is scary Tim.

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    7. 9. 11am. With all due respect would like to talk to you. How can we meet. Do you have cell phone?

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  14. 9. 11am. Your sick.

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    1. Say that to my face will knock the shit out of you

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    2. So, letting a few "nasty's" through, just for fun. I have A LOT more!

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    3. 11:31 Must correct you again, it's you're not your. I always spot you because YOU'RE not able to learn. However, it is true; the comment is sick.

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  15. Must admit some comments are nasty. Junglewatch is still a religious blog of different opinions. Opinions can be different but to be nasty is another matter. Surprising that people send Tim nasty comments.

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  16. It appears the ROHRbots are uncivilized. No class at all. CHRISTIAN blog? Look everyone!

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    1. Ummm. Show me where I ever said this was a "Christian blog." LOL

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  17. Hang on guys Important to maintain respect for Tim who allows us to express our concerns on Junglewatch. It is the only forum Archdiocese now has for all of us to express our concerns. I do not consider Tim rohrs blog a Christian blog. To me it is a catholic blog which is promoting Roman Catholic teaching and practice. At the same time this blog reveals to Catholics the deep seated issues in the catholic church on Guam today. Tim and all his readers are making an honest and sincere attempt to clean up the serious issues our church faces. Had the archbishop have done this himself there would be no need for us to now take responsibility. More power to Tim Rohr . let the truth prevail.

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  18. THANKS. But for the record, JungleWatch is neither Catholic or Christian or anything. It is simply MY blog. And yes, I do permit as many sides to weigh in, which is why it gets edgy. I get criticized for it, from both my side and theirs. But I do what I do because it is MY blog. And also for the record, MOST of the comments which do not get through are the ones that really bash the Archbishop. Believe me!

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  19. Perhaps now would be a good time to tell you about the meeting at the chancery I was summoned to in 2010. I was asked to go to the media and read a statement that was designed to get rid of SNAP. I asked why not just openly challenge them...what did we have to hide. The room fell silent. But I'll save that one too.

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  20. I'm going to do a post on this...again. But for now:
    1. Do not submit comments on sexual abuse unless you are ready to back them up.
    2. If you do not want to send me the documentation or deal with the chancery then go to the civil authorities like you're supposed to.
    3. Stop sending putting people down by name unless you can back them up.
    4. Write your comment out in a text program first. Spell check it. Check your caps and your punctuation, copy and paste. Carelessly structured comments are making you look as ignorant as the kiko's.

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