As of this date, you have not provided the requested retraction nor have you responded in any way despite having over a month to do so.
Your inaction leaves me no choice but to conclude that you either believe those slanderous statements to be true, or you do not consider my request worthy of response.
Your failure to retract those slanderous and defamatory statements leaves me no choice but to take steps to rectify your wrong and to salvage my name, which you have gone out of your way to ruin.
Please be reminded that you made those slanderous statements in front of thirty plus members of the clergy from both Guam and the Philippines at the recent Archdiocesan Retreat in the Philippines.
I can understand you holding to your position to remove me as pastor of Santa Barbara according to the procedures prescribed by canon law, but to publicly malign my person (and that of another parishioner and his family) in front of my fellow priests is simply malicious and mean.
I will allow you one last opportunity to make the requested retraction. You have until noon, Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014, to make the retraction in writing, and to give a copy of your retraction to every member of Guam’s clergy.
If you fail to do so, I will take action (including legal action) to salvage my name. I pray that it does not come to this.
3.3 The Archbishop, during his initial meeting with Fr. Gofigan at which the Vicar General was present, refers to a verbal statement by Fr. Gofigan that was tantamount to resignation.