Thursday, July 17, 2014

DO THE RIGHT THING, ARCHBISHOP.


  1. It is true and correct to say that Fr. John Wadeson is innocent until proven guilty, but we are not putting Fr. John's innocence or guilt on trial. We are putting on trial the obligations of Fr. John to this archdiocese when he sought incardination and Archbishop Apuron's obligation to his faithful in Guam in addressing said application.

    Fr. Wadeson had a clear obligation to disclose all material or significant information in his application to be incardinated here. As a priest, he knows that he was duty bound to disclose the alleged sexual molestations accusations against him from the archdiocese of Los Angles. He was duty bound to disclose the details of said accusations and the result of any investigation. He was duty bound to disclose his last place of incardination, and why he is not incardinated there anymore. He was duty bound to do all this under the eyes of God. He did not, as far as we know.

    Archbishop Apuron had a clear obligation to ask the above questions. He was duty bound to discover if there was any kind of criminal or civil record on Fr. John. He was duty bound to take all steps necessary to investigate the background of Fr. John by seeking the references of his previous diocese of incardination. He was duty bound to disclose to his faithful in Guam the pending application of Fr. John's application. He was duty bound to consult his councils on the application of Fr. John. He was duty bound to do all this under the eyes of God. He did not, as far as we know.

    These are clear violations of duty, moral and canonical, by both men, and the just consequence of such violations is equally clear as well: resignation by both men. For Fr. John, from being incardinated here, and for Archbishop Apuron, from being archbishop.

    Do the right thing Fr. John and Archbishop Apuron, for the Catholic Church, Guam, and God.

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