Monday, July 21, 2014

MONEY LAUNDERING AT RMS

Chuck White has left a new comment on your post "WE SHOULD BE CONTENT TO LET EVIL PEOPLE LIVE IN TH...": 

Even if the Archbishop did his due diligence with respect to John Howard Wadeson (something far from certain), WHY WHY WHY is he a seminary formator??? Is there any Catholic seminary in the world where a man who has been stripped of his priestly faculties in a major archdiocese because of two credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors is given the responsibility for the spiritual formation and vocational discernment for seminarians in another archdiocese? Wow. It's not pharisaical to ask that question. 



The Oceania Rectors’ Meeting 2013 was held at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary (RMS) of Guam in Yona June 3-7, 2013. Seated, front row L-R: Fr. Clement Papa (Papua New Guinea), Msgr. Anthony Randazzo (Australia), Fr. Pablo Ponce Rodriguez (Rector of RMS Guam), Most Rev. Anthony S. Apuron, OFM, Cap., D.D. (Archbishop of Agaña), Fr. Kevin Long (Australia), Fr. Michael Moore (Australia), and Fr. Vincent Twomey (Ireland). Back row L-R: Br. James Mungovan (Papua New Guinea), Fr. Falany Terry (Fiji), Fr. Desmond Moloney (Australia), Fr. Teclemicael Tewolde Neguse CM (Solomon Islands), Fr. Francis Walsh (Professor of Theology, RMS Guam), Fr. Julio Cesar Sanchez (Vice Rector, RMS Guam), Fr. Steve Lowe (New Zealand), Fr. Peter Artiken (Papau New Guinea), Fr. Eric Sckruzny (Australia), and Fr. John Wadeson (Formator, RMS Guam). Photo courtesy of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary.
Source: U Matuna, June 7, 2013. http://umatuna.org/oceania-seminary-rectors-meeting-brings-communion

In answer to Chuck White's question, the Seminary is used as a pass through to funnel money to individuals who would raise questions if they were put on the archdiocesan payroll. So long as the seminary does not show more than $50,000 in income, as a 501c3 it does not have to file a tax return which would be public information because of its non-profit status. This is why Archbishop Apuron is arguing to keep the seminary finances separate from any archdiocesan financial report. On another note, and as mentioned elsewhere, how does Fr. Wadeson function as a "formator for a seminary in Guam when he lives in San Francisco? Actually, that's not "another note". That's the same note. Effectively it is money laundering. We are paying someone for a job he doesn't do. What is his job? He's a presbyter for the neo communities in San Francisco, courtesy of the money of the people of Guam. If that's not true Archbishop, then PUBLISH the Seminary's financials. 

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