In response to concerns in the community regarding Father John Wadeson serving in the Archdiocese of Agana, the Archbishop has decided to remove Father Wadeson from active and public ministry at this time.
The Archdiocese of Agana has a policy regarding sexual misconduct and sexual harassment and takes these matters very seriously.
II. "takes these matters very seriously." This is either a lie or a complete demonstration of incompetence. The first paragraph of the Statement just said that the removal of Wadeson was only "in response to concerns in the community", NOT because of any concern on the part of the Archbishop. So much for taking "these matters very seriously"!
"The allegations were made in 1990s and they were never substantiated. There was no settlement, the allegations just appeared," said Father Adrian. He further added that the Archdiocese of Agana “does not discriminate against false or true accusations.” - Pacific News Center
Guam seminary as a "formator". What is a formator? Here is a description from a major seminary (a real one):
Part of the role of the seminary formators in the community building is their quality presence in the seminary and community activities. Presence and participation in the seminary activities provide powerful images of role models and of personality integration. The seminarians must perceive and feel that the seminary formators are their co-journeyers and partners....there is no substitute to the establishment of a healthy and harmonious relationship between the formators and the seminarians.
- offer a "quality presence" to seminarians,
- provide a "powerful image of a role model",
- be a "co-journeyer and partner",
- and establish a healthy and harmonious relationship"