Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Msgr. David C. Quitugua has been appointed to the position of Rector of the Agana Cathedral. As per Canon 558*, as "rector" he is prohibited from performing the following functions:

1/ the administration of baptism;

2/ the administration of the sacrament of confirmation to those who are in danger of death, according to the norm of ⇒ can. 883, n. 3;

3/ the administration of Viaticum and of the anointing of the sick, without prejudice to the prescript of ⇒ can. 1003, §§2 and 3, and the imparting of the apostolic blessing;

4/ the assistance at marriages and the nuptial blessing;

5/ the performance of funeral rites;

6/ the blessing of the baptismal font at Easter time, the leading of processions outside the church, and solemn blessings outside the church.

*Can. 558 Without prejudice to the prescript of ⇒ can. 262, a rector is not permitted to perform the parochial functions mentioned in ⇒ can. 530, nn. 1-6 in the church entrusted to him unless the pastor consents or, if the matter warrants it, delegates.

And since there is no pastor of the Agana parish, there is no one to get consent from. So take your babies, marriages, sick, and funerals elsewhere. Oh, and no December 8 procession.


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