Sunday, July 6, 2014

WHAT CHANGED?

The following comment is in response to the growing movement to withhold contributions to the church so long as the Archbishop continues to withhold information on what he is doing with those contributions. 



  • God always protects his priests and his people (Church). It's the parish BUILDING that will be shut down due to lack money to pay for power, water, and administrative operations to buy candles, hosts, wine, and other necessities needed for the sacraments. It's not that the priest s don't care. It's because people like you and Jes of Chalan Pago who don't care. You'd rather see the way destroyed even if the parish building goes down with it.

  • My thoughts.

    The NCW has been on Guam for nearly 20 years. In large part, it wasn't just tolerated, it was welcomed, despite the Archbishop's stated bias and his public insults of other lay charisms (the Cursillo). The only incidence of public disapproval was the protest in front of the Cathedral in 2008, but that was not a protest against the NCW directly, but a protest against the Archbishop's mistreatment of three Filipino priests. And once the situation was addressed, there was no more protest. 


    So the question is "What changed?" What changed for people like Jes of Chalan Pago who deeply care about their parishes and who for generations have never wavered in their support for their parishes and their priests no matter where they came from and who they were? What changed for people like Jes of Chalan Pago to want to look elsewhere for a place to practice his Catholic Faith? What changed? 

    On a personal note, I am on record of not only supporting the Neocatechumenal Way, but supporting for and fighting for the Archbishop. In 2008, in response to criticism from some members of the NCW, I sent out a letter to 1500 recipients stating my support for the NCW and praising it for the good it was doing. I also later posted it on my blog where it has received many views. 

    Most of the seminarians who are now priests will attest to my general support and encouragement every time I encountered them. The Archbishop will attest to the fact that I stood up for him - often alone - when he was being attacked for supporting church teaching against same-sex unions and abortion. He will also attest to how I stood up for him when SNAP and BJ came looking for him. 

    So what changed? What changed to cause a decades-long dedicated parishioner like Jes of Chalan Pago to feel he can no longer stay in his parish? What has driven so many people like Jes away, making them refugees in their own diocese? What changed to cause me to go from the only lay person to stand up publicly for the Archbishop to the only lay person to stand up (in name) against him now? What changed, Anonymous at 10:57AM? What changed?

    It so sad that people like you can not only NOT answer that question, you don't even care to ask it. Instead...instead of looking in the mirror, instead of examining the facts, instead of engaging the crisis, you launch into full attack mode on the people and families who have sustained this diocese for generations. Instead, you slash and burn, humiliate and drive out the powerless, forcing them to speak with all that is left to them: their feet and their wallets. 

    Soon, you will hear them.




    14 comments:

    1. God protects His people, as He works in mysterious ways. God sent His Son , Jesus to save us. He did not flood the world again. I believe God sent the island people like Tim, who are not afraid to be the "Good Samaritan" and help Fr. Paul. Many are called to help this island and only a few have answered. God provides what we need, not what we want.

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    2. Yeah, Judas Iscariot also supported Christ until he betrayed him. So, what's your point?

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      1. Can't stay away from JungleWatch! Luv it!

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      2. You didn't answer the question.

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      3. Thanks for the page views. 500k is the goal. Nothing else to do tonight?

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      4. The point is that many do not respond to the calling God has planned for them, Tim is one of those exceptions.

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    3. Tim uses plain English........you guys need to take refresher course or what?..

      Can't help if you Don't want to understand!

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    4. God bless u Tim! The hatred and venom spewed by those who don't get it is frightening, to say the least. Finish the race my brother.....

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    5. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204326980673843

      Imagine what the small amount of NeoCats can do to our Beloved Catholic Church on Guam....oooooops...they're already doing it. Heaven Help Us!

      Ken

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    6. So now I will answer the question "What changed?" Answer: NOTHING. The onslaught against us Judases, those of us outside "The Way" has always been part of the plan. The Archbishop let it leak out in 2006 in his KOLG disaster. It was only a matter of time before the plan would be implemented. On July 16, 2013, the kiko's who pull the Archbishop's strings got tired of waiting and ramped up their offensive by taking out Fr. Paul. They thought he would go down. He didn't. And THAT'S "What changed? We're NOT GOING DOWN.

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    7. Fr. Gerald Robinson of Toledo is treated better than Fr. Paul.

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      1. Your statement is a little radical, but in some ways you are not totally wrong.
        At least regarding the way his hierarchy treated him vs. the Way Father Paul is being treated for having done nothing wrong

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    8. We are here to stay to fight this archbishop until his last day. Fight we will until he has gone.

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    9. Frenchie 4.49pm is a radical wanting reform of the archdiocese. I think I know who the person is. Radical but honest.

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