Sunday, August 31, 2014

THE ABOMINATION IN THE TEMPLE: COMING TO A MASS NEAR YOU

The word "affair" is radioactive. The mere mention of it can open old wounds or start a mortally sinful chain reaction of imaginings. The use of it in the context of an unsolicited testimony in front of families as it happened at Mass this morning is not just an abhorrent abuse of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, it is  also a brutal rape of the fragile sensibilities of the unsuspecting hearers. 

A family in attendance may well have spent many years healing from the wounds of an infidelity, crawling out of the pit of despair, still bleeding, still trying to heal, seeking to restore their lives in Christ in their commitment to the Eucharist...and then there's THIS guy, throwing around the word like its a badge, stabbing people at random with its mere mention.  

Another couple, having marital problems, hears the word "affair" and a temptation that one or both of them have been fighting off through frequent confession, reception of the eucharist, and the avoidance of dangerous thoughts and the "near occasion of sin" is suddenly jolted into an imaginative reaction that rips the soul, sucks the heart dry of moral courage faster than the juice can be sucked out of Fr. Edivaldo's orange girls, and sends the psyche into a fit that quickly spirals into hell. 

And all the while, standing, waiting for the priest's final blessing, with the Eucharistic Lord still present within them. 

Talk about the abomination in the temple. And all at the direction of Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, Ofm. Cap. D.D.

AND THESE PEOPLE LECTURE US ON OBEDIENCE?

This is a response to the report that a member of the Neocatechumenal Way was invited to give a testimony and announce a catechesis today at St. Joseph's Church in Inarajan at the 7:30AM Mass.

The commenter noted that the testimony occurred after the final blessing. If that is the case, this is still an abuse. So long as the priest is in the sanctuary we are still considered "at Mass", and the people are still bound to remain until he has left. Thus, if the testimony occurred after the final blessing and before the priest left the sanctuary, this is an abuse of both the Mass and the congregation.

Another commenter noted that the testimony occurred after the Prayer after Communion and before the final blessing - which is most probably the case. It is still an abuse. 

Redemptoris Sacramentum states that such an announcement or testimony by a lay person can be given only for "serious reasons". When used in an authoritative papal statement such as Redemptoris Sacramentum, the words "serious reasons" are not to be taken lightly. Yet these NCW testimonies and invitations are routinely inserted during the Mass, a clear violation of St. John Paul II's instruction in Redemptoris Sacramentum. And these people lecture us on OBEDIENCE?
REDEMPTIONIS SACRAMENTUM [74.] If the need arises for the gathered faithful to be given instruction or testimony by a layperson in a Church concerning the Christian life, it is altogether preferable that this be done outside Mass. Nevertheless, for serious reasons it is permissible that this type of instruction or testimony be given after the Priest has proclaimed the Prayer after Communion. This should not become a regular practice, however. Furthermore, these instructions and testimony should not be of such a nature that they could be confused with the homily,[156] nor is it permissible to dispense with the homily on their account.
On Sunday, February 9, 2014, Archbishop Apuron did not even wait until the Prayer after Communion, but personally invited the Neo-member to testify as part of his homily. 



MEETINGS WITH APOSTOLIC DELEGATE

Here are the files for both clergy meetings with the Apostolic Delegate.

Archdiocese of Agana, Clergy meeting with Apostolic Delegate, July 14, 2014 (First Meeting)
Audio File: https://soundcloud.com/undecoverneo/clergy-meeting-with-archbishop-martin-krebs
Minutes: See below

Archdiocese of Agana, Clergy meeting with Apostolic Delegate, July 15, 2014 (Second Meeting)
Audio File: https://soundcloud.com/undecoverneo/2nd-clergy-meeting-with-archbishop-krebs
Minutes & Comments: http://www.junglewatch.info/2014/07/spaghetti-for-everyone-and-guam-is.html

Archdiocese of Agana, Clergy meeting with Apostolic Delegate, July 15, 2014. 
Excerpt: Fr. Francesco's "they eat too much...they spend meelions of dollars with food" speech.
Audio File: https://soundcloud.com/undecoverneo/meeting-with-archbishop-krebs-fr-francesco-s-asproni

Minutes of July 14 Meeting. (First Meeting)

  • 0:00 - Deacon Dominic Kim: going on about the audit
  • 4:10 - Msgr. David I.A. Quitugua (the elder): tells Kim to move on to more important issues with the Nuncio
  • 7:15 - Archbishop Martin Krebs explains his role and purpose of trip. Says "Guam is a diocese at war." 
  • 11:45 - Msgr. David I.A. Quitugua (the elder): here’s the problem – no unifier. Archbishop Apuron IS THE PROBLEM!
  • 16:05 - Fr. Efren Adersario:  frustrated at lack of action, Archbishop Apuron oblivious to problems, Apuron not in charge
  • 24:30 - Deacon Bill Hagen: says "action plan" (CARA report) sits on shelf but cannot recall what its main points were
  • 27:30 - Deacon Frank Tenorio: I love the Church and the Archbishop
  • 32:20 - Msgr. Arroyo: people do not understand, they have a misconception about the NCW
  • 40:10 - Richard Kidd: his experiences, felt outcast, not treated the same as RSM boys-medical insurance/clothing allow as an example
  • 49:30 - Archbishop Krebs:  need harmony, Archbishop Apuron wants to comment
  • 50:35 - Archbishop Apuron: re Msgr. David Quitugua (the elder) says NCW liturgy ok, approved by Rome, re Richard Kidd-hard to recall that far back-need to look at it, RMS following Lateran/Rome, per Richard Kidd, says St Patrick's seminary messed up
  • 52:45 - Fr. Richard Kidd: no problems at St Patricks, more should have that opportunity
  • 54:15 - Fr. Tom McGrath – 2nd session needed
  • 55:50 -  Fr. Efren and Archbishop Apuron – this is internal issue and should stay that way, Archbishop Krebs – yes but there are no secrets
  • 59:30 - Fr. Felix Leon Guerrero: what is the purpose of the meeting? We have been working for 6 years and no progress
  • 1:00:30 - Archbishop Krebs - suggest we give 20-30 mins for individual comments, but then look at CARA report
Related posts:


SEX TALK AT MASS. DETAILS AT THE CATECHESIS.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "1,000,000":

Good morning

I am a parishioner of St. Joseph church and at the 730am mass after the final blessing a gentleman approached the altar asking the congregation to join their catechesis. He was boasting about how he had affairs, abused drugs and alcohol and strayed from the mother church until he found his way!!

During this time all you hear was whispering amongst the parishioners, some of them even walked out. 

They passed out flyers at the end which said they they will be holding their catechesis starting Sept. 1 Mondays and Fridays and FREE BABYSITTING SERVICES!!


This is a outrage! STAY OUT OF OUR CHURCH, St. JOSEPH Parishioners WE NEED TO START A PETITION! 

1,000,000

It  happened just about midnight. Well we now know that the counter doesn't reset to zero. New goal: that this is over by 1,500,000.  Also a small thank you for the recent donations. Good night.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

TODAY'S PACIFIC DAILY NEWS

Archbishop speaks on Benavente firing


Archbishop Anthony Apuron on Thursday, during a Mass at Father Duenas Memorial School, spoke publicly about his decision to fire Monsignor James Benavente, saying he didn't fire Benavente "to be mean."

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140830/NEWS01/308300003/Archbishop-speaks-Benavente-firing

IN THE NAME OF POPE FRANCIS

We need to examine further what Archbishop Apuron said at the beginning of his remarks to the students of Father Duenas High School. Keep in mind that the students are standing, waiting for the final blessing at the end of Mass as he launches into the full speech that we have already detailed. 

At the beginning of his remarks he says: 

...the issue was that he had an alleged sex offender working in the parish (___) then as a volunteer, and he saw nothing wrong with that. In the meantime, because there’s a school next door that had children and there’s always a danger that they can be at risk. 

We have dealt with this on several occasions, and it is fully detailed and documented in my book, Target equals Priest, which you can access in the right sidebar. But let's review the basics. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

ESPERANSA PROJECT: VOTERS GUIDE FOR PRIMARY ELECTION

The Esperansa Project normally puts out a voters guide for each election based on the candidates' positions on abortion. The Esperansa Project will have a more thorough guide for the general election. For now, the Esperansa Project can only advise on who NOT to vote for based on Bill 195's voting sheet. BILL 195-32 mandated normal medical care for children who survive a failed abortion. A YES vote on the bill means PROVIDE NORMAL MEDICAL CARE to the child. A NO vote means LET THE CHILD DIE. 

Also, if any candidate would like to express their positions on this issue, you are free to do so in the comments below.

CHUCK WHITE GETS CALLED "DONKEY PUSSY" BY SPANISH NEOCAT!!!

The name of LUIS L. CARINO has shown up several times in defense of the Neocatechumenal Way in the comments of pro-neo letters published in the Guam Pacific Daily News. In the end he puts up quite an example of how to defend Archbishop Apuron and witness to the the great good of the Neocatechumenal Way. ENJOY!

P.S. Maybe the "donkey pussy" comment will help us get to ONE MILLION over the weekend :)


COMMENTS ON ARCHBISHOP APURON'S COMMENTS TO THE FD STUDENTS

It's hard to know where to begin, but let's try.

...the issue was that he had an alleged sex offender working in the parish (___) then as a volunteer, and he saw nothing wrong with that. [The "issue was" that Archbishop Apuron incardinated and protected an alleged sex offender (Fr. John Wadeson) for over a decade and saw nothing wrong with that!] In the meantime, because there’s a school next door that had children and there’s always a danger that they can be at risk. [It is time for Mr. Lastimoza to sue this bishop for his continued public plastering him as a threat to children. He was not nor has he ever been.] So that was really what the case is about. And, so, please continue to pray for him. [So after defaming and slandering both Fr. Paul and Mr. Lastimoza AGAIN, the Archbishop calls on the students to pray for them.] And I’m really waiting for what’s now over a year, because it was July 16 of last year that that issue came to the forefront and it decided to go viral. ["It" decided to go viral.]


Thursday, August 28, 2014

THIS IS SO TRAGIC

This is so tragic on so many levels, I can't even begin to comment, though I soon will. But just imagine, saying these things to our children AND AT MASS!


ARCHBISHOP APURON to the students of Father Duenas High School, August 28, 2014:

...the issue was that he had an alleged sex offender working in the parish (___) then as a volunteer, and he saw nothing wrong with that. In the meantime, because there’s a school next door that had children and there’s always a danger that they can be at risk. So that was really what the case is about. And, so, please continue to pray for him. And I’m really waiting for what’s now over a year, because it was July 16 of last year that that issue came to the forefront and it decided to go viral.


GET READY

You won't believe your ears....but then maybe you will, by now. Later.

MARILU ANSWERS "MINUS WELL..."

Click on the hyperlinked date and time if you want to enter the conversation. (I haven't a clue about why this person thinks this discussion has anything to do with the election. But then these people don't need anything rational.)


  1. Another small issue to make an even bigger issue.. Minus well since tim is on a roll before election. How many more people are you going to persuade to go against the bishop and priests?

AAA TO FD STUDENTS TODAY

"Don't pay attention to the blogs."

- received from a student

GET USED TO IT: "QUITUGUA UNAVAILABLE FOR COMMENT"

Cathedral may face penalties if pay checks withheld

A MEMO dated Aug. 4 from the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica’s new rector to cathedral employees advised against reporting confidential information and said payroll checks from earlier that week would not be released until employees acknowledged the confidentiality notice.
Withholding earned salary, however, is against Guam labor laws, according to Department of Labor Director Manny Cruz. “It’s a violation. He cannot withhold it because you already earned it,” Cruz said. “He has to release that.”
Read more at:

HE PUTS HIS NAME ON IT


  1. Tim, this is Jonathan Diaz. It is my understanding that Rome has been contacted concerning an incident of a former seminarian of our Archdiocese for a sexual assault by our Ordinary in the 1980's at St. JOSEPH'S College, in Moutainview, CA. I encourage all seminarians past, priest or not, to please contact Rome about this incident vis a vi Our Nuncio. We had several of them and I believe That there are substantial people who can vouch for this and is not gossip. This is fact because as a Catholic Sexual Abuse Survivor on this island of Guam, who is very much still a Catholic, I firmly believe with all my heart, mind and spirit that Apuron must be defrocked! It is time to move Rome with not only our prayers, but with actions. I am kindly asking people to not receive Holy Communion from Apuron until things get resolved. He cannot be allowed to stomp all over us because these scandals are scandals, not gossip! And if they continue to use the pulpit for politicking, just know that they will be challenged by me and everyone else who have the right to know where our money is going! We are not dumb sheep anymore!

    Replies

    1. I permitted this to be posted because the accuser is putting his name in the accusation and taking full responsibility for it. Also, Jonathan, please post your email so others may contact you directly.
    2. NOTE: No Anonymous comments will be allowed on this post. Whatever Mr. Diaz' issue is, he was willing to put his name on it and take responsibility for it. If you are willing to do the same then your comment will be posted. 

I AM A FORMER NEOCAT

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "REPLIES ON DR. EUSEBIO'S LETTER IN TODAY'S PDN": 

I am a former neocat and the claim of 1,000 is laughable. Whenever all of the neos get together, I estimate about 500-600, and many have dropped out, or walking off and on. Kids take up a significant portion. The fanatical core constitutes about 200, including archbishop Apuron , Monsignor David, and Fr. Adrian, and their catechist Fr. Pius. This is why a few disproportionally wields enormous and unholy influence over Guam. Fr. Pius wields enormous power and influence over the archbishop, who is just another member to the neocats. When there is a problem or an issue within the neo or outside the neo, Fr. Pius is asked first, not the archbishop. In fact, the archbishop, Monsignor David, and Fr. Adrian all defer to Fr. Pius. I know that Fr. Pius(and his boss Giuseppe) were instrumental in getting Fr. Paul fired, Monsignor James fired, the assignment of which pastors, and other decisions regarding the governance of the archdiocese. They certainly got the archbishop to incardinate Fr. John Wadeson here quickly and without notice, knowing of his alleged sexual abuse past, but he was a neo priest and he had important assignments to attend so they overlook it. How do I know? I know, and when Fr. Pius reads this, he knows who I am. :) 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SOME HELP FOR THE CHANCERY

Dear Chancery,

Your website pages are full of html. Example:


http://www.aganaarch.org/news-events/official-notices-and-other-documents/


REPLIES ON DR. EUSEBIO'S LETTER IN TODAY'S PDN

Popes have promulgated the Way
http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140827/OPINION02/308270013/Popes-promulgated-Way


Tim Rohr ·  Top Commenter · Hagatna
Sorry, Ric. The "popes" have not "promulgated the way". Apparently you do not understand the use of the term. ONE pope, Pope Benedict, promulgated the Statute of the Neocatechumenal Way. The Statute is a rule imposed on your group outside of which you have no approval. You are outside of that Statute because you continue to sit to consume the consecrated bread which is NOWHERE permitted in the Statute. In matters of the liturgy, unless an exception is explicitly permitted, the neocatechumens are bound to follow the liturgical books. You do not. You have simply to show where this practice is permitted and there would be no basis to oppose you. Stop with the name dropping and the trumped up facts and simply answer the question. The only defense offered so far is that you are getting away with it. Our Church, at least the one I belong to, doesn't operate that way. Now for the folks who will read this, watch the personal attacks on me. Anything but answer the question.

THE RICK NAUTA INTERVIEW

Tim Rohr Interview With Rick Nauta, KMOY
https://soundcloud.com/undecoverneo/tim-rohr-interview-with-rick-nauta-kmoy

Monday, August 18, 2014
Note: The interview was not recorded in studio. Someone had recorded it directly off the radio and sent it to Mr. Nauta. Thus, the background noise and variable quality of the recording.

SINS THAT CRY TO HEAVEN


"The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are "sins that cry to heaven": the blood of Abel, The sin of the Sodomites, The cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, The cry of the foreigner,  the widow, and the orphan, injustice to the wage earner." - Catechism of the Catholic Church, par. 1867

"Behold, the wages you withheld from the workers who harvested your fields are crying aloud, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.  James 5:4

"All payroll checks issued for the pay period ending on Saturday, August 1, 2014, shall not be released until the Employee has acknowledged notification of this policy…”  - Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron & Msgr. David C. Quitugua

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I WANNA BE RICH, OH YEAH, I WANNA BE RICH!

“All payroll checks issued for the pay period ending on Saturday, August 1, 2014, shall not be released until the Employee has acknowledged notification of this policy…” (Letter to Cathedral Employees, August 4, 2014)

Hmmm, Msgr. David and Archbishop Apuron, you both signed this. Did you run this past your legal counsel first? Withholding pay already earned unless the employee signs this? You can do this as a condition of employment BUT NOT AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING PAY ALREADY EARNED!!!

Cathedral employees, former or otherwise, if you were forced to sign this to receive your paycheck, you may have already qualified for a much bigger paycheck. See your attorneys. And don't forget me...the "evil businessman"! LOL!


NOW THAT WE KNOW WHO DIANA IS...

...(and who I always thought "he" was), perhaps now would be a good time to revisit this post from last December:

FEWER FATHER FLANAGAN'S

http://www.junglewatch.info/2013/12/fewer-father-flanagans.html?

Here's a pull quote:
In fact, as most teen psychologists know, the male mind (especially the teen male mind) is sexually driven by imagery, actual or virtual. The image of sucking the juice out of a girl until she is "dry" is radically pornographic. It burns the male brain, provoking the very psycho-hormonic reaction that the priest supposedly was warning against. As a male, I can assure you that Satan entered the mind of many a young man at that moment. 

TIME TO LEAVE THE CHILDREN TO THEMSELVES

Entertaining the Kiko comments over this past year has been quite an adventure. They certainly have proven to be the "life" of this blog and they have provided us more evidence of the true "fruit" of Kiko's Way (not to mention all the page views, thank you) than we could have ever produced ourselves. 

However, lately, I have found this little exercise - entertaining the kiko's - immensely boring, and taking up otherwise valuable time. In addition, I have begun to feel a tinge of guilt in responding to them since it has become increasingly obvious that they are just children.

I haven't decided definitively yet, but I am inclined to just deposit all further childishness into the spam folder. And that also goes for commenters on our side who bring comments from little Diana's blog over here. I know they're funny, and often unbelievably so. But really. These are children and we are grown ups. We really should leave them alone in their sad little sand box. Let someone else change their diapers.

YOU NEED TO START WALKING OUT

Received as a comment:

At the 6PM Saturday parish vigil at Barrigada, a parishioner attending mass said that Fr. Adrian, in his homily, said that if you are against the Archbishop, then you are against Jesus Christ. The family wanted to walk out, upset that the pulpit being used to further divide the community. 

Note: Start recording every homily. 

SCHISM? ALREADY IN PROGRESS

Is there a schism in Guam's Catholic church?

Posted: Aug 25, 2014 3:17 PM PGTUpdated: Aug 25, 2014 5:06 PM PGT
by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Close to 300 people have signed off on a petition and letter that was sent to the archbishop hoping they'll see "their way". Yet another controversial document has been posted on the JungleWatch blog, which focuses on the dealings with the local Catholic church. (More)

Monday, August 25, 2014

OKAY TO TRASH JUNGLEWATCH

It looks like someone made a comment that the moderator didn't like. But it is apparently okay (under this new administration) to trash us, even during Mass, and to leave the trash there.


APPARENTLY A "HATE" BISHOP



“It is not correct historically to claim that in early Christian churches the altar was at the centre, nor should it be”. 

- Bishop Barry Jones. Archbishop, Christchurch, New Zealand

http://cathnews.co.nz/2014/08/22/chch-bishop-modernist-church-designs-havent-helped-liturgy/

INSIDE THE CURIA

I understand that Pius is making the rounds to the "communities" putting out fires, er, I mean answering questions. Hmmm. What questions could those be? Do you think it might have something to do with our extremely well-documented exposition of their liturgical and statutory violations? 

We've been exposing them all along, but at nearly a half million page views in just over a month, obviously there are a lot more people that are learning about them. Thus the Pius-scramble. 

You can expect Pius, his neo-priests and catechists, to use the same tired line that they have special permission from Rome. They know that they won't be asked by any of their poor legions to actually produce a document, so they'll figure they're safe and they probably are. 

ON THE DEPARTURE OF THE CATHEDRAL EMPLOYEES

There has been some speculation about the circumstances surrounding the departures of the former employees of the Cathedral-Basilica and the Catholic Cemeteries.

I do not have any first hand information and I do not know if they were forced to leave or left voluntarily. 

I do know that after the vile and violent way in which their boss was treated by the Archbishop and his Vicar General, that no self-respecting person would have wanted to stay in their positions, especially since it would be the same Vicar General who would be their new boss. 

HEY ERNIE! WHERE'S BERT? LOL!!

I used to call these people cowards. They're not even that. They are clowns. Thanks for making my job easy, Ernie, Ernie the Clown.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

FOR YOUR REVIEW


  1. «...scandal and disturbance concerning the interpretation of the doctrine and the veneration due to this great sacrament...»


    Neocatechumenal snack time:

    [photo 1] - NCW: happy drinking dude

    [photo 2] - "First Holy Communion" in the NCW

    [photo 3] - another "First Holy Communion" in the NCW

    [photo 4] - Redemptoris Mater Seminary: sitting for the Lord

    [photo 5] - no space for kneeling, no space for standing up...

    [photo 6] - Carmen Hernandez, the NCW co-founder, giving us an example: sitting, staring at the Holy Eucharist in her hands, waiting for the Eat Signal.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

WHY IT MATTERS

By Tim Rohr

There is no denying the tumult which eventually follows in the wake of the introduction of the Neocatechumenal Way into a region. What is happening on Guam is just another chapter, and a short one at that, compared to the long string of clashes that have plagued dioceses and parishes around the world. 

Neocatechumenals will always point to their fruits to validate their Way. But they are the same fruits that almost any other religion will claim. In fact, Guam's non-Catholic churches are filled with former Catholics who will speak of having found God, of coming to know the Bible for the first time, and of how their marriages were saved, how their families were bettered, how they were able to overcome addictions, and how they would be dead now if not for their new faith, etc. 

So the NCW is not unique in that regard. But if the NCW is producing all this good, then why the long and growing tumult, the never ending clashes with authority, the social implosion, and eventually the threats which you have seen on this blog. The host of an Italian blog which has also chosen to challenge the NCW wrote to me not long ago expressing amazement that I would identify myself in this debate. She explained that in Italy they literally fear for their lives, and that there have been physical altercations - which is something I am now beginning to understand.

Friday, August 22, 2014

OOPS! DIANA, DIANA :(

  1. The archbishop sell his Vegas house and give the money to the poor is the biggest joke of the day. Thanks Diana, I needed that laugh. The archbishop screwd his Sablan family out of their property in Harmon and other places. How do I know you ask. I am a Sablan and VERY related to the archbishop. He is greedy and the Sainas of the family know it all to well. He doesn't know what poverty is. You should see the archbishops house in adacao paid for by the scams he pulled on his own blood. So there the truth is out. Have at it NCW defend his actions, I dare you. See you uncle Tony at the family reunion.

DELIVERED TODAY

Send yours soon. (An attachment included 296 signatures)



YOU KNOW HE'S LOSING IT WHEN...

...he takes his fight into the schools.

According to a parent:

The Archbishop was making his school visit yesterday and he told the students "don't believe what you hear and read on blogs."  The parent said that many parents and teachers were upset that he would say those things to the students. They said that everyone, especially the students, were so uncomfortable with the Archbishop's presence yesterday.

MORE FUN WITH ZOLTAN

Found at: http://www.guampdn.com/comments/article/20140821/OPINION02/308210017/The-Way-brings-intimacy-God


  • Zoltán Székely · Works at University of Guam
    Tim Rohr, you are getting a famous religious fundamentalist warrior, who thinks God is talking from his mouth. Do you like, don't you?

    Tim, let me remind you that what you said about a girl named Candise Nacole M. Lizama is simply unforgivable. Did you completely lose your moral sense? We all see you feel proud about it. What a shame!

    Are you completely blinded by your fundamentalist fury? You are so conceited you assume you may hurt and maul anyone, anytime, by your own wish. No, Tim, you cannot do that as nobody on earth can. You play God but meantime you lose your soul.

    Why do you choose to be a person of zero integrity and zero moral values? You would better stop talking altogether for the benefit of your own comrades. Because you hurt them as you hurt everyone. The least thing you should do is to apologize to Candise. Right now. Are you man enough do this, Tim?

    Otherwise you will become a zealot pariah with zero bearing on any matter of moral or ethical consequences. You know it, right? So be a man!

    http://www.junglewatch.info/2014/08/a-message-from-candise-nacole-m-lizama.html

    http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140817/OPINION02/308170007/Problem-Way-its-leadership

THE MISSING UMATUNA OF AUGUST 10

As we now know, the first printing of the August 10 edition of the U Matuna, was frantically retrieved and destroyed soon after it was made available for pickup around 4:PM, Friday, August 8. We were told in a subsequent news story in the U Matuna the following week that the reason for the scramble to retrieve the first printing and print a second was "because of errors in the original print edition." Lies would be more like it. Lies the chancery thought they could (AGAIN) get away with. 

Let's review the timeline:

July 31: The archbishop releases a statement to the media along with a seven month old letter from an accounting firm detailing the accounting problems at the Catholic Cemeteries. The archbishop's letter alleges financial mismanagement and is a response to the public outrage over his ambush firing of Msgr. James. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

THE NCW COMMUNION RITE - WHAT THE POPE'S REALLY SAID

It is not the fault of most members of the Neocatechumenal Way that they are participating in an illicit communion rite. However, it IS the fault of their leadership. That same leadership likes to trumpet the approval of the popes. So, relative to the NCW manner of distributing Holy Communion, here is what the "popes" have actually said:

12/01/05 - Pope Benedict, via the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, directs the leadership of the Neocatechumenal Way to conform its manner of distributing Holy Communion to the liturgical books:
"On the manner of receiving Holy Communion, a period of transition (not exceeding two years) is granted to the Neocatechumenal Way to pass from the widespread manner of receiving Holy Communion in its communities (seated, with a cloth-covered table placed at the center of the church instead of the dedicated altar in the sanctuary) to the normal way in which the entire Church receives Holy Communion. This means that the Neocatechumenal Way must begin to adopt the manner of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ that is provided in the liturgical books." - Congregatio de Cultu Divino et Disciplina Sacramentorum. Prot. 2520/03/L. From Vatican City, December 1, 2005. To the esteemed Mr. Kiko Argüello, Ms. Carmen Hernandez, and Rev. Father Mario Pezzi. 

THIS TOOK A LOT OF COURAGE. THANK YOU MARILU.

Marilu D. MartinezAugust 21, 2014 at 5:15 AM
Thank you, Father Tom, Fr. Jeff, Fr. Mike, Fr. Patrick, Fr. Gus, Fr. Gofigan and Msgr. Benavente!

You took a righteous stand (a path less travelled today by a few in our Archdiocese), conforming to a high standard of Catholic ethics and morality which we look up to and expect from our Clergy.

You and our non-neo priests and pastors, who have been bullied into keeping silent and remaining silent under the guise of "obedience" -- a blind obedience disregarding our God-given human intellect and our God-given conscience for deciphering a right from wrong or a truth from a destructive deception -- you seven, can count on the full support and backing of the Faithful Catholics of this island! Along with our ardent prayers for you, we will include all our Clergy on Guam and for our beloved and authentic Holy Mother Church.

KEVIN CAMACHO'S LETTER EXAMINED

Kevin Camacho's letter to the editor "The Way brings intimacy with God" was printed in today's Pacific Daily News. Following is his letter with my comments in red.

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The Church has put her imprimatur on the Neocatechumenal Way. As noted by previous submissions, the Church examined the authenticity of its charism, and the efficacy of its contribution to the Church's mission.

The Church did not "put her imprimatur on the Neocatechumenal Way". What the Church DID do was give the Neocatechumenal Way a Statute, a rule to follow. Outside that rule, the Neocatechumenal has no authentic Catholic charism. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE DIVISION STARTS THERE


As you can see from many of the comments, especially today, I am being accused of being the source of division in this diocese. However, I can only be accused because I have a name and I use it. I could have chosen to remain anonymous like many of you, and like "Diana" I could have hidden behind a pseudonym. But I saw no reason to hide behind anything. I saw a man unjustly harmed (Fr. Paul Gofigan) and I decided to stick up for him. 

Allow me to clarify what I mean by "unjustly." Let us leave aside any defense of Fr. Paul for now. Let us assume that Fr. Paul actually did disobey the Archbishop's orders. Let's say that he is guilty of everything the Archbishop has charged him with. Let's say that he deserved to be removed as pastor of Santa Barbara. And let's say the Archbishop was fully justified in removing him. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MORE LIES FROM THE ARCHBISHOP

I'll comment later.


I'm back. Let's go through this.
KUAM: According to Father Adrian Cristobal Archbishop Anthony Apuron had and still has every intention of meeting with Fathers Tom McGrath, Jeff San Nicolas,  Mike Crisostomo, Patrick Castro and Gus Gumataotao. The five priests as we reported wrote a letter to the archbishop dated August 4th. 
LIE! The Archbishop had no intention of ever meeting with these priests until I posted their letter on this blog and it made news. He had the letter for over a week and there was not a word of any intent to meet. There was no intent to meet because the Archbishop had been caught red-handed in another lie and there was no way his word could stand up to the word of these 5 priests.

KUAM: AUGUST 18, 2014

Priests demand clarification from archbishop

Posted: Aug 18, 2014 4:33 PM PGTUpdated: Aug 18, 2014 5:01 PM PGT
by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - There are new developments to report in the ongoing controversy in the local Catholic church as several priests have written a letter to Archbishop Anthony Apuron demanding clarification to statements he made in a press release to the media regarding the removal of Monsignor James Benavente.

http://www.kuam.com/global/story.asp?s=26302309

VISITS FROM SOUTH KOREA

Beginning on August 14 until about 2 hours ago, there were several views from South Korea, all from the same operating system and browser.

http://s06.flagcounter.com/logs/or4G/1/KR

PRAYERS FOR FR. TOM

UPDATE: Latest is that he is still at the rectory but unsure as to his future. Continue to keep him in your prayers. Our faith was brought to this island by a Jesuit priest, and Fr. Tom, as far as I know, is the only Jesuit priest still here in Guam. He has served our Catholic community and our military communities quietly and well for many years.

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This morning I posted the following on my FB page:

Word is that Fr. Tom McGrath is no longer living at the Cathedral rectory. We don't know if he was forced out for signing the letter or decided to go on his own knowing the grief he was about to get. We've heard he is greatly distressed. Pray for him.

Here are some of the comments:

A MESSAGE FROM CANDISE NACOLE M. LIZAMA




Dear Ms. Lizama,


ST. JOHN BOSCO

"Many people [in authority] oppose us, persecute us, and would like even to destroy us, but we must be patient. As long as their commands are not against our conscience, let us obey them, but when the case is otherwise, let us uphold the rights of God and of the Church, for those are superior to all earthly authority."


Monday, August 18, 2014

MANY OTHERS NOW SEE IT TOO

On August 15, Jessica Blas wrote to me after her name appeared on this blog in comments linking her to Diana. She wrote to ask me to remove the comments stating that she was a "private person" and wished to keep it that way. I immediately granted her request and posted a note that I would not accept any more comments about her. 

On Sunday, August 17, after my op-ed appeared in the Pacific Daily News, I began receiving messages about a mocking and derogatory comment Ms. Blas had made about me and Chuck White on the PDN's website. I was busy all day yesterday and most of today and did not have a chance to look until now. 


WARNING

For those who want to send me the dirty details about the sexual escapades of certain priests, do so with your name, address and phone number attached. Such allegations are extremely serious, and you should be ready to take the stand to prove them to be true. Otherwise, don't bother. 

TODAY ON 92.7

I will be on with Rick Nauta at 9:AM this morning on 92.7

HE DID NOT!

In a statement released July 29, 2014, about his reasons for firing Monsignor James, Archbishop Apuron stated:

“I informed the Presbyteral Council, the College of Consultors and the Archdiocesan Finance Council about the situation, and they expressed support.” 

According to these priests, members of the Presbyteral Council and the College of Consultors, HE DID NOT!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

IN TODAY'S PDN

Problem with The Way is its leadership


In his Aug. 6 letter to the editor, Fr. Adrian Cristobal protests that the Pacific Daily News committed "an injustice against the Catholic Church" by referring to the Neocatechumenal Way, or NCW, as a "sect." He goes on to trumpet the recognition of four popes and the papal approval of its statutes.
Let's address each of these.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

MORE PATHETIC WHINING

I wasn't there, but according to reports, I was apparently present in the homilist's head as evidenced by him saying:

"Those people who commit calumnies and lies against the Seminary"

Excuse me. The LIE was your fooling us for over a decade and bilking us for over a million dollars to support what we were told was a diocesan seminary when in fact it is wasn't. And when we exposed your lie, Archbishop Apuron, effectively admitted that you had been lying to us by scrambling to create a second seminary that is supposed to be diocesan but is only another lie. Calumny?

Calumny is telling Aaron Quitugua that the reason you can't send him to an off-island seminary, his only option if he doesn't want to be subjected to a neocatechumenal formation, is because you can't afford it. And when he says he will pay for it himself, you tell him you won't sponsor him.

And you stand up there and lecture us about calumny? WTH!


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