In the case of Monsignor James, there are lot of improprieties in terms of the finances of the Cathedral-Basilica and the cemetery, the Catholic Cemeteries, [In a letter dated August 19, 2014, Archbishop Apuron wrote to a representative of Msgr. James: I have not made any statements characterizing the re-ordering of administration of the Cathedral-Basilica and the Catholic Cemeteries, as "financial mismanagement." Yet in this address to the FD students, Archbishop Apuron assigns financial "improprieties" in regards to the management of the Cathedral-Basilica and the Catholic Cemeteries to Msgr. James. So either the Archbishop is lying to the "representative" or to the students.] and we’re now studying that assiduously, and it is because that we cannot get the Deloitte and Touche to audit those two entities to complete the audit of the finances of the Archdiocese. [In a letter to Msgr. James, dated June 26, 2014, Archbishop Apuron acknowledged the "corrective action" that had already been undertaken in response to the D & T inquiry, with only one item outstanding - all of which was publicly testified to on August 6 by Misters Art Ilagan and Joe Rivera. So the Archbishop is now calling them liars too.] And Rome told me, “You have to do something, and you have to correct that inequality, if you will, so that you can present an audit report for the finances of the Archdiocese.” [Since when does Archbishop Apuron listen to Rome? Archbishop Balvo, the Vatican's representative to this region from 2005 to 2012, wrote to Archbishop Apuron on two occasions asking Archbishop Apuron to provide the required annual financial statements. None were ever sent.] And we’re working very hard to try to do that, and it will eventually come out in these website. So, continue to pray for that [Again with the prayers after slandering a priest] and they decided to go viral with it, which has caused a lot of embarrassment, especially, you know, the criticisms on my part. [What went viral were the Archbishop's own letters.]
It is also significant to point out that since this speech was given at the end of Mass and before the final blessing, there was NO opportunity for the students to have provoked this explanation from the Archbishop or to question it.