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!
Fr. Tom McGrath. S.J.
Fr. Jeff San Nicolas
Fr. Mike Crisostomo
Fr. Patrick Castro, OFMCap
Fr. Gus Gumataotao, OFMCap.