Sunday, August 10, 2014

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND WHO APPOINTS THEM


In response to Ric Eusebio's letter in the PDN wherein he mentions that he is a member of the board of directors at Redemptoris Mater Seminary, I was asked about the identities of the other board members. 

Here is my response:

The 2002 copy of the RMS Articles of Incorporation show the following names listed under Board of Directors:

  • Fr. Ramond LaBranche
  • Fr. Pius Sammut
  • Shawn Leon-Guerrero
  • Edward Untalan
  • Ricardo Eusebio, M.D.

Guam law requires all corporations, profit or not, to file an annual corporate report showing the current board of directors. There is no record in the file at Rev & Tax of any annual report being filed. So we do not know who is on the current board at this time. 

Article IV of the By Laws states who appoints the members of the board:
“The board shall be appointed by the Archbishop of Agana among those persons chosen by the Archbishop and, in what concerns the Neocatechumenal Way, from those indicated by the team responsible of the aforementioned Neocatechumenal Way for the U.S.”
It appears that the Archbishop appoints the members of the board, but the key phrase is “in what concerns the Neocatechumenal Way”. Article III of the Articles of Incorporation state that the there is no other function of the seminary than “what concerns the Neocatechumenal Way": 
“The purpose of the Corporation shall be to establish and conduct a House of formation to prepare men for the priesthood for the new evangelization following the life and practice of the Neocatechumenal Way.”
Thus, according to Article IV of the By Laws, it is the “team responsible” for the Neocatechumenal Way in the U.S. which appoints the board. And who is that team? Giuseppe and Claudia Gennarini from New Jersey whose immediate superior is Kiko Arguello

So while RMS is a “corporation sole” with the Archbishop as its sole member, when you dig, you see clever language that has given all the power and control, even control over who enters the seminary and who becomes a priest, directly to Kiko via the Gennarini’s, as detailed here.

This is why we OPPOSE the Neocatechumenal Way on Guam. We do not oppose individual experiences of it, the repaired marriages, the getting off drugs, the change of lives, etc. We oppose the underlying takeover of this archdiocese and the complete control of its archbishop by its international leadership for which all the “good” of the Neocatechumenal Way is merely a useful facade.

We were told in the beginning that RMS was a "Miracle for Guam". We now see that it was NOT for Guam, that Guam was merely as convenient base of operations with a useful bishop, and what was until now, a duped Catholic population. NO MORE. 

27 comments:

  1. So let me get this straight, so you're saying the people (the Gennarini's) in charge of the U.S. NCW have the power to appoint the board members of the Yona RMS, for all things related to the NCW? And that Article III of the RMS Articles of Incorporation specifically states that the purpose of the Yona RMS is "to prepare men for the priesthood for the new evangelization following the life and practice of the Neocatechumenal Way.”?

    WOW! Not unbelievable given everything that has come out in the open lately, but it still blows my mind how they systematically try to take over/control valuable assets wherever they go. Didn't something similar happen in Japan with the RMS there?

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    1. Yep. Only I'm not "saying". The RMS docs are saying. This is why everyone suspects that there's something not quite right about what is going on. And it's not just strange masses and pizza parties.

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  2. They are The Responsibles. Nope doesn't sound like a cult at all. And their leader is Kiko a self-proclaimed mystic and prophet. Nope not a cult at all. Members must give their money or valuables to the Way as it is considered garbage. Normal totally normal. And everything is secretive as it should be because we wouldn't want people to actually know the truth. I see no cult there. And my favorite - anyone against us is the devil and we are being persecuted because we are the Chosen Ones by God himself. How dare anyone call this a Cult???

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  3. Let us just get the Generrinis, Pius, Kiko and his itenerants out of the picture and then maybe we will be okay. In the first place the RMS donors specifically said as a seminary, not a NEO seminary. Here you have a bunch of foreigners taking over. GREED!

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  4. Reminiscent of The Peoples Temple and its leader Jim Jones.
    They all thought TPT saved their lives their marriage their addiction..but at the end. ...well you know how the story ends.
    Again the individual stories are wonderful, but listen to what the Magisterium instructions are carefully, not pius sammut or kiko aguello.

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  5. Not as much people (Neos) at 9:30 Agana Mass today. Maybe they find it too much to attend Saturday Eucharist and then Sunday Mass. Also seems like the Arch has skeleton crew today.

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    1. That's the way everything will be from here on. Shall we say streamlined? BECAUSE THE NEW ADMINISTRATION CAN't HANDLE IT. the Cathedral will be like a rural mission Chapel.

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    2. Ahhhh, ha! There it is...Deacon Steve the page turner. RMS Seminarians take center stage at 9:30 am. They wear white alb sign of the Baptized. RMS seminarians never wear cassock and surplice the choir dress for seminarians. They don't own a cassock. They are differente! Step by step. Soon enough let the dance begin. Clap clap clap. Say, how did the bulletin turn out this week.

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    3. I am more interested in how much was collected. We need to keep tabs on the collection.

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    4. Why do you want to know about evil money? Throw it in the trash! Obey! Don't let your right know what the left is doing. Doubt the young ladies with the crossed arms and legs gave too much, just sayin.

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    5. When Msgr. Benavente was at the cathedral and made me feel welcome I donated more and more money each year. Today I gave one dollar :)

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    6. Probably trying to phase Deacon Steve out too. Probably going to assign him elsewhere. Deacon Steve would be a great trade off for Deacon Claros!

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    7. The 9:30 choir is now stuck with bad singers. since most of the Emmaus choir members are not going to sing at that mass. Sister M. can now be the star of the choir...

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  6. Honestly though, their strange masses are already enough of a TURN OFF. If this is the future style of worship for Catholics - COUNT ME OUT. This is a video of their "strange mass" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDxmCEUSTUU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOb0IKiiwH0. How is this CULT music preferred over the heavenly sound of Gregorian chant sung throughout the ages?

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    1. It is well-liked by them, it's enjoyable to them and they participate, vigorously. Much more than I can say for some of our fellow Catholics that mumble along quietly and let the choir do the heavy lifting in a traditional mass. We believe that singing is like praying so, we sing vigorously. How is this different type of music any different than the contemporary music you hear in parishes across the nation with electric guitars and drum kits? The lyrics to our songs contain either direct quotation from scripture or is paraphrased to accommodate translation and music structure. That's kind of silly to judge something based on the music accompanying a mass. If it is a turn off for you, then that's okay. We understand that it isn't for you and as much as you are welcomed to come to The Way, you are equally welcomed to practice in whatever way may suit you or however you please. It is not for everybody, and we whole-heatedly understand that.

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    2. The tune of the songs and clapping sound like the ones at New Covenant Church!

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    3. Actually it is NOT silly to judge "based on the music accompanying the mass". In fact, it can be severely judged given that Vatican II stated that: SC 113. Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when the divine offices are celebrated solemnly in song.

      Notice it is the the "divine office" itself that is to be sung, in other words, the actual words of the MASS, not accompanying song. The post-conciliar document Muscam Sacram defines exactly what is to be sung and by who. Look it up. You will find that both neos and most "regular" Catholics DO NOT CONFORM to that which the Council envisioned and required.

      The Council also defined what TYPE of song is to be used in the Roman Liturgy: SC 116. The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services.

      Really? Pride of place? Where is that in your liturgies? And you all talk about Vatican II, Vatican II. You don't even know what it says.

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  7. It's a banquet. Seated meal followed by dancing. That's how Apuron and the Neos view the liturgy of the Eucharist. Simply put, this is not Catholic.

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  8. Glad to be Back in Holy Mother ChurchAugust 11, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    I am shocked to see that the Archbishop is NOT on the Board.
    Does this happen anywhere else on Guam where the Archbishop is left out?

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  9. Very interesting to have a Doctor on a board that is similar to a cult. The doctor took an oath to treat the sick regardless of their gender, color, or race. The NEO way only cares for their members and everyone else is irrelevant. If I was sick and needed to see a doctor, I'll have reservation to go see this doctor because I'm anti NEO. Will he give me the best possible treatment as he would to his NEO brothers/sisters? or will he give me something to make me worse? I have my reservation and everyone should be cautious if they're ANTI NEO/NON NEOs. To be on the safe side, seek another doctor for treatment.

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    1. Anon 8:32AM Your prejudice, insane and definitely paranoid.

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    2. Janet B - MangilaoAugust 12, 2014 at 7:23 AM

      The good doctor will treat everyone equally. Any flaws will be displayed evenly. Any skills will be shared with all. There is only one difference with this doctor.
      When the surgery is over, instead of a bill, this doctor hands you a trash bag to fill up with evil green stuff!

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    3. 631. Neos are prejudice. Im returning the favor. Fact is, neos keep their business within their network and they look out for each other. They consider non neos outsiders. I believe he wont treat non neos the same way he would with NEOS. Look at Apuron, he's prejusice towards non neoa which is a direct reflection of the cult/neos way.
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  10. So true! When a NEO has family members who are sick, the immediately call him. No consideration for the primary doctor who knows the history of the ill person. He is a surgeon, not an internal medicine doctor, not a pediatrician, not an oncologist, etc. Yet, I have seen him take the helm.

    His bedside manners are horrible. I AM THE DOCTOR DO NOT QUESTION ME. One feels so belittle when asking questions. Then again, it is in his nature as a NEO. Do no question, be silent, listen and obey.

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    1. Oh, hey, now, come on, everyone. I'm by no means a sympathizer of the NeoCatecumenal Way, but in good conscience, I have to stick up for Dr. Eusebio's professionalism. My sister went in to see him and he was wonderful. Pretty sure he doesn't check anyone's theology card before he does his job. No need to lodge a smear campaign on his livelihood -- just because our island's religious leader does that doesn't mean we have to follow suit. Just my two cents.

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    2. I would support you in your estimation of his medical skills. There is no smear campaign. However, given how our own bishop and neo-priests treat Catholics irregularly based on their loyalties, it is not hard to see how some may now suspect the catechists.

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