Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CATHOLIC PRIEST: MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE CATHOLICS OF GUAM


  1. I could not agree more and sympathize with the Catholics on Guam for the apparent betrayal of trust by their own "shepherd's" deceptive maneuvers. I am a priest working in one of the dioceses in the US. I, myself, was a victim of this neo-catechumenal false religion that foments a wedge in the Church. What they have done to my parish for the past decades was truly horrendous. They have caused polarization and discrimination against non members. One problem they cause is their status that is frowned upon by priests and canonists. While they are a movement that openly claim to be a "charism" in the church, they want every priest, bishop and parishioner to kowtow to their ambivalent identity. Problems ranging from liturgical abuses to finances and a host of many others cannot simply be solved because of their refusal to obey diocesan policies. They identify as regular parishioners and that their program is evangelization; they refuse to be branded as a movement or a lay association as a clever ploy to work under the radar and be branded by any category apart from an evangelizing community. I wouldn't be a least bit surprised that if given more clout or increased support from church officials they would commence on a path of INQUISITION against those who do not wish to take part in their CULT. I am sad and my heart goes out to the Catholics of Guam that this persecution is happening. Making the matter worse is Archbishop Apuron's impunity. He doesn't deserve to be a bishop any more than he deserves to be a pastor of souls. He is an insult to Catholicism and a shame for the church.

19 comments:

  1. Wow! Any word on how or if they were ever able to rid themselves of this nightmare?

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  2. Problem here is that diocesan policies evolve to "kowtow" to the ncw.

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  3. Time to stop using the title Archbishop Apuron. Apuron is now the way to address .

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  4. I admire retired Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen of Washington State for trying to put the teachings of Vatican II into practice. But due to severe criticism from many Catholics of his archdiocese he was investigated by the Vatican in the 1980's and an auxiliary bishop was assigned full authority over a number of areas that Hunthausen previously had authority over. After a few years Hunthausen was fully cleared by Rome and had all his authority returned. What I wish the nuncio and Rome would do is put a non-NCW auxiliary bishop on Guam who is given full authority over all decisions regarding the NCW and all financial transactions which would put a stop to all Archbishop Apuron's destructive actions. I guess we on Guam aren't screaming to the nuncio and Rome loud enough.

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  5. Why is it that we can impeach presidents, overthrow dictators, prosecute and imprison criminals, fire bosses who mismanage or worse, and yet we cannot remove this TERRIBLE Archbishop who no longer serves his our diocese, but only serves his pockets and his pride, as well as the nefarious cult of Neos who are trying to destroy us. We are a strong people. Why do we stand by and let this dishonest man to continue to oppress our church. SHAME ON YOU Apuron and your followers. When it is your time to face the Lord, we will NOT be praying for your soul.

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    1. Anon @ 1:19am It is indeed seemingly frustrating, but let us not cease in our faith. By your description of our Archbishop, he is absolutely in need of all of our prayers! In our zeal and passion, let us be reminded that we are Catholics first and we need to be guided by the Holy Spirit.

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    2. The community needs to take civil action.

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  6. Exposing them to the public could be most beneficial. People should see and hear what NeoCats are doing on their secret seances. There are reliable sources talking about blatant violations of privacy and public humiliation of members on these seances conducted by unknown NeoCat officials called "catechists".

    There are 33 grades of catechisthood in the NeoCat, the top cult masters are sitting on the highest 33rd grade. Nobody knows who is exactly awarding the grades and by what criteria. But blind obedience towards the top cult masters seems to be a major requirement. Catechists are forbidden to share information about their ranks to any members or the public.

    This would suggest a strategy of step-by-step exposure of NeoCat secrets. How? Each parish should dispatch observers to NeoCat meetings, especially to secret seances. The first thing of course is that NeoCats, being part of the parish, must publish time and location of all of their meetings. Admission of observers to their meetings cannot be denied as long as church property is used by the NeoCat. Then observers would regularly report what they saw and heard in the church bulletin.

    This step-by-step exposure would hit NeoCats at their most sensitive spot: at their secrecy. They would not be able to stand it! Still, parishes should continue sending their observers and expose them in all details. In the end of their exposure it would be clear for everyone who these NeopCats are and what they are doing in the parishes. So people may just disassociate themselves with all things NeoCat and this would be the end, now and for all, of their march to glory.

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  7. Thank you Anon Priest for your testimony. Keep us loyal Catholics on Guam in your prayers. I don't understand Rome. Doesn't it hear all the complaints from around the US? Seems that Rome only responds when there is a lot of national publicity, so how do we get more publicity? I've personally sent an email to encourage an investigation but haven't had any response. I guess I may have to keep nagging with more emails. In the meantime, we may have to systematically follow "voice-of-faith's" suggestions. But do we need to organize? There is strength in organizing. Just a thought ...

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    1. Thank you dear priest for your testimony,I ve just translated your testimony in croatian,in croatia we have our web page where we write about this strange cult,our web page is "pax tibi-pro Deo,Christo e Ecclesia" dear catholics from Guam we will keep you in our prayers!

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    2. Anon 3:38 AM I share your anguish and frustration knowing our pleas to Rome are seemingly being ignored. What more evidence does Rome need to see that the NCW has to be stopped? The NCW is NOT the benign group they claim to be. The reality is the NCW has hijacked the Catholic church in many places. I fear that Rome is going to look the other way and allow the NCW to hijack the Catholic church on Guam too. Praying that this never happens.

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    3. In 1969, theologian Joseph Ratzinger — currently Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI — wrote of the future of the Catholic Church in What Will the Church Look Like in 2000?, based on a radio address made by the Hessian Rundfunk, Christmas 1969, and included in his Ignatius Press book Faith and the Future which was published in 2009.

      His words, first spoken 45 years ago, are quite prophetic for us, as we live daily with the pain of the division in our Archdiocese. We wait for Rome to act, even as we fear — as Anonymous (September 25, 2014 at 10:38AM) wrote, “The reality is the NCW has hijacked the Catholic church in many places. I fear that Rome is going to look the other way and allow the NCW to hijack the Catholic church on Guam too. Praying that this never happens.”


      Here is Joseph Ratzinger wrote:

      The church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning.

      She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes . . . she will lose many of her social privileges. . . As a small society, [the Church] will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members....

      It will be hard-going for the Church, for the process of crystallization and clarification will cost her much valuable energy. It will make her poor and cause her to become the Church of the meek . . . The process will be long and wearisome as was the road from the false progressivism on the eve of the French Revolution — when a bishop might be thought smart if he made fun of dogmas and even insinuated that the existence of God was by no means certain . . . But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. Men in a totally planned world will find themselves unspeakably lonely. If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.

      And so it seems certain to me that the Church is facing very hard times. The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already, but the Church of faith. She may well no longer be the dominant social power to the extent that she was until recently; but she will enjoy a fresh blossoming and be seen as man's home, where he will find life and hope beyond death.

      SOURCE: http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/Interiorlife/iloo13.htm

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    4. For the person who left the comment beginning with: "Joseph Ratzinger statement is true Mary Lou I have longed believe this." Please resubmit the comment without the name of the priest you mention and I will publish it.

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  8. I notice that there is a visitor from Rome, Italy. I hope and pray that this visitor is reading this priest's testimony.

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  9. To bad your Pope can't see this!

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    1. And I hope the Pope will also see this: On the issue of the neos sitting when consuming the Body of Christ -- Diana (The Insider's View of the NCW) claims that Father Pius instructed the Responsibles and Co-Responsibles of the communities on the new way of receiving the Body of Christ. He said the information came from Kiko who in turn received the information from the Pope.

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  10. We thank the anonymous priest and everyone else on the mainland United States and around the globe who recognize the plight of our authentic Catholic Church on Guam and recognize our struggles to be the existing spiritual battle that our Holy Mother Church encounters against the evil force (sadly, forces deriving from within the Church), bent on destroying The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Christ, Himself. Thank you for joining us in using the powerful weapon of prayers in your support of our fight for authentic Catholicism in our local Catholic Church.

    No one -- no individual nor entity, not kiko, not the ncw, not even the ncw followers in the hierarchy of our Archdiocese -- could sway followers of Authentic Catholicism on Guam.

    We stand by the authentic Catholic Catechesis which teaches that Jesus Christ is not only The One and only Founder of our Catholic Church but, Jesus Christ alone, is the Foundation of The Catholic Church and all Her Teachings. The Magisterium is authentic Catholicism’s only Authority which our local Catholic Church has followed and will always follow.

    I, and the many other Catholic Church Militant on Guam, will remain steadfast in our fight to protect and preserve Authentic Catholicism in our local Church, confident in and remembering the promise Christ made to Peter: “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:18 (Douay Rheims)

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  11. Frustration is clearly evident in the comments.

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  12. wonder if David Lujan reads these comments.

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