Monday, September 8, 2014


I received the following:
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "HOW APPROPRIATE!":  
Tim, I was at the meeting of Pastors, Parochial Administrators, Rectors of Churches and Women Religious Representatives on Sept. 3, 2014 at 10:00 am. Atty Jacqueline Terlaje indeed gave a Preliminary Financial Review of the Cemetery and Cathedral-Basilica. But, I don't remember anybody standing up and saying about Msgr. James' absence and much more stopping Atty Jackie's report. 
First, I want to thank you for the professional way you approached this. You are correct. The question about why this information was being presented by a particular person was not done publicly, but privately. I relied on a source for the incident that is normally reliable, so I didn't double check in this particular instance. Normally I do. I just learned this a few hours ago. The post has been taken down and will be amended. 

What I have verified though, and perhaps you can verify also, is that at the joint meeting with the Presbyteral Council and the College of Consultors, there was a general question by those present as to why this information about Msgr. James was being presented to them and what it was that they were supposed to do about it. I was told that there was no answer. 

If that is not a correct account, please correct it. For the real issue here still seems to remain: What is the purpose of reporting this information about the Cemeteries and the Cathedral? And what does the Archbishop want the respective councils, pastors and religious to do about it?

And then there's still the big one: Why hasn't Monsignor James himself been given a chance to respond to the allegations that are now being made to everyone else? In fact, why has he not even been given a list of the charges in writing? 

Thank you for your help. 

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