What Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, Ofm. Cap. DD, Metropolitan Archbishop of Agana, Guam said about Joseph B. Lastimoza:
Letter to Fr. Paul Gofigan. July 16, 2013. Prot. No. 013-047
- a grave harm to the parish
- a probable threat to children of a nearby school
- a lasting and potential threat to the safety and well-being of parishioners and office staff
- gravely detrimental to the parish
- grave, lasting and proven harm to the parish
Archdiocese Statement to the Media. July 22, 2013.
- a danger to “a school full of children…CCD students, Confirmation students, and other youth groups…”
Letter to Fr. Paul Gofigan. August 20, 2013. Prot. No. 013-057
- “the matter at hand was and continues to be extremely serious for the Archdiocese as a whole.”
- “a known felon…having contact with parishioners”
- a danger to the “safety of parish staff and even adolescents."
- a probable threat to children of a nearby school
- the presence of an individual with a pubically known record of sexual assault - a threat to youth and source of grave harm to the parish
- no guarantee that the registered sex offender will never commit sexual assault again.
What the Guam Parole Board said about Joseph B. Lastimoza:
IN THE MATTER OF PAROLE DESIRABILITY FOR: Joseph B. Lastimoza, A Corrections Inmate, March 20, 1999 (document)
- Release is compatible with public safety and security
- There is substantial likelihood that he will abide by law and conform to the conditions of parole
- Release at this time would not depreciate the seriousness of his crime nor promote disrespect for law
- Release would not have a substantially adverse effect on institutional discipline
- Continued correctional treatment, medical care or vocational or other training in the institution will not substantially enhance his capacity to lead a law-abiding life when release at a later date
- The prisoner’s personality, including his age and maturity, stability, sense of responsibility and any apparent development in his personality promotes his conformity to law
- The prisoner’s parole plan is acceptable with his release
- The prisoner is able to assume obligations and undertake responsibilities
- The prisoner’s family status and relatives who display interest in him and other close and constructive associations in the community is compatible with his release
- The prisoner’s employment history, his occupational skills and training and the stability of his past employment is acceptable with his release
- The type of home environment in which prisoner plans to live is acceptable with his release
- The prisoner’s past use of narcotics or other harmful drugs or past habitual and excessive use of alcohol is acceptable with his release
- The prisoner’s mental and physical make-up, including any disability or handicap which may affect his conformity to law is compatible with his release
- The prisoner’s prior criminal record, including the nature and circumstances, recentness and frequency of previous offense is compatible with his release
- The prisoner’s attitude toward law and authority is compatible with his release
- The prisoner’s conduct in the institution including whether he has taken advantage of the opportunities for self-improvement afford by the institutional program is compatible with his release
- The prisoner’s conduct and attitude during any previous experience of probation or parole and the recentness of such experience is compatible with his release.
- The above name inmate shall perform 8 hours Community Service per month at the Dededo Catholic Church for the duration of his parole tenure.
To compare what the Parole Board said of Mr. Lastimoza, a group tasked with closely observing and reviewing Mr. Lastimoza's behavior for the nearly two decades he spent in prison, with Archbishop Apuron's condemnations, Archbishop Apuron, the "father" of our local church, the shepherd of ALL souls including Mr. Lastimoza's...to compare the two...Wow! Only the word SICK comes to mind.
And some more.
Archbishop Apuron, on July 16, 2013, also told Fr. Paul Gofigan:
The good of the soul of Mr. Lastimoza needs to be addressed in a proper way. Allowing him to work for the parish is not the right method to address this need.
Really, Archbishop? And how is that? What have YOU done to see to the good of Mr. Lastimoza's soul? What is that "proper way", THE "right method"? Have YOU done anything yourself? Have you even instructed anybody to care for Mr. Lastimoza's soul? Oh, that's right, too busy with your RMS boys.
You got rid of Fr. Paul but what did you do for Mr. Lastimoza other than try him and retry him in the media, persecute his family, further the decline of his aging mother, cause his young daughters to be bullied in school, and horribly hurt his wife? Oh, and not to mention your filthy implication of late night, alcohol-laced sexual rendezvous with Fr. Paul you made at a clergy retreat OF ALL PLACES!
By the way, Archbishop, did you AGAIN use your weight as "the owner of probably the largest block of Gannet stock by any Guam-based shareholder" as you did in your scolding letter to Mr. Douglas McCorkindale, President & CEO, Gannett Co., Inc. (the owner of the PDN) of January of 2001.
Is that what you did after the PDN recently published some pretty truthful articles about you and your sycophant cult? Is that how we just happened to get the letter from "Mr. Mills" and the headline article plastering Mr. Lastimoza's picture on the front page? Is that what you did? Yah, right. Mr. Mills. Right. Damn you think we're stupid, don't you.
That letter to Mr. McCorkindale was pretty amazing, Archbishop, even for you. Wow! The way you throw your weight around as a stockholder and an archbishop and threaten the CEO of Gannett as follows:
As you may know, a significant element of the PDN’s advertising profits accrue from the Catholic religious-based practice of placing announcements of deaths and death anniversaries in the PDN. This juxtaposition puts the Archdiocese in the position of significant responsibility with respect to the quality of the PDN’s product.
Wow! That's amazing, especially in hindsight with your Diana idiots alleging that it was I who had influence with the PDN because my daughter was a Vibe reporter. SICK AGAIN!
Oh, and there's one more thing, Archbishop. In your August 20, 2013 letter to Fr. Paul you said:
“Sexual assault, whether committed against a child or an adult is never to be tolerated.”
JT, did you read that?