All of us have human weaknesses and failings, and when we encounter them in others we are obliged to forgive them their trespasses as we ourselves pray to be forgiven. But while human weakness and failing is one thing, bold-faced intentional lying is quite another, especially when those lies are employed to "bear false witness" against another.
One of the most difficult things for the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Agana to believe is how they are systematically lied to by their Archbishop and by those who represent him. However, as the evidence continues to spill forth, it is getting increasingly less difficult to believe.
On this blog we have documented lie after lie after lie: the lie about Joseph Lastimoza, the lie about Fr. Paul, the lie about Redemptoris Mater Seminary, the lie about Msgr. James, the lie about the John Paul II Seminary, the lie to Aaron Quitugua, the lies, the lies, the lies...documented in detail if not the Archbishop's own recorded words.
The sad part is that the Archbishop is simply lying and having others lie for him at the order of his Neocatechumenal Masters who need the Archbishop to stay standing for a few years longer so they can keep pumping out presbyters that probably couldn't get ordained anywhere else.
Archbishop Apuron is welcome to his lies. Everyone can see through them and by his pathological lying he has made a mockery of himself and the Catholic Church on Guam. However, when his lies slander and malign other people, he must be engaged.
Fr. Pius, while he pretends to be the Archbishop's servant, is actually his lord and master. He is also the Chancery-liar-in-chief. And one of his most persistent lies is about why the Archbishop fired four of the five members of the former Archdiocesan Finance Council.
The members who were fired were Richard Untalan, Msgr. James Benavente, Sister Mary Stephen Torres, RSM, and Joseph Rivera. The only member not fired, Msgr. David C. Quitugua, the Vicar General.
Fr. Pius tells people that these members were fired because they were trying to sell the seminary property. The next time he says this call him a "liar". In fact, SHOUT IT. The truth is that Archbishop Apuron was attempting to convey the title to the property to RMS, a corporate entity separate from the Archdiocese of Agana and controlled by a sleazy neocat New Jersey based Board of Guarantors.
The following letter from Richard J. Untalan, who was the then-president of the finance council shows that the request to convey the title to the property "on which the Seminary is located" came from Fr. Pablo Ponce Rodriguez, Rector of RMS. Of course Fr. Pablo was only the official pass through. The real "request" (an order actually) came from Giuseppe Gennarini, Archbishop Apuron's other lord and master.
Thank God for brave people like Mr. Untalan and the others who incurred Archbishop Apuron's wrath and still must endure lies told about them by their own bishop.
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