Sunday, December 14, 2014

A REASON TO BE FEARFUL


So I've been receiving all kinds of comments about who the guys were in black shirts and shades at the procession surrounding Apuron. Some say they are altar boys who are still loyal to Msgr. James. Others say they are thugs, and some even "neocat thugs." 

I'm not going to publish any of the more recent comments about this because the point of my posting the picture was not WHO these guys were but what they looked like.

There has always been security at the procession provided by the Cathedral staff, but they DID NOT wear black shirts, the pretend bodyguard paraphanalia, and act like they're working for Obama. These guys wanted to look like thugs and they did.

No surprise. Archbishop ("arduous and painful") Apuron is the biggest thug of all. 

What was on display on December 8 was the vivid manifestation of the final dissolution of this diocese. The line in the sand that Archbishop Apuron drew in January of 2006 on KOLG when he openly rejected the authority of the pope and embraced Kiko has become a line of black shirts surrounding a man who has reason to be fearful, not from any person or threat of attack, but from THE TRUTH. 

Apuron knows this and he would run if he could, but he can't. The Kiko's will keep him here as long as they can to keep ordaining their fake presbyters. We can't stop that. But we CAN stop them from doing it our expense. 

But then that is up to you.


4 comments:

  1. Fr.Matthew BlockleyDecember 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Thank you Mr. Rohr for this informative article. like most things in life actions speak louder than words. The security stories of Archbishop Apuron were certainly came to the attention of readers. I'm sure the archbishop's security are all wonderful good people as most people in this world are. As you rightly point out it does not matter who they are, rather how they are perceived by the community. Question becomes why would the archbishop need to put on this drama for the world to see. It does not create the right impression for a bishop of the church. It does not look good at all. There is no problem having a personal assistant who may also act as a security staff but a security staff should not be identified as security and always behind the one he protects. The picture published showing archbishop with these individuals raises no question about them, but rather the marketing image of the archbishop and why he wants to be seen by his Archdiocese surrounded by guards. Once again we see this dysfunctional thinking of the archbishop coming through which says " look at me, I can do what I want, I can threaten and bully anyone." It is simply ghastly and thug mentality. Sad thing is the image Apuron is creating is not the culture of the people of Guam . Guam people are always peaceful, warm, generoous, humble, hospitable.

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  2. Question is what is he afraid of??? Some one calling him out, about the truth?
    Is this why when he visited Yigo he hid his car in the back?
    I always thought the Christians attitude should be Psalm 23...
    Yea though I walk throught the valley of the shadow of death...

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  3. You are right Fr. Blockley Guam people are always peaceful, warm, generous, humble, and hospital. However I venture to say we are in a small community and there is also an underlying culture of fear here that seems to cause people to do two things. 1. People are often afraid to speak up for fear of ridicule, loosing a job, shame of self and family, not wanting family or others to know, etc. The other is to threaten with fear. I have found it surprising on a number of occasions how easily people think they can stop someone saying something (the truth) just by writing a letter or getting someone else to write a threatening letter to sue. Of course I also understand that generations upon generation have lived here under oppression. They were not allowed to practice their culture or speak their language. Amazingly they practiced healing by keeping their natural medicine remedies secret and only sharing ingredients and methods with family members.
    In other words historical trauma has been handed down and passed on after experiencing one oppressor after another. They bravely did what they could to survive. Part of that survival was not to speak up. Perhaps part of it also has been to live in fear of what might happen.
    Rather I am sure the fear would not be conscious in any way. Something that started a long time ago, that threatened their values, beliefs, and their very lives and that of their families. A threat that didn't go away, and so became a way of life. Fully justified by repeating itself.
    The strong cultural respect they pass down maybe a natural outcome of being an ancient indigenous people who relied on the land and the sea to sustain them thousands of years.
    Many of the younger generation are now breaking the generational code of silence to speak up. I think their courageous demonstration of doing so mentors to others. So that even the older generation are coming forward empowered to bravely take a stand for justice.
    So I wonder if apuron is unconsciously acting out of the under lying historical trauma and cultural fear. Because his actions certainly seem so bizarre for a man of the Guam AND of the cloth. Really so unnecessary and seemingly insane, there just is no rationale for it in this small quiet community.
    I also wonder along these same lines in thinking of the bigger picture. Could it just be possible apuron's actions make him a catalyst for healing the culture of fear. After all he is a mirror of fear for us all. Fear is just faith misplaced. Faith is a belief in the unseen. A strong positive knowing and expectation of something not yet happened. When we fear we actually have faith that is a negative belief in the unseen so therefore misplaced.
    This on going church drama has been a great opportunity to exercise our faith and prayer. It has also been a vehicle to practice cutting the ties of the past with silence. Courage has been demonstrated in increments. Visiting Jungle Watch, writing in Jungle Watch, joining the force of energy in Jungle Watch not feeling isolated in Jungle Watch. Thanks to Tim Rohr's trail blazing efforts. Then John Toves speaking out and coming out. Others revealing themselves. Then even more so with others stepping forward to form a new non profit for healing and inviting others. Then even more joining to speak up and be accountable in the healing process.
    My faith is strong in knowing "God is everywhere". I clearly remember the place and the day and the nun who taught me. I went from learning it to KNOWING it and it has never failed me.

    With so much ongoing drama. We may all do well to take a moment and be like little children with great gratitude, remember the simplicity and greatness the Catholic teachings were instilled in us as children. And how that is being carried forward now.





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  4. With so much ongoing apuron drama. We may all do well to take a moment and be like little children with great gratitude, remember how the simplicity and greatness of the Catholic teachings were instilled in us as children. And how that is being carried forward now. Here is a little reminder:

    14. What do we mean when we say that God is all-good?
    When we say that God is all-good we mean that He is infinitely lovable in Himself, and that from His fatherly love every good comes to us.
    For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done with faithfulness. He loveth mercy and judgment: the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord. (Psalm 32:4-5)

    15. What do we mean when we say that God is all-knowing?
    When we say that God is all-knowing we mean that He knows all things, past, present, and future, even our most secret thoughts, words, and actions.
    Behold, O Lord, thou hast known all things, the last and those of old: thou hast formed me, and hast laid thy hand upon me. Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach it. (Psalm 138:5-6)

    16. What do we mean when that God Is all-present?
    When we say that God is all-present we mean that He is everywhere.
    Whither may I go from thy spirit, or whither may I flee from they face? (Psalm 138:7)

    17. If God is everywhere, why do we not see Him?
    Although God is everywhere, we do not see Him because He is a spirit and cannot be seen with our eyes.
    God is a spirit; and they that adore him must adore him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)

    18. Does God see us?
    God sees us and watches over us with loving care.
    Be not solicitous therefore, saying: "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "Wherewith will we be clothed?" For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your heavenly Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. (Matthew 6:31:32)

    19. What is God's loving care for us called?
    God's loving care for us is called Divine Providence.
    Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. (I Peter 5:7)

    20. What do we mean when we say that God is almighty?
    When we say that God is almighty we mean that He can do all things.
    For nothing shall be impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)

    21. Is God all-wise, all-holy, all-merciful, and all-just?
    Yes, God is all-wise, all-holy, all-merciful, and all-just.

    http://www.catholicity.com/baltimore-catechism/lesson02.html



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