Archbishop Apuron and his fellow bullies on the hill know they are backed into a corner. And make no mistake, like all bullies, once they are cornered, they are going to throw every bit of trash they can at the nearest possible target.
And that target, for reasons already explained, has always been Msgr. James Benavente. They have always feared him most, and hated him to boot.
I don't know anything about Msgr. Benavente's management of the cemeteries or the Cathedral, or anything else about his management dealings for that matter other than what has been said in the press from both sides (and it is sad that it even went to the press). But I do know that HE HAS NOT DESTROYED PEOPLE the way Archbishop Apuron has for 30 years.
And whatever financial mismanagement there may be connected to his name, there is NOTHING to compare to Archbishop Apuron's stealing of millions of our dollars to establish his neo-empire, his constant jetting about the globe, and (now we know) his giving away of a deca-million dollar asset which rightly belonged to the whole archdiocese, NOT JUST HIM.
By the way, Apostolic Visitors, if you haven't already, you may want to investigate a certain nun at the chancery. For many years she has had access to funds from the Catholic Extension Society. Other than pay her salary and her friends, we'd like to know what she did with all that money. Here is a link to my 2013 letter to Fr. Jack Wall, president of the Catholic Extension Society.