Thursday, January 8, 2015

MY RESUME

1987. Arrived on Guam. Came to Guam as a school teacher.

1987 to present. Contributing as a minister of music at Sunday Mass.

1987 to present. Contributed many articles and letters to local papers upholding and defending the Catholic faith as well as many appearances on TV and radio. 

1998 - 2000. Wrote a weekly column (View from the Pew) for the Pacific Voice, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Agana.

2003. Helped cofound the local Catholic Evidence Guild to help stem the tide of Catholics departing from the faith. 

2004. Cofounded Veritas Books to make Catholic books available to the Catholics of Guam, visiting churches every Sunday and making the books available for purchase after Masses. 

2005. Opened John Paul the Great Book and Gift Shop to make the Catholic faith more visible and accessible in the market place. 

2005 to present. Began the Catholic Adult Study Group, a group which meets weekly to study the Catechism if the Catholic Church and to study apologetics.

2008. Co-founded The Esperansa Project, a project dedicated to advancing pro-life legislation wherever legally possible and to raising awareness about Guam's status as the most dangerous place in America for the unborn. (Compared to the rest of the U.S. in an AUL study, Guam had the fewest legal protections relative to regulation of the abortion industry.)

2008. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, supported, and lobbied for a ban on partial birth abortion. Bill 374-29 Partial Birth Abortion Ban (signed into law)

2008. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce and supported a bill requiring informed consent for abortion. Bill 405-29 Informed Consent for Abortion (failed)

2009. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill requiring informed consent for abortion. Bill 54-30 Informed Consent for Abortion (failed after a two year fight)

2009. Began GuamOpenGovernment.org to expose the pro-abortion conspiracy in the Guam Legislature and to hold elected officials more accountable on all levels.

2009 With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill requiring normal medical care for children who survive a failed abortion. Bill 309-30 Born Alive Act (failed after a two year fight)

2009. Defended the Archbishop for his opposition to a bill which would legalize same-sex civil unions in public hearings, townhalls, public debates, and many times in the media. (Ultimately the bill was withdrawn)

2009-2010. Defended the Archbishop in public hearings, when he was the target of legislation relative to child sex abuse. (The bill was modified to not include a specific mention of 'Archbishop")

2009-2010. Defended the Archbishop when "windows legislation" was introduced which would have held the entire Catholic Church in Guam liable in a sexual molestation suit. (The bill was modified to hold only persons, not organizations, responsible.)

2011 - 2013. Wrote a weekly column (View from the Pew) for the U Matuna, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Agana.

2011. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill prohibiting abortion after twenty weeks on the basis that children of that gestational age can feel pain. Bill 51-31 Pain capable abortion ban (failed)

2011. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill requiring informed consent for abortion. Bill 52-31 Informed consent for abortion (passed with conditions on implementation after a two year fight)

2011. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill requiring parental consent for abortion. Bill 323-31 Parental consent for abortion (passed after a long battle)

2011. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill requiring the harm or killing of an unborn child as a result of a violent attack on the mother to be treated as a second criminal act. Bill 409-31 Unborn Victims of Violence Act (failed after a long fight)

2013. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill lifting the limitations on the implementation on the informed consent for abortion law. Bill 193-32

2013 - 2014. Author of the JungleWatch blog, chronicling the serious problems in the Archdiocese of Agana and essentially providing the only public venue for these problems to be heard. 

2014. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill requiring normal medical care for a child which survives a failed abortion. Bill 195-32 A child's right to live act (passed after a long battle)

2014. With The Esperansa Project, helped introduce, support, and lobby for a bill requiring gestational age to be included in all abortion reports already required by law. Bill 412-32 (passed)

1987 to present. With my wife, raised and raising eleven beautiful Catholic children many thousands of miles from our homes of origin and our nearest relatives.

Most common question asked: What is your motivation for doing the JungleWatch blog?
My answer: I hate bullies. 

Second most common question: When do you sleep?
My answer: Sleep?






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