Monday, February 16, 2015


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•CALL TO ARMS! This is NOT a “call to arms” as in firearms or any kind of physical rebellion, or a “plot against the Church” as Archbishop Anthony Apuron (AAA) had characterised the Concerned Catholics of Guam (CCOG). This is a “call to arms” against the lies, deceit, fraud, and reckless/sinful behaviour of AAA and his Neo (NCW) masters.

This is a CALL TO ARMS FOR THE TRUTH. Every well-meaning true Catholic on this island should arm himself/herself with “the helmet of truth”. Become fully knowledgeable of what is going on. Ask, research, talk to others, attend group meetings, and pray -- to get to the truth.

Fellow Catholics, we have major problems in Guam. And unless they are resolved, WE can kiss our Holy Roman Catholic Church (and all that our forefathers have worked for and taught us) GOODBYE! Unless we act, it will only be a matter of time before the Neos take over! So time is of the essence.

It has been demonstrated “till we’re blue in the face” that no amount of argumentation or debate with AAA and his NCW masters is going to get us anywhere. We have given every benefit of the doubt that the archbishop might come to his senses, and do what is right. I, for one, truly believe that AAA fully knows that what he is doing is wrong, but he is UNABLE and perhaps also UNWILLING to do anything about it. So, let’s de-emphasise words, and emphasise action: CALL TO ARMS.

1)AAA will not return the RMS property he stole to give to the NCW, back to the Archdiocese of Agana, by trying to convince him that he should. He won’t! His masters won’t let him! So let’s sue him (the Corporation Sole) for defrauding the beneficiaries of the Corporation – us, the Catholic Faithful of Guam. If Canon Law didn’t stop him, let’s see him defy civil law. You Catholic lawyers out there – are you listening?

2) The Redemptoris Mater Seminary (RMS) is not an archdiocesan seminary. AAA said so himself; it is a seminary for the formation of priests in the Neocatechumenal Way. It is a Neo seminary! That’s why he erected JP2 Seminary in Maloloj, to brag to Rome that he does have an archdiocesan seminaries. Yet AAA is duty-bound by his Neo masters to support the RMS.

Where is he going to get the money? Are WE GOING TO BE HAD AGAIN by the upcoming Annual Archdiocesan Appeal?? Let’s not support the Appeal unless it is CLEARLY and HONESTLY DEMONSTRATED that it is to support the local clergy in Guam and the CNMI, and not to fund the importation of seminarians to be brought to Guam, trained in the Neo Way to become Neo priests and later to be shoved down our throats as our Neo pastors. AAA needs to give clear answers to the CCOG questions posed to him in a recent letter regarding the purpose and expenditures of the Appeal. (Why not ask him to respond to the CCOG letter?) Hit where it hurts – money!

3)Are we acting out of respect by doing this? AAA had perhaps once upon a time deserved respect; but not anymore. The time for the Chamorro custom of “respeto” is gone! Even the “mamamko” are coming out against him. AAA has consistently shown that he is NOT DESERVING of “respeto”, so let’s not show him any. Let’s, on the other hand, STAND UP TO HIM. “Fanohgi, Chamorro; fanohgi Katoliko!”

Many more major issues can be noted here (and may be in the future), but “sufficient for the day, is its evil thereof”. Let’s start with these!

On your mark! Get set! Let’s go! Despite the boo-boo in the Umatuna, the Appeal begins this Wednesday, February 18, not April 18


  1. As a Catholic, I will not be scammed by this Archdiocese Appeal that coincides with Lent. I will contribute to those parishes in Mangilao, Agana Heights, Talofofo, SInajana and Yona. At least I know what I am giving will go toward Catholic goals, values and practices which I and many others on island have grown up with.

    1. Consider donating to Fr. Paul Gofigan so he can afford the services of a canon lawyer. I consider it an honor to contribute to Fr. Paul's defense.

  2. You can also contribute directly to your Catholic Community if you are a Couples for Christ, Cursillo of Guam, Christian Mothers...or directly to a priest that you want to support. All these are considered tithes.

    An excerpt from Catholic Answers below:

    "Although the Church teaches that offering some form of material support to the Church is obligatory for all Catholic adults who are able to do so, it doesn't specify what percent of one's income should be given. Remember, tithing was an Old Testament obligation that was incumbent on the Jews under the Law of Moses. Christians are dispensed from the obligation of tithing ten percent of their incomes, but not from the obligation to help the Church.

    The key to understanding how God wants us to give to the Church is found in 1 Corinthians 16:2, "On the first day of the week [Sunday] each of you should set aside whatever he can afford," and in 2 Corinthians 9:5-8,

    So I thought it necessary to encourage the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for your promised gift [donation], so that in this way it might be ready as a bountiful gift and not as an exaction. Consider this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.

    To paraphrase: God doesn't demand a fixed amount of money from us; he wants us to give from the heart. If people are forced by their church to give a certain percent of their income, that's extortion. If they give freely and cheerfully the amount they are able, that's a gift."

  3. Don't forget to show some love and support to the smaller village parishes that rely heavily on the time, talent and treasures of their few parishioners to keep the church running and neo-influenced free. It's a big sacrifice on mine and other parish family's part but we are happy to do so! Staying out of the red financially gives one less reason for the Archbishop to assign a new priest to that parish, most likely to be an RMS product.

  4. Dear Tim, may I offer the following article in relation to the current crises on Guam:


    "Even clear departure from Catholic doctrine provokes only protracted action. Episcopal administration that does not observe due canonical process seemingly provokes no action.

    Priests are aware that recourse to the Congregation for Clergy may only provoke different tactics of discrimination and protraction on the part of bishops, because there is an absence of practical oversight in the administration of Congregation for Clergy decrees that are favourable to clergy. Episcopal instinct for absolute rule and for lack of transparency and accountability runs deep."


    "There is another liturgical text that requires a "motu proprio" insertion. I refer to the rites of diaconal and priestly ordination where the candidate, kneeling before his seated bishop, promises "respect and obedience" to his bishop and his lawful successors.

    Read by itself, the liturgical text does not make adequately clear that this is a filial respect and obedience. It has always struck me how dreadful it would be if we had liturgical texts for marriage where the bride promises "respect and obedience" to the groom, but where the groom does not correspondingly promise "respect and honour" to the bride. We need for this crucial and public liturgical moment a textual insertion that makes clear the privileges and the responsibilities of the bishop in receiving this solemn promise by the ordinand.

    Such an insertion might have the ordaining bishop respond: "And I in turn promise you a filial stewardship of your ministerial vocation after the pattern of Christ, my Master and yours." Each priest and deacon should be able respectfully to ask his bishop to give an account of his manner of dealing with his sons and brothers in the sacred ministry."

  5. I contribute to my parish assigned to a capuchin priest. Though sometimes I wonder if my donation remains within my parish, used for parish needs without AAA's control over the churches money bag. I just don't know. With everything that's going on with AAA I will not attend Holy Mass at the Cathedral where he celebrates Holy Mass not because I'm afraid of AAA, it's because I feel he is not celebrating and participating within the Holy Mass truthfully, honestly and fervently..How could he with the damage within our churches.

  6. Spread the word to your family and friends. If you remain silent, then donations will continue to pour into their pockets. One less contributor equals one additional power to our traditional Catholics. Majority of my family got the message!

  7. Strange, on Saturday/Sunday, during my sleep, I too felt a call to arms. (no kidding)
    But the call to arms were with the weaponry Holy Mother Church has given us. The Holy Eucharist, a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary, Fasting,the Chaplet of Mercy. Let us do it perhaps as a Novena. Pick one and starting on Wednesday, February 18, continue tor nine days offering it up for the conversion of the NCW.

  8. I believe that the chancery assess every parish including ones run by capuchin priest on a quarterly or semianual basis an assessment fee amounting in the thousands. Can someone please check into this? I recall this being discussed at a parish council meeting.

    A presbyter disbanding the parish council at a particular neo run parish may be reason to protect these and other $$ source going to AAA.

  9. Heard that the parish council at Santa Rita has been disbanded. Can anyone confirm this?

  10. Each parish is assessed roughly ten percent (10%) of total collections for the year give or take depending on income bracket. For example, if my parish collects $200,000 for the year, the chancery tax will be $20,000 paid out as a monthly installment of $1,666 per month. This is why we are required to submit a monthly report.

    Previously the assessment was supposed to be the 4th Sunday of the month collection per month, but it probably wasn't cutting it.

    Mind you, monthly assessment does not cover the other required collections from the chancery like Peter's Pence (2x per year), Misson Sunday, Catholic Communications Month, and Holy Childhood for the poor. And now we have a "goal" for the appeals.

    These guys make Abe Lincoln cry the way they pinch the pennies.