Recently, a prominent member of the NCW met with members of the CCOG in what was apparently an effort to get the CCOG to back off on its call for no more money unless there is accountability and transparency.
The CCOG asked to see a roster of formators and instructors for RMS (and Blessed Diego Institute) along with their credentials. They also asked to see the financial information that Archbishop Apuron had promised would be released by RMS last July.
In response, the member of the NCW sent the CCOG a copy of the pope's speech to the Neocatechumenal Way earlier this month.
Translation: "You have no right to question us. The pope loves us."
Our reply: Fine. NO MONEY.
I have to assume that this is another attempt by an impostor to use this blog (since it has such a huge readership) for neo-propaganda. I have to assume that this was sent by an impostor because on this blog we have already more than addressed the pope's message here, here, and here. So any regular reader or supporter of this blog would know this.
Here's a summary, though:
In the pope's talk to members of the Neocatechumenal Way in Rome on March 6, 2015, Pope Francis:
- Makes it clear that he did NOT call the meeting.
- Makes it clear that he is NOT personally sending the "missionaries" anywhere.
- Makes it clear that he is not happy with the shenanigans of the NCW leadership by joking that he was "paid" to show up.
- Makes it clear that the "missionaries" are supposed to go to non-Christian lands (not to Catholic parishes like ours).
Because he knows that there are many sincere people in the NCW and not everyone is a crook like Kiko, he offers the sort of encouraging words which he gives to every group which seeks his blessing.
In short, while he blasts the legs out from under Kiko (you have only to see Kiko's face at the moment the pope jokes about getting paid), he reminds the members of exactly what their Statute constitutes them to do, which by the way does not include:
- the public abuse of priests
- the locking of pastors out of their parishes
- the public slandering of a layperson and his family
- the abuse of the liturgy
- the defrauding of the Catholic faithful of millions of dollars
- the theft of archdiocesan property
- the elimination of an authentic diocesan priesthood ("In this archdiocese the diocesan priesthood is no more." - Fr. Adrian to Richard Kidd)
- the molestation of minors
- the hiding of clerics who are credibly accused of the sexual abuse of minors (Wadeson and Camacho)
And that's just for starters.
Motivated by the impertinence of this constant "in your face", "screw you, the pope loves us" attack on Guam's many faithful Catholics, and likewise motivated by their deep concern for their individual parishes, we propose the following course of action:
Instead of putting any money in the collection basket or making any contribution of any kind to any parish or diocesan call for funds, submit the following Warrant. A PDF can be downloaded here. Make copies and share.
Know ye all men by these presents:
To: Father/Msgr ___________
This warrant is redeemable for $________.00 upon presentation to the undersigned no later than ten (10) days after the Archbishop of Agaña has made a full and complete public report of all archdiocesan finances and exhibited documentation showing that the unencumbered fee simple title of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary is the patrimony of the Archdiocese of Agaña.
This warrant is not transferrable.
Name (print): _____________________________________
Parishioner of ________________________parish