In order not to confuse Msgr. David C. Quitugua, the Vicar General with Msgr. David I.A. Quitugua, the pastor of Ordot church, Msgr. David C. Quitugua will hereafter be referred to as Msgr. David the VG.
As we know, Msgr. David the VG, in addition to being the VG, is also the current rector of the Agana Cathedral. And as we also know, he distributed a letter in his name on January 23 to all the parishioners of the Cathedral, attempting to blame Msgr. James for the Cathedral's financial woes. And as we further know, his representative was dismissed from the CCOG village meeting last night for attempting to do so again.
We appreciate these sordid attempt to further vilify Msgr. James, Fr. Paul, etc., because they give us a reason to once again state the facts and show who these people really are.
Msgr. David the VG is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Agana. The position of vicar general is akin to an attorney general. Both are tasked with seeing to it that laws are not transgressed, and if they are, that the transgressors are held to account.
This position makes the "untruths" of Msgr. David the VG even more egregious. Here is the man who, because of his position and title, we should be able to trust the most. Yet we are now aware that he is the man we can trust the least.
Thank you to the "cathedral representative" at last night's meeting for once again giving us an opportunity to share two of the most glaring examples of the willingness of Msgr. David the VG to tell "untruths" in the service of the destruction of others.
Big "Untruth" No. 1
After we had exposed Archbishop Apuron's canonically illegal removal of Fr. Paul Gofigan, Msgr. David C. Quitugua wrote Fr. Paul on August 2, 2013, stating that the Archbishop's letter of July 16, 2013 to Fr. Paul, demanding his resignation or "face a more arduous and painful closure to your assignment" was only an attempt to "persuade" Fr. Paul to resign.
Msgr. David the VG wrote this because church law (Can. 1742 §1) requires a bishop to attempt to "paternally persuade" a pastor to resign before taking further action to remove him. There was NO attempt to "paternally persuade" Fr. Paul to resign, but this "untruth" needed to be concocted in order to cover the fact that Archbishop Apuron had violated church law.
In fact, Msgr. David the VG is more than just the messenger. He was at the meeting with the Archbishop and Fr. Paul and it was Msgr. David the VG who wrote the July 16 letter. So the person who the bishop is supposed to trust to keep him out of trouble with church law, Msgr. David the VG, was the person who GOT him into the trouble with church law. And in an effort to save his own behind, he concocts the "untruth" that the July 16th demand to resign was only an effort to "paternally persuade." WOW!
Big "Untruth" No. 2
On the morning of December 6, 2011, Msgr. David the VG wrote then-president of the Archdiocesan Finance Council, Richard Untalan, accusing him of "breaking communion" with the archbishop, inflicting a "vulnus" towards him, and "disrespecting his person".
Read the letter here.
The reason for the attack on Mr. Untalan was because Mr. Untalan had called a meeting of the AFC to discuss a demand by the archbishop to assign the title of the former Accion Hotel property - the archdiocese's largest asset - over to the control of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary, and effectively to the control the Neocatechumenal Way.
Msgr. David the VG KNEW that control of the property had already been secretly assigned to RMS two weeks previously. He also KNEW that due to the value of the property the consent of the AFC was required but had not been obtained. He also KNEW that for the same reason, Rome's consent was also necessary.
Yet, knowing all this, he accuses Mr. Untalan of all of the above! That's worse than lying. That's an attack on Mr. Untalan and a bastardization of his church-granted authority.
Last night, our "cathedral representative" advised the attendees to be careful when listening to me because I was throwing around words like "excommunication.".
Here is the context of how the word was used:
"Vulnus" is the Latin word for wound, a serious, life threatening wound. Msgr. David the VG accused Mr. Untalan of this kind of "wounding" of the archbishop. Msgr. David the VG knows that an attack on a bishop, rising to the level of a "vulnus" is an excommunicable offense. He used this word specifically to scare Mr. Untalan. And I said so.
And why did he want to "scare" Mr. Untalan? Because he and the archbishop had ALREADY and SECRETLY deeded control of the property to the Gennarini's* and Msgr. David the VG needed to scare a smart man like Mr. Untalan off their trail.
So he accused him of attacking and attempting to wound the archbishop. This isn't just lying. This is bearing false witness and bearing false witness in the name of the Church while trying to cover up a fraud.
And they want us to believe the trash Msgr. David the VG prints about Msgr. James????
*RMS is controlled by the Board of Guarantors (AOI: Art. IX and X). The Board of Guarantors is comprised of Archbishop Apuron, a neo-priest, Angelo Poschetti, and Giuseppe and Claudia Gennarini, residents of New Jersey who are part of the "Neocatechumenal responsible Team for the United States." The RMS By-Laws (Art. VII) requires that the "Neocatechumenal responsible Team for the United States" be members of the Board of Guarantors. Thus the property occupied by RMS will ALWAYS (since Apuron's deed gives it to them for "perpetual use") be in the control of the "Neocatechumenal responsible Team for the United States": Giuseppe and Claudia Gennarini and their successors.