Friday, April 24, 2015

MEANWHILE, PIZZA AND TRAVEL FOR THE RMS BOYS


Yesterday, St. Thomas Aquinas Highs School parents and students began receiving word from the school's principal that the school will close at the end of next month. 

The reported reason is not enough enrollment and revenue.

Understand that every dollar we give to Apuron's "children" over at RMS is a dollar we don't have to give to our own parishes, schools, and the future of our own children.


Take the money that Apuron has spent jetting about the world with his newly ordained presbyter pets and throw in the big bucks he just spent on that Denver law firm, and we probably could have kept the school open another year.

It costs nearly a million dollars a year to keep RMS running.  And FOR WHAT?

Immature boys who tell us they are "sick of our culture" (actually was said), scream at us unintelligibly from our pulpits, give us a hard time burying our dead, and then help themselves to our daughters.

Well screw that!

Make no mistake. This is revenge for the damage we have done to the future of RMS by withholding funds from the Appeal. 

And since Msgr. James was involved with founding the school, it is no doubt another attack on his reputation and legacy, which also explains why the assistance of many who offered to help keep the school open was refused. 

Apuron not only did not have the decency to try and work out a solution for the school with its stakeholders, he neither had the decency to speak to the parents and students himself about his decision to close the school.

Just another damn decree.

And no contingency plan for the students. No plan to integrate them into the other schools. They're on their own. Get out of here. 

Meanwhile, pizza and travel for his RMS boys. Oh, and big plans are being made to celebrate AAA's birthday as a fundraiser with a goal to raise $300,000. 

Guess where the money is going. Make sure it's not yours.

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  1. Can ANYONE reading this blog actually believe the ill conceived idea of trying to raise 300K for Arch enemy's Birthday? Can you ??? Seriously? They have truly lost their collective residual minds.

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    1. Yes, commenter 9.59am several sources were informed about an intended birthday show biz bash to raise $300,000 . Arcbishop is asking for $1,000,000 to support endowment fund though he does not determine for what purpose.

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    2. Birthday? I doubt it. Born-Nov. 1st; ordained- August 16th; consecrated bishop - Feb 16th; installed Archbishop May 11th. So is it ordination or installation that we will be fundraising? Get the trash bags out, you may need to hit the tourists at the hotel.

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    3. Hit them on the way out of Tumon clubs. Might not know what they are giving to. Anyone in their right mind won't.

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    4. Oh, sorry. I thought it was 300,000 K seems it is $1,000,000.00 silly me, I'll believe just about anything i guess. Sorry, I gave at the office.

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  2. AAA birthday fundraiser? Fr. Pius already bilks obscene amounts of money and assets from the communities in the scrutinies (Yes, bilked.)

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    1. True Pius takes allowance in cash from the communities around 5k monthly, 60k yearly personal expenses.

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    2. Well, how much to fly on the UAE airline? HMMM? Loves DUBAI. Anyone around here been there?

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    3. He shops in Dubai buying expensive gifts at the Dubai airport.

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    4. Gifts for the tall woman?

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    5. Possible.... Expensive female gift products.

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    6. Dubai it is. Gotta get a hold of my extended kababayan family in Dubai. Sending pictures of Pius, the tall lady, AAA and others. Maybe they may be able to spot them strolling along ZAABEL PARK, the HOTEL, OR THE MOSQUE. Smile you're on Candid Camera. Spies everywhere.

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    7. Spies? Good!

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    8. How do you say 'Call me Tony" in Dubai?

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    9. How do you say 'Call me Tony" in Dubai?

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    10. "Call Me Tonee" better wear covered clothes all over, he might be easy prey to lascivious horny men over there. Unless that is his cup of tea.

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  3. Of all people to do a fundraiser on his birthday....ARCHBISHOP, YOUR BELIEF IN THE NCW IS: "MONEY IS EVIL." For goodness sake practice what you preach and live within your means.

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  4. Keep your eyes open in even ONE of those seminarians heads off to VACAY. Let those guys do community service in the summer. After all, they haven't exactly had grueling academic year. How many credits do they carry? Lazy and spoiled. Future Presbyters.

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  5. STA school along with Archdiocese of Agana have no official statement on their web page.

    Official statement on behalf of His Excellency should be communicated .

    Tim Rohr is the only catholic media source providing updated information on the Archdiocese to the community.

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    1. True. Press the PayPal. Ps I'm not Tim, that wouldn't look good.

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  6. And to think that AAA stood in front of the people at the Ordot Parish Confirmation Mass and told the people how he quized the candidates on the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. While the plans for closing the school next door was underway. Gifts of the Holy Spirit Archbishop, practice what you preach. Maybe Kiko teaches that there is no Holy Spirit that's why AAA does not practice. How petty these people are and still they can convince themselves that what they are doing is for the good of the church. A birthday fundraiser? Hey how about I bake the cake?

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    1. Exactly. AAA nice to your face behind your back he plots against you. He is nice to chancery staff at the same time he has a plot to remove members to save money. Ones to be removed sadly the good staff. But best it happens to show truth.

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  7. Further cut backs are expected intended to pour greater funding into RMS. chancery staff, ministries to be cut. Be warned chancery staff. You will be told this is not true, but heads will role as urgent need for money to pay RMS. Financial crisis of the highest degree. Operational fund nearing zero.

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    1. Cut Sr. Marian pay. She can be a volunteer supported by the Mercy nuns.

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    2. 'the only thing we take with us when we die is what we have given away" Quote of Cardinal Francis George. From his funeral today.

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    3. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! ARCHBISHOP OR AAA

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  8. How true 12.02pm. The only things we take with us at death are the items we give away in life. We can have the greatest collection of art but at the end of day paintings are not important . It is the people around us the company we keep, and the things we give away. We only keep when is imprinted on the soul.

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  9. Cashee sighted today.

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    1. Oh, where? Archie's house?

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    2. All over guam visited Joel to take fruit cake.

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    3. Good old Joel. $$$$$$$

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    4. I means what do these priest's do with envelopes? Not as though they have kids to put through school.

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  10. The closing of St. Thomas Aquinas is a reflection of how the Archdiocese does not care about and vehemently neglects all Guam Catholic Schools.

    Parties and world travel are top priorities over the Education of OUR children.

    Absolutely pathetic and a bunch of straight up bullshit.

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  11. Cashee mad .....talk of the town.

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    1. Casheee Mad? ooooooohhhhhhhh

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    2. Cashee going crazy giving envelopes out.

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    3. If Casheeee asks you, you better give. Tough girl.

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  12. the pretender needs to face the kids whom he's turned into collateral damage.

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  13. He won't and you wouldn't want him to. Remember FD

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  14. Sounds like a potential war zone.

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    1. What if we are all wrong and His Excellency can do no wrong?

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  15. Archbisnop Apuron wants all available funding given to RMS. until you bring the archdiocese to a halt by stopping money he will win.

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    1. Nope. Not going to win. Sorry.

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    2. Just wondering to myself, who is still giving?

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  16. Santa Bernadetta Fiesta Mass tomorrow in Agafo Gumas.

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    1. And I am sure the Archbishop will be present to announce the chapel will become a parish. Another publicity stunt

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    2. Correct Anonymous 9:46 a.m. I am not from Yigo so I was completely surprised by the archbishop's reading of the document acclaiming Santa Bernadita a parish. The parishioners were thrilled and clapped and cheered. They clapped and cheered again when the archbishop announced that Fr. Danilo Ferrandiz is now appointed to be pastor of Santa Bernadita for 6 years.

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    3. Another cynical thought-if Santa Bernadita is no longer a mission chapel but now a full-fledged parish, does that mean it will be assessed more money to be paid to the archbishop? Was this perhaps the motivation to change its classification to that of a parish?

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  17. Mt. Carmel School was doomed to close if it weren't for the passionate parents, along with Matt Philips who fought to keep it open. Will there be a fight for this school?

    Financially, I'm amazed that this school can't function on its own with the tuition being outrageous! It's a small school (enrollment/building size)! I'm sure there's more to running a school than I know. What would it take to keep this school open? Are the parents and students passionate enough to FIGHT to keep it open?

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    1. We have BEEN fighting, for as long as the school has been open; please don't doubt our love for the school, and don't put the blame on us for not having enough "passion" to keep the school open.

      What is our passion compared to the archbishop's decisions? Will our passion persuade him to open his eyes? It hasn't worked yet with the passion of this island's Catholics - what will the passion of 50 students and their families do to sway him?

      This is not the school's fault - and it is especially NOT a lack of fight or passion or love from the school that has led us to this point. Look at the archbishop.

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    2. AnonymousApril 24, 2015 at 3:58 PMApril 24, 2015 at 11:47 PM

      I stand corrected. I come in with my ignorance and made statements not knowing all the facts. I had no idea the fight to keep the school open has been long. I've been too caught up with other travesties of the Chancery and the Archbishop. I pray for all the faculty, staff, and students of St. Thomas. May your anger, disappointment, and cries be heard all the way to Rome!!!!

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    3. The fight has been long, difficult, and oftentimes demoralizing because of the lack of support from the chancery. Thank you for keeping an open mind to our struggles.

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    4. Praying for STA's faculty, staff, students, and their families. Thank you for your contributions to our island! God bless!!

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    5. The fight for STA is stay open is something that I know my STA community is devastated by. The countless letters to the Archdiocese, the many fundraisers, the generous benefactors, the passionate students, the hard working parents, and especially the never ending prayers ....... if you don't think that STA has fought or for that matter is still fighting, then please pay a visit to the school before they close and just address the people there.

      I graduated from STA. I am a proud student, a strong follower of my Catholic faith and I believe that STA has given me the knowledge to not just excel in academics, but in my faith. I cannot speak for my whole STA community because I am only one person, but I can tell you all something. We are taught that God has a will. We cannot throw around blames for things that we cannot control, nor can we allow ourselves to come between God's will for us.

      Yes STA is closing down, but we fought our hearts out and continue to fight, because this school is our home. Did you know that last year when a meeting was called for stakeholders and administration to discuss the facts and issues of the school last year with the board, that practically the whole school community showed up and fit ourselves in a small tiny conference room. Do you know why? It is because we all hold a stake in this school. Each and every one of the students, parents, faculty, staff and contributors all hold a stake with the school.

      Shutting down STA to me feels like you're turning us away saying "you're not good enough." Matthew 10: 33 - "But whoever denies me before men, I shall deny him before My Father in Heaven." Are you denying us?

      "How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know."

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  18. not even one penny. this archbishop is a thief, a liar, a cheat, a pervert, a blasphemous demon.
    to cut a school off, an institution of learning, a home for those students longing for knowledge and spiritual growth is the ultimate sign of treachery and corruption.

    you archbishop - you did this. you bear the weight of the tears and heartbreak of those children, the commitment and investment from the parents, supporters and teachers on your ugly black soul.

    and you creatures of hell that call yourselves 'neo' - a pox on you! you have unleashed bitterness, resentment and anger; un-Christianlike behavior from the depths of your delusion and insanity. You are not Catholic. You are cult-followers. You are mindless, soul-less drones following SATAN.

    Years of watching and reading on this blog, witnessing first-hand the demise of the One, Holy, Catholic Church then to hear the sobs and pleas from the school-kids is too much. Archbishop, your vanity, your ENORMOUS EGO just can't take it, huh? It can't take the success of this school that was brainchild of Monsignor James so you killed it. What kind of lowly being because you're not a man, what kind of leader, well, you're not even a leader...what kind of conscience, well, never mind. I answered my own question.

    Resign. Do Rome a favor and just leave.

    I pray to God that a press release goes out on all media, electronic, print and social - reminding whoever is stupid to give one copper penny to any party for the archbishop that their businesses will be boycotted for supporting him. it goes to show - money talks, bullshit walks.
    Party? dancing on the heads of the school children and their families, the heads of Paul and James and their families? How does that feel?

    Tony, just go. Don't look back, don't make any false, plays on emotion, no 'let's try' or 'collectively,' or 'in concert' or any of those flowery, well-meaning but non-committal phrases.
    Its too damn late, too much water under the bridge, scorched earth episodes from you. Your legacy, all that you and your neo minions will be remembered by - users and broken people.

    just go. now.

    its all about the money, right? if anybody had any doubts, here you go, here's the truth of it. tony funneled all the diocese money to the neos and his RMS (insert laugh here) and now who suffers? the children of the archdiocese.

    go. don't look back. don't come back. we will be so much better when you're gone. the veil of darkness and deceit will be lifted and the sad, wounded hearts will be made whole eventually.

    if you don't go and Rome continues to move at its glacial pace - the same news media running same-sex articles will be running articles about the corruption, the sex scandals (do you think they don't have Google alerts at CNN/Fox/NBC/ABC/CBS/AP/NHK/BBC/Time Warner?) and your political playing NY friends? Are you even remotely aware there's a documentary crew writing a script about all this for _ _ _? You think Pius and those war crimes G family going to save you? Never!!

    You will singularly be remembered for being a pawn and a putz, same with Adrian, David, Coreen.

    Don't let the door hit you on the ass!

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    1. Thanks, 5;19. That felt good. Let the truth come out. Let people all over know where the 5000 Marines are coming! Guam! Just great. This goes down in History. Rome, I trust you are doing what needs to be done in a timely manner. It's sort of getting too late.

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    2. Hey, who are those people still attending the 9:30 at the Cathedral? You are not helping the Mass is celebrated other churches all over the island.

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    3. MORATORIUM on the ORDINATIONS. LET all the next candidates be SCRUTINIZED by qualified examiners. This is a must. How can we see to this??? Priests of Guam, answer us? Don't be afraid!

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    4. hey!! 5:19 is that you TIM, you still hating???

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    5. No. You never have to ask if that's me. Unlike you I have the integrity to put my name on my comments. What, can't sleep, Fr. R.?

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    6. If that is indeed Fr R., he won't say his name publicly because he has a huge skeleton in his closet (actually a petite and chunky one) that many people whisper about.

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    7. Anonymous 8:38 pm. It's hard to believe but there are still many Catholics all over Guam who are oblivious or indifferent to the destruction being done to the real Catholic Church. They attend mass out of habit and, for the most part, the mass appears unchanged even when said by NCW presbyters-for now.

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    8. Yes, Agnes, however, as I've demonstrated several times before, the NCW really hasn't done anything that we haven't already incrementally permitted. Small abuses of the liturgy abound, regular excursions outside the GIRM, words added here and there extemporaneously in the spirit of being "welcoming", strange jokes and stories to preface homilies that are irrelevant to the Gospel, parishes where some sit, some stand, some kneel after communion (disunity), disregard for the norms for music at Mass (see Musicam Sacram), disrespect for the Holy Eucharist by communicants who use the walk back to the pew as an opportunity to greet relatives and friends, the list goes on. For years we have been "oblivious or indifferent" (ignorant actually) "to the destruction being done to the real Catholic Church", attending "mass out of habit" which to them "for the most part, the mass appears unchanged." But it was changed, and dramatically so, just incrementally. The NCW had done nothing different. This is why its members do not see the problem. The liturgy they attend is not that different than what they were already doing in their churches before joining.

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    9. Part 2. This is why I say the NCW is not the real problem. We are. The question is do we care enough to fix it.

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    10. Wow 5:19. I thought I was reading me! The good news is more people are enraged at what is going on and this will help the highly anticipated demise of the Evil Ones.
      Money is the key. Everybody stopping the flow. Give nothing to the church but help in other ways. Pay a part of the power bill by writing your check to Gpa or GWA. Or help pay the priests salary by making the check payable to him (but only if he is not NCW). Or write your check to the company who he has health insurance with.
      Priests cannot be disobedient in the assessment but they also cannot pay to Caesar what they do not have.
      Now is the time to rebel and fight. Tony is on the run and the weight of all his sins is quickly bring the weight to an unbearable cross he will not carry.
      I love my parish but I no longer write checks to it but support it in ways as state above. If everyone does the same tony will be broke and homeless.

      Ah.....it is a beautiful vision. Won't you help me bring it to fulfillment?

      Real eyes
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      Real lies!

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    11. Janet,

      You have good intentions, but anything you give helps AAA. This diocese must at the brink of disaster before Rome does anything. All the priest and parishes must suffer financially due to the horrible leadership of AAA.

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    12. Excuse me, but aren't we at the brink of disaster??

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    13. People close to Arch say he is much happier these days?? Good for him. Would he mind to share the JOY???

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    14. @4:50,

      Yes, I agree in my opinion, but obviously not in Rome's opinion.

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    15. Give directly to the Capuchin Friars; the Carmelite Nuns; the Mercy Sisters; the School Sisters of Notre Dame; Notre Dame High School; the Dominicans; and other worthy charities.

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  19. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on our sham of an archbishop. He'll do anything for RMS but not lift one little neo-tainted finger to help anyone in the archdiocese who is not a neo. Close down the school without personally explaining to parents, students, teachers, and staff? He has forgotten how to live the example of Christ. Not one penny of my money is going to him or his neo pets and projects. Good luck with his fundraiser. Watch out! He might close all the Catholic
    schools under his control. His treachery knows no bounds.
    Eileen Benavente-Blas

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    1. Deacon Tenoooriooooo, any spare change?

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  20. I guess all the paid (almost weekly) ads St. Thomas School ran in the Umatuna Si Yu'us) didn't matter. If Apuron KNEW he was closing them down MONTHS ago, why continue to take their money and promote the school via Umatuna? I just don't understand why. No appeal? No Mercy in this year of mercy. Mercy walks and money talks.

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  21. Boycott all masses at the Cathedral ? Or at least the archbishop's mass .


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    Dear Archbisop ,

    I am deeply disappointed on your decisions to hurt every Catholics here on Guam. You were suppose to be the shepherd , but I guess I have lost faith on you . I recall the time where you banned public masse at the Friary and btw that wasn't nice at all .


    Therefore I agree with Mr,Rohr to resign immediately . We need a leader who can push the church forward into our former state . You are pulling the diocese down , even your PEOPLE ! You're putting the NCW on your priority list even the RMS ....




    Publically embarrassing Msgr.Benavente and Fr.Paul , dear Lord that wasn't very nice at all.
    Shutting down a catholic school , a big no no and that shows GDOE that you're not prioritizing catholic education at all.


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  22. STA was a project primarily undertaken to pad Apuron's resume as he aspired to higher office. He's probably been told by Rome that it'll never happen. So why bother keeping up appearances.

    It's just sad that the students will be the victims. Other schools will probably soon follow as he tries to tap into their revenues to support his lifestyle and his beloved RMS. Well, I guess it really is possible to remove a soul. Clearly Apuron no longer has one.

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    1. He has a soul, alright. We better pray for it!

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  23. I may be mistaken, but don't the Catholic schools GIVE to the Archdiocese? I don't think the Archdiocese gives to the schools. Isn't that why these schools have to fund raise for their own necessities?

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    1. Yes, the Archdiocese only knows how to take, take, take. Then the same archdiocese does not even support school administration when there is conflict with parents. Whoever has the ear of the archbishop gets to win, and we know what it takes to get his attention...$$$$$ and more $$$$$. Then he contradicts school policy to accommodate the highest bidder. Administration and faculty...hands tied, education shot to the gutters.

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    2. My understanding is that the schools run by RSM and SSND are autonomous. FD and St. Thomas are not. I'll look into it.

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    3. Tim,good point. For years I advocated complete independence of catholic schools, hospitals, religious convents, monasteries , priest's financially from any bishop. Structures need to be set up now to protect independent groups. Otherwise a bishop can lose down any structure. If STA was not in a church building, independent of archdiocese it could have been saved very easy. I still believe it could be saved with a group of investors. however, everything should be independent of Archdiocese as far as possible. Ava Maria Florida functions because good finances. It's all in the money.

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    4. Tim, Note Dame High is autonomous. St. Francis and San Vicente School are parish schools under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop. He can close these two schools.

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    5. Until AAA moves his NEO friends' children out of SFS and SVS, they probably will not be closed down. Someone should get some intel into how many NEO-kids attend these two schools and verify whether their tuition is waived (previous comments were made here in JW about this). BTW, are you kidding me? AAA is PAID "handsomely" to make his annual visits to the schools? Who does he think he is--a rock star?! SMH...

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  24. Very alarming reading the nasty comments made by Diana on her page. Woman with no compassion or ability to work for justice peace.

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  25. So this explains why the SSND have been visible at the meetings; they are autonomous. As far as the birthday fund-raising goes, if people don't say NO to the arch, then he will get what he wants. If someone invites you, say the truth. Don't say that you are busy with other commitments; just say, "I don't want to support anything related to the Arch."

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    1. SSND is a Pontifical Congregation. Not under Archdiocese. Generalate in Rome.

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    2. Only Norte Dame High is autonomous...I have not seen SSND nubs at meetings, maybe the prayer rally

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    3. The reference is to the schools, not the order itself.

      Here's the breakdown:

      NDHS and all 4 pre-k schools owned by the orders.
      DCS also owned by Dominicans.
      All other are not autonomous and owned by AAA.
      MCS a hybrid because aaa owns but Mike Phillips was given complete autonomy.
      Although sisters run many schools, AAA still owns and has ultimate say.

      However, he rarely gets involved except for his annual visit for which he is paid handsomely.

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    4. Thanks for the breakdown, Tim. Point of correction though: aaa does not "own" these schools. They are a patrimony of the Catholic legacy. In the paraphrased words of the Patek Philippe ad: "we don't really own these institutions, we merely take care of it for the next generation." Apuron better know that he is only a steward of what has been passed on. It is not for him to squander, although it seems like he is leaving this "sacred patrimony" much poorer than he found it.

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  26. References on the blog to a certain Fr.R. He remains a point of interest to readers.
    Any one seen him around? What is he doing these days? Thanks!

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    1. Father R! Come out, come out, wherever you are.

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    2. Fr. R?? You're kidding! Tell him to call me, ok?

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  27. So much for the SECRET CULT, NCW: devoted Diana follower..."The ncw will never publish all the tomes because we do not have to. Lucia's last secret is held to be real by all pope's and yet none has published it. Those who matter have read the directories and approved them. Your approval is not needed. I mean if you do not obey your Bishop and cannot trust the pope in their decisions why on earth would we share the treasure with you? If you were Catholics the say of the Vatican would satisfy you. The Truth is that you are neither Catholics nor Christians. Pee or get off the pot:either accept all catholic doctrine including obedience or go join a Protestant sect. They don't like obedience to peter and his successors either."......I paid a lot for vol. one. I wanted to be fair and read for myself. This is the reply I got when I asked to get other of the many volumes. Discouraging. We don't have DEEP DARK SECRETS such as this in the Catholic Church.

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  28. Where is Fr.R located? Does he live in Archbishop's palace?

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    1. Thought he retired already and is double-dipping at a large well-off parish in Guam?

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    2. Ohhhhhh, the double dipping Fr. R. Not very polite.

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