There has been something bothering me that I wanted to get back to: Archbishop Apuron's response to a Toto parishioner about the neo-priest (who Apuron pretended not to know) who taught the permanent diaconate candidates that Jesus was a sinner. Here's the exchange again:
PARISHIONER (1:00:01)...I’m confused because being born a Catholic and being raised a Catholic Jesus is not a sinner. But on his homily, he said that He was a sinner. So is this the Neo way of how we perceive Jesus? As Jesus being a sinner? And if it is then I think this whole thing has confused a lot of people and it has probably caused a lot of things the way people perceive their homily and how they preach their way. So I just wanted to confirm with you and ask if Jesus is a sinner.ARCHBISHOP (01:01:34)Well I’d like to know who that priest is… protestant. (Conjecture) But I did ask the question in one of the Confirmation kids when I tested, and sometimes I test the kids before Confirmation in the church, and the kid goes to school at Father Duenas and my question to him was, “Did Jesus sin?” and he said, “Yes.”, and then I said, “Wow.”<inaudible> But no, He’s not a sinner. He appeared to be sin and caught by sins as if He were a sinner and that’s how he died <inaudible> sinless. <inaudible> Honestly I’d like to know who that priest is so that <inaudible> and tell him that’s wrong theology.
Here is the link to the previous post.
Here is the link to the audio recording.
Here is the link to the full recording and transcript of the neo-priest's heretical teaching.
We have already noted that Apuron pretends not to know anything about this even though the priest was teaching in his diocese at his invitation and with his permission.
And we also previously noted that teaching "Jesus was a sinner" is not just "wrong theology", but a fundamental heresy - which Apuron doesn't seem too concerned about because he says "Honestly I'd like to know who that priest is.." and yet all he had to do was ask, but he didn't. (Of course he knew who he was, so another lie?)
But the thing that really bothered me, and I didn't have time to go back to, was how - in order to defend his neo-priest - he throws a whole school, his OWN school, under the bus. However, Janet B caught it and it deserves a re-post: