Monday, August 17, 2015

ARCHDIOCESAN CRISIS IN THE NEWS

NOTE. As you might have guessed, the "renovations" that are going on at the Cathedral are a scam too. Details forthcoming. 


Following is a media update on the conflict within the Archdiocese of Agana. The links are to local news stories since April. For a full listing see the tab "In the Media" above. 

August 12, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
Tim Rohr's letter on Archbishop Apuron's lost opportunities was right on the money. Instead of WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?), he now asks himself WWKD (What will Kiko do?).

July 31, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
How ironic that Archbishop Apuron has “retained an attorney to warn an accuser to stop ruining the name of the island’s Catholic church and its leader” (July 17 Pacific Daily News).

July 24, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
Apuron is being persecuted, at least according to a letter to the editor of one of the local papers penned by a Neocat. Listen to Phill Leon Guerrero, afternoons 2 to 6 pm, on Newstalk K-57.  ...

July 24, 2015, CATHNEWS NEW ZEALAND
The Archbishop of Agaña, (Guam) Anthony Apuron, has retained an attorney to warn an accuser to stop ruining his name.

July 23, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
The Father Duenas Memorial High School "Chapelgate." The latest controversy in the Catholic Church, courtesy of Archbishop Apuron and the Neocatechumenal Way. Listen to Patti Arroyo, mid-days 10 am to  ...

July 23, 2015, MARIANAS VARIETY

July 21, 2015, MARIANAS VARIETY
A LETTER from a California lawyer addressed to John Toves demanded that Toves “immediately cease and desist from making any further defamatory comments or publications against Archbishop (Anthony) Apuron’s reputation and character.”

July 20, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
John Toves has previously accused Archbishop Anthony Apuron of molesting his cousin back in the 1980s. Guam - Just when everything started to quiet down regarding allegations made against Archbishop Anthony ...

July 17, 2015, KUAM
… Anthony Apuron has retained the services of Attorney Michelle Neal with the Employment Law Counsel in……

July 17, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
Archbishop Anthony Apuron has retained an attorney to warn an accuser to stop ruining the name of the island’s Catholic church and its leader.

June 23, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
The Archdiocese of Agana on Sunday responded to concerns of Toto parishioners who wanted more clarity in how money collected from annual donations are spent.

June 23, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS

June 18, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
The current archbishop, Anthony Apuron, refuses to allow the family home of Archbishop Felixberto Flores to be made into a museum to honor the memory of the much-beloved, historic, former leader of Guam' ...

June 17, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
Parish members of Toto's Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church have a contentious meeting with Archbishop Anthony Apuron. Listen to Patti Arroyo, mid-days 1o am to 1 pm, on Newstalk K-57.  ...

June 11, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
The pastor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Toto was summoned to the Archdiocese of Agana Chancery Office on Wednesday to discuss why the church's donations in an annual campaign for funds were "not favorable."

June 11, 2015, MARIANAS VARIETY
ABOUT 30 Catholic parishioners, most from the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Toto, gathered in peaceful prayer in front of the Archdiocese of Agana Chancery Office in Hagåtña yesterday afternoon.

June 10, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
... This time local Catholics gathered to demonstrate their disappointment with Archbishop Anthony Apuron for targeting yet another priest in the Church. Local Catholics and parishioners were showed up to ...

June 10, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
Toto parish members rally behind their pastor, Father Mike Crisostomo, as he is grilled by Archbishop Apuron about the underwhelming donations from his village. A protest is planned this afternoon at the ...

June 10, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
Toto Catholic Church parish members rally outside the Chancery in support of their pastor, Father Mike Crisostomo, and to protest the lack of transparency and accountability from Archbishop Anthony Apuron. ...

June 04, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
A member of the parish council of the Toto Catholic Church responds to a letter from Archbishop Anthony Apuron. Listen to Patti Arroyo, mid-days 10 am to 1 pm, on Newstalk K-57.  ...

May 30, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
In response to Miraflor Herrera's letter of May 16, there are flaws in her version of the "truth" with regard to the turmoil in our Church. First, the Redemptoris Mater, or RM, seminary is not to form diocesan priests as we were all led to believe. These priests coming out of the RM seminary have a different mission and purpose, as I will explain below.

May 26, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
Regarding the letter from Joaquin "Danny" Santos of Piti in the May 5 Voice of the People, it is unfortunate that he views sex abuse prevention as an adversarial issue. Shouldn't we all demand our leaders to make every effort possible to protect our children?

May 19, 2015, PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
Concerned Catholics? Indeed, this group seems to be very concerned, but there is very little of "Catholic" about them.

May 08, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER

New revelations with proof that Archbishop Anthony Apuron lied to Rome about giving away tens of millions of dollars in archdiocese property to an outside, off-island entity AND tried to get others to...

May 04, 2015, PACIFIC NEWS CENTER
A PEACEFUL demonstration took place at the steps of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagåtña yesterday evening, with dozens of Catholics gathering in opposition to what they said is the archdiocese's lack of transparency.

April 17, 2015, MARIANAS VARIETY
OFFICIALS from Survivor Network of those Abused by Priests is calling on Roman Catholic Church officials to be more transparent.

April 16, 2015, MARIANAS VARIETY
NINE months after accusations against Rev. John Wadeson were made public and after Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron removed Wadeson from active ministry, he was reinstated with full ministerial duties following an investigation that cleared his name.

20 comments:

  1. Frankie Aguigui FarfanAugust 17, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    nothing positive

    I had hoped to have a positive comment about, of, or regarding tony, I spent the past hour online searching, I used every version of his name so I can document my would be positive reply, it's sad to say NONE of the thousands of search results netted ANY

    tony, every version of your name had this result...

    a degenerate person who has declined, as in morals or character, from a type or standard considered normal.

    a sub-human smackoff that either loses, breaks, destroys, or completely ruins everything he comes in contact with.

    he fell from grace, he began to degrade, he is corrupt, sold what good or admirable qualities he had.

    gradual breakdown, outlive one's usefulness

    a person beyond the pale of respectability. a person devoid of any desirable qualities.
    AKA as a low life, beg bug, dirt bag, worm

    lacking moral fiber. Flaunting deranged qualities.

    sorry, I did not list which were verbs or nouns

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  2. Could it be the renovations were made possible by insurance coverage? If so, it's most certainly a scam, for sure for sure, to ask people to donate for the renovations.

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    1. Yes. Actually I misspoke. These aren't renovations. They are "repairs." MOre later.

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    2. Repairs which will nessesitate moving table to the middle of CB with plenty of room for dancing around with accompanying clap, clap, clapping!!! Altar for sale to raise funds.

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  3. The book of Hate. by Tim Rohr. that why I'm catholic

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    1. Good Morning, Rudy. Or should I say "Good Night." Fresh back from your date?

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  4. New stained glass murals of Kiko's version of masterpieces?

    James T.

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    1. Kiko's murals to replace the ones already there? Careful now! Plaques are there with names of donors. Some donated in memory of a loved one. Take them down and surely the Cathedral will be empty. Neocatechumenal will need to be bussed once again to fill up the pews.

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  5. The arch has a penchant for duping unsuspecting Guam Catholics into donating to his bogus causes. We must remain suspicious any time the arch wants money from the parishes or individuals.
    Eileen Benavente-Blas

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    1. I'm even worried about writing a check to the Catholic Social Service for Saipan's typhoon relief. I'm afraid Apuron will tell Catholic Social Service to cash the check and send him the money instead for his NCW causes...

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    2. Is it going to Neo church in Saipan?

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  6. Why suddenly the Cathedral needed repairs. Weren't there any needed during Mnsg Benavente's tenure? He must have done a great job with upkeeping the cathedral.

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  7. Bet ya this is what is happening with the renovation:

    1) partition of bookstore, cry room, the museum, probably enclose the chioir loft to make little rooms for celebrations.

    2) Glass Windows around cry room will be Kiko paintings. Choir loft to be enclosed with Kiko painting.

    3) Elevator to be installed leading to the balcony outside.

    4) leaks, cracks and paint job covered by insurance. For all other renovations we need your money.

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    1. Museum converted to Neo Conference Room.

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    2. Shameless building snatchers! Why can't these cult members raise money for their own buildings rather than usurp thriving communities and masquerade their true intent to support their cultic lifestyles and provide free international trips for these foreign freeloaders? Their "pretend presbyers" are so abrasive and judgmental, making the rest of us feel like dirt while their lusty interactions betray their self-righteous and hypocritical sermons. What abominations the archbishop has allowed and sanctioned for the rest of us to swallow! Thank you Mr Rohr and other brave individuals who dare expose these deceit and lies from "leaders" we should have trusted rather than doubt. How frustrating, how disappointing, and oh so much a waste of time that could have been well-spent on more important things. Apuron, I offer no apology, but you and your groupies have to disappear before you totally destroy the Church that was fiercely and gently nurtured by both clergy and laypeople alike! You, apuron, will never be remembered with affection, but the total opposite!

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  8. Hi Tim. My 81 year old mom told me she's donating some money for the renovations, though a small amont. She indicated she's putting some money aside for it. How soon will you reveal?

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    1. soon. waiting on documents. but tell her not to give a cent.

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  9. I already notified her today. Meanwhile, I'll patiently wait...so I can reinforce the reasons not to donate. Thank you..

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  10. Catholics of Guam how can we just stand by and allow these people to change the 'Cathedral Basilica". What are we waiting for? Where are the leaders -be it the different organizations of the Catholic church. When is it time - until all the island churches are own by the NCW? This is our island & we all need to stand up and protect what are families have build.

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