Tuesday, August 4, 2015

MORE STUPIDITY

The letter soliciting donations for the Archbishop's 70th birthday party notes that the "Diocese (sic) of Agana is a 501(c)3 organization, hence all donations are tax deductible."

I'd like to know when the Archdiocese of Agana applied for a 501(c)3 status. This is really stupid. Churches are automatically tax-exempt and do not need 501(c)3 status.


Special rules with respect to section 501(c)(3) organizations.
(a) New organizations must notify secretary that they are applying for recognition of section 501(c)(3) status. (b) Presumption that organizations are private foundations.
(c) Exceptions.
(1) Mandatory exceptions. Subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to
(A) churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches.

It is stupid because it unnecessarily subjects the Archdiocese of Agana to limitations on its activities:
"For a 501c3 church to openly speak out, or organize in opposition to, anything that the government declares "legal," even if it is immoral (e.g. abortion, homosexuality, etc.), that church will jeopardize its tax exempt status." 
In fact, threatening its 501(c)3 status played a major role in shutting up the church during the same-sex union debate in 2010:
Church’s tax exemption questioned - Marianas Variety, Aug. 31, 2010
For a church leadership not to know something so basic that it was already automatically tax-exempt and did not need to unnecessarily subject itself to the restrictions of a 501(c)3, especially in regards to its ability to publicly address serious moral issues, is more evidence of the kind of clownish, inept leadership that we all have grown terribly weary of, and all the more reason why we SHOULD NOT donate to this fake birthday party so Apuron can go on more junkets with his South American faves while trashing the real diocesan vocation of local boys. 

56 comments:

  1. Isn't RMS a separate non profit organization? Does it have its own 501 (c) 3 status? So maybe all the donations will be going to the 501(c)3 entity, RMS?

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  2. Will AAA dance at his shindig? If so, I'm going. Can't get enough of that.

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  3. Fr. Matthew Blockley.August 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM


    Not only is it a fake birthday party it is really so cheap for a 70 year old supposed mature individual to use his birthday as a fundraiser. In all honesty cultured educated people do not use their special day to make personal money to fly around the world like a frivolous wannabe. If he wants to do this them he must do it on personal money not money belonging to people of God. Problem with this fool he never drew the line between what is personal wealth and what is church wealth. He thinks resources of the church belong personally belong to him. They do not. Best interest of the church Catholics should not support this hideous gala since it amounts to nothing more than giving him shopping money to shop in Bloomingdales. He is just one big international joke.

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    1. Fr Blockyley... you're a shameful priest. going against your own bishop shameful

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    2. @1:28 AM. Fr. Blockley does not answer to Apuron, the shameful archbishop who turned against Guam's Catholics to join a foreign movement.

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    3. 1:28 pm, first you have to learn to spell people's last names. You have been ranting all over this blog at an ungodly hour of around 1 am. Get some sleep, little boy, examine your conscience and cleanse them of your handler's hypnotic influence. Then ask yourself whether it is preferable to be a part of a lying and corrupt leadership or to speak the truth and be accountable for it? Open your eyes, boboy, and if you can, search your heart - look at this from the perspective of a wronged priest who is now expressing the pain and hurt that his supposed "spiritual father" inflicted on him.
      Step in someone else's shoes before you cast aspersions. With so many bishops now caught with their hands on the cookie jar, be more critical of who is in the position and what they do with your money. The time for blind obedience towards ecclesiastical brass is past, the manner whereby many corrupt clergymen have milked is way back in the past.

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    4. Very astute, 7:46AM, and well said!

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    5. Fr.Matthew BlockleyAugust 5, 2015 at 10:17 AM

      1.28m Firstly what a stupid fool you are.
      Secondly I did not go against any bishop.
      Thirdly I asked myself if I am shameless the answer is No. I am simply assisting the Vatican in resolving the major problems on Guam and Saipan. I am working to bring peace to the pacific church a part of this peace is the need for the appointment of a new bishops to replace two foolish stupid bishops who between them in their inept leadership brought the pacific region to the present state of moral decay. Guam Saipan are in such moral decay because of the two fools in question. They are the cause of present disaster. 20 years of shameless leadership led to the crisis today. I watched it building up over the years knowing how it would go.

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    6. Ummm, bad speller at 1:28 (can't sleep?), Apuron is NOT Blockley's bishop. LOL. What a fool.

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    7. Fr. Matthew BlockleyAugust 5, 2015 at 11:13 AM


      My only respect and obedience is to Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Martin Krebs and the Holy Father. To be very honest I am a very lose canon . I respect people who deserve my respect and who respect others. I respect maids drivers the coconut vendors those in the shanty towns where I often walk. I also respect the rich and the famous for they also have dignity and integrity. I respect every person who is true and good. I do not respect fools those who abuse power in our church for personal gain. They are not true disciples of the Lord. They hide behind their office in their rich robes claiming playing God while causing pain to people's lives. This is the battle we face. We need a revolution from within to bring back God, the spiritual life, into the pacific church. God was removed in the Apuron camacho years. our role is to bring back God into a church which has lost its moral leadership. But the spiritual revolution must come from within each person . They must reach out in total trust to God and respect for the See of Peter to bring about changes. Guam and Saipan need new bishops to lead. men whose lives are built on Our Lord with a deep love for Holy Mother Church, men who serve and not be served. men who are loyal to the teachings of the church, men who are pastoral sensitive to the needs of people. Men who respect and love priests who do not cause them pain anxiety. Yes we need a spiritual revolution from within the hearts of all.The Pacific can be great again but it can only be achieved when people work with a new bishop to bring about a new vision in a new leadership. To support the present leadership is to support the death of the church in the west Pacific.

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    8. 10:28 T.. a misspelled woke you up. the writer hahahaha

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    9. LOL. Rudy. You can't tell time either. It says 10:28AM not PM. I was up. What's the matter. She's not home?

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    10. Fr. Matthew Blockley does Roman Know how you disrespect your Bishop ???

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    11. LOL. Does "Roman" know? LOL. Apuron isn't Blockley's bishop. LOL.

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    12. And Apuron isn't a bishop. He's just one of the brothers in the NCW.

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    13. 2:34 pm, who is Roman? Should we know him? Is he one of your foreign subjugators?

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  4. Very fishy when they are trying so hard to validate but end up with stupidity. Thought P.S. Ada was smart or the "S" stands for the opposite of smart.

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  5. Yes, it was so obvious that they are trying so hard to state who will benefit from the occasion and had to say something that is so obvious as tax exemption. This is getting really really weird. Diocese against archdiocese and one of the signatories is Msgr David the younger. You'd think he should be very thorough.

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    1. Yep. He's the Vicar General. The guy in charge of making sure all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. What a mess. They obviously let some assistant write this - probably Susanna (rhymes with Diana), and then just signed it without reading it. We expect this kind of carelessness from the VG, but Sonny Ada, really???

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  6. AAA will board a plane to Manila with his boboys shortly after the fundraiser. Rooms at the Makati Shangri-la await. Call me Tony.

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    1. No worry, some of us have business in Manila so we will be on the look out. We'll make sure we have eyes at the casino hotels on Roxas Blvd, near Mall of Asia and those on the way to Tagaytay. LOL

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  7. Call me Tony. Yea, he Loves Makati Shangri- La.......Harold may be leaving you soon. But after November 1st I guess. You need those handsome boys....... Stay tuned.

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    1. Hey, wait a minute. Harold is leaving before he has a shot at being Cathedral Rector? Or yet another Ph.D.??? Are we fundraising for Harold?

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  8. When will the people on Guam stop this shameful custom of throwing, sponsoring and attending these sorry excuses for money-pandering, ass-kissing, and "favor-banking" of our so-called leaders, be they political, religious or otherwise. I used to watch as my dear mother and all her friends/relatives/ACB church goers used to attend the arch's birthday parties that they gave him at his family compound in Maite. These old ladies used to fawn over him, jockey for positions, and stuff those chinchuli baskets- and we're not talking anything less than $100.00! I tried to talk her out of it but these were their ignorant and learned beliefs. Oh, those were the good ole days, weren't they archie? (We do the same thing for our overpaid politicians). BASTA ADAI!!! Stop contributing to this nonsense people! We are not subservient parishioners or constituents! Save your hard-earned money to support your children's education and contribute to your favorite charities that actually do good for the needy and worthwhile social causes. This man and his minions don't deserve nor need your precious money or support.

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    1. Fr.Matthew Blockley.August 4, 2015 at 11:23 PM


      F. Leon Guerrero I could not agree with you more. You are so right. The old fool has been milking you as an ATM machine for thirty years. That's a lot of ATM. Best you can all do is empty the ATM machines so when he puts in his pin number there is a zero balance. Your money can better be used providing meals for the poor, medical aid to the sick, education for the youth, and CCOG.

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    2. Does ATM stand for Apuron's Travel Money?

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    3. Yeah! give the donations to Tim. you stupid people

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    4. 1:08 AM, you are a clueless idiot! Stick to the hard facts and realities, not what you are told by your trainers! Everyone has to be smart when it comes to financial accountability. This apuron is an arrogant braggart and swindler! He does not care about the needy, he care only for his comfort and caprices. Ask him, and you will get a clue to his devious mind.

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    5. 7.18 sooooooooo true. Tony's only concern money personal comfort . Devious mind.

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  9. Can't wait for that solicitation letter to cross my desk, as have all previous Gala requests "honoring" Mr. and Mrs. So & So, just to get the honorees' wealthy friends and family to open up their wallets and give, give, give to Tony's private piggy bank. Sadly, I supported these previous fundraising efforts...completely unaware of where the money was REALLY going. But now I know better. Please, HURRY and send the letter. Can't wait to compose the response declining your request. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me! No more money for you Tony...or for any of your crooked cronies!!!

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  10. If all else fails parishes will be given booklets of the event to sell, the catch is the booklets will contain history of all parish churches on island.

    What they would do for money.

    Flo B.

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    1. Flo B. Let 'em try! Even the historical booklet for the jubilee ain't going to sell. They may as well ask for a count so as not to over print, otherwise it can collect dust!

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    2. Don't buy any booklet associated with bishop.

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    3. Stacks of Birthday Glossy books right next to stack and stacks of CD's. Remember those? The old crooner. Happy Birthday, Elvis.

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  11. When stupid people are put in charge, stupidity is the result. They can claim the donations will go to specific entities to dupe the unsuspecting but the donations will go wherever those in charge want them to go. The fact that the NCW doesn't recognize and adhere to its most recent statutes speaks volumes for how they will follow other policies, that is, how these 70th birthday donations will be spent.
    Eileen Benavente-Blas

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  12. The sad state of affairs in the Archdiocese of Agana. Is a direct result of the complicit and naive trust that Chamorus have for people in power. Apuron ultimately believed in his imagined rockstar staus rather than the serious charge and responsibility for an Archdiocese. He neither had the brains nor the common sense to comprehend the expectations of a thinking constituency. He relied solely on the goodwill of the people and the power of his position to undermine the trust given to him.

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  13. Matters are so out of control within internal management of archdiocese it is beyond stupidity . Things are happening now which are blatently violating accepted financial norms.

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  14. Can someone verify this...Heard today that while regular mass was going on, neos were also having their mass at the same time in the Parish of Asan causing a division in the parish!

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    1. This is usually the case where Neos are present. How the parish priests see nothing wrong with this is really incredulous.

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  15. All you people in this Blog are STUPID

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    1. Well, what do you know! You're here too, Stupid! Joy! Joy! Always the groupie, aren't you!

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    2. 1:11 AM, you are the stupid one. No engagement in this discussion to offer but your bias and your accusation. Read the thread of thought, check the facts, analyze the knowledge gleaned, and make your judgment. If you are educated, use your scientific and literary knowledge to rebut anything you do not agree with. Your comment makes you sound like a sulking angry child of five, stomping off from the discussion due to your inability to express yourself. Go and get you playdo or some crayons to let off steam.

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    3. This is an apuronic statement. Challenging those who oppose him with the predictable plea for monetary contribution - even in an angry state he manages to weasel people to give to his cause.

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  16. Agana Archdiocese is in one huge mess. It really needs a new bishop to clean house restoring order to a Diocese in deep spiritual poverty.

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  17. Churches are tax-exempt. What about you Tim are you exempt?? call you a asshole, Coward, give a donation

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    1. To Anonymous at 1:21 AM:
      Donations are given willingly by people who believe in the cause or person seeking donations. There is nothing cowardly in refusing to donate to something or someone that you do it believe in. How brave of you make your comment as "Anonymous."
      Look in the mirror and see a COWARD.
      Eileen Benavente-Blas

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    2. 1:21, such language! That might be your ghetto upbringing but please do not come to the Jungle accusing people without basis or calling people with such poison? Do not be a part of this ugly world where people can only utter two-ish syllables of bad language. Grow some dignity and engage in a conversation regarding issues, not ad hominem attacks for lack of argumentation material. Go back to mama and get spanked for harsh language, okay, child?

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    3. Hey, thanks, Rudy. Since you posted this I received two donations. Please come back.

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    4. @1:21AM..Do you donate to your Parish Church or do you donate to the black trash bag?

      A $1.00 to the Parish and 10% of your income to the WAY is probably the way you NCW members do it.

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    5. Satan will always be with you again Tim. 9:03 AM or is it 6:66 donations.

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    6. Wow, Rudy. You mean you actually know your bible?

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    7. 1:21 AM does not give any amount of his earnings to the church or to anyone - he takes rather than shares. This is pathetic rudy who trolls JW in the early morning hours calling people "cowards" and other vile names. Hey, what a huge transition from whispering sweet nothings to your amore senorita at vivian way to hating everyone on this blog after your return to your room at St. Anthony's. What a double life you have, rudy, get a grip!

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  18. The AAA himself is not tax exempt. If the fundrsiser is for him personally then he should pay the tax. Tony is not the church therefore he is not tax exempt.

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  19. In response to a comment I am not going to post. I know all about AAA and Ponsano, and also Manglona, but as you know, I'm not going to claim anything on this blog unless I have documentation or a person willing to put their name to the accusations. Feel free to come forward.

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  20. Of course, both are dead. So they can't talk.

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