Friday, August 21, 2015

THE LOSERS ON THE HILL

During the time I managed the Cathedral Gift Shop I would often frequent the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the morning. 



In 2013 I began to notice that there was beginning to be evidence of water damage to the ceiling. I knew Msgr. James was always on top of maintenance so I figured he was aware of it and would repair it soon. 

But it didn't get repaired and grew worse.

I thought that was strange. But the Cathedral is a big place and repairs are constantly needed so I figured it was simply on the list of things to do. 

It wasn't.

Why?

Msgr. James actually had plans to fully renovate the chapel, but  the Losers on the Hill had other plans. 

Two years before Msgr. James was removed and about the time the chapel began showing signs of needed repair, Msgr. James approached Apuron requesting permission to renovate the chapel. It wasn't going to cost Apuron or the Cathedral a dime. As usual, Msgr. James had a donor willing to pay for the entire project. Plans and costs had already been mapped out. 

Apuron told Msgr. James "not to touch the chapel.

Why would the bishop of a diocese NOT want to repair the chapel of his own Cathedral, especially the chapel dedicated to the reservation of the Blessed Sacrament, and especially if the entire project was already paid for?

Because the Losers on the Hill had other plans. 

In another instance, Msgr. James approached Apuron about replacing the aging air con units at the Cathedral. Again Msgr. James had identified a donor. Again it would have cost Apuron and the Cathedral nothing. Again Apuron said "NO."

Why?

Because the Losers on the Hill had other plans. 

While I was managing the Gift Shop, which required me to be there on a daily basis, I became very aware of the tremendous costs of keeping the place up as well as maintaing the huge payments on the the original 1998 renovation project as well as the later projects: the museum space and the St. Therese chapel as well as the landscaping and the need for its constant care.

There was no doubt that under Msgr. James, the Cathedral had become a truly beautiful place and something to be proud of, but how was Msgr. James paying for it all? The Cathedral parish is amongst the smallest on the island (since few people actually live in Agana), and the Chancery was not coughing up one red cent to help. In fact, the Chancery was adding to the financial burden because every time Apuron wanted to have a big thing there, the Cathedral parish had to pay for it. 

Yet, Msgr. James kept it all going...which made him all the more hated - by the Losers on the Hill. 

They had other plans.

To be continued....


29 comments:

  1. Poor Msgr. James. He tries to fix the problems but his hands are tied. Once removed he gets slammed for not fixing the problem.

    What was more important Apuron, the remodeling of the Chancery about 2 or 3 years ago or the renovation of OUR MOTHER CHURCH? WHO DID YOU ASK TO OVERSEE THE REMODELING AT THE CHANCERY?

    I see where the priorities lie now. The solar energy panels went to the NCW favorites first. You, Apo'wrongee would bend backwards or give your life up to make the NCW boys comfortable while the rest if us bust our Butt to help our parish survive. It's okay for the LORD TAKES CARE OF THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES.

    We don't need your handouts for we are survivors. Survive we will.

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  2. 3 Neoteers, The Not So Good, The Bad, The Ugly, 3 Ring Circus, 3 Little Pigpresbyters, 3 Stooges, 3 Blind Miceters, Hear the evil, Speak the evil, See the evil, BLT (Baloney, Loser, Terrible), 3D (Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest), 3 Wicked Men, Stop Adrian Drop Apuron Roll out David, No Brains, No Brawn, No Beauty, Lying Lion, No heart Tinman, Brainless Scarecrow

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  3. All three were losers from ordination. Allowed neo in because they were losers on their own.

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  4. John C. Ada Toves TYPHOONAugust 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Yes 10:01, we WILL survive. We are Chamorros!

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    1. 11:43 AM A Shameful Chamorro

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    2. John C. Ada Toves TYPHOONAugust 22, 2015 at 8:02 AM

      No you are, no, you are, oh yeah, oh yeah. Sorry, patgon majuti, I don't play little kid games. I act, I identify myself, and I list my home residence. What are you ashamed about? Pathetic!

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    3. 8:02 AM.......Dancing Bishop. what an'' idiot'' little Kid oh yeah, oh yeah,

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    4. John C. Ada Toves TYPHOONAugust 23, 2015 at 7:48 AM

      Simple person, I made my point with several thousand hits on "my dance," not to mention the overwhelming global media observation. SCORE! My grandfather was Juan Toves Toves, familian Bajesta from Agat. He was killed by the Japanese when Charlie, my father was six. My dad says he wish I was more like the others who did not talk back to the Japanese invaders because maybe his dad would have lived. I cannot, I am my grandfather! And so I dance. You should try it, it might make you less of a whining coward. Name?

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  5. More like the three stooges.

    James T.

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  6. Why does The Losers on the Hill sound like a song on the collection of oldies they sell on TV late at night. The Losers on the Hill. Cant wait for the rest of the story. The Losers on the Hill...hmmmmm oh, the photo of the losers on the hill, why does Adriana look like he/she has ants in her pants?

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  7. Who is the little old bald loser in the middle of the photo. Is this photo for the birthday book? I want a glossy. Going to put it on my night stand. (face down, of course) Is it true His Excellency will be gone by then? We can still have the party, can't we? Clap, clap, clap.

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  8. Faces of Satan.

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  9. The Losers on the Hill a.k.a. Jokers Wild. Pathetic bunch of FOOLS!!

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  10. What was their motivation to become priests in the first place? What awful role models they are.
    As in any calling or profession there are bad ones that come along. The Catholic Church on Guam was hit with three losers all at once. The church will survive but lots more damage will occur as more and more is revealed.
    Eileen Benavente-Blas

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    1. Eileen expect further scandal to be revealed as story unfolds. Each has a dark history .

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  11. caption pic: Adriana- heh heh, do I finally look the part? Future Archbishop.

    AA- huh, yes, I'm so loving this..Take and Receive.

    David - Wherever you go I will go....sinus attack again.

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  12. Why do they look so smug and so happy? Clueless to the damages they inflict so viciously?

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  13. Evil has three faces...a three headed monster.

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  14. Just saw the poster of the AAA Fundraiser. Could someone explain why it says, "Donation $200"? DONATION? $200? This smells really really fishy! I've never seen anyone put a number next to donation.

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    1. The NCW has already factored in the costs for the next round of their 2nd Scrutinies. The donations will help offset the costs for having them at one of Tumon's finest hotels because leadership deserves nothing less. Do not donate one red penny to their lies. Sounds like new management at the CB are in dire straights.

      James T.

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    2. Yes, Holiday Inn Resort, hosted the NCW this weekend (Friday - Sunday) even kids starting @ 13yrs brainwashing to start their own communities. I wonder if they get special group rates. $100 per night x how many rooms.
      What happen to St Roke's Fiesta since most are from Barrigada.

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  15. Is it from left to right, Moe, Larry and Curly.or right to left?

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    1. L-R: Chico, Harp and Grouch or is it Huey, Louie and Dewey. Maybe they could be Snap, Crackle and Pop. Better yet, they are none other than rub a dub dub 3 Kiko nuts in a tub.

      What happened to Apuron that Quitugua said the 9:30 Mass last Sunday? I am trying to find the passage where Christ said to eat his flesh like animals.

      Adrian needs to get off his fanny and give communion. Why do the Eucharist ministers do it and the Deacon? Let's see what happens tomorrow.

      Enjoyed the funeral services this afternoon at Harvest Baptist. Hmm!

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    2. Tim- Moe, Chuck Larry, Toves-nut Curly

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    3. Thanks for confirming that we have the truth and you only have insults.

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    4. Insults??? your blog is nothing but ''INSULTS'' Shock me say something...INTELLIGENT

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    5. Ummmm, you're an idiot. LOL.

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    6. Something INTELLIGENT you say. If you don't recognize it yet, how do you expect to recognize it ever? Sorry, I admit this is an insult. It is, however, an intelligent insult. I know you will only see the insult and not the intelligence.

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  16. Whoa!!! another fruit of the Way!!!
    A narcissist delusional self serving boffoon !!!
    You are right it is very hard to discern any kind of intelligence, behind such a load of crap.

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