Wow, Frenchie! Quite an "investigative report" you did there. I doubt most of us (not me - for sure, for sure) would have been able to delve into the mechanics of your research! Are you sure you are not related to Sherlock Holmes, or is is "elementary, my dear Watson"? My advice to pastors who are contemplating on paying for the books anyway (for fear of reprisals) - if you didn't pre-order them in writing (which then becomes your personal responsibility), simply return to sender: the Chancery. Let them handle it! Let them figure out how to pay for the books!
Pastors are being strong-armed in this matter. Laypeople, hold your pastor accountable to the people who provides the collection money. He is equally liable for acquiescing in a scam that hijacks your hard-earned money. Neo presbyters will no doubt pay up without question, but still, that is not theirs to give for such frivolous reasons. Unbelievable, how crass and callous this bishop in Guam has become.
Throw those books over the fences into Apuron's estate or better yet the RMS. I'm sure it'll make good reading in their library.Oh no, wait...What other languages is it printed in? They can use it for the ESL classes too.
Oh, no, wait. Do we have to buy the the book just to throw it? Nope. I'll watch and clap, clap clap.
Has our Papal Nuncio been advised that the Archdiocese of Agana may be party to money laundering and wire fraud by this recent development? Shouldn't we at least provide the Nuncio with the opportunity to investigate the substance of this matter before our Catholic church ends up with another scandal on its hands?
Happy feast day of San Francisco de Borja.
And such a lineage, his paternal grandfather a pope, and maternal grandfather an archbishop. At least they liked girls.
All parishioners should be aghast at Tony's latest attempt to extort money from our pockets. One for one will make it abundantly clear to my pastor that if he pays for any of this nice trash I will encourage my entire family to stop giving to the parish. I stopped a while back and give direct to good causes. But my family has yet to reach their own breaking point. But if their money is used for this limo propaganda their will follow me. I suggest all true Catholics do the same. If any fool wants to give Tony money because he is turning 70 so be it. But when he tries to bully his priests into self-promotion of a Benedict Arnold despised by so many, I think that is where many will finally come to the. Inclusion that our diocese is corrupt to the core. To our dear Parish Priests who feel stuck in the middle - heed this as a warning. In this battle you must now choose: 1) what is right and your conscience, or 2) passive submission to evil. We will pray for you as you discern.