Saturday, October 31, 2015

NO, ARCHBISHOP. IT'S NOT THE WAY YOU "ADMINISTRATE."


"The ones that give me the hardest time are non-natives. Some of them have left and moved on, sad to say. But even of the native ones, I really detect that they pay courtesy, but in their hearts there’s always, I don’t know what it is, whether it’s judgment against me, or whatever, or probably the way I administrate." - Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, 2003.

Here's the problem, Archbishop. The people who know you best - like you the least. And your fellow Capuchins probably knew you better than anyone - particularly the ones who have "moved on." 

In fact, many of us know exactly who you are talking about when you say "non-natives." You are talking about the now-deceased Fr. Jack Niland...who you feared. In fact - beyond the grave - you still fear him. He hangs about you like Marley's Ghost...except he's not the one in chains. You are. 

You fear him because you don't know whether he took your secrets to the grave. He may well have. But there are others...still alive. 

You should have recused yourself from ever being considered for the bishopric of this diocese. 

My advice: RESIGN while you still can - lest the Ghost of Agat Past soon visit. 

16 comments:

  1. Fr. Matthew Blockley.October 31, 2015 at 5:36 PM


    If Archbishop Apuron answered yes to the Holy Father to be appointed a Bishop when he new with full intention their were gray areas in his priestly life than he was gravely wrong to have accepted the appointment. A priest who is offered an appointment to become a bishop is given a time period to reflect prior to acceptance. If there are gray areas a Priest for the good of Holy Mother Church must decline the appointment. If it is ever proven the Archbishop accepted this appointment knowing he was unsuitable it is a serious scandal for the church in Guam and beyond. Honestly, for the integrity of the church I hope this is not true. If Archbishop knows this is true than for the good of Mother Church and her integrity I implore him to please resign the see of Agana to save damage to the Church.

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  2. Odd that the archbishop complained about the "non-native priests." Because now the archbishop seems to PREFER them.

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    1. Here's the problem, Archbishop. The people who know you best - like you the least.

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    2. Agnes, don't you notice this other brand of "non native" men are also being thrown under the proverbial bus? If he keeps it up, Yellow choppers will be the only one left.

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  3. 1977 1977
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    Tony-what the hell is the signifance of 1977?
    Happy clap joy

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  4. Really frightening how this information comes out on the vigil of his 70th birthday. It really is a reminder to me that there is divine justice in this world. You can't go through life treating people like shit and get away with it. Can you imagine for 30 years he been damaging priest's and people. Now on the eve of the 70th birthday We read this. It really does not pay to be bad to a priest . I think that if he had been nice to priest's these things would have remained sleeping dogs. But when you do bad things this is what happens. It really does not pay to be bad.
    For me I'm so aware of God,s truth beauty and goodness i give most things away. So tonight I look at the bishop of Guam, a man who spent 30 years grabbing money enriching himself, causing pain to so many. What did he gain? He created his own Hell on earth. What we see now is divine justice.

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  5. The people who know you best - like you the least. Often in life it is those around us who cause us to fall. over a life time observing clergy I noticed some facts. Sometimes priests can't do that much about their bishops because of the structure. so often they let all the shit pile up because they know the day will come when they can bring the shit down. This my friends is what your gonna experience on your Island. See it coming as clear as day. bye.

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  6. We'll said Anonymous @ 9:03 PM. I am in total agreement with you.

    James T.

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  7. Interesting. Apuron born in 1945. He was ordained August 1972 at the age of 26. This means he must have been in formation from around 18 years old. in 1977 he would have been 31 years old. What troubles me is . His maturity level today very poor for 70 years of age. So as I reflect on him I sense maturity level, psychological and sexual between 26 - 31 would be confused. For example if he was confused in 1977 he was certainly not mature enough to accept the episcopacy in 1984 at the age of 39. Impossinle he had the maturity. So if there is something not right in 1977 it now raises serious questions over his episcopal life.

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  8. God, grant eternal rest to Fr. Jack. May his soul and the souls of the faith departed rest in peace. Amen.

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    AnonymousNovember 1, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Who is Father Jo Malone is he in community! I not met him.
    Welcome Fr. Jo Malone to our Island Home of Guam.
    We welcome you to our community Agana.
    Hope to meet you tonight at the Gala.

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  10. Truly, I miss Fr. Jack. His homilies were relevant and engaging. Wish I could have had the opportunity to know him longer.

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  11. I remember over a year ago this Priest was mentioned on the blog. I wonder if we could include the link so our readers can be remembered of previous posts .

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  12. i speculate that the reason the "non-natives"--and non-natives belonging to a religious order, at that--give apuron the hardest time is because they feel more free to do so. their obedience is not ultimately to him, and he doesn't have as much power to subject them to "painful and arduous" things. he also can't indirectly pressure them by threatening members of their family, because their families in general don't belong to the archdiocese of agaña.

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    1. Rey D 1:21 a.m. But the local bishop can ask the superior of a religious order to remove a religious priest, brother or sister from the local diocese and the superior has to comply.

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    2. Yes. And I believe this is what happened to Fr. Jack. Apuron needed him gone. Every day he presented a reminder of...1977.

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