Ai Adai, Why does it have to come to this, except that our church leaders were trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the unsuspecting faithful. This is clearly a violation of trust and by those officials that we least expect would be pulling this type of crap. It puzzles me that These leaders who should be focusing on the spiritual aspect of the church are so caught up in the materialistic aspect of the world. CCOG is charitable in giving the Archbishop the opportinuity to return the land before taking legal actions.
The Cathedral Basilca is Sacred Ground for Catholics who made a significant impact on the lives of the faithful. Clearly NEO Cult Presbyter Tony is niether Catholic or deserving to be buried amongst the true leaders of our Catholic faith.
Very embarrassing indeed on the part of Catholics whose leader does not represent he sentiments of the people. Why is he archbishop? Why keep the appearances and be a total liar? Why pretend nothing is wrong as he jets around the world with his favorite good-looking presbyter? So many other "whys" that don't get answered because he feels he does not have to answer to us puny Catholics. After all, all he wants is our money to keep feeding his expensive habits? Really, archbishop?!
I can't figure out why the archbishop often travels with Edivaldo who definitely in NOT good looking.
It didn't have to be this way. Archie brought this on himself. He won't back down. I see this going to court.Eileen Benavente-Blas
That is the tragedy of this whole scenario, Eileen. As you said so clearly, "it did not have to be this way, Apuron brought this on himself." Either it is due to his characteristic stupidity or his clueless embracing of a vile cult. He has reneged on his responsibility to the people of faith in Guam. He has turned his back from his local culture and even smiled as foreign presbyters made fun of and insulted longstanding traditions. He has cowed priests into submission with threats, and squelched a healthy number of local vocations that would have replaced aging clergy. He has established a questionable seminary whose itinerant "professors" do not have proper tenure and credentials. He jets around with certain presbyters and flaunts first class travel while coercing pastors and parishioners to increase their financial assessments to feed his insatiable schemes to amass personal wealth. I mean, what spiritual leader does those things? He has overstayed his welcome. Apuron needs to step down, he has forfeited his right as a respected leader and remains a blight in the history of the local church.