Wednesday, November 4, 2015

IN TODAY'S GUAM POST

On the prayerful protest in Tumon



On Sunday, Nov. 1, I participated in the peaceful demonstration that took place outside the Hyatt Regency Guam, the venue for the archbishop's $200 per person 70th birthday gala. 

I joined a group of faithful traditional Catholics who wanted to draw the archbishop's attention to some areas of concerns. With his busy schedule and repeated off-island trips, it is impossible to schedule an appointment to see him.

http://www.postguam.com/forum/mindful-musings/42952-on-the-prayerful-protest-in-tumon.html#.VjmMGbSqqkp

6 comments:


  1. DianaNovember 3, 2015 at 9:02 AM
    Dear Anonymous at 8:53 am,

    The ones who were seated in the hallway were the latecomers.

    In the Bible, the ten virgins who came late were not admitted into the wedding. However, the latecomers at the Gala dinner were admitted into the Birthday celebration and enjoyed a wonderful evening.

    SINCE WHEN IS IT RIGHT TO KEEP PAYING PEOPLE OUT CAUSE THEY WERE LATE? NOT IN THIS CASE. I THINK IT'S MORE LIKELY THAT THEY HAD THEIR COMMUNITY FREE LOADERS THERE TAKING UP MORE SPACE. CHEATING THOSE WHO PAY LIKE THEY USUALLY DO.

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    1. I hope the homeless man with a ticket wasn't seated in the hallway. His friend purchased the ticket for the full $200. The friend had a prior obligation and couldn't attend.

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  2. I thought neos would blast my column and defend Archie in the comments but no neo commented to defend Archie. Why? Because in order to post a comment you must register with a real name. You don't have to post under your real name but your real name must be registered in order to post.
    We in the jungle who support Fr. Paul and Msgr. James gladly and proudly use our own names. We put our names on our posts because we believe in the validity of the stance we have taken to defend our faith against those who wish to destroy our Catholic Church on Guam. Who stands up for Archie? No one. That's rather sad...
    Eileen Benavente-Blas

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  3. REQUEST TO RESIGN! Archbishop Apuron – Peace, greetings, and salutations.

    This is going to be my fourth (4th) formal letter to you – the others dated Dec 30, 2014; April 9, 2015; May 13, 2015 – were all hand-delivered to the Chancery and receipt acknowledged. I choose this venue to deliver this message to you, as received-acknowledged letters don’t seem to produce any effect. So now, I make this PUBLIC APPEAL via a Jungle Watch comment. I am fairly certain this writing will eventually get to you – through “telefon alaihai” - for sure! As well, I am emailing this to you; I do not have fax capability.

    My first letter was very fraternal - encouraging you to follow a formula that will lead to address the divide within our Church: (1) Acknowledgement of the errors you had done (“in what you have done, or have failed to do”); (2) True repentance of the same; (3) Return to the flock you had been divinely ordered through your episcopal ordination to shepherd; and (4) Rejoice at the return of our Shepherd, much like the return of the Prodigal Son. Those comments were made “for a peaceful and charitable resolution” of the ills that have infested our Catholic Church. I never got an acknowledgement/reply to this.

    My second letter was in response to your Mass of Chrism homily wherein you called for “healing within our Church”. Optimistically, I saw a possible positive step toward true healing and reconciliation. In that letter, I took the role of a “doubting Thomas”, and noted that unless I see positive actions taken by you to address the 17+ areas of the concerns of the Laity which I listed (there have been many more since then), I will not believe that your plea for healing was genuine, but a “clanging cymbal” instead. I never got an acknowledgement/reply to this.

    My third letter was occasioned by what I deemed was extremely egregious – your act of preparing a draft letter for the nun (donor) who gave the $2M to pay off the Bank of Guam loan, to sign off that the money was “ab initio” given for the purchase of a seminary (RMS), acknowledged to be a “seminary for the formation of priests in the Neocatechumenal Way”. The donor refused to acknowledge/sign the letter, stating it would not be truthful to do so! I never got an acknowledgement/reply to this.

    That was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back! To lie about so many things is one thing, but to ask someone else (especially a religious person) to lie on your behalf is just too much! From that point on, I knew there was no hope for a reversal of your errors. In that letter I personally (not as a member of CCOG) called upon you to submit your resignation as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Agana. (To be continued)

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  4. REQUEST FOR RESIGNATON (Continuation). Over the uproar of the Laity surrounding yet more deeds/misdeeds that transpired last week (Sunday, October 1) – not even acknowledging your flock that was outside protesting, by a mere simple blessing to them (they are still your flock, after all); by your lack of humility by opting to emcee your own birthday party; by publicly acknowledging that you authorized the BD organizers to use your “popularity” to enhance the BD fundraising (such humility!); by auctioning off supposedly sacred religious relics; by arranging to have security guards watch over us as if we were a riotous or belligerent group (our protest consisted of signs, praying the Rosary, and singing hymns); by allowing NCW clergy to show us the “thumbs down” sign as they drive into the Hyatt Hotel birthday venue; by not respecting the rights of the disabled (handicapped) free access to the hotel bathroom.

    Last week’s events were living proof that Archbishop Apuron is no longer fit to lead the Catholic Faithful in the true way to Christ, and for that…..

    I, AND THE THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS WHO SHARE THESE SAME SENTIMENTS, ARE ONCE AGAIN (PURSUANT TO CANON 212, §§2-3) - GIVING US A RIGHT OF REDRESS - CALLING FOR AND DEMANDING YOUR IMMEDIATE RESIGNATION AS OUR ARCHBISHOP, AS OUR SHEPHERD. BE HUMBLE ENOUGH TO DO THIS – NOT FOR YOUR GOOD OR BENEFIT, NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF NCW, BUT FOR THE GOOD OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ITS FAITHFUL IN GUAM. YOU OWE IT TO US!

    DO THE RIGHT THING, YOUR EXCELLENCY – RESIGN!

    A member of the Laity,
    Joe R. San Agustin
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
    Toto, Guam
    November 6, 2015

    Cc: Archbishop Martin Krebs, Papal Nuncio (via email) at Archbishop

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  5. Fr. Matthew Blockley.November 7, 2015 at 10:06 AM


    Another person openly calls for the resignation of Tony. Things are changing as people are beginning to call for the resignation and not afraid to identify . There is nothing wrong with calling for his resignation. I hope others will follow Mr. Agustin by calling and attending assemblies asking tony to retire for the good of the church.

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