Diana Susanna (WHO AS OF SEPT. 20 IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE INTERNET) is all apoplectic about a "lie" she thinks she caught me in. (They are so desperate. LOL. I live rent free inside their heads!)
Unlike today when the Cathedral is neo-controlled and the Archbishop is robbing parishes of much needed monies to support his neo-Cathedral, Msgr. James had to support the Cathedral and its upkeep WITHOUT any assistance from the chancery.
Every time Apuron had one of his big neo-parties at the Cathedral, Msgr. James and the parish of Agana had to pay for it. The chancery paid for nothing. The parish of Agana is one of the smallest on island in terms of population so Msgr. James had to constantly fund raise.
He was able to do it because he built good will with people. I proposed the donation box as part of a way to help with the expenses - expenses incurred by Apuron and his neo-communities who met there regularly but contributed nothing to the upkeep of the Cathedral.The fact that the new neo-rector is arrogant and aloof makes it impossible for him to tap into the people who supported Msgr. James. Thus he shakes down insurance companies, threatens banks, blames everyone, and assesses tourists.