A friend sent me this yesterday. I normally ignore the drivel from this blog, but this person actually appears to know how to write complete sentences, and what's more, think complete thoughts. They're wrong of course, but it was a pleasure to read something from Susan's blog that had hints of intelligence. Enjoy.
Let me help you out "grow up in faith," or should I say let me help you "grow up in faith."
There is no division in the "ranks of the protest movement," because first of all there is no "protest movement," and second, there has never been any attempt to unify anything. In fact, if there has been any attempt at all to do anything with the different interests, there has been an attempt on my part to keep the effort dis-unified.
Let me explain.
Apuron's only hope of survival is to try to make all of this out as the work of one or two people, namely (and at first) me, and then later Msgr. James. If it ever got out that the majority of the island is opposed to him FOR MANY DIFFERENT REASONS, he would have already been gone.
Thus his only defense is to try to "unify" in your minds all this opposition and to blame it on a single source. And when that doesn't work, just pretend that he doesn't have any idea what people are protesting about. ("What division?")
Now let me further explain.
This opposition to Apuron is not limited to his involvement with the NCW. This man has brutalized and traumatized many over the last three decades. He has abused his power. He has destroyed people. He has ruined people. He has hurt people beyond description over not just the years of his episcopacy, but even before. And I am in receipt of letters from wounded, mangled people who this man destroyed decades ago.
Many people, particularly people of his age, people who have known him most of his life, have shared the most unbelievable accounts of this man's behavior. And of course it is not just me they have told. These accounts are common knowledge. They come up almost every time his name is mentioned.
Even so, probably due to the good will of most, these wounds have never risen above murmurs. Putting up with bad clerics, even evil ones (even those who help themselves to your children and even your wives) is nothing new. There has always been a confidence in the one, true Church that we could survive even the likes of an Apuron - though (sadly) he has driven away many from the bosom of the Church.
In fact, due to the anonymous nature of most comments (including yours) these wounds yet remain nothing more than murmurs. The only difference is that they are now published for the world to see and no more limited to side conversations at fiestas loosened by a couple of Buds.
The opposition to Apuron is massive. In fact, it is near total - save for the few savants who still need to prop him up for their own use. Rome knows this. In fact they've known it for awhile. But Guam is but a blip on their One Billion Plus Catholic radar. I think if nothing else, the Apuron episode will lead them to be much more careful in their selection of the next bishop. They have already shown us that they intend to be careful by their refusal to appoint a bishop for Saipan.
Apuron was a mistake. They know it. There are those who believe a bishop, or even the pope, is chosen by God. No. He is chosen by men. They are chosen by men with free will, a will that is often and easily corrupted particularly in the matter of church politics. We pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in these matters, but it is only guidance. God does not usurp our wills in any matter - including the selection of religious leaders - otherwise said will is not free.
Apuron was selected in the post-Vatican II romanticized milieu of a skewed idea of inculturation. There was some belief that the church would grow better in the Third World (and that's how Rome looks at us) if prelates were drawn from amongst their own. In Apuron's case, his being Chamorro was really Rome's primary care at the time.
But even with the skewed thinking that led to his selection, good may still have come of it. No one gets more prayers than the bishop, save maybe the pope. He is prayed for by name at every Mass. The graces of his ordination and subsequently his consecration are in abundance and he is duly-equipped for his duties despite his personal faults. So there was hope, and the overlooking by some of my satire shows that even at this late date - there still is.
However, the fact that thirty years hence he has turned even more brutal shows us that he was defective from the outset. Some think that greed is the cause. I and others see greed (and his brutality) only as a symptom. Seeing Apuron as "defective" is the more charitable path by the way. I have always seen him as mentally "not there." And if true, this lessens his culpability for what can only otherwise be described as atrocities against his office. At least in my view, Apuron can at least be pitied.
But there's more.
While I believe there is no doubt that the real problem is that Apuron himself is psychologically, mentally, and morally defective, I am not the only one to know this. Others do as well. And I am not speaking of those on my side. I am speaking of those on his side. His handlers. More specifically Adrian and the VG - who themselves are being handled by Pius and Gennarini. In short, I believe that Apuron, while hurting and wounding people for decades - all on his own, is now hurting and wounding people at the direction of his handlers.
I have first hand accounts from people who were in meetings with Apuron and his handlers, people who have seen these handlers at work. People who have seen Apuron acquiesce to these sinister and sickly characters - who themselves are walking defects. These people who have been witness to Apuron's being handled are willing to sign affidavits as we move forward to court action.
There is no doubt that Apuron's current atrocities are the result of an ugly blackmail. Apuron is still responsible, but he is no longer making any decisions and has not for quite awhile. He is nothing more than a mannequin, a cartoon, a puppet with a rubber stamp. Yes, sad for him. As I said, he is to be pitied. But his mistake was letting Adrian return from exile. Adrian knows about 1977.
And now to your larger question about whether the enemy is Apuron or the NCW.
You are quite wrong in thinking that my target is Apuron and others are more concerned with the NCW. I have stated clearly many times that Apuron is useful to us in exposing the neo-cult syndicate on a world wide scale. Thus I am quite happy to keep this mess going so that more may know - and Apuron seems happy to oblige.
However, you are right about something. There is a division of sorts - NOT between whether Apuron or the NCW is the target, but between those who "only want their parish back," and those who understand the larger stakes.
It is probably true that the majority of the opposition is not in this for the long haul. The worldwide heresy that is the Neocatechumenal Way is really not their concern. Sadly, for many of them, the fact that they are no longer as important in their parishes as they once were is probably their only real care.
I have heard this sentiment over and over. "We just want our church back." Really? What church is that? What they mean is exactly what I just said. They want their positions back - whether it be as music ministers, religious education big wigs, office staff, or just their formerly cozy relationship with the power brokers of the parish. They just want to go back to the "way things were." The larger heresy that Chuck and I are after does not concern them.
I know this and I have always been prepared at some point to stand alone - once again - just as I did at the beginning. Understanding the real evil of this movement, the Neocatechumenal Way - or more precisely Kiko's theology - has been the real grist for my mill, my fuel.
I, Chuck, and a few others, see the abomination that is Kiko Arguello in the context of the struggle for the Church that has existed since Christ gave Peter the keys. Arguello and his prostitute clerics are just the latest manifestation of a long list of attempts by Satan to undermine and rot out the Church from within.
Whatever our efforts, Apuron will be gone someday, if not tomorrow, then soon - at least in "church time." But Satan never sleeps, and thanks to Arguello who has slaved for him for half a century, the smoke of hell is choking our Church at the highest levels. And like the followers of Don Pelayo, we, if we have to, will gather in the caves of our own Covadonga and never tire in our Reconquista.
By the way, thanks for your "compliments" regarding my so-called persuasive skills. But you are quite wrong. I would have no power to persuade if I did not have pieces of paper with Apuron's own signature on them.