Tuesday, January 12, 2016


After Archbishop Apuron infamously told reporters at the Hyatt last November 1 that he didn't know what the protestors were protesting about (LOL), I decided to help him out by compiling our concerns into a single one page, easy to distribute, hand out. Of course, there are more "concerns" than can fit on one page, but these are the major ones. In addition to posting those concerns below, the list of concerns, or rather, crimes against the faithful, is available in an easy to download, copy, and distribute document which you can access here. 

Let's make sure that Archbishop Apuron - as well as everybody else - no longer has to wonder about why we are protesting. Have copies ready. 


From 2002 through the present, Archbishop Apuron has raised millions of dollars from the Catholic faithful of Guam for the Redemptoris Mater Seminary (RMS) under the false guise that the seminary is producing diocesan priests for Guam. In 2014, it was discovered that according to its own articles of incorporation, RMS exists only to train priests for the Neocatechumenal Way and can be sent to any diocese.

In January, 2006, Archbishop Apuron publicly rejected Pope Benedict’s instruction to bring the neocatechumenal celebration of the eucharist into conformance with the rest of the church. In doing so he called into question the credentials of Cardinal Prefect Francis Arinze who was tasked by Pope Benedict to deliver and enforce the pope’s instruction. 

In November, 2011, Archbishop Apuron, without notice, gave away a property belonging to the Archdiocese of Agana to his friends in the Neocatechumenal Way. The former Accion Hotel property was thought to be worth at least FORTY MILLION DOLLARS. The agenda for the archdiocesan finance council meeting of September 7, 2011, shows that Archbishop Apuron gave this property away against the advice of his legal counsel and without the required consent of the Holy See and the Archdiocesan Finance Council. 

In January, 2012, Archbishop Apuron terminated the service of the four members of the Archdiocesan Finance Council who had objected to assigning title to the FORTY MILLION DOLLAR asset (the “Yona Property”) to RMS in order to cover for the fact that he had already secretly recorded the deed without their knowledge or consent - which church law required. 

On July 16, 2013, Archbishop Apuron threatened Fr. Paul Gofigan, pastor of Santa Barbara parish, with an “arduous and painful closure to (his) assignment if he did not immediately resign. Upon his return to his office after the meeting with Apuron, Fr. Gofigan found himself locked out of his office. Apuron had had the locks changed while he was at the meeting. 

In July 17, 2013, Archbishop Apuron violated church law by illegally replacing Fr. Paul as pastor with a parochial administrator. Furthermore he stripped Fr. Paul of his ability to publicly celebrate Mass, ordered him out of his parish residence, and told him to leave the diocese. Fr. Paul’s “crime” was not obeying an order to fire a certain employee two years previously.

On July 22, 2013, Fr. Paul produced written evidence that he had terminated the employee as ordered in 2011. Apuron immediately changed the charge to not firing a “de facto” employee since the employee continued to serve the parish as a volunteer. 

The reason for Apuron’s demand to fire the subject employee was that as a registered sex offender the man was a “danger” to parishioners and the children of a nearby school. A few months later it was discovered - as per the employee’s parole records - that Apuron himself had permitted the same man to work in the same parish 13 years earlier upon his release from prison and as a condition of his parole. 

In October, 2013, Archbishop Apuron, speaking to approximately thirty members of the clergy, inferred that Fr. Paul Gofigan was in a homosexual relationship with the former employee and that to facilitate late night, drunken, sexual trysts, had built a private stairway to his second floor room at the Santa Barbara rectory - despite the fact that the stairway had been built many years previously by another pastor. 

In December, 2013, Fr. Paul publicly demanded an apology from Archbishop Apuron. Apuron only told him to “cool it.” 

In December, 2013, it was discovered that Archbishop Apuron had lied to Aaron Quitugua about why Aaron could not seek the priesthood at an accredited off-island seminary as all previous diocesan priests had done. Apuron had told Aaron that the diocese did not have the money to send him. Aaron then volunteered to pay for his own education if only Apuron would sponsor him. Apuron refused. 

In July, 2014, Archbishop Apuron sent Fr. John Wadeson "away" after it was revealed that Wadeson had a record of being "credibly accused" of the sexual molestation of two minors in the Los Angeles diocese, from which he had been banned before Apuron incardinated him in Guam in 2004. 

In July, 2014, Archbishop Apuron made several charges of financial impropriety against Msgr. James Benavente. All of these charges were proven false by the financial professionals who had assisted Msgr. James. Apuron not only never permitted Msgr. James to have a copy of these charges in writing, but continued to publicly accuse and malign him in the public media. 

In January, 2015, the deed giving away the FORTY MILLION DOLLAR Yona Property to the Neocatechumenal Way-controlled Redemptoris Mater Seminary was discovered. 

In March, 2015, Archbishop Apuron hid another priest after Fr. Luis Camacho was found by police with a minor girl in a car at an Agat beach. The girl, seventeen years old, said the "action" was "consensual," so he was only arrested and charged with “custodial interference.” Archbishop Apuron announced that there would be a “canonical investigation,” but Fr. Camacho was soon spirited away from Guam and was last seen in the Middle East. 

In May, 2015, a Legal Opinion was obtained verifying that the deed in fact had conveyed ownership of the Yona Property in “fee simple” to the Redemptoris Mater Seminary and that the Seminary was not in the control of the archbishop or even its own Board of Directors, but a clandestine, unelected, and un-replaceable Board of Guarantors which included three members of the Neocatechumenal Way team for the United States and Apuron personally. 

In November, 2015, the Archdiocese published in the U Matuna a copy of the Certificate of Title to the Yona Property in an effort to prove that the property had not been given away to RMS. However, the Certificate of Title as published was missing the memorial showing the contested deed, recorded in November 2011. This amounts to tampering with a public document. 

Documentation for all of the above can be found at www.JungleWatch.info under the tab CCOG Presentations.


  1. A crucial crime that attests to the twisted machinations of apuron is his attempted coercion of the Accion Hotel benefactor to change his/her intent in writing after he was "found out," so that he can continue to lie about the purpose of the rms seminary, i.e. not the seminary of the Archdiocese of Agana but seminary for the neocatechumenal way. What a sleazy guy, to pretend he does not know what people are protesting about and to deny the big division that his lies have cost.

  2. A sad, long and disgraceful list of actions, which any leader with any type of honor, would use as an opportunity to resign. Unfortunately for our Church and for the island of Guam, we know that this Archbishop has no honor left of any kind.

  3. NCW Seminary, indeed. Where are all the MISSING incardinated presbyters from the Archdiocese? ADVISO please, your not so excellent EXCELLENCY.

  4. RUDEEEEE! Did ya get the boot at Saint Anthony/Saint Victor??? hmmmm?


  6. here's why apuron can continue to plead ignorance of the people's protests: the number of people who actually protest and put their names to their words is small relative to the number of anonymous grumblings online.

    if you insist on remaining anonymous, then you can at least protest anonymously: stop the money (i assume most of you anonymous people give cash and not checks to the collection boxes). stop going to neocat Masses. give to the ccog.

  7. During the ordination to the episcopacy of classmate Bishop Oscar Jaime FLorencio, Archbp. Soc Villegas, CBCP Prezident, gave him this advise: Bishop Oscar, this is my first advise to you as a new bishop. Love your priests. If you will not love your priests, they will love another one. Love your priests who are sick, love your priests who are old, love your priests who are struggling, love your young priests, love the young and children, love the poor. Do not let the golden thread of our cassock threaten the poor from approaching you.

  8. Janet B - MangilaoJanuary 13, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Anon Jan 13 @ 8:54am - this is beautiful advice from a true shepherd.

    Saipan is been a vacant See for about 5 years. Sadly, Guam has had a vacant See for far longer.

    After loving himself so dearly, our tony barely has time a love even his own kiko presbyters, except a "few special boys".

    When Rome finally acts, it will be absolute and brutal to that egomaniac. The loss of authority was nothing for tony, as long as he was able to keep the appearance of power, the title, and the vast fortunes given to him in exchange for his office.

    It will be more than he can bear and he will quickly move to one of his homes in the States, probably in San Fran where he can stalk innocent souls like the good old days.

    Unfortunately, he will find it hard to remain anonymous becaquse he has become such a disgrace to Guam, that Chamorros everywhere will revile him and rat him out. Even his family is disgusted with him.

    At that point, when he leaves Guam in shame, we can finally start the arduous process of healing within the Church.

  9. This has been covered before, but I find interesting the fact that some of the infamous leaked Vatican documents (in 2012) dealt with the NCW.



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