Monday, April 18, 2016


Monday, 18 April 2016

Catholic Group Continues Protest; Calls for Archbishop's Resignation

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The Laity Forward Movement has been holding several protests over the past year.

Guam - Another prayer protest was held in front of the Cathedral Basilica yesterday.
The Laity Forward Movement held the protest as gatherers held signs calling for Archbishop Anthony Apuron’s resignation.
The Archbishop has come under fire in recent years over the disputed ownership of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Yona.
The protesters are also calling for the restoration of Father Paul Gofigan as the pastor of Santa Barbara Church and Msgr. James Benavente as rector.
Just last week the Archbishop was criticized for his handling of Father Luis Camacho, the former pastor of the Umatac and Merizo churches, who was arrested last year for picking up a minor from school without consent.
Lou Klitzkie is one of the organizers of yesterday’s silent protest.

"We’re protesting because we’re very disappointed with the poor leadership of the archbishop or lack thereof and we want the archbishop to return the RMS seminary back to the patrimony and control of the Archdiocese of Agana. We want the archbishop to restore Father Paul Gofigan and Msgr. James Benavente back to their former positions and we want the archbishop to decrease the new presbyters in the parishes," says Klitzkie. "We’re gonna continue protesting until we get the RMS back to Archdiocese of Agana."
Klitzkie says the group will also be handbilling at the different parishes around the island.


Read more about the Cardinal's visit at "THE STINKING MONK RAMPS IT UP"


  1. Fr Luis may have been formally charged with picking up a girl without permission, but the bigger problem for the church is that deacon steve accused him last year of having oral sex with a 17 yr old. Janela- call it what it is and stop trying to soft pedal the real issue.

    1. Janela is doing a helluva job. ine if the few reporters with any courage.

    2. Indeed, Janela is doing a good job. Keep the pressure on. Let us not back off from bringing the truth forward. People of our Church, STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, WE ALL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO SAFE GUARD THE TRUE CATHOLIC CHURCH!

  2. Tim is this more good or bad news.

    1. Cordes owes too much to Kiko and his allies.

    2. Correct Tripudio. This is a case of you scratch my back, I scratch your back...
      Kiko, even graced the cover of some of his books with his paintings. (ugly and depressing as they are)

    3. Tony Apuron, read the Gospel of John 10:1-18. It gives you no option but to resign; you are not the shepherd, but the wolf.

    4. Yes; please do read and re-read John 10:1-18. While I pray for your recovery from your health issues (the Umatuna never gave us information about your absence--why?), I pray that you use the time off to reflect on what John 10:1-18 is teaching. The only HONORABLE thing to do is to admit culpability - and RESIGN! (JRSA: 4/20/16)

    5. Try to imagine AAA's reply to those who asked him to read Jn 10:1-18: I have read that passage more than you can imagine. Now what? Its just a job, and now that its lucrative for me because of my allegiance to NCW, you are telling me what to do? Ah, you can demonstrate and stage rallies all you want, I don't know what you are protesting about. How dare you criticize my partner in crime, er, house guest, when he comes only to proclaim important lessons at the RMS hatchery! I have a cardinal-friend too, and Monsignor James thinks he's the only one who knows a red-hatter. Now, where is that basin of water so I can wash my hands of this racket?

    6. Such is the drama of the hardened heart.