At about 8am the demonstrators gathered outside the gate of RMS in Yona along the street holding signs protesting the presence of Giuseppe Gennarini, etc. One of the demonstrators suggested that since the Archbishop continues to declare that the seminary property still belongs to the archdiocese that there was no reason they should not be allowed to enter the property. So they did.
As they approached the door of the office at about 8:20am, a woman identified as Helene came out and told them to leave and if that they did not do so she would call the police. The group told her to go ahead and that they had a right to be on the property. The woman continued to threaten them and then called the police.
When the police arrived about 8:35 they advised the group that they had gotten a call from the seminary about the group trespassing on PRIVATE PROPERTY. One of the women present advised the officer that they were Catholics and had a right to be on the property. She further advised the officer that only Archbishop Apuron had the authority to remove them and that if he came out they would listen to him. As the officer approached the door of the office, she advised him that he should ask to speak only to the archbishop since, as the owner, only he had the authority to expel them.
About 15 minutes later, the officer came out of the office and advised the group that they had to leave. The group asked the officer on "whose orders?" And the officer replied "the director, Pius." And then, either the officer or the woman who called the police said "the lawyer told us," meaning the lawyer told Pius and/or Helene to tell the group to get off the property. When one of the women there asked who was the lawyer the answer was "Attorney Terlaje."*
*Today's PDN news story states the following: “The cops went inside and then they came out and told the ladies, ‘The rector and the attorney for the archdiocese said for the ladies to leave,’” Lou Klitzkie said.
While Attorney Ed Terlaje was once the legal counsel for the Archbishop of Agana, the only Terlaje visible and at least pretending to represent the Archbishop recently is the "trained lawyer," Jacqueline T. Terlaje.
Upon learning of this, Bob Klitzkie, a lawyer himself, a real one, decided to write the "trained lawyer" a letter.
Klitzkie talks about schism over seminaryPosted: Apr 27, 2016 4:49 PMUpdated: Apr 27, 2016 4:49 PM
Robert Klitzkie, Esq.22 Baki Ct., Yigo, GU 96929(671) email@example.comApril 27, 2016Jackie Terlaje, Esq.Re: Catholics on RMS Seminary and Archdiocesan property and last night’s TV newsLearnéd Counsel:Per last night’s TV news, when several Catholics visited the RMS Seminary the police were called. It was explained to a police officer that the Catholics wished to speak with Archbishop Apuron. According to a report, the police officer conferred with people inside the Seminary then stated that Father Pius had instructed the policeman that the Catholics should be ordered to leave the premises of the Seminary.It is somewhat bizarre that the Rector of the Seminary gives an order for the removal of peaceful Catholics from a location that solicits support from all island Catholics and holds itself out as an institution of higher learning. If you are counsel for the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary, a Non-Profit Corporation, please be so kind as to provide such adopted rules as are extant which prohibit Catholics from visiting Corporation property. If you are not counsel for the Corporation then by-means-of a copy of this letter I make the same request to the Rector, Father Pius Sammut.As an alternative, I make the same request to you as counsel for Archbishop of Agaña, Anthony S. Apuron, Incumbent (Archbishop.) Because of the statements of the Archbishop’s agents, i.e. the Vicar General and the Chancellor, he is estopped to deny that the Seminary is under his control. If you are not the Archbishop’s lawyer then by-means-of a copy hereof I make the same request of him. (Along the same lines, please use your good offices to inform which Archdiocesan properties, if any, are off-limits to local Catholics.}The news reports showed that the Catholics at the Seminary wanted a conversation with the Archbishop. But when they made that request they were ordered off the property. The implication here is that Catholics can only speak to the Archbishop when he is NOT on Church property. Again, please use your good offices to inform as to where and how Catholics can be accommodated by the Archbishop.Absent your prompt response transmitting such rules, might I not be free to assume that the rules requested above simply do not exist? This being the case it would seem that I am free to peaceably visit such Archdiocesan and Seminary premises as I might find agreeable to my comings and goings as a local Catholic.Sincerely,Robert Klitzkiecc: Archbishop Anthony Apuron, Rector Fr. Pius Sammut