A prayer for this moment in our history.God our Father, we ask for Your blessings as we enter a difficult time in our journey of faith. Give us the courage to speak the truth. Give us the strength to stand in the face of hatred. Give us hope in Your justice and mercy. Heal us with Your infinite love. We ask this through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
OMG! OMG! OMG!I just turned to page 18 of the PDN and saw this most amazing ad there. I truly hope that every victim will have the courage to come forward and seek closure to any event of abuse they suffered. Now is the time to be restored. Now is the time to declare "I was innocent, and he was guilty. Praying for all those young victims who are now men in their 40s and 50s that they finally find peace.
Ooouuchhhh brother tony.... Silence no more. Come out come ou where ever you are.....
Earthquake at 5:32. I think the chancery just turned to page 18 of the PDN.
.....and someone fell on the floor.
Must be the Archdioceses Spoke person that fell down when he turn to page 18 or his jaw fell to the floor creating a 5.32 shocker for him.
Earthquake! 5:32 a.m. Neo's Brother Tony must have just opened his PDN and seen the "Silent No More" advertisement.
Given the time period and location of the second listing, on Saipan, perhaps this ad could also be run in the Marianas Variety? The area code (671) would have to be inserted before the two phone numbers.
Good idea. I'll forward it.
CNMI lawyer well said.
Justice for perpetrators- our love and compassion for victims. Prayers for both.
The doors are open both ways. The opportunity for healing and closure for the wounded victims is here. The ever accessible Mercy of God beckons the perpetrators. Hopefully closure for both comes sooner! Let us not forget, however, that we don't kick a person once they're already down. Yes, prayers for both the victims and the perpetrators.
Vengeance belongs to God. Justice belongs to us. And once more is know, it will be ourselves who we will kick for looking the other way for decades.
Someone said, and I'll paraphrase, the sweetest revenge is forgiveness.
It's going to be really hard if you were only 8 years old.
8 years old??? Tony, you will never be forgiven...you are sick, pathetic, and disgusting.
So we had a 5.2 earthquake at about the time the PDN was being delivered to most homes. And then I open my email and this is the word of the day:turpitude \TUR-pi-tood, -tyood\noun1. vile, shameful, or base character; depravity.2. a vile or depraved act.
Providence, coincidence? Timely in any case.
No such thing as coincidence, Andrew. God's Hand is in on it.
Divine Justice is very slow but when it grinds it grinds exceedingly fine.
These victims were boys who wwere carefully and methodically manipulated by Apuron. He abused, violated, rape, and brutally destroyed the innocence of these boys. All of them carry this enormous burden and all of them have grievously suffered because of it, always doubting their sex, manhood, ability to relate, and everything else in life. When you destroy the innocence of children in such a vile and deprave way, you have committed an offense greater than murder. Rise up, reach out, and embrace these victims and let's run those vile and evil men(Apuron the abuser,and the VG and Chancellor for covering up) on the hill off our sacred ground. Only we the laity can purify the Church. Forward Christian Soldiers!!!
Pope Francis, Archbishop Krebs, if this is true, why isn't zero tolerance in force NOW? What is going on?
Vile and evil members of the clergy are largely responsible for the exodus of baptized Catholics from the Catholic Church.
Not only must we pray for the victims we must see that they are given Financial compensation for their persinal suffering. Victims often unable to function in their adult life after suffering abuse. Victims take to self medication to drink and yes even drugs because of suffering. Victims spend time in clinics for depression. The list is endless. Victims of sexual abuse are entitled to financial compensation for their suffering. One million USD is not even enough to remove years of suffering for a victim.
Well said. Unfortunately too many victims have wished they were dead and have either committed suicide or are slowly killing themselves thru the self medication. The victims are innocent. They did not wish for this to happen to them and deserve our prays and help.
3:04PM. The U.S. Catholic Bishops Zero Tolerance policy is quite convenient for bishops. It DOES NOT apply to THEM. Surprise! Meanwhile, there is not much even the pope can do with allegations. There must be a provable crime. In 2010, the bishop of Miami was removed by the pope, but only after a lay group spent many months investigating and gathering evidence which was submitted in a final report to Rome. Shortly thereafter the bishop was removed. Rome does not have the resources to investigate every allegation and rumor. Lay people, like the lay people in Miami, MUST take responsibility for their Church. This is why the AD is in the paper today and will run tomorrow as well as Monday in the Post. As you might imagine this is extremely costly - as has been the amount of time, energy, and money that has gone into this investigation. Your contribution both to this blog and the CCOG have helped.
Catholic Whistleblowers requests Vatican investigation of flaws in US bishops' sex abuse policiesBrian Roewe | Jan. 19, 2016http://ncronline.org/news/accountability/catholic-whistleblowers-requests-vatican-investigation-flaws-us-bishops-sex
O tempora o mores! This issue, if proven true, shakes us to the core of our belief in the leadership of the Archdiocese! Then the issue ceases to be such, it becomes a fight for justice and decency. Closure is important, so is protecting the names of the innocent. I hope that anyone who has been victimized willfully comes forward with the greater good of the Archdiocese in mind, and for the order of jurisprudence to triumph.
You are right anon at 1.54, but you also are missing another essential point in this disgusting affair.The third party people who did know, about all these abuses, who instead of reaching out to the victims, decided to use their knowledge to gain access to jobs, positions and preferential treatments, thanks to the use of blackmail against AAA. Not only did they abetted after the crime, which in itself is pretty low on the moral radar, but they benefited from that blackmail, and facilitated the arrival of Pius and his long convoy of lies and manipulations.The rest is history. These people who benefited from that knowledge for their own gains, are as despicable as the perp, if not more...What is worse, is that they trashed the reputation of good priests that stood in the way, because of their unwillingness to go along in their schemes.Now perhaps people will understand the evil we are facing, and open their eyes to a truth this site has tried for almost three years to reveal.
Makes the scandal wayyyy worse than anyone can imagine. Dear God.
What is worse also Frenchie are those of us who reported sexual abuse and suffered for it for many years. AS I have said if i can see that evil man removed one day before his 75 birthday. It will be justice.
Yes Father Blockley,You are one of those who were in the way of their schemes, and backroom deals.Yourself and a few more had to leave in order to survive, while having your reputation tarnished.The shadow knows...Soon the whole of Guam and the Marianas shall know as well, and the truth will be made public all over the world.It will not make up for all the lives these have ruined, but it will be the beginning of a long process of healing.
Ditto and ditto.
Knowing that the ncw have been involved in the cover ups and/or protection of Apuron's sexual abuses or other clergy’s sexual misconduct, scandals and abuses, we need to embark on a letter-writing campaign and flood Rome with letters from Guam strongly maintaining that not another ncw presbyter, priest, bishop or ncw sympathizer, ncw crony and ncw cohort be considered as replacement for Apuron whether temporary or permanent!Our unified message should be that the Catholic faithful of the island of Guam will not support nor recognize and acknowledge an appointment of any ncw clergy, nor an ncw supporter an ncw sympathizer or ncw ally as our Shepherd!
Speaking of message, I heard the 2nd collection from ALL parishes will help fund the operations of the archdiocese communications operations. The way it is now, ALL communications coming from AAA' s propaganda machine such as the radio station, Umatuna etc. are aimed at promoting the Neocatechumenal Way. STOP THE MONEY!!
I laughed at that when I read in the U Matuna this is communications month. Just like in marriage, communication is very important. This marriage with the archbishop is in the rock because he doesn't know how to communicate. Pastoral visit my foot. There was not even a minutes or record of that meeting given out. If there was you can will hear the concerns entering one ear of the Archbishop exiting the other. Oh, yes, he did answer some with I don't know. Or that is out of my hands. How could it be out of his hands when he was the one who caused most of these things to happen. But continue to pray.
11:51 aww, c'mon, OJ just got to be the great communicator. Doesn't he need a budget? A teenie weenie budget? For discretionary spending of the acting spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Agana?
Great Idea, Marilu. Count me in to help.
Marilu - I applaud you for and join you in this approach. I have always held from the beginning of the deteriorating condition of our church (at least from the late 90's on) has its CORE problem with the NCW, and its ROOT problem with our archbishop for his abandonment of us. If another Neo or Neo sympatizer bishop is assigned to us by Rome, we will be back to Square One - and perhaps worse than the beginning! Therefore, it is imperative that Rome gives us a traditional Catholic bishop who can, and will, lead the Flock of Christ back to the Sheepfold of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.I will be happy to team with you - and others who espouse this thinking - that we flood Rome with a letter writing campaign with this request, as it is only Rome which can appoint a new shepherd. Deal me in on this campaign! (jrsa: 5/7/16)
Dear Marilu and Joe, you have no idea how accurate and actual your remarks are.Check with Tim on when and where we can meet. I will update you on the challenges.
Tony,it is time to turn on the switch called "Virtual Reality Self Check" now !
Just saw spotlight. Reminded me of this whole twisted manipulative lying archdiocese leadership. When this goes down, you want to be on the right side.
It takes a village to raise a child. And it also takes a village to abuse him. Heard that on the movie spotlight. So right. Speak up people. Be on the right side of this.