Thursday, May 19, 2016

ME: "DEACON, THAT'S NOT TRUE!"

3:48AM - see update at end of this story


I haven't seen it yet, but I heard that a news item was aired on PNC featuring Deacon Frank Tenorio defending Apuron against Roy Quintanilla's accusations that he molested him when he was a twelve year old altar boy in Agat. I also heard that the masturbating primatologist para-presbyter could be seen in the background coaching Tenorio.

Tenorio was said to have said that he doesn't believe Roy Quintanilla because he was at the Agat parish at the time Roy was an altar boy.

So it's gloves off. The first time I wrote about this (here), I left out Tenorio's name. Not this time. Read it and weep:

On January 9, 2006, Archbishop Apuron publicly discredited Cardinal Arinze, the then-Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship. In doing so he also publicly mocked Pope Benedict XVI, since what Apuron mocked was an instruction from Cardinal Arinze which opened with the words "The Holy Father wishes you to know..." (The letter involved placing restrictions on the Neocatechumenal Way's celebration of the Eucharist.)

The incident occurred on Guam's Catholic radio station, KOLG, during a weekly Monday morning show entitled "Why Do Catholics Do That?" The show was hosted by Fr. Mike Crisostomo and Fred Rodriguez.

During the show, the conversation turned to the Neocatechumenal Way and the recently released instruction from Cardinal Arinze. Apuron was listening and in a few minutes barged into the studio to take over the conversation and defend the Neocatechumenal Way.

The Audio File can be found here. The Transcript can be found here.

Apuron's public mocking of Cardinal Arinze occurred close to the beginning of the segment and it immediately prompted angry calls.

Fr. Mike knew that Apuron's public discrediting of a papal directive and the Cardinal Prefect who delivered it was incredibly damaging to the Church. Immediately recognizing the potential damage, Fr. Mike (as you can hear or read) did his best throughout the rest of the show to moderate Apuron's temper-laden comments. But of course, Apuron did not take the hint and things got seriously heated.

The news of what Apuron had said on KOLG on the morning of January 9, 2006 traveled quickly. As the show was normally rebroadcast the same afternoon, many tuned in for the replay to hear for themselves what Apuron had said. But there was no replay.

The phone at KOLG began ringing off the hook with callers asking why the show was not being rebroadcast. The technician in the studio at the time did not know what had happened that morning, and did not know he was supposed to lie, so he simply told the truth: "I don't know. They just told me not to play it."

Of course this news "not to play it" created an even greater firestorm of anger. KOLG's station manager, Deacon Frank Tenorio, called a meeting of the KOLG staff and hosts to deal with it on Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 2006. The show was scheduled to air twice more the following day and something needed to be said about why it would not be.

The meeting was held at the Kamalin Karidat office, which is also managed by Deacon Frank Tenorio. The office was then located on the second floor of the building which is located directly across the street from Wendy's at the Agana Shopping Center.

In addition to Deacon Frank Tenorio, also present at the meeting were Fr. Mike Crisostomo, Fred Rodriguez, Therese Mantanane, Chuck White, Jeff Fitzgerald, myself, and oh yes, one more, Archbishop Apuron.

The problem was laid out. The episode with the Archbishop was too damaging to the Church to rebroadcast. But the whole island had heard of it and, after the first rebroadcast was canceled, many suspected a cover up, which caused even greater outrage.

Deacon Tenorio began the meeting. The problem presented was what to say to the listening public the next day when the show was scheduled to replay once in the morning and again in the afternoon. The truth of course was not an option. Suggestions were asked for. There were none.

Then Deacon Frank Tenorio, the archbishop's brave defender, asked us to LIE. He said: "Why don't we just say there were technical difficulties."

The room froze. This was a BLATANT LIE. An ordained deacon had just asked us to publicly lie in the presence of an archbishop.

Apuron kept looking at the floor. I was seated directly across from him. I waited for him to speak. Apuron said nothing. In fact, nobody said anything, until I did.

My first thought besides this being a lie was that they were going to let the technician take the fall. It was going to be his fault that the episode could not be rebroadcast. There was only one problem. The technician, the young man who answered the phone the previous day, the young man who didn't know he was supposed to lie, was MY SON. And they were going to hang this on him.

I'm sure it never even occurred to Tenorio and Apuron that the technician's father was sitting right in front of them.

I looked around the room. No one looked up. We had just been asked to LIE for the Archbishop and my 20 year-old son was the scapegoat. Barely able to control my anger I slowly said:

"Deacon, that's not true.

There was more silence and more staring at the floor. Except for me. I was staring at the Archbishop. 

I don't know why. Maybe I thought that my pointing out that this was a lie would cause Apuron to actually act like an Archbishop and tell the Deacon "No, we can't say that."

BUT NOTHING. Silence. Go ahead lie. Let my son take the fall. I couldn't believe what I was witnessing. But there it was.

Finally Fr. Mike broke the silence and suggested that KOLG state that the episode would not be rebroadcast in the best interest of the church. At least that was true. I don't know if that statement was ever aired. I didn't care. I left. DISGUSTED with Apuron and his LYING Deacon.

As the record shows, I did not let that incident stop me from defending Apuron and the Church a few years later when Apuron was attacked for a statement he didn't write about homosexuality and when Senator Cruz and SNAP were trying to throw him in jail. But I never forgot what I was asked to do and who the Archbishop and Deacon Frank Tenorio were willing to blame.

And there's more. But I'll save it for the next time Tenorio wants to play hero.

P.S. Hey OJ. If Tenorio is all you got, then you got nothing. Everybody is on to him. And stay out of the camera next time. 


*****


UPDATE

During its 6pm newscast, PNC aired a version of the statement showing Edivaldo's reflection in the glass behind Tenorio. It's obvious who is the puppet master here.

Here is the PNC video.

Deacon Tenorio on PNC 5/19/16 from Tim Rohr on Vimeo.

After seeing the stupid Edivaldo's performance in Tenorio's video during the PNC 6pm newscast, Edi the Waldo and his fools scrambled to produce a different version of the video and sent it to KUAM at about 10PM. As per this link to KUAM the story was:

Posted: May 19, 2016 10:30 PM
Updated: May 19, 2016 10:30 PM

This is really pathetic. They re-recorded the whole thing, this time positioning Tenorio in front of a picture of the Blessed Mother. This is really hilarious. The whole world is going to be able to compare the two versions and know exactly what they did and why they did it.







Deacon Tenorio from Tim Rohr on Vimeo.

BTW, Deacon, everybody knows about the Tenorio's "perks." But talk about "walk into this!" So stupid, but just as we planned it. You'll soon see. You're going to go out with the trash too. BTW, does the number $80,000 sound familiar?

Oh, and P.S. Deacon, you live in Agat, right? Well you just called the whole Agat Quintanilla clan LIARS. Roy is one of 16 children. Have you thought about that?

4:27AM UPDATE. So now who are you going to believe, an Apuron lapdog (Tenorio) or Vince Pereda, a 30 year clinical psychologist and now FORMER member of the sex abuse review board: http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2016/05/19/member-churchs-sexual-misconduct-board-resigns-says-he-believes-archbishop-accuser/84578788/

And one more thing, Deacon Tenorio, the fact that Edivaldo's reflection was caught on camera during your little charade is not an accident. That was the work of the Holy Spirit. We could not have asked for more DAMNING evidence of the LIE you, Edivaldo, Apuron and the whole lot of stupid fools, are conspiring to put out. And the Holy Spirit has decided to help us out. How providential that He chose your video to do it on. Does the number $80,000 sound familiar?

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