Thursday, May 5, 2016

SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT RMS AND THE "THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE"

Here's some fun stuff. Go to the RMS website: http://seminaryguam.com/


Real informative, isn't it! And no live links to anything. Really? We're paying a million dollars a year for this?

So now go to the website for the so-called San Vitores Theological Institute:  http://www.sanvitoresinstitute.com/index.html

Click on ACADEMIC LIFE:



LOL, a Theological Institute, the "Pope's University" and they can't even spell Departments. But anyway, so you would like to know more about the Program of Studies or the Depart-a-ments, or the Faculty. Go ahead. You see that the links appear to be live. Okay, go ahead and click on them. 

Voila! Absolutely nothing. 

Go ahead and right click and copy the links and paste into a new window. 

Voila! Right back to where you started. Nothing. Absolutely Nothing. 

They deleted the information after I did an expose on this blog last year of all the false information they had in the categories including, under Faculty, the list of supposedly "permanent professors." In order for the Institute to maintain its affiliation with the Lateran it needs to have a certain number of permanent professors. The Institute obviously lied about its permanent professors because the list included one Giuseppe Gennarini, who, as he said today on the radio, is only here once a year to do a course, which is at max, two weeks. That's not a permanent professor. And before they deleted the tell-tale evidence, I saved a copy. LOL


9 comments:

  1. Nothing from Nothing leaves Notheeeng. Zeero! Right Zoltan?

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  2. Perhaps Guam’s Immigration Office needs to investigate and ascertain if, indeed, these foreign neo "seminarians" are really here as “students” or are they props for the ncw’s RMS? After all, it appears that with the exception of the physical existence of this RMS building, it doesn’t appear that there are any indications that there exists a legitimate educational institution other than their "props". Their website appears to be another prop for this so-called educational institution. I’ll stand corrected if I’m wrong, but don’t the majority of the so-called RMS professors at this so-called ncw “educational institution” depend on their teaching job at UOG as their major source of livelihood? Just curious and wondering.

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  3. Situation in Oceania from sanvitoresinstitute site:
    To understand the gravity of the situation of the Catholic Church in this area of the world, it is enough to think that to serve almost two million Catholics spread out among thousands of islands with hundreds of languages spoken, there are less than 600 priests.
    Two-thirds of these priests belong to religious orders who traditionally manned these missions but who are now withdrawing from the area, due to advanced age and the general lack of vocations.

    This means that thousands and thousands of islands, even where the Catholic proportion of the population is now large, could soon be without priests and sacramental life.

    The absence of ordained ministers for the Catholic Church favors the spread of sects, since in many of these islands there is still a very strong natural religiosity, while, on the other hand, secularization strikes with greater strength; for example, suicide rates and teenage pregnancy are much higher in Oceania than in the rest of the world. For the coming years there are no signs of improvement: the seminarians for this whole area number only 114.

    The philosophical and theological studies will be carried out by the candidates at the Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores Catholic Theological Institute for Oceania, according to the Ratio Studiorum for the Seminary studies. Those disciplines and optional subjects that are most useful for the service of the new evangelization will be emphasized. The Catholic Theological Institute Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores for Oceania is under the direct jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Agaña.

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  4. from Ecclesia in Oceania

    Vocations and Seminaries

    48. Given the essential role of the priesthood and the great importance of the consecrated life in the mission of the Church, the Bishops at the Special Assembly affirmed the witness offered by Bishops, priests and those in the consecrated life through their prayer, fidelity, generosity and simplicity of life.(156) The field in which they work is vast and they are relatively few. Yet Oceania has many young people who are a precious spiritual resource; and among them are undoubtedly many who are called to the priesthood or to the consecrated life. "Would that an ever increasing number might attentively listen to and willingly accept those words of Christ which speak of a special personal choice by God of an apostolic fruitfulness: 'You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide' (Jn 15:16)".(157) The Synod Fathers pointed to the serious shortage of priests and consecrated religious in Oceania. The promotion of vocations is an urgent responsibility of every Catholic community. Each Bishop should see to the establishment and implementation of a plan to promote priestly and religious vocations at every level - diocesan, parish, school and family. The Synod Fathers look to the future with hope and trust, praying "the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into the harvest" (Lk 10:2). They are firm in their faith that "God will provide" (Gen 22:8).

    In seminaries, the priests of the future are formed in the image of the Good Shepherd, "joining themselves with Christ in the recognition of the Father's will and in the gift of themselves to the flock entrusted to them".(158) Each Bishop is responsible for the formation of the local clergy in the context of the local culture and tradition. In this regard, the Synod Fathers asked that "serious consideration be given to more flexible and creative models of formation and learning"(159) which take into account the essential elements of a well integrated formation of candidates for the priesthood in Oceania: human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation.(160) At the same time, the Bishops expressed "caution concerning extremes of clericalism or secularism and the dangers of inadequate competence, sometimes the result of present-day seminary formation that neglects the real academic and spiritual needs of seminarians".(161)

    Special attention needs to be given to the situation of some Churches in Oceania. In the particular Churches of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the other island nations of the Pacific, new seminaries have been opened to cater for an increasing number of seminarians who need to be formed in their own regions and in contact with their own culture. While giving thanks for the precious gift of new vocations, the Synod Fathers also recognized the need for more local staff, adequately trained for both academic and formation purposes. Some proposals were made in order to overcome this now critical situation, including the sharing of personnel within Oceania. Local diocesan priests should be provided with more opportunities for higher studies both within the region and further afield. A mutually agreed exchange programme could be established to meet these various needs. The overriding concern of the Bishops is the integral human and pastoral formation of the seminarians in their own cultural context. Solutions need to be found in order to provide the necessary financial support for seminaries, which is at present a heavy burden on many Dioceses. Where there are insufficient resources in Oceania, appeal should be made to the wider Church, and to religious orders, congregations and institutes, to help the young Churches form qualified local personnel.(162) The future of the Church in Oceania depends in large part upon this, for the Church cannot function without the sacramental priesthood, and cannot function well without good priests.

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  5. This "university" can't spell "professors" either.

    Go to http://www.sanvitoresinstitute.com/academic.html

    click on "Faculty"

    and look, they give you a list of "Faculty Profesors"!

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  6. As a foot note, I noted that since 2014, all the RMS in the USA have stopped putting information on line, except for who the rector is and the address and phone #.
    Otherwise they have put a total stop on communication.
    The Canadians have done it in similar ways, but not all over the board.

    Before this, they posted their fundraising, seminarian names, professors, guests, and so on. As soon as we started using these information to see what was going on. Total silence.

    Other RMS around the world go from, not having a site, to having sites the way they used to here in the USA. This would indicate that this state of affair is directly linked to who the national responsible is.
    Keeping in mind, that Guam is an anomaly, as far as how the seminary is run and incorporated.
    In other dioceses, the bishops remain in charge of the education and seminarians are required to attend regular classes in the Diocesan seminary.
    This in itself opens a whole new line of questions.
    More to come.

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  7. F. Leon GuerreroMay 5, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    That's it? I'm no expert in philosophy, theology, or the academic preparation of Catholic priests but even I, a layman, can tell this official site looks very much like a scam. Has anyone checked the credentials of these so-called professors? Also, there seems to be a whole bunch of "visiting professors" from all over the world. I would be interested to find out if any of them have ever been to Guam, or even Oceania. I clicked on some of the links too, and they were either taken down or "not found". Do seminaries, like universities and secondary schools, have any sort of accrediting or professional associations? And are they really associated with that "lateran" theological institute from Rome? Ai adai,I believe we've been scammed yet again! Fakmata Chamorros! Awaken from your deep slumber, Guam Catholics! Do your research and listen with your God-given brains. Do you need any more ammo or proof?

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  8. Has anyone contacted the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome to inquire about the current status of affiliation with RMS Guam? It would be interesting to learn about the details directly from the source.

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  9. I have to wonder about the handful of boys that are supposedly being trained to be diocesan priests at the St. John Paul the Great seminary. Obviously they are taking there classes at the RMS and all those alleged visiting professors are all NCW. The whole situation is very odd!

    Are the boys going to stick with it and will they be properly prepared?

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