I regret to inform you that your request to have the Archdiocese sponsor you at Mt. Angel Seminary is denied.
I had seen him around the Cathedral for years. You couldn't find someone more earnest about his altar boy duties. Small in stature, he always seemed to be the largest presence on the altar. Reverent, sincere, serious, wholly committed - he graced the altar at which he served with a special dedication that reminded me of a time in my own youth when serving at the altar struck awe into my soul and drew me into the heart of the Church.
For those who are interested in more proof that RMS/BDI is a big NOTHING, see my post NOTHING FOUND.
I call him a "fake" professor because I sat through a couple of his classes and listened to his completely neo-made history of the church before and since Vatican II. LOL.
Two months pass. Nothing from Adrian. Aaron finally writes...and offers to pay for his seminary education and formation himself:
Let's read these words of Aaron again:
Father, upon reflection of the above issues we discussed, an idea came to my mind. The first time we met on Sept 04, 2013, you informed me that our Archdiocese no longer has the financial resources to send seminarians to study abroad, which is the purpose this new seminary is being started.
The idea that came to mind is this: Since the reason for not allowing local seminarians from Guam to have an education abroad is due to lack of financial resources, would the Archdiocese sponsor me to study at Mount Angel Seminary if I were to consume the cost of my education and formation there since I seek a fully accredited seminary? It would not cost our Archdiocese any money to send me there.
Adrian is now stuck: caught in another lie. The real reason Aaron was refused sponsorship to Mt. Angel Seminary was NOT because the archdiocese did not have the resources, but because, as Adrian had told Fr. Richard Kidd a few years earlier: "In the Archdiocese of Agana, there is NO MORE diocesan priesthood. There is ONLY the Neocatechumenal Way."
Weeks pass. No "answer" from Cristobal. He was caught in a lie. Lack of funds was not the reason Aaron was denied the authentic seminary education he sought. The real reason was that Apuron and Cristobal had marching orders to crush any more "Richard Kidd's." NO ONE is to become any sort of priest outside the Neocatechumenal Way! "In the Archdiocese of Agana, THERE IS NO MORE DIOCESAN PRIESTHOOD. THERE IS ONLY THE NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY!"
Apparently Cristobal is tired of addressing someone so much smarter than himself (almost everyone), so he does what he has done to all of us, he tells Aaron to shut up and go away:
Adrian outright LIED to Aaron Quitugua about the lack of finances. Aaron volunteered to pay his own way. Cristobal was caught. He had his orders: NO PRIESTS OUTSIDE THE NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY.
Aaron had to be stopped. He was. But before he was, he exposed Adrian as a LIAR, and the true intention of Kiko Arguello, Giuseppe Gennarini, and the Neocatechumenal Way: to beat Guam and its Catholic people into submission in the service of a LIE.
Note: The last I spoke with Aaron was about a year ago. He still wants to be a priest - a real one.