Because this message was sent by Adrian, and because it is at the Cathedral at about the normal time the neocats do their strange liturgy, and because the flower-laden zoo presided over by Cardinal Cordes on his recent visit is fresh in people's mind, and because there is still that big plywood sign in front of the Cathedral, there is GREAT suspicion that tonight's event is a set up to sucker people into attending a neo-eucharist.
I do not believe that is true and I will explain why. However, it is hoped that our new leadership will understand the consequences of letting the name Adrian Cristobal appear on ANYTHING issuing from the chancery. This man has so mutilated this diocese, this man has so lied to us, this man has so abused us, this man has so damaged the faith, that our new leadership CANNOT afford to have this man's name or face anywhere near.
Now, to the event at hand. The invitation reads:
His Excellency, Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, S.D.B.,
the newly appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Agana,
invites the faithful to participate in a
Vigil Prayer Service for Unity
on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM
at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna.
We HAVE to assume that this is NOT a Mass or anything resembling the celebration of the Eucharist, neo or otherwise. A "Prayer Service" is NOT a Mass. The Mass, the Celebration of the Eucharist, must be called exactly that. It CANNOT be simply called a "Prayer Service."
Now, what kind of prayer service, I don't know. Perhaps it will be once again a participation in the Liturgy of the Hours which is the prayer of the whole Church. That would be nice.
Also, if we are to take a positive glance at this, the fact that it is scheduled DEAD CENTER of the normal neocat liturgy time, it could possibly be a message from Archbishop Hon to the neocats saying: The Church comes First. The neocats, if they want to attend (if only to show their "fruits") will have to reschedule their sacred time, a time so important to Brother Tony, that he made all the parishes change their normal fiesta Masses so he could get back to his community in time for their separate and private liturgy.
I don't know Archbishop Hon's agenda, motives, desires, whatever. I assume he is here for exactly what he said he is here for. But what I am SURE of is that he is not aware of the damage Adrian Cristobal's name is doing to his initial efforts.
P.S. I also think that it is time for Archbishop Hon, even though he is not here to investigate the allegations of sex abuse against Apuron, to acknowledge that these allegations exist. There are some terribly wounded people out there, and so far, they haven't gotten so much as a nod.