Monday, June 6, 2016

ONE THING WE DO KNOW

Since Apuron would not step aside to permit an investigation, the pope apparently decided to do that for him.

20 comments:

  1. Thirty years goes to crap. So sad.
    To Apuron: why couldn't you just resign? Not only for our sake but for yours as well. It didn't need to happen like this.

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  2. Lol. It's about TIME.

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  3. Thank God! A heavy burden has been lifted from my chest. My prayer intentions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate heart of Mary this past weekend have been answered! Praise be to God!

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  4. The mature churchman take, Tim...

    Press Release From Father Edivaldo
    According to KUAM news (the bold is mine):
    KUAM received a press release from the Archdiocese of Agana Media Relations Fr. Edivaldo da Silva Oliveira. The release states the appointment of Archbishop Hon was at the request of Archbishop Apuron “pending the investigation of an abuse allegation”. The release states that the appointment of an apostolic administrator “sede plena” means that while the administrator will discharge the archdiocesan pastoral duties, Archbishop Apuron remains the Archbishop of Agana. “The Archdiocese and the Archbishop warmly welcome Archbishop Hon to Guam,” the release added.
    The Archdiocese has argued that the Archbishop is the victim of a malicious smear campaign because of his efforts to clean up the church.

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    1. - So funny that it has been mentioned many times over that Brother Tony is "Cleaning Up the Church"! I have never noticed that the "My Catholic Church Was That Dirty" until Brother Tony took over as the Shepard (not Shepherd) of the Catholic Church and later began dirtying up by himself for the love of Money. Money is the Root of All Evils!

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  5. Always the hero, according to a recent press release, Apuron requested that he be replaced.

    These ncw leaders are chock full of deceit and manipulation. May God have mercy on their souls.

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  6. One thing we know, Uduvaldo running the shewww! Let's see, Harold you drive the Equus, hon liked it before!! Bring all the Neo prebyters from neat and far as we did last time. Power in numbers. Scramble scramble. Be proactive here...lets see??? Oh, yes, say Arcbeeeshop ASKED Hon to come. It was the only honorable thing to do. He's that know no of guy. This is all good. The Archbishop is still the Archbishop! Hi, ho, hi, ho , it's off to work we go! We still have our believe vied Archbeeeeeshop! Putrid! Yes!!!! Your plans are always the best!

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  7. TiM, not according to the press release by the Chancery via Edivaldo. According to the press release, it was Apuron who requested the Pope to do an investigation allowing the apostolic administrator to run pastoral matters in the interim, a very vague term. We can an only surmise therefore that Apuron is still in charge and still has the final say so in all matters. Nothing has changed as far as I am concerned. This could be just a ruse to whitewash the sex abuse issue to make it appear that something is being done. Sounds like the sex abuse victims are getting the shaft again from Apuron, figuratively this time.

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  8. I do not like this news. I have grave concerns that there will not be significant change. :(

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    1. My thoughts exactly, ANON 1:22am. Just like their last visit, nothing else was done....and nothing will be done. I fear this is a ruse, just to quiet down the people. Catholics of Guam....DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN. CONTINUE TO PRAY AND STAND FOR THE TRUTH !!!!!! We, the laity, CAN BE THE DECIDING FORCE.....We shall see what this whole thing will REALLY turn out to be.

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  9. According to OJ Archy requested this new appointment.

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    1. Really, OJ? You just get more unbelievable with every press release! You and your Kiko leaders get no respect at all. Keep propping up this sick propaganda...it will soon be 1:30!

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  10. Did AAA go to Rome to get help from Kiko? Did Kiko influence the Pope's choice, Archbishop Hon? Will Archbishop Hon head the investigation or will he try to silence the church militant? Stay tuned and pray that St. Michael the Archangel will protect us!

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  11. Thank you Vatican! And OJ be quiet nobody is buying your lies anymore.

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  12. - We Must All Stay Focus. We are speculating what is going to happen because of past experiences. My God is in the Plan and the Truth will come out.

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  13. I'm a little skeptical with what's going on, and honestly not too hopeful. After all, the Vatican has ignored our pleas for years. But, our goal remains unchanged: Return Land; Restore Priests; Remove Archbishop. I pray that Archbishop Hon's investigation reveals Apuron to be a pedophile and his Neo presbyters as false priests.

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    1. One very positive sign would be for Archbishop Hon to agree to meet with CCOG, Laity Forward Movement and any other group of Catholics to discuss their issues.

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    2. Yes, Gerald, I, too, am skeptical. We need to continue to pray and stay vigilant. St. Michael come to our assistance.

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    3. If there are any meetings with any of us it will be with individuals, private, and asked to be kept confidential. Archbishop Hon has a loft of very serious work to do and his dossier on Agana probably already takes up a terabyte of data. As for myself, I will certain respect his assignment and trust that he knows exactly what he is doing. Meanwhile, our cause against Apuron remains. We will still press forward on the civil level for the lifting of the statute of limitations on past sex crimes against minors and we will work towards bringing justice to the victims. The church's job is independent of that.

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  14. Dr. Scott Hahn's scripture reflections for this Sunday is timely and relevant for all of us:

    In this Sunday’s readings we are like the fallen king, David, and the woman who weeps at Jesus’ feet.

    Like David, the Lord has rescued us from sin and death, anointed us with His Spirit in baptism and in confirmation. He has made us heirs of His promise to the children of Israel.

    And like David, and like the woman in the Gospel, we fall into sin. Our crimes may not be as grave as David’s (see 2 Samuel 11:1–26) or as “many” as that woman’s (see Luke 7:47).

    But we often squander the great gift of salvation we’ve been given. Often we fail to live up to the great calling of being sons and daughters of God.

    The good news of today’s readings, the good news of Jesus Christ, is that we can return to God in the sacrament of confession. Each of us can repeat Paul’s wondrous words in this week’s Epistle: “The Son of God has loved me and given himself up for me.”

    Our faith will save us, as Jesus tells the woman today. Our faith that no matter how many our sins, or how serious, if we come to him in true sorrow and repentance we will hear his words of forgiveness. Like David. Like the woman in the Gospel this Sunday.

    We hear David’s heartfelt confession in the First Reading. The Psalmist, too, confesses his sins to God. And we hear our Lord’s tender words of mercy and pardon in the Gospel.

    By His word of healing and his promise of peace, He makes it possible for us to join Him at the banquet table of the Eucharist.

    We can’t be like the Pharisee in the Gospel. We should never disdain the sinner or doubt the Lord’s power to convert even the worst of sinners.

    Instead, we should pledge today to better imitate that sinful woman. In gratitude for the debt we’ve been forgiven, let us promise to live by faith and for God alone. Like her, let us devote our lives to serving Him with great love.

    Yours in Christ,

    Scott Hahn, Ph.D.

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