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The "Seminary" is perhaps our greatest "sore spot". For 15 years Apuron lied to us about the real mission of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary. He said it was a "seminary for Guam." The lay faithful gave millions to this seminary over the years, and particularly supported its annual "gala" which was held today at the Hyatt.
We continued to give even though we began to notice two things: 1) the "priests" ordained from RMS seemed to be around for awhile and then disappear without a trace, and 2) the ones that did stay were put in parishes where they began an open campaign of destruction from everything to statutes to local pietistic practices.
We also noticed that they didn't know how to say Mass and certainly did not know how to deliver a homily.
In 2013, I discovered that RMS was NOT a "seminary for Guam" but merely a seminary ON Guam. It's corporate documents showed that it was incorporated as an institution separate from the Archdiocese of Agana and what's more was incorporated to form priests ONLY according to and for the Neocatechumenal Way, a thing that had already become a sore spot in itself.
I also discovered that the RMS corporation was not controlled by a local board but by a shadow board called the Board of Guarantors which was controlled by arch-Neo's Giuseppe Gennarini and his wife.
When I exposed these things, Archbishop Apuron hurriedly created a second seminary which was supposed to be for those who did not want to be formed in the Neocatechumenal Way. In creating this second seminary, Apuron inadvertently admitted that he had been lying to us for 15 years about the real nature of RMS and had taken millions of our dollars under a false banner.
I further exposed that the second seminary was nothing more than a boarding house since the seminarians there were forced to take their classes at the same place and from the same "professors" as those studying to be neo-presybters.
Further, I exposed that there was no stable professorship, no published curriculum, and no evidence of a current affiliation with the Lateran University as claimed, and outside which RMS's educational institute (Blessed Diego Institute) had no academic credential.
In addition, I exposed that its principal "formator," John Wadeson, was not only incardinated into this archdiocese under suspicious circumstances but in his ten years on the RMS payroll he was NOT here, but rather living with his neocat community in San Francisco.
In January of 2015, I uncovered a document showing that not only had we been bilked out of millions in the name of a sham "seminary for Guam," but that Apuron had deeded title to the mega-million dollar property occupied by the seminary to the control of the Gennarini's, and had done so secretly more than three years previously, firing the members of the finance council who opposed him and accusing them of a "vulnus" against the bishop.
The discovery led to an amazing set of antics by Apuron and his clowns, from everything to running off to get a legal opinion from some expensive stateside firm which no one was permitted to see to the acquisition and publication of two false certificates of title.
So for Archbishop Hon, our new Apostolic Administrator, the one who is here to clean up the mess, to attend this Gala and hob-nob with the same people who have lied to us, stole from us, shunned us, bilked us, and in short, SCREWED US, is beyond unacceptable. It is one more thing that makes him another Apuron.
THE PROTESTS WILL CONTINUE. And make no mistake, if Rome will not fix this, WE WILL! And we will do it in the courts for all the world to see.
Pick your poison Rome.
Pick your poison Rome.
P.S. Note to our side. It is time to put away signs like this until we see something different.
Good comments from Mr. Francus and Mr. Cruz on KUAM's story:
*****Despite Guam's Catholic church controversy, beliefs remain strong