I guess it is one step forward but a "Little too Late"! This should have been done the first week he was on the island but, of course, there were parties to attend and time to consult with the NEOs! Sorry but no cigar, on my part, for this accomplishment!
It's good Dakon Larry Claros is left in place as the SARC. Now he has to answer Atty. David Lujan's questions which he has been ignoring these past few weeks. Claros, don't you know that the longer you delay, the more ammunition you are giving Atty. Lujan? You're going to get it, for sure, for sure.
It appears to be "one step forward", but REALLY????? Claros will still be the SARC??? With all the foul ball incidents??? SMH.
From the PNC News story:"The current SARC is Deacon Larry Claros who has not responded to any media inquiries regarding the four allegations of abuse made against Archbishop Anthony Apuron.We spoke with Father Patrick Castro who tells us that he just received Archbishop Hon’s protocol today and details about his new position are still being worked out. He says he’s still waiting to receive directives from Archbishop Hon."Claros needs to instruct on the script re Apuron, FOR SURE, FOR SURE.
To do what? Why couldn't Hon be the first to initiate contact? I mean, nothing really happened except a fellow archbishop merely raped a young boy! I guess that's not important enough to require Top Priority Attention. Has Attorney Lujan's letter be answered? What is Fr. Pat authorized to do? I'm guessing nothing much than to get statements from victims and pass them on to Rome. Hell, my 12 year old niece can do that herself. This looks like nothing more than throwing stale bread crumbs to a starving and enraged peasant population. In the meantime, they are having pizzas, wine, and steaks on San Ramon Hill with Adrian the Gestapo Goon as the Bouncer at the door. Attorney Lujan was right: Nothing has changed. Keep on fighting fellow Catholics to regain and recover our beloved Church in Guam.
Hon the Tai Fai continues to defy logic with the appointments of spokesperson Bibi the YoYo and Decon Claros. Amazing.
After all we have been through as church in Guam, it is heartbreaking an unbelievable to think that this is the response of Rome. Don't forget folks, there is nowhere else to go.
No more horseshit stories about Adrian the rot he has been accused of is true or not. He must be stopped in his tracks. What are we waiting for? Where there is smoke there is fire.
Since unity is the priority of Arch. Hon the committee is an improvement for FUTURE use only. The past remains untouched. The victim's still awaits to get their turn, and a committee in place is NO concern of the VICTIM'S. Seems like Arch. Hon won't and does not want a thing or two to do with the current sex abuse cases brought forth.
And what about our priest. I mean no disrespect to any of them, though recently they've reached out quickly to the unknown VICTIM'S from far away offered a special Mass for them and their surviving families, and don't get me wrong I absolutely agree with this. Just wondering why the clergies timing was delayed to respond to the sexual abuse victims.
The Mass was billed as an anniversary Mass for Sonny Quinata's death and "all victims of abuse." They seemed careful not to mention the specific cases of abuse. And as far as I know, no priest yet has personally reached out to the victims who have come forward the last few weeks. One priest even told me that to do so would be to acknowledge the truth of the victims' accounts.
So if a priest makes any gesture to console a victim he is essentially siding with the victim? If I pray for my enemies, does it mean I am siding with my enemies and condone their harmful ways towards me? Huh? Shit! My brain hurts trying to figure the logic.
All of this lack of response to victims goes against all the recent promises of Pope and his committees. Not to worry, they have a committee to review this, already . Hello???? You already missed the boat.
- Aren't Priests supposed to reach out to those that have been abused and hurting? Very hard to believe that not one Priest has reached out to the Victims to help them heal in their suffering. I thought that is why they become Apostles of God - To heal ones who are suffering and in pain. Now the excuse of "We Cannot Go Against an Order" is extremely out-of-date. Catholic People are Hurting and You are worried because of a Man-Made Order? God - Help Us and Bring Back Common Sense!
Putting Adrian as chairman raises red flags. Adrian the rot must not be put in charge of anything in order for reconciliation and unity to take place.
So, since no clergy has actually offered help/support of the victims, are we to speculate they are being "ordered" not to? If that's the case, Kaka De Toro ! Is it their vow of obiedience that is being put in check? Who amongst the Good Priest, will offer the olive branch? We all know who won't.
No one obliged to obey sinful order. No one.
I dare any of the diocesan priests, any of the Capuchins, or the Jesuits to defy that "order" and do your priestly duty. Console the afflicted. Risk being reprimanded, disciplined, shunned, sent to Cocos Island in exile. You are members of the Church also. Stop acting like the Pharisees and Scribes. Don't be hypocrites, preaching good works, but you can't do it because of somec stuipiod "order" from the Ordinary. Be like Jesus. Do what is right.
Hon, have you ever wondered what kind of reception you would get if you walked alone among us in the shopping malls? Try it, you won't like it.