I was approached by world famous "Church Lady" who asked me about Archbishop HON.
After I explained a little bit the issues we had with the Archbishop from Hong Kong, and his latest "Press conference" she declared:
Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, we will get some help from our friend in our fight.
As you have all seen, Archbishop Hon gave us a demonstration of what the European call the "wooden tongue" which loosely translated amounts to double talk.
We were fed a couple of bones here and there, with some reassuring (if not hearfelt) declarations about the survivors, which were meant to appease.
We also received some reassuring words regarding Fr Paul and Msgr James, albeit half measures of sort.
As I pointed in two previous posts, Archbishop Hon is the champion of doing thing with all the minimum necessary to appear as if he is doing something while actually giving very little.
So while Apuron had the two mean idiots on the hill to do his dirty work, they could not be kept in place by Hon, because of how much luggage they carried.
Yet in the shadows, there are two individuals at the Chancery who do their work , without much fanfare.
One is Deacon Kim, the Champion book cooker.
The old one, and the new one. He does not question, he does.
The other is Fr. Jose Alberto Rodriguez
Father Alberto is a whole different game. He is discreet, efficient, and so far has not got caught into the web of competition, between all the ambitious priests at the Curia.
In fact he runs the day to day operation at the Chancery, and is doing probably the best job, out of all the neos on the Hill, but do not be fooled, he is a dedicated man to his cause. And his cause is not justice, nor reconciliation.
Of course compared to this caliber of individual
Yesterday, we saw that Archbishop had chosen Fr Jeff and Fr Lito for their likeability, and dedication.
Yet we see he has kept key players from the Apuron administration, and these people, while discreet, played a key role into the climate of fear and intimidation at the Chancery.
Pius can still count on them.
As our dear friend the Church Lady told me:
And there is another quiet one lurking in the shadows, waiting for his opportunity.....
Frankly I don't think we will like it at all.....
Meanwhile, the new Bishop of Chalan Kanoa, seem to have some big issues to deal with.
to be continued.....