Thursday, August 4, 2016

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Posted by Chuck White


Pacific Daily News, 8/4/2016, Page A01

'Serious Matter', Hon reacts to latest allegation


Haidee V. Eugenio
Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai said Tuesday the Archdiocese of Agana treats seriously the latest accusation of sexual abuse against a priest and two members of the church.
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Guam Daily Post, 8/4/2016, Page ___

Hon working for unity

Neil Pang | Post News Staff

24 comments:

  1. Hons only taking the allegations seriously AFTER he was served court documents. But still, this raises the questions as to where's the paperwork which he says he's sent to Rome regarding ALL allegations?

    As for hon not knowing where apuron is, that's bullshit. Either he's clueless or he's playing everyone for fools. I'm sure he's in communication with apuron since apuron still holds the title of archbishop of agana.

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    1. Hon does not know where Apuron is. New administration does not know. Apuron is in touch with only closes allies according to sources.

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    2. Hon does not know where Apuron is. New administration does not know. Apuron is in touch with only closes allies according to sources.

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    3. No one knows? WHY? Only one answer: APURON IS GUILTY!!

      STOP THE COVERUP HON!!

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    4. No unity with a serial child molester holding title of Archbishop of Guam.
      No unity until this Archdiocese Free of NCW.

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  2. Here's Tim's post in the PDN for this article:

    PDN: “Hon on Tuesday reiterated his desire to meet with people who’ve recently accused Arcbishop Anthony Apuron of sexual abuse. He also said he wants to meet with Tudela.”

    Today on Jesse Lujan’s show, Hon said that he hasn’t contacted Tudela because he didn’t know how. What? Tudela publicly testified at a public hearing which means he signed in with his name, phone, number and email address. There is no excuse that 2 days later Hon is saying he doesn’t know how to contact him.

    Hon said NOTHING about Mr. Tudela publicly until Jesse Lujan interviewed him this morning. Only then did he express his concern for Mr. Tudela. If he really is serious he would have immediately issued a statement expressing concern for Mr. Tudela. He did not.

    PDN: “When PDN asked Hon, early Tuesday, whether he believes Apuron is innocent, Hon said he welcomes the alleged victims to contact him “so that we take seriously the matter into consideration.”

    Soon after Walter Denton spoke about being raped by Apuron, Hon publicly and from the pulpit compared the allegations against Apuron to a case where an adult woman accused a bishop of adultery which was later proved false. His statement belittled and mocked the allegations against Apuron. Then he extended NOTHING to the victims until he was served with a law suit.

    PDN: “Hon said he doesn’t have any knowledge on whether the Vatican ordered Apuron to leave Guam, but only learned that Apuron went to Rome. Hon said he did not see Apuron when Hon was still in Rome, before he was sent to Guam in early June. Up to today, he said he doesn’t know where Apuron is.”

    On June 6, Apuron released a video message from the steps of the Vatican saying that Hon was sent to Guam at his (Apuron’s) request. Hon has NEVER refuted this statement so it must be true.

    PDN: Within days of his arrival in Guam in early June, he said he privately asked about 48 priests who were on island to turn in a courtesy resignation to give hi give him leeway to reassign them, if needed, for the unity of the church. He said most of the priests turned in their courtesy resignation, and he’s since been reassigning priests, in consultation with the Presbyteral Council.

    Really? MOST of the priests? What about the ones who didn’t. What is Hon going to do about them. What he’s not telling you is that the priests who refused to resign are the Neocatechumenal priests led by Edivaldo. Apparently Hon is letting them get away with it because it is now two months later and the request was made within “day of his arrival.”

    PDN: Hon said the Rev. Paul Gofigan and Monsignor James Benavente “did not ask to be back” to their original positions prior to Apuron removing them.

    Very clever way for Hon to get around rescinding their Decrees of Removal. Both Gofigan and Benavente have canon law cases before the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples of which Hon is the Secretary. Both cases contest their removals and require that they be restored to their positions.

    Vatican arrogance to the max. He thinks we’re stupid natives.

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  3. Hide, Apuron. Keep hiding because really innocent people hide.

    In this case, Apu-run's actions speak louder than words.

    SHAME. SHAME. SHAME!

    I am ANONYMOUS for I am EVERYONE.

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  4. Seriously, this says it all:

    Hon ended by stating simply, "I'm here."

    Imagine Jesus saying that. SMH

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  5. Former Archbishop Apuron emailed certain individuals . His emails ask for prayers mostly. He then asked for financial help from Guam friends.

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    1. Former Archbishop?? He is still the Archbishop.

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    2. Former Archbishop Apuron is not returning to Guam. He is no longer Archbishop. You have simply not been told truth.

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    3. sadly the title "archbishop" will only be removed when a new abp of agana is instated ... and he will be a "bishop" until defrocked

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    4. Well, if there is any truth to this statement that Apuron is not returning, He must be in safe location being hidden by the NCW to avoid facing the victims to answer for sex abuse allegations against him. Could he be in NJ with Gennarini, his master?

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  6. The word "Serious", seems to mean something else to AB Savio. When a doctor hears serious, IMMEDIATE ACTION is taken. When a soldier hears serious, IMMEDIATE ACTION is taken. When a police officer hears serious, IMMEDIATE ACTION is taken. Hell.......whenever a serious matter needs to be addressed, people with common sense TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION to mitigate the problem. So, AB Savio.....where's YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION? Does it take over eight weeks to take immediate action?

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  7. Just spent a few minutes to downgrade my IQ as I visited diana's blog. Nothing had changed. Still the same brainwashed kaka. Nothing to see there. I am guilty of being stupid. Why did I think those kikos would smarten up after a year or so...not the case at all.

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  8. My comments on the Guam Post Article:

    POST: Hon said, "I appreciate people that have high expectations. If I say anything at all, it must be coherent to the church. It must be something that is the truth." Hon said that he must be careful not to implicate or suggest any kind of attempt at cover-up by reacting too quickly.

    Wow. So simply showing compassion and concern for those who have come forward, regardless of the veracity of the allegations, is something we should not have an expectation of from an archbishop of the Catholic Church? Apparently a statement of compassion and concern is something that first requires study?

    POST: Hon said that there has been an atmosphere of misinformation concerning his authority. "They expect me to do something beyond my competence. They say that I have full power to force resignations…

    No, it is not we who said it. It was Hon who said it. At Santa Barbara parish a couple weeks ago, Hon ascended the pulpit and told the congregation: “I have the power.”

    POST: Tony Diaz, the editor of Umatuna Si Yu'os, the archdiocesan newspaper, said that the fact that the archbishop is meeting with media is unprecedented and that the relationship between the archdiocese and the media was not at all favorable over past years largely because of such statements by Apuron that Hon has since retracted. "He (Hon) has never asked to hold back the tough questions."

    Nice try Tony. What is “unprecedented” is an archbishop of Agana being served a lawsuit. Since then he has become very talkative - at your direction of course.

    POST: Hon again expressed his desire to meet with the plaintiffs and explained that it was his hope that their "common language" of faith would help facilitate healing. "Unity is not a magic wand that I can wave and make things better – that's a superficial view, he said. Hon ended by stating simply, "I'm here."

    LOL. Just imagine Jesus showing up and saying “I’m here.” WOW!

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    1. Janet B - MangilaoAugust 4, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      Tim:

      Further to Hon's Post interview. In it Hon said that he must be careful not to implicate or suggest any kind of attempt at cover-up by reacting too quickly.

      Ironic how on the other hand Hon can just summarily state that the seminary belongs to the Archdiocese "without a doubt". Did he carefully review the documents to understand what affect the deed had on ownership, or did he react too quick? And if he reacted too quick, was the reason to protect his brother Bishop, Apurun?

      Hon came in as a peacemaker, but he has failed. And he has proven himself to be less than independent.

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  9. This could be humorous if it wasn't so tragic. Hon strikes me as being a member of the Keystone cops. Running around without any direction. Some said Jess Lujan was too tough on Hon. He asked tough questions Hon couldn't wiggle his way out of. Way to go Jess.

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    1. Janet B - MangilaoAugust 4, 2016 at 2:50 PM

      Jess Lujan asked the tough questions that all members of the media should be asking. And they need to demand an answer. Hon has a very sneaky tactic of not directly answering questions that shed a dark shadow over the Church problems we all know. Media must learn not to let this guy off the hook just because he has a laugh to hide his nervousness.

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  10. honestly? Archbishop Hon, Please seek the appropriate person to sit down with and have them walk you through any documents needing your attention so as correctly and accurately you'll won't give any bogus answers. Archbishop Hon, may I ask-are you tired of the lies? We are fed up with them and the cover ups that come with lying. Speak the truth and nothing but the truth please!

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  11. Archbishop Hon. Inform people of the truth. You know Archbishop Apuron is not returning. Tell them the truth. Playing games makes situation worse.

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  12. Frenchie are you on line following.?

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  13. Archdiocese de Agana Guam coup d etat
    Archbishop Apuron will not be returning as Archbishop of Guam.Confirmed by Vatican Staff.
    Fr. Edivaldo is working with a group of NCW priests/people to take over the Archdiocese de Agana Guam.This take over is being organized by Archbishop Apuron financed by NCW.

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  14. No internet all day . Just on my cell.

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