Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Posted by Tim Rohr

“I guess we can expect the protesters in front of the Cathedral to stop protesting for the reinstatement or the restoration of Msgr. James and Fr. Paul Gofigan.” - Krystal Paco. KUAM. July 27. 


Continued from Part 5

Today (August 3), in his interview on KUAM with Jesse Lujan, Archbishop Hon clarified that he did NOT use the word “restore” in addressing the situations of Fr. Paul Gofigan and Msgr. James Benavente. And as I’ve already clarified in my post AND HON SMILES, neither priest was restored to the positions from which they were forced, nor will they be.

The idea that the two priests would be “restored” can be traced to KUAM reporter Krystal Paco’s July 27 report, “Father Paul Gofigan and Monsignor James Benavente both restored,” which features a picture of Ms. Paco interviewing a smiling Fr. Paul Gofigan:

However, Ms. Paco's report is not a “misunderstanding” but simply a paraphrase of what Fr. Paul Gofigan himself led her (and many of us) to believe during her interview with him after the July 27 press conference (beginning at 37:47):

PACO: A lot of protesters have been wanting you back to your position. What exactly happened today. 

GOFIGAN: Basically he stated what I wanted, what I stated three years ago when I wrote a letter through my canon lawyer to retract the accusations and also to restore me and what that word restore means is really to clear my name and this is basically what he did today. He cleared my name and formally stated that after further review (of the evidence) he found no evidence to say that I was formally disobedient. 

As one of the very small team of people who worked tirelessly to hold Fr. Paul up in those dark days of July 2013, and at great risk and cost to ourselves, and because of our uncompromising commitment to the TRUTH, I want to set the record straight...again. 

While Fr. Paul is certainly welcome to settle for any version of “restore” that makes him happy, he at least needs to acknowledge that the people who went to war for him three years ago and eventually spilled out into the streets, based their actions and their sacrifices in his behalf on what Fr. Paul ACTUALLY said he wanted. 

In his interview with Ms. Paco on July 27, Fr. Paul said that he “wrote a letter through my canon lawyer to retract the accusations and also to restore me and what that word restore means is really to clear my name..”

But that is not what the letter through his canon lawyer said. Here is what it said:

It’s not that we specifically wanted Fr. Paul restored as pastor to Santa Barbara parish. Most of us who have worked long and hard for him do not go to Santa Barbara and it would not matter to us who is the pastor. What we worked for is for a wrong to be righted. We worked for this simply because it was the right thing to do. 

And it was more than that. Our public opposition to Apuron’s treatment of Fr. Paul was the first shot fired across Apuron’s previously impenetrable bow. And it is turning out to be the shot that is sinking his NCW-fortified ship as well as his whole rat-infested crew, despite Hon’s desperate attempts to keep it upright. 

I am calling this post ORCHESTRATED - PART 6, because at the root of my campaign to champion Fr. Paul’s rights, was always a larger objective: stopping Anthony S. Apuron, and by extension, exposing the grave abuse perpetrated by men like him on the innocent and trusting souls in their care. 

I had long since known about the “Agat Boys,” but never had an opportunity to move forward. Everything was locked down tight. No one dared speak against Apuron. And when I first did (at the beginning of the Gofigan drama), it threw a shudder through the Chancery, a shudder so strong that Apuron immediately went to Rome to shut me down - which I wrote about in ORCHESTRATED - PART 1

Apuron KNEW what would happen once his hull was penetrated. The Gofigan drama was simply the first bullet. 

To be continued


  1. Those who discovered the truth of Anthony Apuron were all destroyed.
    His regime his dictatorship lived on because he built it on fear. He is a vicious malicious evil man.
    Thankyou Tim for exposing this monster.

  2. If someone fired me because they called me incompetent, but did not prove it, and then months later come's back and tells me "Joe you are not really incompetent", would I be happy? Probably not because I still didn't get my job back! To be restored to me is that I get my job back and the retraction of the statement. Then again that's just me.

    1. Yup, that would be me too! Unless of course I was told to be happy or sit back in the pews.

    2. You are right, Joe, and I agree with you. Fr. Paul gave up too easily. Come on, Fr. Paul, do not settle for anything less. Archbishop Hon is NOT doing the right thing for you. Stay the course, Fr. Paul, and consider the allies you have to right this wrong done to you. Do not accept anything less than full restoration to your job as pastor, and a decree retracting the one Apuron issued against you, which Hon denied existed. That should indicate to you this Archbishop is not caring to check the facts about your case. He is all window-dressing for the masses, who don't understand the nuances of his statements. Get back in the battle, Fr. Paul.

    3. Ko matai i figan?

  3. Apurun is TOAST...but his legacy of terror lives on through Hon. Why? Connect the dots....AAA...Gennarini...Kiko...Filoni....Hon. Mafia goons dancin' to the tune of the God Father theme song with flamenco guitars!

    1. No matter what the Holy Father does with Apuron it will never bring back the wasted years of pain suffering, self medicating destruction that many of us endured because of him. Only to learn later that as he destroyed victims he hid an abuser. Gave him a paid life in America. It is more the injustice of this evil monster. Please understand. Thankyou.


  4. Bruce. Tony Apuron allowed the ncw into Guam for one reason. He knew that should victims ever come forward the ncw would protect him not his local priests. Deep in his soul he knew his crimes so did the clergy. He knew the way the world the church was moving he could be discoveted. It was only a question of when. But when discovered he had back up ncw. Apuron ncw used each other. He ordained misfits paid for training in exchange protection. It was termed mutual legal ecclesial assistance back in 1993. Pact made by apuron his co workers ncw. It was Tim Rohr who became the thorn to the agreement. Not sure if Tim knew but he was. Im just a casual observer siting on the bike in my gym reading about the rise and fall of Anthony Apuron.

  5. my cynicism is getting the better of me. it's making me think that part of the reason this silence has gone on for decades among the clergy is mutually assured destruction. i recall frequent anonymous commentators (such as "adrian") having alluded to as much. it's a house of cards.

    i'm at the point where i will say, depose them all if it's even remotely possible. make them give sworn statements before the court. "so help them God."

    1. I am in total agreement with you but then again, their belief in God is questionable.

  6. Evil was still defeated. By apuron's evil reign, he paved the way for the Holy Spirit to give strength to apuron's survivors of rape and molestation to come forward. But the battle is far from being won.

    The Neo knew of apuron and his heinous Sexual acts against children but they forgave him anyways. In the neo cult, apuron has been absolved, therefore, apuron now runs innocent.
    Apuron, do not say that you are innocent because you did not rape and molest children. Say that you are innocent NOW because you did your 5 heretic-neo-tailored prayers and promised them all the riches you can suck out of Guam's faithful. You are a "born again innocent."

    Support Neo = Condone pedophilia and child rape
    Support Apuron = Support the Singing, Serial Molester of an archbishop

    Do the Math...Zoltan, Are you listening?


  7. MORE JUNGLE SHIT!! Right Tim-eee