Monday, September 19, 2016

ARCHDIOCESE OF AGANA IN THE NEWS. SEPT 17-19

PACIFIC DAILY NEWS

Protesters: Hon's lobbying effort denies justice for victims

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai asked Guam’s clergy to deliver a message to Catholic churchgoers during Mass on Sunday: “… I am in Rome to urge the Holy See to remove Archbishop (Anthony) Apuron as archbishop of Agana and to appoint a successor.” CONTINUED

(A couple of notes. The story doesn't carry what Vangie Lujan said in the video. Vangie pointed out that the archdiocese had no problem shutting down St. Thomas Aquinas and Mt. Carmel schools. In the case of St. Thomas, the parents were not even consulted. Mt. Carmel was rescued by a lay group. Also, thanks to Doug Moylan. The governor may just sign this bill into law because Doug Moylan opposes it!! It's amazing though that Moylan, like Hon,  ignores the evidence of more than a decade of the effects of similar legislation in dioceses across the U.S.)


Archbishop Hon to Pope Francis: Remove Apuron as head of archdiocese
Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai has urged Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron as head of the Archdiocese of Agana because of gravely serious allegations of sex abuse of altar boys. CONTINUED

Pesch: A glimmer of hope for justice

There are times I enjoy being proven wrong. Because of recent action taken by the Legislature, I am forced to eat my words. But what a delicious meal it is!


In my June 27 and July 4 columns, I predicted dim prospects for those seeking justice for past incidents of child sexual abuse committed by persons in positions of trust. I wrote these columns in response to the numerous accusations pending against Archbishop Anthony Apuron by several former altar boys who allege he sexually abused them in the 1970s. CONTINUED

GUAM DAILY POST

Hon calls for veto of sex abuse bill


In a statement read at Catholic Masses throughout Guam yesterday, Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Agana, urged Gov. Eddie Calvo to veto Bill 326, now on the governor's desk, that would remove the statute of limitations on civil suits involving accusations of child sex abuse. CONTINUED


PACIFIC NEWS CENTER

Archbishop Hon circulates petition to veto sex crimes bill


Guam - A petition is being circulated around catholic churches on Guam that encourages Governor Eddie Calvo to veto bill 326 which seeks to lift the statute-of-limitations for pursuing civil claims for child sex abuse. CONTINUED

KUAM

Hon asks Pope to remove Apuron as archbishop of Agana


Guam's Apostolic Administrator Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai is hoping to put the brakes on Substitute Bill 326. Recently passed on session floor, the legislation would lift the civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases. In a message read to churchgoers over the weekend, entitled Putting the house in order without burning it down, Archbishop Hon says the bill is retroactive therefore could have "very damaging unintended consequences, so much so that the Bill threatens vital parts of the Church mission here on Guam." CONTINUED

Father Jeff details church's stance on Bill 326


Delegate of the administrator Father Jeff San Nicolas gave KUAM News an explanation on the Archdiocese of Agana's stance on Bill 326. The legislation lifts the civil statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases and was recently passed by senators on session floor. The bill now awaits action from Governor Eddie Calvo. CONTINUED

6 comments:

  1. Hon said he's in Rome to urge the Holy See to "remove" Apuron as archbishop of Agana.....Does that mean Apuron will be relocated to another diocese? Like Brouillard? Will Apuron get a check from Guam sent to him every month like Brouillard?? Hmmmmm

    Let's be clear Hon. Apuron needs to be DEFROCKED.

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  2. If you suck cock, you must defrock!!!!

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  3. They don't care about the victims. Their actions speak louder than words. No action to date to help the victims. Talk is cheap

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  4. Has anyone else forgotten when Hon was asked where apuron was, he was sure he didn't know but in the letter he had each parish read, he said apuron was asked to step down and refused. So does that mean Hon LIED about not knowing where apuron is since apuron was asked? How else could they have asked apuron to step down if no one knows where he's at? Where is the transparency? Or is the diocese gonna continue to deny like the hypocrite they have been on knowing where apuron is? Do they really think we are that stupid?

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  5. I was in tears reading how the priests responded to Hon's letter and petition. My gut reaction is to ask can Jungle Watch do a counter petition. I don't know what else to say. I don't care about buildings. But I do sincerely care about children being sexually abused. I feel we have an obligation to do all we can to stop abuse. Signing a petition on line would at least make people feel better and that they were doing what they can to help. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET US DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO HELP CHILDREN AND STOP SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH AND ANYWHERE.

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