Friday, September 23, 2016

HE SIGNED IT

PL 33-187


46 comments:

  1. Glory be to God. Thank you Lord and Santa Marian Kamalen.

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  2. Thank you, Governor. Justice shall reign.

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  3. LINDA HONEYYY NOOOOO

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  4. You beauty! Thanks be to God!

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  5. Congratulations Joe!

    Blessings to Roy, Walter, Sonny and Doris, Roland, Mr. Tudela, Mr. De Plata, and all who suffered at the hands of the clergy.

    May this new law help to bring healing to all who suffered.

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  6. Thank you Santa Maria. Thank you also Governor Calvo for your bravery for signing this bill.
    And finally thank you to Tim Rohr who fought the good fight.

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  7. Divine Justice is very slow but when it grinds it grinds exceedingly fine.
    Thankyou Jesus for Justice against the evil malicious vicious vindictive Apuron.

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  8. Praise the Lord!!! Thanks be to God!!! Let the truth come out and the healing begin!

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  9. The Lord has spoken and gave his blessing through our governor of Guam. Thank you Lord and thank you Governor Calvo!!!

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  10. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

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  11. Thank you dear Jesus. Si Yuos maase Govenor Calvo, it was the true Catholic thing to do. Go Bless you!

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  12. As a scarred survivor of incest in childhood I am OVERJOYED that the governor signed the bill to lift the statute of limitations regarding prosecuting perpetrators of child sexual abuse. I didn't think the governor would find the strength to support this bill. I am OVERJOYED for all victims of sexual abuse, especially those victimized as children. This bill says they and their agony matters. This bill gives them back their sense of worth and dignity. Thank you governor for the healing of so many victims of childhood sexual abuse and for making potential perpetrators think twice about following through on their evil impulses.

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  13. The signing of this bill is a result mainly of your untiring efforts, Tim, to make us aware of the evils that Apuron and his ilk have been perpetrating on the Catholic faithful on Guam. Now, in a court of law, what apuron has done and how his enablers/abettors/protectors have allowed him and his kind to get away with his perversions will be revealed for all the world to see. Guam should be forever grateful to you, Tim. Though it seems inadequate, allow me to say Thank You, Tim! And may God bless you and your family.

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  14. - From the USofA - Thank You Governor Calvo for signing Law 33-187! Thank You Tim Rohr for spearheading the Jungle Watch Blog and All Those Who Contributed in getting this law signed!

    BiBa Guam - BiBa True Katolikus! Let the Healing Begin!

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  15. As I listened to the governor's lengthy, well thought out statement read aloud on K57 explaining why he passed Bill 326 I thought, "The governor's statement sounds like the homily I should have heard at mass this past Sunday."

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    1. Amen to that!!! Gov Calvo a faithfilled man, who stands by his convictions. Thank you Governor. And thank you to Joe Santos, Roland Sondia, and everyone else who truly cared for the victims of sex abuse on Guam.

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    2. Gov. Calvo's statement quoted the Holy Bible twice and Pope Francis once. What did the letter and script quote? Nada. And I paraphrase Fr. Efren. "I'd rather have a financially bankrupt church than a morally and spiritually bankrupt church." Thank you once again, Gov Calvo. God bless you and your family. Thank you Lord. You are always in control even when things seem to be out of control.

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  16. Now healing and reconciliation can begin.

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  17. Thank you Tim for sharing the GOOD news. Thank you to the legislature and the Governor for passing this law.

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  18. seeya catholic schools! F*** B*tches get money

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    1. With a mouth like yours, build your own church Anon@6:52 pm. Amen.

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    2. Poor anon 6:52. You believed all the lies they fed you. Doubtful that anything will be changed, except it looks like the seminary is toast.

      With that asset back to the Archdiocese the Church can borrow against it. All claims can be paid, justice can be done, and Hon will not have to effect any school, church, or other program.

      Be glad we can start to help the victims heal. If not, stay out of the jungle until you grow up!

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    3. Anon from 6:52 is simply a coward. God knows who it is.

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    4. Anon 6:52 here is how a horse race is called. "And their off, in the lead lawsuit are the four Apruon victims with a good start. On the inside are the Broulliard victims with the Cruz victims bringing up the rear. The surprise entry are now making a run and seem to be gaining on the pack". Sounds exciting huh 6:52? If I were you I would put money on the victims. Oh that's right, you will be broke after we sue you! Have a nice day!

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  19. The governor's letter hit it on all points. And, he sounds more pastoral than our pastors!

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  20. Big Mahalo Governor for allowing justice for the victims who had the courage to come forward. Now the filth can be removed from within the Church so healing and renewal can take place.

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  21. Thank you Governor Calvo. The healing can begin and the church will not wither away but prosper like how the Lord created it. God is Good.

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    1. All the time! All the time, God is good!

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  22. And to think people thought we cannot clean up our own house. The only sad part about it is that the laity had to do it for our cowardly priests!

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  23. No platitude is sufficient to express the gratitude of so many people, Governor, for your very brave and conscience-driven decision to sign Bill 326-33 into law. To be sure, there will be those who are saddened by your action. Understandable; but to them I beg that they read and re-read the Governor’s conscience-drive reasons for doing what he did.

    I didn’t realize how much Governor Calvo’s faith in his religion and faith in the good of his community moved him toward making his decision. Certainly, it must have been a soul-rending decision he had to grapple with – taking everybody’s concerns (pro or con) into consideration.

    I wish the governor had the authority to do so, because if he has that authority, I would urge that his letter to the people of Guam be read at all the Masses in church (at least this Sunday) for all people of good will to digest and appreciate – not as part of the liturgical homily as that is reserved for the preaching of the Word of God, but as an admonition, similar to what a bishop would require his pastors to do for a pastoral letter.

    We give thanks to God that this issue is now past, and is behind us – and pray that it not be continued in a contentious way. Let’s all continue to move forward

    To CCOG, LFM, SMN and to all their supporters, let us not gloat and look upon the action of the governor as some kind of victory to be used as a taunt. Rather, let us look upon it as a sign that God does listen to our prayers and pleas – as we read in 2 Chronicles: “…if my people who are called by my name shall humble themelves and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” (jrsa: 9/23/16; 9pm)

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    1. JRSA, Thank you for the reminder that there is still much to do to clean up the Church. Lift up the carpets and turn on the vacuum cleaner. Bring on the scrub brushes and Clorox. We've only been dusting.

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  24. Glory to God, Thank You Governor Calvo, God bless you for your courage and desire to protect our Children. Thank You Tim, JW, CCOG, LFM, Silent No More, your efforts will certainly go down in Guam's history as protectors of the innocent, advocates for Justice and the Truth. May God Bless You all..

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  25. Thanks be to God.

    We all have much more work and prayer to do.

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  26. Whew! What a beautiful message indeed! Now, that is one message I will gladly read at Mass in spite of its length! I believe the congregation would have been inspired way more than that half-baked attempt by Archbishop Hon to turn us against each other. Archbishop Hon's focus was on property and assets while Governor Calvo honed in on human dignity, in particular, justice for survivors of child abuse. This very irony is not lost on us, and the contrast certainly waxes eloquent. I have renewed respect for the leadership of our island community for what the governor and legislators did, with the help of courageous laypeople. It must have been agonizing to entertain all sorts of interest groups and lobbyists but in the end they simply did what was right. I am moved by this letter, and I am confident Governor Calvo will sleep well tonight. God bless, Governor Calvo.
    Father Efren

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    1. Signing Bill 326 will be Governor Eddie Calvo's greatest legacy.

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    2. And what a legacy to retire on! I pray that he will stand proud and humble for his people. What a faith to nurture! Thanking and praising God always!spn2

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  27. Thank you, Governor Calvo, for signing Bill 326-33 into law and for giving all victims of child sexual abuse a voice. Your profound message of justice and accepting consequences no matter the price places the value of a human life above all else. You have extended the care and comfort that we all have been seeking and have encouraged us to continue moving forward as we begin to come together as a community. May God bless you!
    Ann Auyong

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  28. Stay vigilant, Catholics! Neos are waging war now. Will work hard to bring apuron back in full glory. Kiko is powerful. Do not lag. Keep fighting. Celebrate swiftly and stay on track. It's still an uphill climb!!!

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  29. thank you governor calvo for signing the bill and also for giving such a heartfelt message. i echo what others have said in that i wish our clergy would have said those same words too. God bless guam.

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  30. Let the lawsuits begin (so that we will know who did what, who knew what, and who continued to let it happen)!

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  31. Rose de los Reyes (Seattle, WA)September 25, 2016 at 12:41 AM

    Thank you, Gov. Calvo, for signing the bill into law. You letter setting out your rationale for doing so is one for the ages! I'm going to keep a copy of it in my shoebox of momentos! Biba, PL 33-187 !!! and Biba! to all those who worked to get it "in the books" and to make a safe environment for Guam's minors !!!

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