How did this ever happen?
The reason we are coming under the umbrella of Cardinal Filoni, is that Guam is considered as a land of Mission.
This is the result of deliberate decisions and administrative moves by this man:
This might sound strange to many since we have been Catholic, longer than the US has been a country.
For Apuron there was great advantages to pursue that road. One of course was financial, as Tim demonstrated clearly a few years back, we received for several years substantial funds from programs geared to support Evangelization.
The other of course was the opening of several political arguments by Apuron, to make him look good, and efficient.
We the Catholic Church on Guam had been part of the Catholic Conference of Bishops of the USA. When in 1984, we were elevated to an Archdiocese, Rome simultaneously announced that Guam would now be part of CEPAC, rather that the USCCB
Prior to this, since when we were only a Diocese, we were suffragan of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. By becoming an Archdiocese we ended being attached to CEPAC.
Of Course being an auxillary Bishop inside such a large Conference was a disadvantage for Apuron. Brother Tony, at that time was a small fish in a very big pound.
Bishop Flores having become automatically an Archbishop, was disappointed of the change of conference, but ended accepting it. Apuron just had to wait for his turn, and he would become an Archbishop.
The first years of his administrations, were not very noteworthy, Apuron settled in his role, bathing in the glow of the advantages of his seat.
Now, Archbishop Apuron was more receptive to more flattery, the Chancery was not lacking for individuals, able and willing to use their skills to push for political advantages.
Things will accelerate, with the arrival on island of a mysterious monk from Malta, via Canada: Pius.
Fully aware of the huge megalomaniac Apuron had become, Pius and his moles in the Chancery went on with their plan for the full take over of the Archdiocese of Agana.
- With the Change of Conference, the NCW saw a great opportunity for their new evangelization.
- Prepare a scenario, which would allow the Bishop and the NCW to claim Guam as a land of mission
- Start a Seminary to address the need for priests in Oceania, which would take the pressure off, from Rome, who wanted to send our seminarians to Fidji, rather than St Patrick.
- Create missionaries for the future.
- Portray Apuron as an enlightened leader, whose vision, and alliance with the NCW would make him a great candidate for a red hat.
- Expand the reputation of RMS and create a cover teaching tool, the San Vitores Catholic Theological Institute for Oceania, which would be endorsed by a famous institution.
- By doing so removing the Diocese from the jurisdiction of the Congregation for Clergy, and switching to the Congregation for the Evangelization of peoples.
Guam would then become a shining example for Kiko to parade around as a great success.
This is when Pius, doing the bidding of his masters, went on his undercover work of Bait and Switch. Advising Apuron from the shadows, before finally becoming his personal Catechist.
The devious Pius was the perfect mole, the perfect Trojan Horse, the perfect puppet Master.
- Apuron was a well respected Archbishop, who became president of the Conference for Oceania.
- Guam being in the Pacific, it was normal and logical that it played an active role, better, a leading role, in the Catholic Evangelization of the whole Pacific.
- In all his wisdom Apuron decided that the best way to serve Guam and other dioceses in the Pacific, was to create our own seminary.
- By having our own seminary, we would have many young, well educated priests, to serve the parishes here, and replace our aging clergy.
- By supporting that effort, the faithful of Guam would achieve a great advancement for the good of the Church.
- His decision to allow and facilitate the installation of the NCW on Guam, was full of advantages and no dangers.
- The Pope approved of the NCW and therefore encouraged Apuron to continue on this path.
- Far from being the well respected Archbishop, Apuron pretended to be, many of his colleagues in Oceania, were seeing him for what he had always been, a fraud and a wannabe. The red lights had been flashing for a while, including at the nunciature in NZ
- Guam had not been an evangelization area for at least one hundred years, The Church has been present here for over 400years. The charade that we were at the center of a missionary push is only that: a charade.
- The seminary was presented as a diocesan one, but it never was intended to be.
- The goal of forming many presbyters was two fold: a) accelerating the take over of all parishes on the island. b) appearing to produce many well educated seminarians, to gain brownie points with the Vatican, or at least giving ammunition for Filoni and Kiko to look good.
- The faithful were actually feeding the monster that would bite them. They had nothing to gain, except a quicker assimilation in a judeo-protestant sect.
- The arrival and installation of the NCW only has led to divisions, bad feelings and a bleeding of resources away from the diocese
- The Pope never endorsed the actions of Apuron, in fact the Curia many times attempted to bring him back to the fold, but the NCW would never allow that to happen, until they had found a way to replace him, and this is where we are now.
We have made some head ways, but the fight is far from over.
The sexual abuses of Apuron have been revealed
Apuron has been suspended, and he most likely will be found guilty.
There has been some timid changes made.
We still face the following:
The Neos are still holding many key positions at the Chancery
The Seminary which has been proven to be an empty shell, a scam and a money laundering operation is still in operation
The Diocese falls under the dotted line of Filoni, who will ultimately decide who will replace Apuron. At this time, there is little we can do to stop him.
Archbishop Hon under the guise of reconciliation, has refused to hold people directly responsible for the division and the immoral deeds of the past, responsible. By doing so, he continues to allow the interlopers to continue their work of destruction and slow erosion.
There is no clear administrative and financial reporting of any kind.
The Neos still control all the levers of the Dioceses, that count.
The only way for us to push forward is to hold people's feet to the fire, and demand clarity and truth.
This will need more work, more sacrifice and more treasury.
Most likely, because of Hon resistance at every turn, we will need to go down the pass of civil recourse, to force what should be a natural reaction.