Dr. Ric Eusebio posed as quite an expert on the Redemptoris Mater Seminary last week on KUAM, but when interviewed on the Big Show by Travis Coffman yesterday, he seemed strangely ignorant of the details and even a bit petulant. What a difference a week makes!
First, let's recall some of the things he said last week :
Last week he said that he'd been a member of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary Board of Directors for 14 years...
Last week, he knew exactly how many priests the seminary has produced...
Last week, he knew all about the seminary's supposed accreditation and status of it's graduates:
Travis: Last questions, and this is posed by one of our listeners, and there's four. Do you have the names of - and this person says "the stable" - but full-time professors at the University [seminary]? I guess the group of full-time professors? Do you have a list of them?
Dr. Ric: I don't, I'm not involved in that.
Travis: Okay, he's not involved in that. And he said basically that wasn't, that was the purview of the other group,
Dr. Ric: Actually the rector and the vice rector.
Travis: The rector and the vice rector, okay. Second, so if you don't have the list, you wouldn't know what their necessarily credentials are. Do you have any idea why the Samoan bishops withdrew their seminarians?
Dr. Ric: I have some ideas, but I would rather not discuss it.
Travis: Okay, so he...
Dr. Ric: I have ideas, but nothing, I don't know anything...
Travis: It's speculation, so you don't know for sure, okay.
Travis: Why did the Archbishop, Archbishop Hon remove Fr. Pius as the rector of the seminary?
Dr. Ric: I don't know why, um, Archbishop Hon removed Fr. Pius as rector of the seminary, but I will tell you that, um, Fr. Pius is a member of the Board of Directors and as a member of the Board of Directors, he, uh, he is part of the corporate entity, for which the Archbishop Apuron is the sole member as a corporate sole. And it is, uh, normally in a corporate setting the person who appoints you is also the only person who can remove you, so, whether he has the authority to remove Fr. Pius or not is a question.
Travis: I see, I see.
So, this week it's not "the truth as I know it" for Lil' Dr. Ric, the veteran 14-year board member, but rather, "I don't know, I'm not involved in that, I'd rather not discuss it..." And to top it off, he questions Archbishop Hon's authority!