Saturday, September 17, 2016

THE CREDIBILITY OF OUR PRIESTS IS AT STAKE HERE.

Posted by Webster.

The bill to lift the Statute of Limitations for sex abuse of minors that is now at the desk of Governor Calvo is going to test the moral fiber and courage of each of our pastors and priests. Their support of this bill that will no doubt gives justice to victims and restore holiness to our Church has been shamefully nonexistent.

Why is that? Are they afraid of this bill? Are they hiding something? Are they being forced to be silent?

Support of the bill means you want to remove all vestiges of child sex abuse by priests in the Church. Support of the bill means you want justice for the victims.

Most importantly, support of the bill means you want to protect our Children.

Our priests cannot be SILENT NO MORE.

They must prove to us that they are willing to stand up for what is right. They must prove to us that they want to clean our Church of sex abuse predators. They must prove to us that they are worthy of our respect and love.

They have not. We pray that they do.




14 comments:

  1. have any of the priests and deacons indicated that they've been told by hon to keep quiet regarding support of the bill as well as the archdiocesan sex abuse policy reforms? i'm curious because deacon steve martinez seems to be the only one so far who's been expressly vocal about it.

    or perhaps the clergy believe that publicly supporting the bill violates their understanding of the separation of church and state?

    i'm asking these questions because i'm still giving the clergy some benefit of the doubt. that benefit is gonna completely lapse real soon if i hear nothing new.

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    1. Deacon Steve seems to be one of the very few of the clergy who demonstrates integrity and courage.

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  2. As excellent as this post is, I must point out that the statement "Our priests cannot be SILENT NO MORE" must be restated because, as written, it supports the ongoing silence of our clergy regarding Bill 326-33. The statement should read either "Our priests can be SILENT NO MORE" or "Our priests cannot be silent any more" to send the intended message.

    Of course, it has been reported via comments in this blog that a certain presbyter has not been silent about Bill 326-33 as he urged the congregation at his assigned Mass to pray that the bill would not pass.

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle …

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  3. I always found it curious that no one from the Church spoke in favor of the bill. That would have been a sure sign that the Church was serious about stopping child sex abuse.

    The Church's silence was almost like a surrender to the issue of sex abuse...we are not for it, but it hurts too much to stop it. Where are the real men in the Church to speak up and say raping a 10 year old altar boy is flat out wrong?

    The only person I heard crying out from the clergy was Deacon Martinez, but he's not a pastor and can't use the pulpit to reach the people.

    Isn't it time our Church send a clear message that raping boys is wrong? They can do that now by urging the Governor to sign that bill into law. That will protect our youth.

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  4. The priests have some sort of "battered priest syndrome" after decades of Applerun. I don't expect much help from them. That's exactly why they are one of the obstacles to renewal. That's exactly why the laity must push forward on this to bring them back into what they're supposed to be: our pastors. We aren't supposed to be their pastors

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  5. I'm beginning to believe that maybe one reason the clergy can not be vocal is, because they know each other's faults and weaknesses, perhaps through the confessional, so none of them would like to "cast the first stone" lest they be called out on their own sins thus ruining their perceived image of themselves in their social circle.

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  6. Yeah clergy, what sayeth thou? Anything?

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  7. Our senators declared their support against child abuse/justice for victims.
    Our pastors should encourage Gov. Calvo to sign this bill into law to protect children.
    To remain silent is to support child abuse.

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  8. Around 2010 Apuron excommunicated a priest from Guam .It turned out clergy knew of that priests history . It was first reported in 1992. Apuron remained silent for 18 years. Rather unusual Apuron now same position as the 2010 priest. Indicates this bill needs to be passed because there are serious issues in Apurons leadership. Children of Guam are not safe infact they are in serious danger of abuse.

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  9. Just got back from Saturday evening Mass and kind of disturbed by what Edivaldo's message to the Parishioners. His message is that there's a petition regarding Clergy's sex abuse that the Senators (Lawmakers) voted to lift limitations for victims of sex abuse in which he is against. He stated that he believes APURON because he was there in Rome when Apuron told the Holy Father it is not true. It kind of disturbed me because I know of Antonio Cruz (deceased) who was a Pastor for Chalan Pago whom he, Antonio Cruz would mentioned to me about he and Apuron had already had sex to coax me to give in to molestation. I always wonder who this Apuron person and when the news of sexual abuses of Altar boys in Agat thats when I put the missing link of whom Antonio Cruz is talking about. Now don't say that I am lying because I know whats happening in Chalan Pago during Antonio Cruz's tenure. How long has Edivaldo been on Guam and seems to know it all?

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    1. - Just goes to show you that apurun can lie with the straight face to the Pope and Edivaldo is so stupid that he just goes along with apurun and totally believes that apurun is innocent! Come On Chalan Pago - Is this your priest that is giving you Holy Communion Every Sunday! Oh My!

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  10. Bluntly Edivaldo knows shit all. He has not been on Guam long enough to know what went on. Best thing you can do honey is to tell edivaldo to shut his mouth. Bye

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  11. We can expect the Neo's to come out in full force to sign this petition because they want their boy Apuron back. What about our local diocesan priests,our Capuchins where do they stand? If they don't stand up now what does that tell us? Protecting their assets takes precedence over our children. Santa Maria save us.

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    1. Anon 9:08 PM...Of course assets take precedence over our children...someones stated that as far as Neo's are concerned,anyone can make more children to rape but it takes too much time and money to get New Buildings...

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