Sunday, 6:00 pm Mass at Santa Teresita/Mangilao: Fr. English prefaced the letter by saying, I have a letter I have to read ... After the letter, there was a 2nd letter(?), or commentary which he also read. The youth were prepared with the petitions for signatures. Alot of people signed. Of the four individuals I spoke to, three said they were not signing, but one said that he understood the issues well but he was going to sign the petition (I think his kids all attend Bishop and AOLG). I recorded Fr. English. I am so disappointed with how prepared they were with the petition signing.
Priest at 5pm Dededo church read letter and script...encouraged all to sign the petition. Of course there were a handful of people that signed. I'm sure they didn't know what the heck they were signing. Just signed because the priest asked them to...lol
At the 9:30 am Sunday Mass at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Talofofo, Father Felix did not at any time mention Hon's letter or the petition.
At the end of 6 a.m. Sunday mass in Toto, Pale' Mike Crisostomo spoke a few words about standing up for child abuse victims who have no voice. There was no mention of a petition.
Fr. Marvin at Agana Heights breezed through the letter. Did not read the script after reading letter from Hon. Just said let your conscience guide you if you wish to sign petition against bill 326-33. His heart was not into it.
In Tumon, prior to reading the Hon letter, Fr Lito delivered a passionate plea in support of the victims. But qualified that such support should be done the "right way". After the Mass, there was a stampede to sign the petition.
Petition was left at the rear of church for signature was announced. Heard someone said' "why sign the petition. It will just allow for them to continue raping." So people just ignored the petition.
NEOs were in the church again trying to sell their cult by saying a testimony after the homily. The celebrant was also very nervous today because he screwed up the Apostles Creed* by omitting "in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, in what I have failed to do". Lastly, they made a young lady read Hon's pathetic letter. (* It's the Confiteor)
6:00pm Saturday Mass: Father Joe English read the entire letter to a silenced congregation. And, he told the people were children with petitions at all the exit doors. Many Legion of Mary members and Christian mothers signed the petition.
Our priest DID NOT read the letter, DID NOT distribute copies, and DID NOT ask us to sign a petition asking Governor Calvo to veto the bill. What he did was provide a powerful homily based on today's Gospel. During the consecration of the Host, he faltered and appeared to be on the verge of tears. Perhaps he was appealing to THE highest authority and was given the blessing he needed to disobey. Thank you, Pali' Richard Kidd!
Fr. Dan read only the first page after announcements. He asked people to use their conscience.