"Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
A VERY ODD AND UNTIMELY GIFT FROM ARCHBISHOP BYRNES
Posted by Frenchie WHEN ARCHBISHOP BYRNES ARRIVED LAST MONTH,THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL ON GUAM WERE FILLED WITH HOPE AND WITH A NEED TO BELIEVE IN CHANGE.
Unfortunately, on the Eve of the celebration of the Birth of our Savior, our new leader is giving us a very disturbing gift, which we are likely not to forget soon.
Many had waited since his arrival to find out how our newly arrived Archbishop would handle several cases involving some of the most egregious actors of the previous administration.
One of these cases of course is the one of the Evil Cristobal.
Our now internationally famous cross-dressing priest extraordinaire, the facilitator of the NCW on Guam, one of the very few priests not to graduate from St Patrick Seminary because of his record, a student of such bad moral and academic level that the board refused to endorse him, the same individual who slandered his fellow priests and tried to destroy their career, the eminence grise of the sulfurous Pius of Malta, the one who refused his new assignment by Archbishop Hon, was surely going to be set straight by our new Archbishop, who famously declared: "I am now yours!"
WELL FOLKS!!! SORRY FOR THE BAD NEWS!!!
Cristobal the poor excuse of a priest, a man who should most likely be defrocked, based on his dismal past and continued arrogance and defiance, has now been officially selected by Archbishop Byrnes himself to go study Canon Law. Instead of being disciplined, he is rewarded.
This is our New Archbishop Christmas gift to the faithful of his Diocese:
We the faithful of Guam have been asked to pay for the education of an individual who could not even graduate from the seminary, and who has worked his whole life to weaken, if not destroy our Church
I am sure this is not what most of us were expecting when our new Archbishop arrived on our shores.
This is a huge disappointment to a people waiting for justice and rebuilding. It is not an auspicious start, from a bishop so many had put their hope on.
It is obviously a move from Filoni to try to salvage Cristobal's shot at a promotion.
It is a monumental error from Archbishop Byrnes, who should have shown patience and discernment in this particular case.
It is a huge insult to all those who have worked so hard to rebuild our Catholic Church on Guam. The fact that this is our Christmas Gift from Arch. Byrnes to us, is really salt in the wound, it adds insult to injury.