Wednesday, December 7, 2016

PRESS CONFERENCE HAPPENING NOW

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  1. My only comment at this point was his reference to his meeting with seminary officials. He said the meeting was about a very specific "technical" piece of business: the renewal of the affiliation with the Lateran.

    While some may hear this as support for RMS, I don't. The 2012 renewal referenced conditions which had to be met. Given what we know about the professorships and the curriculum at Blessed Diego Institute (which is the academic arm of RMS), there is no way BDI has met those conditions. This view is supported by the ad hoc committee's report.

    While Byrne's made mention of it being important "to keep it going," I think we can overlook that as simply a necessary statement at this point.

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    1. At the present moment it looks like the "negotiated" final solution/compromise for Guam is:

      1. Change of Archbishop
      2. RMS stays

      The "higher authorities" probably believe that this outcome will keep all parties happy and quiet.

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  2. One more item, there seemed to be some fascination with the fact that Byrnes drove his own car. For the record, so did Apuron most of the time, albeit a very different car.

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    1. Mary Lou Garcia-PeredaDecember 7, 2016 at 12:25 PM

      The sight of Apuron driving himself around is an unfamiliar one to most of the reporters at this morning's press conference. They probably never saw him driving himself around once he had seminarians at his beck and call to act as his chauffeurs and/or personal assistants.

      Also, since most of us have used landmarks — "Pass the flea market and when you get to the traffic light right across Dededo PayLess, turn left " type of directions — the idea of a newcomer to the island being able to use Google Maps or any other app to get around is fascinating to us.

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    2. I just watched the press conference an hour later. I wanted to comment how that question or comment of Abp Byrnes driving himself is a non-issue as Apuron did as well.

      IMHO, the best thing for us to do is not get muddied with theses kinds of comparisons. They should be acknowledged, but not dwell on them.

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  3. What's Byrnes drivin?

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  4. Apuron had the flirt Harold driving him when troubles started. All the time. Hmmm

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  5. Whose coat of arms is that in the back ground, or is it just a poster?

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    1. coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Agana

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  6. i'm encouraged by what i've heard so far. my concern right now is whether the neocats will direct a campaign of misinformation with archbishop byrnes to influence his decisions. since he says he's still listening, i hope he'll be able to discern the things he's hearing.

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    1. These same thoughts came to mind as I watched the video. Notwithstanding, I am confident that Archbishop Byrnes will be able to discern truth and fallacy. He certainly is comfortable in his own skin...which is pretty cool!

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  7. This Archbishop is a breath of fresh air. His mannerisms are totally the opposite of Apuron. He seems genuinely happy to be here. If you watched him at his first mass you could see his humble ways . Looking forward to hearing more good news as he goes forward.

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  8. God bless Guam. May her suffering bear great fruit throughout the World. May all duplicity be exposed and all the faithful of Guam be gathered under Arch Bishop Byrnes. May anyone who has been coerced or manipulated regain their free will and be filled with joy and peace of the Spirit.

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