Monday, December 5, 2016

PROTEST PAUSES...BUT ONLY "PAUSES"

GUAM DAILY POST: Protests pause to recognize Byrnes


The ever-present picket line that has become a mainstay of morning Mass outside the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica yesterday presented an olive branch to newly-arrived Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Byrnes when protestors concluded their march early in order to attend Mass. CONTINUED

13 comments:

  1. I was there for my sons first communion mass at 930 and it was nice to see the protestors join the mass!! Hopefully we are headed in the right direction. For sure the atmosphere in the Cathedral has changed to a positive one. The downside I saw yesterday was Mr. Eusabio during whole mass looked mad/folded his arms most of the mass, I guess he wasn't feeling the mass but anyways yesterdays 930 was all about the kids. AB Byrnes homily was great to the kids as well!

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  2. Anon @ 9:50AM You're on target with your observation. Eusabio and the rest of the ncw probably weren't happy this past Sunday because they couldn’t sit in the usual pews they pile into where they can flaunt their physical presence to everyone and display their cold expressions and arrogant body language. Well, if they respected the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and gave it it’s due reverence by arriving early and not after Mass started, they would not have had to sit in the back pews or been ushered into the “crying room” this past Sunday. Their indifference and disrespect for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was always very obvious as we saw many of “them” stroll into the 9:30 Mass very late Sunday after Sunday after Sunday. The laity and faithful observed this as we would complete our protest every Sunday morning against Apuron outside the Cathedral well into 10 to 15 minutes after the 9:30 Mass began. We noticed their lack of interest and concern about being late for the Holy Mass at the Cathedral ever since we began our protest in June!

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    1. Thanks for all you continue to do for our church!! I just don't get how people affiliated with the NCW still don't get the gravity of what AB Byrnes is doing, their time is done, Apuron is no longer their Bishop and the difficult part now is what to do with them since they are still here on island and won't go away anytime soon.

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    2. It's a different church with a different hierarchy. Bishops don't matter.

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    3. Did the NCW still hold their Saturday evening ceremony on Saturday? Will Archbishop Byrnes allow them to continue to hold their illicit services?
      Agnes

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    4. @Agnes 4:43pm. Yes they did have their so called celebration. They were locked out of the Conference Center (crying room) for a long while. They had to go searching for someone with the keys.

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    5. Anonymous 10:46 Thank you for responding. I hope Archbishop Byrnes will require the NCW to follow the correct Church practices when they hold their NCW ceremonies called "Eucharist." And that he holds only one Easter Vigil mass and not allow the NCW to hold their own Easter Vigil ceremony separate from us.
      Agnes

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    6. I believe he shall. I also believe he will take great care in doing so. Personally, I really don't care what they do in private. That really is between them and the bishop. And it might have stayed private had not Apuron decided to wage war on the rest of us beginning in January of 2006 where he exalted the neocats liturgy over "ours."

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  3. Rose de los Reyes (Seattle, WA)December 5, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Thank you to the protesters! Church heroes!

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  4. Apuron must be defrocked or at the very least, not be a bishop, if that is possible. Since Apuron became archbishop in 1986, we've raised a whole generation. It is so sad that we all we find in the media about Catholic Church on Guam are stories about allegedly crooked priests and a proven crooked, allegedly pedophile archbishop. I looked back at stories about the Catholic Church on Guam over the years my children grew up and found articles and photos of Holy Days, special events and fundraiser after fundraiser. Even Apuron's fiery speeches and commentary against abortion and casino gambling don't remedy his 30-year apostolate. From his disturbing public comments on homosexuality to his blatant self-absorption, there is an absence of any meaningful pastoral work under his leadership. It seems the door was opened long before the NCW came to Guam. If it wasn’t the NCW, it would’ve been some other parasitical organization. The new archbishop and his councils have a lot of work to do to sort through the mess and confusion. I’m encouraged by the new archbishop’s early homilies and comments to the media - his basic message of reintroducing Jesus to us. Can’t even remember when Apuron talked to us about Jesus in a meaningful way. I hope that our local priests, particularly those who have spent their entire priesthood under Apuron, recognize that their development has been stunted under their former boss and will work with the new archbishop to get back on track. Biba Katoliku!

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    1. Rose de los Reyes (Seattle, WA)December 9, 2016 at 6:22 AM

      Beautiful commentary! True all around.

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  5. “Sammut Out!”

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  6. I saw Sammut cut in line for a haircut. When the barber let it be, two customers left the shop. What's the lesson here?

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