Monday, December 19, 2016

REDEMPTORIS MATER HOTEL


In Sunday's GUAM DAILY POST cover story, "Archdiocese of Agaña enters a new, troubling era," reporter, Neil Pang, ends with this:
"While none of the current 13 suits are related or equivalent to Killion’s 2007 suit, if the $375,000 figure is used as a benchmark, then the Archdiocese of Agaña, as of now, could stand to lose upwards of $4.5 million and be forced to sell some of its more valuable, and contentious, properties to make those payments."
Read the last part again:
"...the Archdiocese of Agaña...could...be forced to sell some of its more valuable, and contentious, properties to make those payments."
There is only one property that is "contentious." 

Thanks, Neil, I'll cut you in on a finder's fee after I sell the property. LOL.


Actually, I don't recommend selling it. Rather I recommend that Archbishop Byrnes explore the possibility of leasing it to a hotel chain or hotel management company. 

In 2013, Guam hotel executive, Mark Pieper noted that over 150,000 tourists had been turned away in the last year at a loss of $165 Million Dollars to Guam's economy due to a shortage of hotel rooms. To address this shortage, the Guam Tourism 2020 Plan has a goal of establishing 1600 more hotel rooms by 2020. 

There is no reason for Archbishop Byrnes not to look into the possibility of turning what used to be a hotel back into one and turning it into a long term revenue generator for the Archdiocese of Agana which is, thanks to Apuron, more than TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS in debt with that amount continuing to increase and we haven't even paid out a single dollar yet to the victims of sexual abuse who have brought their cases forward under the new law permitting them to do so. 

As for a seminary, Guam simply does not have the economies of scale to support one, plus real vocations to the priesthood would be better served by sending them to a firmly established seminary somewhere else with their education and formation financed by the revenue stream from the hotel operation. 

If Archbishop Byrnes decides he wants a local seminary (a real one), then he would need the kind of revenue generated by a hotel operation to finance it since, as RMS proved, financing a seminary on the backs of the people has left us crushing debt and malformed presbyters. 

If the Archdiocese finally gets smart and establishes an alternative way to address victim's claims (as the Swiss bishops recently did and other U.S. dioceses are beginning to do) rather than going through the courts and questioning the current law, then the hotel operation revenue will play a huge roll in the Archdiocese's ability to finance out of court settlements that may well be more beneficial to the victims than the results of difficult, costly, and public legal proceedings. 

In fact, given the nearly SEVEN MILLION views (it is 6,955,728 as of this writing) this blog has had and the interest generated the world over, think of the marketing potential of such catchy tourism phrases such as "Tony hid here," and "Former Refuge of  Pius the Samnut!"

LOL. Courage :)




29 comments:

  1. I allow myself to give Bishop Byrnes and Tim Rohr a counsel:
    Dont sell for now the Seminary - Hotel, but invite me to Guam, to stay there one, or if needed, two months. I will pay my ticket Rome -Guam - Rome.
    Let me do meetings with the young people of the island, meetings with every Parish you indicate me (Twice a week for 8 weeks) and then you decide, what to do with the "Hotel" Seminary.

    I promise you, in the Name of Mary and Jésus, you will not regret.

    Daniel Lifschitz



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    1. Daniel. Thank you for your offer. I will be in touch soon. Sincerely. Tim

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    2. Tim who is this Daniel Lifschitz? What does he mean meetings with the young people of the island and the Parish? What is going on? Is this part of Kiko's parliament?

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    3. Daniel, can you explain again who you are for those who might have missed your previous comments. Thank you.

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  2. That's pretty smart to lease that RMS hotel. I agree that with the right company to run that place, it would be benificial to the archdiocese and help provide a long term funding source. Good job tim.

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  3. Tim, would the core value of where this revenue would generate from (hotel and all its activities) conflict with any teachings of the church? I like your idea but I recall the church shut down the acceptance of revenue related to "bingo" games. I'm not entirely sure of the full background but I do support your idea.

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    1. The church didn't shut down revenue related to bingo games, Apuron did. Catholic parishes and institutions the world over host games of chance, raffles, etc. for fund raising purposes and there is no conflict with church teaching. Apuron just made it so because he wanted to be in good with a few of the puritanical protestant sects.

      Our local church already leases property to generate income. The issue of the Piti mayor's office was in the news recently and another income producing property is the lot in Hagatna upon which the commercial building housing the law office of Civille and Tang is located.

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    2. In addition, part of the San Vitores/Calungsod Shrine is being leased by the Archdiocese to the Guam Reef Hotel. That nice stretch of beach property in Tumon where GRH set up an alfresco restaurant/bar for tourists. Hmmm...wondering how much revenue is generated by that arrangement.

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    3. And I would also wonder who gets the revenue!

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  4. What do you mean lease it as a hotel? It is already a hotel. All the other RMS factories scattered around the world are "hotels" for their cult members to enjoy. These so called seminaries are a just a front, they are actually holiday resorts for the leaders of this cult.

    The NCW have their palace in Israel for their leaders and they also have many resorts worldwide that they have "acquired". It is a very successful organisation that has built up many places for their cult members (especially the select few) to go for their R&R which they refer to as a "convivence” and/or “seminar".

    These "convivences” and/or “seminars” are fully funded by the general unsuspecting cult members. It is a very well executed scam that many poor unsuspecting victims have been roped into.

    The property in Guam is just one of those nice tropical resorts that for those who want some R&R in the sun. Joining the NCW has it's benefits.

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    1. LOL. True. I had in mind "Paying guests" instead of "paid guests." :)

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    2. Brilliant distinction, Tim. "Paying" versus "paid." Club Neo is truly an exclusive members-only perk. So cunning how it masquerades as a "mission" to sponge off the largesse and beneficent nature of the Roman Catholic Church. At the heart of this dark conspiracy is a fundamental cabal of evil men who care for nothing but their bank accounts, even when they make marionettes of their gullible victims. This fact is well-established and documented, and there is no reason in hell to further allow them to destroy our traditional parishes and mindset. We are not morons that readily acquiesce in the face of pure evil and malice.

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  5. Bring back St. Thomas Aquinas HS on the site of the RMS. STA was allowed to die on the vine by Apuron for reasons that are now clear (Msgr. Benavente was a strong backer of STA, and we all know how threatened Apron is about the good Msgr).

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  6. I agree to the idea of leasing out the Yona property, not selling it. The income generated from such lease can be used to help pay for loans for other projects, such as financing/building the St. Thomas Aquinas HS in another location. And after the loans are paid off, we would still have the income generated from the Yona property for other purposes.

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  7. Any update on Adrian before AB Byrnes left?? Did he report to his new assignment in Umatac or still trying to hold on to Barrigada??

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  8. Isn't the mission of the Church to save souls... not to make money?
    With this article, you are giving the enemy ammunition to accuse you of being all about 'the money'... I don't think it is wise of you to expose your opinion on real estate issues as they clearly exhibit a conflict of interest, specially if you are involved in lawsuits.

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    1. Now that I have a moment to actually answer, let me ask: Isn't it the mission of a father to raise his family and not to make money? Yet, what do most fathers do? I do not make money to make money. I make money to raise my family. The church either must make money or take it (collections, fundraisers). For the most part they take it. I propose to do what the archdiocese already does, lease out income producing properties, but instead of financing playmates for Tony, we can finance the education of real vocations to the diocesan priesthood.

      As for being "wise" for me to expose my opinion on ANYTHING, it was always unwise and has been extremely costly for me. Save for the sense of doing right and a few donations to the blog, I have gotten NOTHING out of the thousands of hours I have devoted to cleaning up this diocese and seeing to it that justice is being done. In fact, it has cost me business, "friends," relationships, and most of all three valuable years of my life. I did it because it was the right thing to do. And by the way, I am not involved in lawsuits.

      You sound familiar.

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  9. Byrnes should do what diocesan seminaries have been doing all over the US for years. Turn RMS into a combo of traditional seminary, plus a graduate school that accepts lay Theology students at the M.A. level.

    Big hotel money is enticing, but there are too many Church-condemned morals issues associated with it.

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    1. The bottom line is that Guam does NOT have the economies of scale to support any sort of a seminary or credible theological institute. The place has drained and is draining the archdiocese dry. It's either sell it or turn it into something that can produce a revenue stream.

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    2. In fact, our church owns M19 L5060-A (San Vitores shrine) which is beachfront property in Tumon right next to the Reef Hotel and I believe that a portion of it may be leased to the Reef Hotel as beach access.

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    3. In any event, the archdiocese should establish a commission to research the highest and best use of the property given our diocese's extremely dire situation.

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    4. Yeah right Tim, I want to send my 11 kids to heaven, do everybody a favor and just strap a bomb around you and blow yourself up you might get 12 virgins

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    5. Merry Christmas, Rude-ee. Nothing better to do than haunt my blog on Christmas morning? LOL. A waste of humanity. Can't wait for those lawsuits. Did you know you could be deposed? LOL

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    6. Sorry Tim...but it seems like Anon 9;54 AM might be getting the 12 Virgins before you do or anyone else for that matter..I hope they won't be too disappointed...LOL..

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    7. Rudee, You dumb ass, it is 70 virgins, not 12, in fact it is really 70 raisins instead of virgins. If you are making references to quotes, at least get it right, or are you drunk again, slurring out words.

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  10. please tell us more about deposing Rude--ee. We want nothing less and as soon as possible, please.

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    1. Anyone involved in or suspected of being involved in the cover-up for Apuron can be deposed. That will be up to the attorneys to do it.

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    2. Let's pray that the attorneys go after everyone, repeat everyone, involved in the cover-up for apuron and his ilk.

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