Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FR. MIKE CRISOSTOMO ON K57 RE THE KK MESS



By the way, here are the current officers of Kamalen Karidat

Full document here

HOW JW GOT ARCHBISHOP BYRNES' STATEMENT ON KAMALEN KARIDAT

For the kiko's who are wetting their pants over Archbishop Byrnes' statement breaking on JungleWatch before the media: No, I am not on Archbishop Byrnes' mailing list. Archbishop Byrnes sent his statement to the press, and Haidee from the PDN sent it Dave Sablan for comment. Dave Sablan then sent it to me as well as other members of the CCOG. 




Saturday, December 9, 2017

I'M WAITING

Let me make this VERY clear!. I did NOT cut off comments. I only changed the condition for posting a comment to: 

if you want to post a comment , send it to me via email at junglewatch.info@gmail.com along with a phone number and picture of yourself. I'm waiting. 

BARRIGADA

By far and away, Barrigada is the most frequent visitor to this blog. Any time, day or night, it's Barrigada, Barrigada, Barrigada.



Watch them log on for yourself here or here. Maybe you can figure out who they are, especially those with hundreds of log ins. I know who one of them is. And I know who they've been talking to.

h

Friday, December 8, 2017

PACIFIC ISLAND TIMES: INTERVIEW WITH ARCHBISHOP BYRNES

Archbishop of Agana Michael Byrnes gets one tough introduction to Guam: A year of surprises a long way from Detroit




[My highlights in yellow and my comments in red.]

It began with an overseas phone call to then auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michael Judge Byrnes.

Archbishop Byrnes: It was an almost complete and total shock. I was in England on my way to a retreat down in Sussex, from London to Sussex. And I was on a bus and got a phone call from the [Papal?] Nuncio for the U.S., Archbishop Christof Pierre is his name, I recognized, OK, it’s a Washington, D.C. number…

Lloyd: 202?

Byrnes: So the only people I know there, it’s probably the Nuncio and sure enough it was, and he said, ‘are you alone?’ Well I was seated by myself. There was nobody next to me, so I said, ‘kinda,’ so he went right into it, saying the Holy Father wants to appoint you as Coadjutor Archbishop of Guam.  And he went on and on explaining, seemed like he was a little nervous, at least that was my impression. So I said, ‘The Holy Father wants to appoint me?’ And he said, yes. So I said, ‘I’ll do it, if you can tell me what we need to do.

[Now, why would the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States be "nervous" calling an obscure midwestern auxiliary bishop?" Could it be that that the Nuncio was put up to it? By who? Could it be that he knew that he was told to call Byrnes and knew why he was told to call him? Byrnes' next statement gives us a clue.]

He said, ‘First of all, you’ve got to go to Rome, because Cardinal Filoni, the head of the Evangelization of Peoples says the Holy Father wants to meet the gentleman who will be the priest and the bishop who will go to Guam.’ So we had to make arrangements and I flew back to the U.S. and then in about two days, I flew to Rome.

[So there you have it. "Cardinal Filoni Baloney." Just as we thought. Filoni was involved in Byrnes' selection. But why? How would perhaps the Vatican's most powerful prelate, already called "the Red Pope," even know the name of an obscure auxiliary Detroit bishop?]

Archbishop Byrnes did meet with Pope Francis, “a huge honor” and gradually learned more about his new assignment.

Byrnes: Whenever someone tells you ahead of time what’s going on and they say, ‘these are the different challenges,’ it’s all theoretical. It wasn’t until I got here that I realized, wow, there’s a lot going on here.

[Now why would that be? Why would Byrnes only learn what is "going on here" only upon his arrival when in fact he was being sent into the most troubled archdiocese in the world, and the only diocese in the world whose archbishop was the first bishop in modern history to undergo a Vatican trial? Don't you think that Byrnes would have been given more information? But then there's that name again: Cardinal Filoni. No, Filoni, Kiko's pope, needed someone he could dupe, he could puppet. He thought Byrnes was it. Fairly young. American. And what's more, American looking. A nice guy. Perfect. The people of Guam will automatically defer to him, or so Filoni thought - based on his understanding of the post WW2 penchant for Charmorro deference to American generals..."]

At the time of Archbishop Byrnes’ arrival on Guam, ten clergy sexual abuse cases had been filed in local courts. That figure now exceeds 140. Based on his previous experience in the states, the archbishop said even a single case often suggests there are more to be revealed.

Lloyd: People who live here or have been here for a long time tend to think of Guam as the center of the universe. I’m curious though, within the church, had you ever heard anything of these controversies?

[Note that this condescending observation is made by the PIT reporter.]

Byrnes: No. Absolutely not.  I knew maybe where Guam was.

[He knew where Guam was...and that's it. So why was he chosen? Again the answer is easy when you understand who chose him: FILONY BALONEY, i.e. KIKO'S POPE.]

Archbishop Byrnes got a briefing from members of a delegation that had visited Guam.

[HUH! A "delegation that had visited Guam." What delegation? Why not a briefing from people who actually live on Guam? Why not a delegation of people who have suffered three decades of the reign of terror under the rule of the man he had been called on to replace. But no. The delegation had only "visited Guam." SMH!]

Byrnes: They kind of filled me in, but just hearing it or reading it just doesn’t measure up.

Lloyd: What struck you first when you got here?

Byrnes: The first memory I have was flying in, flying by the island and thinking, ‘this is small.’ There were a lot of lights. That was cool because people back in Detroit were saying, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re going to Guam.’ They were thinking I was going to live like in a grass hut. I said, ‘no, no, no.’ The city of Detroit, with two of the larger suburbs, that would be the size of Guam.  My first impression was that it is small, but as I’ve come to live here and explore, in Detroit, there’re no mountains. We’ve got mountains here! [Laughs] And we’ve got an ocean. And lakes.

This was good news for Archbishop Byrnes, an enthusiastic swimmer, who soon grew to love the Pacific Ocean.

Byrnes: I swim over at Ypao Beach at least once a week, sometimes twice. I use the pool down here [Hagatna] too. So I’ve done some swimming and some hiking. I’ve gone to Tarzan Falls. Did a nice hike up in Ritidian with a guide, Nash Camacho, into some of the latte sites.

Stateside relatives have visited and the archbishop has struck up friendships with some local families, “so yeah, it’s becoming a lot like home.” But the sexual abuse cases and the lingering effects of years of mishandled diocesan finances have consumed much of the archbishop’s intensive work schedule.

[As we have often said on JungleWatch. The Vatican will try to skirt the sex abuse issue and will get Apuron on "mishandled diocesan finances"...much like how the feds got Al Capone for tax evasion. But, "mishandled diocesan finances" is a reality, a big reality. And the real culprit is not RMS, but Kamalin Karidat, which we shall soon see was set up as Apuron's personal slush fund. Dave Sablan of CCOG was impugned for making that allegation. But he was right. And you soon shall see.]

Byrnes: Those are the two. The very first day I landed here, got in at 1 a.m., and that’s when I had a chance to sleep a little. At 10 a.m., I met with the priests and then at 1 p.m., I met with the lawyers. My memory is a little hazy, but my first recollection is being told, ‘the lawyers are here and you’ve got to talk to them.’ Of course it was a different set of lawyers than we have now. The first set of lawyers helped us, but we finally discerned a different path, more of a mediation, settlement kind of path, so I’m much more comfortable with where we are now.

[Yah. A different set of lawyers which cost you and me nearly a million dollars and didn't do jack. And you'd understand better if I could tell you who it was who saddled us with this "different set of lawyers." I've called them "officious intermeddlers." But I wish I could name them. You'd understand immediately. Because not only were you forced to pay for the intermeddlers "do nothing" friends, you will be forced to pay them much more in another forum. For now, you'll just have to guess.]

Lloyd: Was the initial approach more like denial?

Byrnes: No, it was more like questioning the statute. We ended up filing a motion to dismiss the statute—the statute of limitations—and so we haven’t pursued it, partly because we went in a different direction of a more victim-centered approach.

[Bad idea. Really bad idea. But this was what the officious intermeddlers wanted.]

Lloyd: From what I’ve seen in federal court, Archbishop Apuron hasn’t abandoned that.

Byrnes: Right, and we’ll see how that goes.

Lloyd: Have you ever had an opportunity to communicate directly with Archbishop Apuron?

Byrnes: Shortly after I was appointed I went to Baltimore for the United States Bishops’ Conference meeting and I got a phone call from him saying, ‘I’m on my way, can we meet in Baltimore?’ We had breakfast together and, it was a very superficial conversation. So we met at the hotel where all the bishops were and he went up and greeted a number of them and left. So that’s been my only communication with him.

[LOL. Has anyone EVER had anything other that a "very superficial conversation" with Apuron?]

Lloyd: You’ve stressed openness on this matter.  Has that left you feeling that there should be some more thought given in Rome to approaching things that way?

Byrnes: As far as transparency, financially, our first efforts at it, we posted the Chancery’s  financial situation. Transparency to me is protection in a certain sense. Protection of integrity. The Archdiocese should always be above suspicion and be transparent with what we have as a way of expressing… Hiding invites suspicion. It invites questioning of what is really going on and I’d rather make it clear. This is what is going on, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Transparency is always an advantage, because trust is so easily lost. I walked in to a situation where trust had been lost. It’s easily lost, it’s hard to win it back. I just think it’s the way to go.

Archbishop Byrnes feels he has made progress in winning back trust from the dissident faction that has led protests against the previous leadership.

Byrnes: When you walk into something, you can either expect the people are going to be your enemies or your friends. I’d rather expect them to be my friends, so I tried to walk in with that. I think there has been some trust won. I’ve had some conversations with Mr. Camacho and Mr. Sablan.

During his first year, Archbishop Byrnes has announced the imminent closure of the the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Yona, which is controlled by the Neocatechumenal Way, saying its operation on Guam is not sustainable. The relationship between this group and Archbishop Apuron has been a central part of the church controversies of recent years.

[The RMS sycophants keep trying to paint this as financial. But Byrnes' "non sustainable" comment had nothing to do with money. It had to do with the fact that RMS does NOT prepare men for the diocesan priesthood, but ONLY the priesthood which is in accordance with the "life and practice of the Neocatechumenal Way." The Roman Catholic Church and the Neocatechumenal Way are two VERY DIFFERENT things...otherwise there would be no need for the NCW to have its own seminaries to prepare its priest (presbyters) according to the "life and practice of the Neocatechumenal Way.]

Byrnes: I know some of their priests. I’m regularly at their parishes for fiestas and confirmation, that’s just normal, every day. A couple of people in the Chancery are part of the Neocatechumenal Way and it’s not an issue. The seminary has been a point of contention. There’s of course disappointment [about the closure], grief. There’s been a huge investment of time, personnel, finances in the work of the seminary. There’s definitely been some grief expressed to me and some anger. Grief and anger often go together. I know what I’m doing is really difficult for them. It wasn’t an easy decision to make.

Archbishop Byrnes got a lot of attention a few months ago, when he told Guam reporters that a possible return to the island by Archbishop Apuron would be “a disaster.”

Byrnes: I don’t tend to follow the blogs, though I get some information from them. And there was some pushback on that, but we all live where we live and that’s our perspective in reacting to things.

[Dear Archbishop Byrnes. You may want to follow mine. I can save you a lot of time.]

P.S. Dear haters. Your attack on my family will not work. I will persevere. God is my judge. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

PDN: Convicted sailor allowed to go home to Cleveland for the holidays

The U.S. Navy sailor convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman will fly home to Cleveland, Ohio, to spend the holidays with his family, a Superior Court of Guam judge ruled on Thursday. CONTINUED

MY NOTE: 

Last April, after this man's conviction, my daughter, Dana Rohr, decided to stand up for this man.

For awhile, she stood alone.

I don't know what initially prompted her to stand up for him. She hardly knew him. And what's more, Dana had already moved on to a new life in the states.

Yet, she put that life on hold, came back to Guam, and took risks speaking up for him in the media and drawing attention to his case.

Additionally, she started a blog which led to over a thousand signatures of support for Quinton's case to be appealed and raised thousands of dollars.

After reviewing pages of evidence, I became convinced that Quinton was wrongly accused and wrongly convicted. And I decided to support Dana in her effort.

There is no doubt that it was in large part through Dana's efforts when no one else stood up for him, that Quinton has not yet been imprisoned and is free to return to his home in Ohio for the holidays.

In the weeks that I worked with Dana on Quinton's case, I came to know Quinton, and I believe he can be counted on to serve his time if that's what it ultimately comes to.



The fact is that Quinton (and he responsibly acknowledges this) engaged in dangerous behavior. And while I am convinced that he did NOT commit the crime he has been convicted of, he now understands the price of "a good time" - a price I myself learned many years ago, but that my now deceased brother had to pay for - albeit a decade later.

But also, Quinton just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time in our current cultural history: a time which marks a man guilty because he is a man...and the "woman" was the "husband" of another woman. 

I'll save the lecture for another time. I just wanted to say I am proud of my daughter, Dana Rohr, for standing up despite the cost, and when no one else would.


I like to think, that in some small way - or at least in this regard, she takes after her old man.

Enjoy your Christmas, Quinton Bezon. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

NO COMMENT

As regular readers may have noted, I've cut off all comments. After 67,234 published comments and hundreds, maybe thousands of hours of moderation, over the last four years, I am DONE entertaining cowards and sniveling pseudonyms (e.g. Diana). 

If you have a comment you want published, send it to me at junglewatch.info@gmail.com with your real name, your phone number, and your picture, and I'll publish it. But expect a personal call from me. 


PNC: ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL BYRNES REFLECTS ON HIS 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON GUAM

"I feel like I’ve got a better sense of where to get the kinds of input I need.”
Guam – It’s been a year since Archbishop Michael Byrnes took over the reins of the island’s catholic community. So we sat down with the archbishop to reflect on the past year and some of the accomplishments, as well as failures, he’s dealt with. CONTINUED

SOS FROM MIAMI...(ISN'T THAT WHERE EDIVALDO WENT?)

WE ARE READING A LOT OF INFORMATION COMING FROM GUAM BECAUSE WE ARE FACING THE SAME PROBLEM THAT YOU HAVE WITH THE NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY IN OUR PARISH IN MIAMI, FLORIDA. THIS GROUP HAS BECOME VERY AGGRESSIVE HERE IN MIAMI, FLORIDA AND WE WANT TO STOP THEM BEFORE THEY TAKE CONTROL OF OUR PARISH! THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF GUAM HAS GIVEN US A LOT OF INSPIRATION AND HOPE TO STOP THIS "TROJAN HORSE" THAT HAS INVADED OUR ONE CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC  CHURCH! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US AND PROVIDE US WITH ANY ASSISTANCE THAT YOU MAY HAVE AT YOUR DISPOSAL! GOD BLESS YOU AND CONTINUE YOUR FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR LITURGY, OUR EUCHARIST AND OUR CATHOLIC FAITH! 

MARIA E. CARBALLO
MIAMI, FLORIDA

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

ALWAYS INTERESTING LIVE FEED


PNC: MEDIATION IN CHURCH SEX ABUSE CASES AT STANDSTILL

After four months of meetings to determine what mediation protocol to utilize in the numerous sex abuse lawsuits filed against the archdiocese, it appears that no progress has been made, according to Attorney Anthony Perez. CONTINUED

KUAM: TERLAJE CONTINUES TO HAVE SUIT AGAINST APURON DISMISSED

Attorney Jacque Terlaje argued her motion in court today to dismiss the libel and slander suit against her client, Archbishop Anthony Apuron. "There are only two particular statements the court needs to review - that's the statement that was issued on May 17 and May 31. Both statements were made in response to the plaintiffs placing themselves in the public forum via press conference, so we provided a standard for the court to look at to determine whether or not a defamatory statements exists," she said. CONTINUED

NOTE: The defamation suit is separate from the sex abuse suit. The documents referred to are:
May 17, 2016
May 31, 2016

KUAM: JUDGE SETS DEADLINE FOR PARTIES IN CHURCH SEX ABUSE CASES

To date, close to 150 clergy sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed in the local and federal courts. While the majority have showed interest in settlement, there could be some dealbreakers ahead. The local court giving those uncertain parties a deadline to figure it out, or go to trial. CONTINUED

Monday, December 4, 2017

COME ON, COWARDS. YOUR MOVE!


Do NOT think that we have won. The Kiko's do not give up. 

They believe...no, in fact, they KNOW they will wear us down. They KNOW we do not have the stomach to keep up the fight. They have endless resources, millions of dollars, thousands of automaton "missionaries."

They will not give up on Guam so easily. Not because Guam matters, but because THEY matter. 

They know that the downfall of Anthony S. Apuron could be cataclysmic for the NCW on an international scale. 

Thus from the inner halls of power in the Vatican to the reinforcements they are even now deploying to Guam (we'll talk about that), the NCW at the highest levels is mobilizing to save Apuron, or at least negate the impact of his fall from power, and pressure Byrnes to either abdicate or make nice. 

Much depends on the survival of the NCW on Guam. The whole world is watching and THEY know it! 

On October 2, 2017, the Pacific Daily News reported:

A decision has been reached in Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron's Vatican trial, Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes said Monday, but it is still awaiting the judges' signatures.

It is now more than two months later and apparently we are still "awaiting the judges' signatures." 

Actually, we are not awaiting any signatures. What we are awaiting is three more years until Apuron can retire. 

You can bet that if the verdict was "not guilty" there would have been a RUSH to announce the verdict. There would have been a stampede to the neocat media lapdogs at La Stampa and Zenit. 

But...crickets. 

Thus the "Red Pope" and his crew are hard at work. Much depends on hustling the Apuron case out of sight. But they have a problem: BYRNES. 

Coadjutor Archbishop Byrnes has already publicly declared that the return of Apuron would be a DISASTER:

"I think it would be a disaster if Archbishop Apuron were to return as bishop of record," Byrnes said during a news conference Thursday.

"Damn it! Byrnes is not following the script...!" (You can just hear the kikos in Rome cursing.)

So what are they going to do? 

The first course of action is to rehabilitate Byrnes. 

After all, he was sent here with his marching orders, but something went wrong. Yes, something went terribly wrong. And now he's closing the fake RMS seminary and sending the kiko's elsewhere. 

The kiko's, always believing in their all-powerful superiority, believe that Byrnes is still salvageable (i.e. trainable). 

Thus, led by Enrico and Francesca (see who they are here), the kiko's are, via Venice, Dublin and Seoul, sending reinforcements to Guam. 

Our eyes in Europe sent us this:

"...i neocat veneziani partiranno domani. Scalo a Seul dove incontreranno i missionari a Dublino. Partenza tutti insieme... partenze successive con un volo per Guam,Una invasione... 

"...the Venetian neocat will leave tomorrow. Scalo to Seoul where they will meet the missionaries in Dublin. Departure all together.....subsequent departures with a flight to Guam,An invasion...

Should they fail to convert Byrnes, they will burrow into the neocat underground and work to undermine this diocese from within, sabotaging all we have worked for, and maybe even succeeding in resuscitating Apuron. 

After all they only need to keep him alive 3 more years until age 75 when all bishops are required to submit their resignations. 

As for JungleWatch, we will keep doing what we have always done. We will fight like we always have. But we are done with entertaining crap. 

If the haters want to come after me, let them take me on on in the media. 

I challenge all the haters to take me on in any media forum they choose so long as they have to show their face. 

No more anonymous bullshit. Four years of your cowardly crap is done. Call Jess Lujan. He'll put you on. Let's go head to head. Face to face. 

It's time. I'm ready to face you down. Are you ready to even show yours?

Come on, cowards. YOUR MOVE!

THE ASSUMPTION ACCORDING TO KIKO

Posted by Chuck White


Kiko Argüello's 2017 Advent Announcement, given just a few days ago in Rome, arrived in my inbox today.  It includes a blatantly heretical explanation of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary...Read more.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

APURON'S FAUSTIAN VACUITY..."THE AGAT BOYS"...AND MT. 13.42


From the outset of this endeavor, which over the last four years has come to be known as "JungleNation," those who needed to keep the evil in this diocese hidden have sleeplessly endeavored to do so...and "endeavored to do so" translates into: 

SHUT TIM ROHR DOWN! 

In fact, it was the viciousness and sheer evil of their satanic efforts is what convinced me that I was on to something...though in the beginning...I did not know what. 

The undercurrent of evil in this diocese was never far below the surface. But so long as it remained below the surface, even if still very near it, the evil could continue - continue to rot out the faith from within: the abomination of desolation...right in the temple...right where Jesus said it would be. 

It wasn't long after I came to this place in 1987 that I first felt this "something wrong." I was invited to a party at St. Francis parish in Yona. The party was behind the school (before it blew down in Omar) near the cliff line. 

Being on Guam only a month or two, I didn't know anybody. But I clearly remember seeing Apuron. And I remember what felt like a sudden sickness. There was a sense of coldness. There was something wrong here. There was something very wrong here. 

And yet nearly 30 years would pass before I would (be asked to) confront it. 

Throughout the years, whenever I crossed paths with Apuron, I did my best to ignore that feeling of cold steel in my soul. There was this "vacuity," which others have also described to me. 

In the late 2000's I had several private meetings with Apuron (at my request) due to my willingness to do what no one else was willing to do: engage the culture, first through a Catholic bookstore, then my mostly-alone activism opposing Guam's scandalously permissive abortion laws, and then the absurd attack on marriage. 

I remember one particular meeting, alone with Apuron, at which I put all my misgivings and past sickness about him aside, and tried to believe in the efficacy of his office. 

It was during the time of my activism in opposing the same-sex union legislation. 

My very public activism had provoked a particular personal hardship at home, and I was desperate for help. Privately I told him of my dilemma, believing in the ex opere operato aspect of his episcopal office.  

But there was nothing. In fact, there was less than nothing.

After relating my private challenge to this person, sitting behind the episcopal desk, I felt that same coldness from that moment almost 30 years earlier. I left his office shaken...but determined to do the right thing anyway. 

And the right thing, I did. And quite ALONE. 

The legislation was withdrawn. But it was a very costly battle. It was a lesson in the cost of "truth." 

Fast forward to 2013. I was invited to a secret meeting. 

I was told no one was to know who was at the meeting. I was told that there never was a meeting. It was July, 2013. I was shown a letter from Apuron to Fr. Gofigan. 

At the end of the letter Apuron stated "resign or face a more arduous and painful closure to your assignment." The letter was dated July 16, 2013.

The awareness of "something wrong) that night on the Yona cliff in 1987 had been buttressed by nearly three decades of revelations of people who knew Apuron. 

Certain "people" who knew Apuron, for whatever reason, would sometimes tell me, and this is where I first heard the words "the Agat boys." 

It was all very abstract. There was a hesitancy. There was a dread. There was a calculation of "the cost" of divulging what they knew. 

Still...at that meeting in 2013, I had no inkling that it would lead to what it has since led to. 

"Did you hear what happened to Fr. Paul?"...I was asked. 

"No," I replied. I hardly knew Fr. Paul. And what's more, I hardly cared. 

But when I read Apuron's July 16, 2013 letter to "Fr. Paul" stating "...or face a more arduous and painful closure to your assignment..." I knew that those were NOT the words of Anthony S. Apuron. 

Those were the words of a former Communist turned Catechist, transcribed into a letter by the dutiful, Lurchian scribe...David C. Quitugua, in other words, the people who really ran things...or more specifically....the people who "ran" Apuron. 

TO BE CONTINUED.

By way of a postscript...I am well aware that many know of the attack on me by certain members of my own family. It's nothing new to me. I was aware of it 2 years ago. I knew that the Kiko's had breeched my family. But what the Kiko's don't know is that I am not like them. What they don't know is that I ABSOLUTELY know the true meaning of Christ's words Mt 10:34:
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
I was willing to pay the price from the outset...and I am willing to pay it now. I have but one Judge to answer to. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PDN: ARCHBISHOP'S NEW APPOINTMENT DRAWS CONCERN


One of Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes' latest appointments is drawing concern from a group of Catholics, which claims Msgr. David C. Quitugua's alleged abuse of power as vicar general and judicial vicar under Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron makes him unworthy of holding any post in the chancery.

"(Quitugua) should be retired and removed from being a member of the clergy," Concerned Catholics of Guam President David Sablan said. CONTINUED

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A NOTE FROM LOU

Last month we were fortunate to attend the Catholic Identity Conference sponsored by THE REMNANT.  The main attraction for me was Bishop
Athanasius Schneider.  Bishop Schneider is no stranger to JungleWatch Nation having been quoted from Rorate Caeli  in these pages as stating:

"It is a Trojan horse in the Church. I know them very well because I was an episcopal delegate for them for several years in Kazakhstan in Karaganda. And I assisted their Masses and meetings and I read the writings of Kiko, their founder, so I know them well. When I speak openly without diplomacy, I have to state: The Neocathecumenate is a Protestant-Jewish[12]community inside the Church with a Catholic decoration only." 

A couple days ago THE REMNANT published a You Tube interview of Bishop Schneider by Michael Matt, Editor of THE REMNANT.





Tuesday, November 7, 2017

FRENCHIE TEACHES HISTORY

Frenchie has left a new comment on your post "SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY CAME": 

For those of you who want to make sense of this information.
From what we know Brouillard was born in 1921.

From this newspaper article, we know that he went to Study at the Nazareth Hall.
The Nazareth Hall was a preparatory Seminary located in Arden Hills, a suburb of St Paul. It operated from 1923 until 1973.
As such it operated a 4 years High School program, as well as a 2 years preparatory college.
In 1968 when the Actual College of St John Vianney opened as part of the St Thomas Catholic University, the preparatory college was merged with St John Vianney.
Nazareth Hall continued as an High School until 1973, when it closed and was sold by the Archdiocese.
All records were moved to the St Paul Seminary School of divinity, until 1991, when all records for the 3 establishments were moved to the Archives of the University of St Thomas, which is the agent of record.
All records are restricted, and you need a special authorization if you wish to consult them.
I contacted my former parish priest, now a retired Msgr, who spent his whole career in the Archdiocese (more than 50 years) 
According to him, Brouillard finished the preparatory seminary (6 years) then started the seminary in St Paul, but was drafted after Pearl harbor. 
He would have been 21 or 22 years old at the time.
From what we have gathered, he served in the Navy in the Pacific, towards the end of the conflict 44/45. 
I have not been able to verify the later.
He returned after his service to study at the seminary, but was not able to rejoin the St Paul seminary.
This is most likely why he ended up in Denver.
As far as why Baumgartner recruited Brouillard in 1948, we need to remember that in 1945, there was only one Chamorro priest left for the whole island. All the non Chamorros brothers and priests were still held in Japan, as prisoners. There were no nuns on the island.
Baumgartner went on his well known mission of rebuilding schools and starting the minor seminary. He also recruited extensively all over the USA, for priest willing to come and help rebuild.
He also was in charge of a large territory, Guam being just part of his Vicariate.
While this does not excuse anybody, it unable us to understand a little better the environment at the time.

POPE FRANCIS, OR THE JESUIT's TRIUMPH

Posted by Frenchie


How to make sense of the often surprising and paradoxical actions of Pope Francis?
Is he in the process of betraying the Church,  or is he putting it back squarely in the political arena, which it had seemed to have abandoned since the end of WW II ??

With a Jesuit in charge, almost anything is possible.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit true and through.  He is in fact the only Jesuit to become Pope in the History of our Church.



CLERGY WITH CREDIBLE CLAIMS AGAINST THEM - DIOCESE OF DULUTH

In early 2014, I wrote the following post, but did not publish it:

Clergy with Credible Claims against Them Concerning Sexual Abuse of a Young Person

Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth
December 31, 2013

http://www.dioceseduluth.org/cmanager/File/Communications/Names.pdf

As part of the Diocese of Duluth’s ongoing efforts to foster safe environments for children and young people, Bishop Paul D. Sirba released on December 31, 2013 information about clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving or residing in the Duluth Diocese.

Included in the release are clergy members who served as diocesan priests as well as clergy from other dioceses or religious orders who at one time worked or resided in the Duluth Diocese.

SKELETONS?


On December 3, 2013, I wrote the following post, but chose not to publish it. 
In a comment to the post CHANCERY VS ROHR: TWO STORIES, Anonymous gives some rather lurid details regarding the activities of a certain Father Louis Brouillard

The name caught my attention because the priest was recently mentioned in the U Matuna, (here and here) recognizing him on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of San Isidro Parish as its first pastor. 

The U Matuna, in the past at least, has not been hesitant about publishing stories about clerical sex abuse in other places. I'll leave it at that…for now. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY CAME

"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act IV

From the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Sunday, Dec 19, 1948, page 128:

Sunday, November 5, 2017

TODAY 1ST READING: "I WILL SEND A CURSE UPON YOU."

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 151

Reading 1 MAL 1:14B-2:2B, 8-10

A great King am I, says the LORD of hosts,
and my name will be feared among the nations.
And now, O priests, this commandment is for you:
If you do not listen,
if you do not lay it to heart,
to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts,
I will send a curse upon you
and of your blessing I will make a curse.
You have turned aside from the way,
and have caused many to falter by your instruction;
you have made void the covenant of Levi,
says the LORD of hosts.
I, therefore, have made you contemptible
and base before all the people,
since you do not keep my ways,
but show partiality in your decisions.
Have we not all the one father?
Has not the one God created us?
Why then do we break faith with one another,
violating the covenant of our fathers?

Many readers have also referenced yesterday's Gospel, copied here:

Saturday, November 4, 2017

NOVEMBER 4. FEAST OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO

From a sermon given during the last synod he attended, by Saint Charles, bishop

Practice what you preach

I admit that we are all weak, but if we want help, the Lord God has given us the means to find it easily. One priest may wish to lead a good, holy life, as he knows he should. He may wish to be chaste and to reflect heavenly virtues in the way he lives. Yet he does not resolve to use suitable means, such as penance, prayer, the avoidance of evil discussions and harmful and dangerous friendships. Another priest complains that as soon as he comes into church to pray the office or to celebrate Mass, a thousand thoughts fill his mind and distract him from God. But what was he doing in the sacristy before he came out for the office or for Mass? How did he prepare? What means did he use to collect his thoughts and to remain recollected?

Would you like me to teach you how to grow from virtue to virtue and how, if you are already recollected at prayer, you can be even more attentive next time, and so give God more pleasing worship? Listen, and I will tell you. If a tiny spark of God’s love already burns within you, do not expose it to the wind, for it may get blown out. Keep the stove tightly shut so that it will not lose its heat and grow cold. In other words, avoid distractions as well as you can. Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter.

If teaching and preaching is your job, then study diligently and apply yourself to whatever is necessary for doing the job well. Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.

Are you in charge of a parish? If so, do not neglect the parish of your own soul, do not give yourself to others so completely that you have nothing left for yourself. You have to be mindful of your people without becoming forgetful of yourself.

My brothers, you must realize that for us churchmen nothing is more necessary than meditation. We must meditate before, during and after everything we do. The prophet says: I will pray, and then I will understand. When you administer the sacraments, meditate on what you are doing. When you celebrate Mass, reflect on the sacrifice you are offering. When you pray the office, think about the words you are saying and the Lord to whom you are speaking. When you take care of your people, meditate on the Lord’s blood that has washed them clean. In this way, all that you do becomes a work of love.

This is the way we can easily overcome the countless difficulties we have to face day after day, which, after all, are part of our work: in meditation we find the strength to bring Christ to birth in ourselves and in other men.

Monday, October 30, 2017

PDN: CCOG ALLEGES MISMANAGEMENT OF KAMALEN KARIDAT

Concerned Catholics allege mismanagement of church program to help the poor



Concerned Catholics of Guam has asked Archbishop Michael Byrnes to shut down the church's nonprofit Kamalen Karidat program, citing alleged mismanagement and a lack of accountability and proper documentation. A new organization should be created to fulfill Kamalen Karidat's mission of helping the poor, according to Concerned Catholics. CONTINUED


CCOG Letter to Archbishop Byrnes
CCOG Press Release

PDN: Brouillard to provide sworn evidence in abuse lawsuits

Saturday, October 28, 2017

ZOLTAN CONFRONTS THE DIANASTEIN



DianaOctober 27, 2017 at 1:58 PM
Dear Zoltan,

I do not know if you have been keeping up with current events. I agree that The NCW should be obedient to Archbishop Byrnes because he is the Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana. The NCW has been obedient when he instructed us to celebrate the Mass in the church.

However, Anonymous 1:39 pm is correct. Archbishop Byrnes is afraid to go against the mafia of this island. He fears persecution. The Archdiocese is not controlled by the Archbishop. It is controlled by CCOG.

Friday, October 27, 2017

ANONYMOUS: "BRAIN DEAD GUAM"

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HAROLD?":
Anon 10/23 @9:00 pm, Abp. Cordileone knows exactly what type of seminarians he's getting. So does St. Pat's tough Jesuit Rector. 
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is far from perfect, but It's light years from brain-dead Guam.

California has some of the world's top universities and colleges, secular and religious. The SF Bay Area alone is home to UC-Berkeley, UCSF Medical and Dental schools, Stanford U., USF and U.Santa Clara (both Jesuit), St. Mary's and the US Maritime Academy. Add a strong State college system to those.

San Francisco's educational level is very high. Our brilliant former Pastor took a parishoner survey when he first arrived so he'd know what he was dealing with. He was shocked to find out that 97% of his 3,200+ parishoners have at least a Bachelors Degree, with most of us having Masters and professional degrees as well. Most of the churches in this area probably have the same or similar demographics.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Committee begins transition for closure of Yona seminary

Most of the transition items for the closure of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary may be completed by December, according to Deacon Steve Martinez, who oversees the church's transition committee. The transition timeline, however, runs into January of next year. CONTINUED

Apuron: Judge's report is erroneous, should be rejected

FB Link

Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron said a federal judge's report, stating that the clergy sex abuse lawsuits against Apuron should not be dismissed, is "erroneous and contrary to law, and should be rejected." CONTINUED



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

YOU ALL HARDHEADED...

Posted today to a post made more than a year ago: THE DEEP EVIL OF KIKO ARGUELLO

Anonymous October 25, 2017 at 9:27 AM

It’s true the church isn’t dying and that’s because of the way! At World youth days and meeting they will have calling, if anyone feels the calling into the priest hood or the Sister hood. Where is the evil in that what money are they asking for. Also this leads you to Kiko get out of here! I’m in the way and not once have I even met Kiko so stop. What the promblem with you all (hardheaded) is that you can’t take correction, if they tell you “your living your life in a selfish way” everything becomes bad in the way check if it’s not you before attacking the way I never hear anything about other groups in the church.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

REPLYING TO JULIO

"...the Neo Catechumenal Way IS Vatican II truly implemented."
"Julio Cesar" from Brooklyn, New York


We've always suspected that members of the Way are taught that their movement is not a mere fruit of the Second Vatican Council, but rather is the implementation of it. Julio's comment bolsters my belief.

Monday, October 23, 2017

PROOF THE NCW IS OUTSIDE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

But Eusebio said he has no concern about the future of the movement.

"He cannot stop the Way even though he doesn't like us,"Eusebio told the Post. "He can prevent us from meeting in the Church, but we can always meet in homes."

GUAM DAILY POST: Seminary prepares to close doors at end of year



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

WHAT REAL COURAGE LOOKS LIKE. YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 19, WAS HIS FEAST DAY.

Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko

Born to a farm family. Ordained on 28 May 1972 in the archdiocese of Warsaw, Poland. Noted and vocal anti-Communist preacher during the period of Communist rule in Poland. Worked closely with the anti-Communist Solidarity union movement. When martial law was declared in Poland to suppress opposition, the Church continued to work against the Communists, and Father Jerzy’s sermons were broadcast on Radio Free Europe. The secret police threatened and pressured him to stop, but he ignored them. They trumped up evidence and arrested him in 1983, but the Church hierarchy indicated that they would fight the charges; the false charges were dropped, Father Jerzy was released, continued his work, and was pardoned in a general amnesty of 22 July 1984. The Communists tried several times to kill him and make it look like an accident or anonymous attack, but they quit hiding their intentions, and the secret police simply kidnapped and killed Father Jerzy. Martyr. 
http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jerzy-popieluszko/

"Jerzy: Messenger of the Truth" promo reel from Father Jerzy Popieluszko on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SECRECY AND EXCOMMUNICATION: ATTORNEYS DISCUSS APURON'S CANONICAL TRIAL

"We understand Your Honor, that the people are sworn to secrecy, and if they expose it that they'll be excommunicated if they expose it." - Attorney John Terlaje, Counsel for Archdiocese of Agana to Judge Gatewood


The attorneys representing Archbishop Apuron and the Archdiocese of Agana discussed the outcome of Archbishop Apuron's canonical trial the other day in federal court.

Does Rome really think that secrecy and threats of excommunication are going to work or make things better here or anywhere else?  SMH.

THE DEEP STATE AT THE UMATUNA

This article in the Umatuna is dated October 16, 2017, which means it will appear in this weekend's print version. The picture shows Deacon Frank Tenorio front and center. 


However, Deacon Tenorio was removed several months ago from his position at Kamalen Karidat. Sadly, Deacon Tenorio tarnished the image of Kamalin Karidat when he appeared in the infamous Edivaldo-produced "fist pump" video:

The Puppeteers with their puppet! from Undercover Neo on Vimeo.

According to our information, Tenorio is NOT involved with Kamalen Karidat in any capacity so apparently someone at the Umatuna wanted to make a statement by using this picture. 

It's a bad move

Faith and confidence in our archdiocesan leadership had just turned a corner with the announcement of the closure of RMS, with improved donations from the faithful on the horizon. 

We hope, Fr. Mike Crisostomo, the new director of Kamalen Karidat, will soon clear this up. And we hope as well that someone will start looking into the "deep state" that still exists at the chancery, especially at the Umatuna.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TONY ON MY MIND...

Pope Francis concludes with an exhortation: to look at the “icons of today's fools,” adding, “there are foolish Christians and even foolish shepherds,” in this day. “Saint Augustine,” he recalled, “takes the stick to them, with gusto,” because “the folly of the shepherds hurts the flock.”

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/10/17/pope_at_santa_marta_on_the_folly_of_hard-hearted_christians/1343474

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FEDERAL JUDGE TO APURON: JOIN MEDIATION PROCESS

Chief judge orders Apuron to join mediation process

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood on Tuesday ordered Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, or his attorney, to participate in premediation talks to try to settle more than 130 Guam clergy sex abuse cases.

APURON TO ALTAR BOY: "GET OVER IT"

Lawsuit: Apuron tells altar boy to 'pray, get over' sexual abuse by another priest

Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron allegedly told an altar boy that he will get over an evil situation if he prays about it, after the boy told Apuron that Father Raymond Cepeda sexually abused him from around 1992 to 1999, a lawsuit filed in federal court on Tuesday says.

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