Tuesday, January 3, 2017

APURON ON THE BRAIN

It seems to me that Pope Francis had "Apuron on the brain" in his message to the world's bishops on the Feast of the Holy Innocents:
We hear these children and their cries of pain; we also hear the cry of the Church our Mother, who weeps not only for the pain caused to her youngest sons and daughters, but also because she recognizes the sins of some of her members: the sufferings, the experiences and the pain of minors who were abused sexually by priests. It is a sin that shames us. Persons responsible for the protection of those children destroyed their dignity. We regret this deeply and we beg forgiveness. We join in the pain of the victims and weep for this sin. The sin of what happened, the sin of failing to help, the sin of covering up and denial, the sin of the abuse of power. The Church also weeps bitterly over this sin of her sons and she asks forgiveness. Today, as we commemorate the feast of the Holy Innocents, I would like us to renew our complete commitment to ensuring that these atrocities will no longer take place in our midst. Let us find the courage needed to take all necessary measures and to protect in every way the lives of our children, so that such crimes may never be repeated. In this area, let us adhere, clearly and faithfully, to “zero tolerance”.

Full message here.



Additional comment:

It appears to me that Pope Francis has "Apuron on the brain." The letter is addressed to bishops and right now there is only one bishop who is at the center of the Catholic world's attention in matters related to the sex abuse of children, there is only one bishop who is on trial in the Vatican, and there is only one bishop who the pope has asked twice now to resign and still he refuses. That's Apuron.

While I welcome the pope's call (again) for zero tolerance, he is appealing for help from the very people who are most responsible for the scandal. While most of the abuse was committed by "priests gone wild," we now know what an integral and secret role the bishops themselves have played in permitting, covering for, and perhaps even cultivating the abuse.

Apuron's refusal to resign in the face of the pope's twice request is an example of just how powerless the pope really is when it comes to exercising administrative authority over bishops. Thus the power to hold bishops to account falls to the people, the laity, the parents whose children and grandchildren were ravaged and wounded by by the very men they entrusted them to. 

25 comments:

  1. Which is why Byrnes cannot ignore the past. He needs to know who were the players of the previous corrupted regime so that cleansing can truly take place. Rewarding Adrian violates zero tolerance.

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  2. Probably best NOT to give him the benefit of the doubt here.

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  3. If only AB Byrnes takes to heart the words of Pope Francis in the sermon, zero tolerance means holding everyone responsible for the cover up, inaction against sexual abuse accountable. AB Byrnes can begin with church leaders in past admin who had insight or knowledge of sexual abuse by clergy. No exceptions..

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  4. Brouillard referenced https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rt.com/document/586b1aefc4618823798b4596/amp?

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  5. Talk is cheap. Francis should laicize pedophile clergy and their episcopal enablers on the spot as soon as victims' accusations are proved credible. No exceptions and bureaucratic games.

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  6. Thank you Deacon Steve for not turning your back on the victims especially at the expense of losing your position "Let us find the courage needed to take all necessary measures and to protect in every way the lives of our children, so that such crimes may never be repeated."

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  7. No Mercy for Sex Abuse Victims:
    http://remnantnewspaper.com/…/2969-no-mercy-for-sex-abuse-v…

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  8. insightful opinion about Pope Francis'/curias' sex-crime internal options at the Vatican

    http://theweek.com/articles/670249/child-abuse-scandal-coming-pope-francis

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    1. I just read this article elsewhere... deeply disturbing... he "re-frocked" a child abuser? I didn't think that was possible!

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    2. Thus my constant admonition: DO NOT LOOK TO ROME

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  9. Hey Diana be concerned of our own business here will you? We are talking about Arch. Apuron on Guam, NOT, Cardinal Pell of Australia.


    Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    The Truth Is.....
    There are many misconceptions in Tim Rohr's latest post "Apuron on the brain". Pope Francis is fully aware of these figures; therefore, he did not have Apuron in his brain. Archbishop Apuron is not the only bishop who is at the center of the Catholic world's attention. In fact, even Cardinal Pell of Australia was accused of sexual allegations.

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    1. still can't handle the truth uh Diana....:-)..

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    2. LOL. There's only ONE bishop on trial.

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  10. Maybe he's talking about you ''Tim'' and that sixteen year old girl who you had a affair with in the gift shop?? she was just a kid

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    1. Hey Rude-ee. Maybe if you would come out of the shadows and file a complaint with the police, the AG, whoever, maybe you could actually get me prosecuted. But then maybe you'd end up getting your ass sued from here to hell where you belong. Come to think of it I could use the extra bucks, so bring it on.

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    2. That's all you can do Tim is sue! Why don't you man up son? LOL. LMAO

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    3. Would love to. Where can I find you. LOL

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    4. Rudeee Rudeee,Rudeee,YOU are one Sick Bastard..You just prove to the world that You and your Kind are Guilty..Why else would you include innocent children in your STOOOPID comments.

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    5. Anon:2:53 PM...what's the matter Rudeee, I guess you didn't score with that 16 year old girl uh?? Don't blame her either..All she saw in you was a nasty OLD one legged Sorry Ass dirty fool and was immediately gross out....She must have threaten to expose you to Tim that's why you're scared of him...LMAO..YOU ARE ONE SICK FILTHY ASS FOOL...HAhahahhahaha

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  11. Rudee,
    I would not be picking a fight with that bad leg of yours, but then again we know that you are all bark and no bite. If Tim gets your pants and cane, what would you walk with?

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  12. Yes Rudeeeeeeeeee you sick
    Waiting opportunity to .......

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  13. Rudeee,you are one sick brainles piece of shit..you have 2 heads and neither one working...One can't think and the other just dangle which is why you and your kind resort to young innocent children

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  14. Tim. Regarding positions in Archdiocese.
    is Fr. Jeff VG ?
    Fr.Lito Chancery?
    Dominic Kim. Removed.
    Who is private Secretary to Archbishop Byrnes?
    Who is living in San Ramon?
    Regarding Apurons Lexus. Is that a private car or owned by Arcdiocese?
    will Archbishop Byrnes drive a Lexus?

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  15. APURUN HAS NO BRAIN!

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    1. Wrong. The conniving psychopath even managed to avoid his own canonical trial. He has outfoxed everyone from Rome on down and he continues to live a cushy lifestyle hidden on the loose. His purloined personal fortune is inviolate and totally out of his enemies' reach.

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