Wednesday, February 15, 2017

GUAM DAILY POST: CARDINAL BURKE TO SPEAK WITH ROLAND SONDIA

Tribunal to hold secret hearing
Confidential documents: Vatican opened case against Apuron in 2008

A tribunal from the Vatican, which will be led by a cardinal, is scheduled to hold a secret hearing on Guam this week to speak to at least one of the victims accusing Archbishop Anthony Apuron of sexual abuse.

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, a canon lawyer and former head of the Vatican’s supreme court, signed a decree on Feb. 3, 2017, requesting that one of Apuron’s accusers, Roland Sondia, appear personally before Burke later this week on Guam. CONTINUED

27 comments:

  1. Re Cardinal Burke:

    "Another sad chapter in the Kansas City leadership vacuum was Finn's unsuccessful campaign to close down the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, the world's oldest and largest survivor support organization. He did this in cahoots with Cardinal Raymond Burke of St. Louis and Burke's successor, Archbishop Robert Carlson. They had their lawyers try to force SNAP to disclose confidential communications with victims. SNAP had to defend itself in the legal arena, and this was costly."

    https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/examining-crisis/bishop-robert-finn-rest-story

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    1. Not sure how a couple of bishops could close down a completely secular organization. I believe there were other reasons for Finn's demise. The mishandling of the sex abuse thing was just a good cover. In Apuron we have more than just a mishandling, and if not for the constant drum beat of JungleWatch and the public protests, I doubt his case ever would have been looked at.

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    2. Thank God For Tim Rohr and this blog. The only way we have exposed the skum of Apuron is because of Tim Rohr and his gifts as a journalist investigator reporter. Without him no way would we have got this far.
      The prople of Guam through dedicated hard work and the honesty integrity dignity of Gov.Camacho allowed us to pass a bill which enabled others to file against evil in our Archdiocese who abused Children.
      These are the heros of Guam these are the men women who should be in leadership positions. More power to Tim Rohr all who support JW.

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    3. This story referenced by Myers (at Feb.15, 1:36PM above) comes from the "National Catholic Reporter"-- a rather liberal periodical with claims of adhering to Catholic values while including this in its Mission and Values: "The National Catholic REPORTER" is the only significant alternative Catholic voice that provides avenues for expression of diverse perspectives, ‘PROMOTING TOLERANCE’ and respect for differing ideas." ... yet the NCReporter does not show any written wording pledging allegiance to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. TRUTH is not “tolerated” but followed because it is not relative -- I see Cardinal Burke as a follower and adherer of the fullness of the Truth as found in and taught by our Catholic Faith and Church. https://www.ncronline.org/mission-and-values

      The "Catholic National REGISTER" on the other hand, has this included in its Mission: "Our mission is to provide a perspective on the news of the day as seen through the eyes of the Magisterium. We assist Catholics in engaging the culture with confidence in the saving and sanctifying Gospel of Jesus Christ." … and CNRegister is linked to EWTN. http://www.ncregister.com/info/about_the_register

      You can decide for yourself therefore, if FJ Meyer’s view of Cardinal Burke’s involvement -- based on the article in NCReporter -- is fair or a bit biased.

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    4. The National Catholic Reporter is the one that uncovered pedophile-enabler Finn's crimes and accurately reported them. Because of them, he was justifiably disgraced and removed from office. Much of their work is reliably unbiased.

      The National Catholic Register is owned by clericalist EWTN, which it mirrors. The Network is nowhere near as good as it was years ago when Mother Angelica ran it. Now they're just right-wing Vatican parrots. Very little of their work is objective or well done.

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  2. why will Cardinal Burke not meet with Walter?

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    1. Of the 4 Apuron accusers, only Roland lives on Guam.

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    2. I had the same thought, because Walter's violation was, in my opinion, more catastrophic.

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    3. The others will also be visited.

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  3. We're in good hands with this man.

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  4. Dear David Lujan.

    Please do not allow any of the Victims to sit in private meetings with any priest.
    There are no secret meetings or pontifical secrets when it comes to monsters like Apuron.

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  5. This is one to watch. Most likely there will be no interviews or such, but Cardinal Burke being on island is indeed major

    There are so many factors involved that a mere comment cannot give it justice. I'll defer to more knowledgeable persons to elaborate if they feel compelled.

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    1. Cardinal Burke is a major figure. Remember though, Pope Francis stripped him of his positions in the Vatican (speculatively because he doesn't like his "Traditional" style) and continues to ignore his calls for clarification on his controversial encyclical. Burke is all that now-- a figurehead. However, this priest (Burke) is not afraid to call out for the truth and publicly do so.

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    2. Yeah, Francis wants Burke as far away as possible. Let's see what happens in Roma while Burke is gone. One way ticket?

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    3. Interesting comment about the one-way ticket.

      His Majesty Cardinal Burke being stuck in the jungle as Byrnes' permanent replacement would be hysterical. Picture it: Geckos hitching rides on the 27-foot train of his $40,000 red silk cappa magna. He'd go stone crazy.

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  6. Tim didn't you say there wasn't a trial?

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    1. Right. There is no trial of the kind Apuron has been trying to fool us with: where his innocence will be proved.

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    2. not a trial, clearly an ongoing investigation and the objective is?
      yet again i can only say wow

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  7. The root of many of these problems is all the secretive BS that the Church is claiming to conduct in its affairs. Is not truth the objective of our pursuits in life? and is not truth vindicated in the open with nothing to hide? and if our Lord admonished us to perform our good works in the open for all to see, and likens it to a lit candle that is never put under a bushel basket, why then do these Vatican officials insist in performing their works behind closed doors and in secret, except that they purposely deceive and hide their evil, shameful, perverted actions.

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  8. Cardinal Burke is a conservative. Maybe we can pose the Neo question/problem to him while he is here. I know he is on a different mission but it cannot hurt.

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  9. .Marilu D. MartinezFebruary 15, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    I’m giddy with delight, excitement and prayerful thanksgiving over the news that the much beloved Cardinal Raymond Burke will, himself, be interviewing and listening to Roland Sondia!

    May the Holy Spirit guide Cardinal Burke and Roland and may their personal Guardian Angels watch over them and St. Michael, the Archangel, protect them and our authentic Catholic Church. This we pray, to Jesus through Mary -- Our Most Blessed Virgin Mother of God!

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  10. What 2.24 p.m says is crucial to not forget in this.

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  11. Will cardinal Burke give an audience in the cathedral.for us.

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  12. Don't be deceived by Burke's Holy Joe act. Arch-conservatives and nostalgia buffs are the only ones who fall for it.

    He has nothing to do since being removed from the Vatican, so he's trying to salvage his reputation. Hopefully, Sondia's lawyer will be present during the secret meeting because Burke cannot be trusted. When the chips are down, he'll back Apuron to save face with Rome.

    Burke was highly instrumental in protecting actively homosexual bishops and pedophile priests when he was bishop of La Crosse WI and archbishop of St. Louis MO. He did nothing to protect abuse victims or seek justice for them. He and disgraced, pedophile-enabling KC Bishop Finn remain the best of friends because birds of a feather stick together.

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  13. Rome is giving Burke one last chance to prove his loyalty to the Old Boys Club. If he sides against Apuron, he's finished.

    Burke's Knights of Malta chaplaincy means nothing now that Francis has replaced their conservative leader with a liberal one.

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  14. While no fan of Burke's style, justice demands me to defend the man's honesty and integrity. Don't let the trappings of his office fool you. He is extremely intelligent and dedicated to the truth. People I know have been shocked by his genuine kindness and sincerity to individuals. Many things can be said about him, but to doubt his faith in God is just plain wrong. He does many things behind the scenes and is not afraid of stating the truth regardless of what that will do to his career. He is one of the few bishops alive today who is at heart, a parish priest.

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