Wall said he challenges those who say the Roman canonical system is the only means of justice for Apuron. (PDN, April 23)
"The only court that can find Apuron guilty is the canonical court," Rohr said Sunday, adding that the civil cases filed against Apuron and other clergy can only find them liable.
“In fact, the only reason the pope ordered the inquiry of Apuron is because the civil judicial system in Guam exposed Apuron. Rome is simply trying to get out in front of public scandal, doing damage control with the canonical system that previously failed to act and was following the old Roman method of letting sleeping dogs lie,” he said.
"Modern societies have sharpened the tools of the law and people may be led to the belief that wrongdoings can be solved simply by lawsuits or the passage of certain Bills."