Friday, May 12, 2017

THE LEGACY OF THE SILENT


We are now at 65 law suits for clergy sex abuse. And there are many, many more.

Aside from the allegations brought against Anthony S. Apuron personally, allegations he contests, there is the matter of something he cannot contest: the fact that he permitted dozens if not hundreds of damaged children to suffer decades of silence.

Contrary to the cases brought against him personally which Apuron can lie about till the day he dies, he cannot lie about these many other victims, especially those who were violated by Louis Brouillard. 

Brouillard had already been shipped off island by Archbishop Flores by 1981, five years before Apuron became Archbishop of Agana, but Apuron was fully aware of WHY Brouillard had been "deported" by his predecessor.

Apuron's larger "crime" was knowing Brouillard's very long history of sex abuse - and his doing NOTHING to seek out and help Brouillard's mountain of victims. 

Apuron has argued that he was advised to keep quiet about Brouillard, and that in those pre "Spotlight" days, moving abusive priests around or quietly removing them from ministry was the way things were handled then. 

Yes. As wrong as it was, that was the way things were handled. But we are not talking about what was done with Brouillard. We are talking about what was NOT done with the dozens of damaged and suffering souls who were Apuron's responsibility once he assumed the title Archbishop of Agana. 

Those souls were Apuron's responsibility and Apuron did NOTHING. In fact, I know from speaking with some, that John Toves was not the first person to be chased "off chancery hill." 

And why did he do nothing? 

Obviously, with the history of his own abuse that is now exposed, Apuron was compromised from the outset. Reaching out to Brouillard's victims would have brought forward other victims: his own. 

How many souls were lost because Apuron needed to cover his own tracks? How many left the faith? How many have despaired? How many took their own lives or otherwise self destructed. 

Guam's suicide rate is 50% higher than the rest of the nation. How much did Apuron's decades of silence about these dozens if not hundreds of victims contribute to this shameful fact?

And more shamefully, in addition to our horrible suicide rate, Guam now leads the nation in clergy sex abuse. 

Compared to the numbers published in the 2002 John Jay College of Criminal Justice Study, Guam's clergy sex abuse rate is already 400% higher than the national average: 

The Study reported that out of a population of approximately 70 Million Catholics, there were 10,667, individual victims or 0.02% of the Catholic population between 1950 and 2002. With just the 65 victims who have sued the Archdiocese of Agana, all of whom were abused within the same period, compared to the estimated Catholic population of about 80,000, our victim rate SO FAR is 0.08%. 

This is the legacy of Anthony S. Apuron: an immeasurable devastation of lives, an incomprehensible destruction of the faith of so many. But it is also the legacy of those who remained silent. 

DECIDE NOT TO REMAIN SILENT

Message from Lou Klitzkie:

 Hafa Adai, everyone,

All Apuron's victims have testified to the Tribunial Council, that means the case will wrap up soon, maybe in the next month. We must show Rome and the whole world that we are determined and persistent in picketing to oust Apuron.

Do not lose sight of our mission in this battle. " Remove and Defrock Apuron". Please bring your family and friends Sunday, May 14, 2017, 9 to 9:45AM in front of the Cathedral Basilica.

St. Michael the Archangel  Defend us in Battle!!

Lou Klitzkie, LFM

12 comments:

  1. Yes this is True. Apuron compromised a whole church. He damaged so many lives and chased people priests away who opposed him. This is the reality. We must not lose sight of truth.

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  2. I have just been looking at the face in this picture post. Thats really how it was if you tell anyone i will use my episcopal power to make you out a liar. Thats the way it was. Tims posts today make us re think. No matter if we try and show kindness to apuron sympathay to him which is our duty as christians the sad reality floods back to me of his life conduct. In 2008 as a resident in New york presbyterian hospital where i underwent treatment Apuron was still the man who laughed in my face protecting abusers. He must go there is no room for compassion in this case.

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  3. It appears that every child who worked around satanic Apuron and Brouillard for 30+ years was raped and tortured by them. If they are not defrocked, more people on Guam and elsewhere will leave the Church in justifiable outrage. I don't care if Brouillard is 95 years old. Chain a millstone around his neck and throw him to the sharks!

    Because of the clergy abuse catastrophe, mainland US churches and schools with declining attendance continue to be closed in record numbers. Our local bishop said that only 25% of registered parishoners in this diocese attend Sunday Mass. Confidence in Catholic priests and religious has been irretrievably lost, along with the respect they were once given. The words priest and pedophile have become synonymous.

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  4. Thank you to Anonymous who gave me the full list of clerics and their crimes. I'm sorry I can't publish it. I don't publish anything of that nature unless there are witnesses or accusers willing to publicly come forward and make the accusations in person. Let me know when you are ready.

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  5. However, I will publish the names and allegations you provided of those who have already been publicly accused:

    Fr. Tony C- sexual predator and was party to Apurons sexual escapades
    Mons. Tomas- sexual predator
    Fr. Louis- serial sexual predator- admitted
    Fr. Andy- sexual predator
    Fr. Robert- inappropriate contact with a minor
    Fmr. Fr. Joe SA- inappropriate contact with female
    Mons. Zioilo -sexual predator
    Fr. Juan- sexual predator
    Fr. John wadeson- sexual predator
    Mons. Apuron - serial sexual predator

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    1. The PDN article showed that the sexual allegation against the late +Monsignor Zoilo Camacho happened in Santa Barbara Church, Dededo in the late 70's. Everyone knows that the late +Monsignor Zoilo was not assigned to Santa Barbara Parish until 1981. Father Tom (a priest from India) was the pastor before +Monsignor Zoilo took over. After successfully spear heading the reconstruction of San Vicente Church in Barrigda, he was a blessing to the parishioners of Santa Barbara as they finally had a pastor that spear headed the reconstruction of their parish after so many pastors had failed.

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    2. Mary Lou Garcia-PeredaMay 13, 2017 at 3:52 PM

      One of the names listed at 9:45 AM is "Fr. Robert" for "inappropriate contact with a minor." I don't recall a "Fr. Robert" as being accused.

      One name I do recall is the former Fr. Ray Cepeda whose name does not appear on this list.

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    3. He was accused publicly on Jesse Lujan's show. My understanding is that the accuser gave her name. However, no case has been filed.

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    4. Mary Lou, Father Robert Phelps is an OFM Cap. He was also the founder of Sanctuary, Inc. which helps troubled youths in Guam.

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    5. Mary Lou Garcia-PeredaMay 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM

      Thank you for the clarification, Tim at 4:45 PM and Anonymous at 2:34 AM. I was unaware of the accusation made on the Jesse Lujan show.

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  6. Under pressure, Apuron shipped his pedophile-pal Wadeson out of Guam and dumped him on California. Los Angeles denied him faculties and threw him out. The SVD's to which he belonged dumped him too.

    In spite of all that (and $68 million paid to abuse victims), San Francisco's current archbishop subsequently stationed pedophile Wadeson at a Hispanic parish known for its Neocat contingent. He subsequently disappeared from there when his reputation caught up with him. The deceitful AB knows where he is, but he won't say.

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  7. Is Wadeson hiding in Santo Domingo? It's notorious for pedophile tourism. That's probably why Apuron allegedly went there.

    Close friends on Guam, Apuron and Wadeson used to vacation together in Hawaii. That's another pedophile and homosexual priests enclave because of the late pervert bishop Ferrario who was involved in several personal scandals.

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