Thursday, June 15, 2017

PDN: Concerned Catholics seeks removal of 5 church officials

Concerned Catholics seeks removal of 5 church officials


Concerned Catholics of Guam said the Archdiocese of Agana should be rid of five priests or ministerial officers who allegedly abused their power. Some of them destroyed chancery records to hide clergy sex abuse cases, the group alleges. CONTINUED

12 comments:

  1. Bibi and Rudy are retired priests not working. Why are they serving as consulators?
    Presbyteral council consulators all neo or neo friendly. Smell a rat here. Rudy should retire.
    Bibi supported abuse.

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    1. This is one reason why my wife is very reluctant to go to masses inn Chalan Pago. The neo/ncw influence is still very prevalence there. I love the parish, but I am beginning to feel that the pastor is supporting the neo/ncw. jesse.

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  2. Off topic: Is Fr. Michael Jucutan back from his forced leave of absence? If not, where is he?

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    1. Jucutan is back. Still the same disjointed homilies. Nothing has changed. :(

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    2. He is a NEO, are we to expect a spiritual uplifting homily from a mal-formed prebyster from RMS?

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    3. Can't we just send him back down to Palau to have him do his ncw magic there?
      Sorry Palau, I know that's not fair to you, but we have more than we can handle. Please take just one off our hands.

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  3. Archbishop Byrnes owes the public an explanation as to why he chose to appoint certain priests to the Presbyteral Council. He doesn't have to, but if he wants to get the support of the silent Catholic majority, he should.
    If he wants to know what's going on, he should be reading the Jungle Watch blog daily.

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    1. To Anonymous 11:23 AM,

      Is it possible the church leaders don't do what the "silent majority" supports because of the SILENCE? What will it take for people to wake up and speak out?

      Silent No More!

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    2. Andrew, I agree. It is so frustrating to see such apathy and complacency in the most important aspect of our island life, The Catholic Church.

      But that said, I wonder if the tide has changed and we missed the signs? All parish assessments are going up because the Archdiocese is broke. They need money so bad they are even willing to raise the cost of Catholic education by assessing schools as well.

      They are forced to take these drastic steps because there is no more money, or at least not enough to keep them afloat. And its not related to the sex abuse lawsuits by Apuron and his sick band of cronies. Nothing has been paid out yet.

      The reality is that people are not giving the way they used to and San Ramon Hill feels the drought. People are now voting with their wallets, and that's a big problem for the Church. But there is a bigger problem.

      We are just at the beginning of this people power revolution. And that means it is going to get worse before it gets better. But one thing will make the assessment plan work. Reverse the tide by restoring confidence in the people, and credibility in the Church.

      And this plan would work except for one big problem. Every time they take one step forward, they voluntarily take two steps backward. Examples: they win the Yona property back from the RMS thieves, but then they reward the perpetrators of the crimes with sabbaticals, educational opportunities, and positions of power and counsel. Getting the seminary property back from Gennarini was a huge score for Abp Byrnes. But then he blew the good progress by allowing the NCW to roll all over him.

      The latest misstep was naming a new presbyter council. Excluding the Abp and Fr Jeff, six of the 13 members are Neo priests. That’s nearly half, but their movement represents less than 1% of the Catholic population. Just when they need us to be more giving, they take action that alienates even more generous Catholics.

      The silent giant is slowly awakening. But the real question is whether the Church leaders will learn enough before our Church is lost forever to Kiko Arguello.

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    3. To Anonymous 4:47 PM,

      You made some excellent points. However I must disagree with the following:

      "The silent giant is slowly awakening."

      The silent giant is slumbering quite peacefully and is content to continue in this slumber for the foreseeable future. This giant is comfortable to let things glide along and let others do the heavy lifting. This giant is quick to make snide remarks about the slobs who dare to march in the picket line week after week. This giant is full of knowledge and opinions about the archdiocese but won't do anything to help clean up the mess. So to this giant I say stay asleep. Enjoy your restful dreams. If things actually get better I'm sure you will be quick to jump to the head of the line and receive the accolades while the foot soldiers are busy securing the picket signs. We're used to this. But what happens when the next problem occurs? Where is the giant? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . . . . . . . . . .

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  4. Quitugua, Adrian, Uduvaldo, Bibi, Alberto, Rudy and Tenorio all members of the NCW and whose past actions and expectedly future actions will be influenced by the teaching and discipline of this cult. We have seen that NCW members have loyal obedience to their catechists and authority that are in the NCW, however they rebel against church authority not in the NCW. How then can church leadership expect that these rebel priests are going to suddenly change? How then are we ever going to obtain peace within the church with these severed factions? There can never be peace unless there is justice. Justice that comes from accountability for the choices that these rebels have made, and the division that they have caused and will continue to cause in the body of Christ. The answer is not simply forgetting the injustices that they have brought into the church, and placing them in positions of influence where their biased allegiance to their NCW cult will ultimately affect the opinions and counsel they give in the committees that they are in. Are our church leadership trying to force peace to happen? or perhaps expect peace to come from the desire to get people together? Someone needs to make some very tough and important decisions first. Get rid of those who are bent on sinking the ship, and maybe we can start talking peace.

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  5. Archbishop Byrnes should take attendance at his own Masses as a hint of how well he is doing in restoring the Church to its former glory. Hint: he's not!

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