Now you have to decide which one of the "way" to follow.
You gave us hope that things will change, and that the evil that almost toppled our Church on Guam,
would not prevail.
You have made a few mistakes, specially in regards to Adrian Cristobal, for which I was quite critical, but overall, until now, despite some poor advises and some confusing situations, you have made the best of a bad situation.
That was until last week. Then came the inane appointments to the Presbyteral council. It was closely followed by the disastrous presentation of Fr Jeff on K57.
What the heck has bitten you both?
After making so much progress , regarding the predatory clergy, and your answers to the victims.
After trying so hard to clarify the financial situation of the Archdiocese.
After reorganizing the clergy as best possible for the time being.
After finding the beginning of solutions to complex problems.
After reaching out in good faith to different concerned parties.
YOU TURN AROUND WITH ONE OF THE MOST DAFT MOVE SEEN IN QUITE A WHILE.
In one swift move, you managed to burn all the bridges you had built.
To add icing on the cake, what do we find?
Nothing less, that your intention to keep this failed institution called Redemptoris Mater opened.
It is rumored that you even accepted the arrival of new seminarians.
Many of the local priests had welcome, your decision to allow three seminarians to go study at St Patrick in Menlo Park, but I don't believe they have been informed of the price to pay.
Some in the community have accused you, to be the agent of the much despised Cardinal Filoni.
Your latest actions and decisions would appear to give them confirmation of their worst fears.
What is next? The return of the loathed Adrian Cristobal, while you are on vacation?
Or perhaps another visit of Mr Genarrini to Guam?
Being from Detroit, and being a former football player you should know the value of not caving in to bullies.
The NCW has failed to follow your direct instructions, their presbyters have defied you every steps of the way, the leaders of the Way on Guam are whispering in your back against you.
It is time to go Onward like a true Christian soldier, not an appeaser.
While making peace is a lofty and recommendable goal, it takes two to tango. Here the Neocatechumenal Way, does NOT want peace, it wants capitulation, and nothing less than capitulation.
So far you are giving them a lot of hope, that they are going to get away with it.
By doing so, your are setting fire to a powder keg, and you shall start nothing less than a civil war within our Church.
SO, ARCHBISHOP BYRNES !! WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE?