Monday, July 3, 2017
WE ARE VERY INDEBTED TO THE DIANA
Posted by Tim
You know, we are very indebted to The Diana. Without her, Apuron would still be here.
If you remember, after the blow up over Msgr. James in the Summer of 2014, there really wasn't anything to report for quite a while.
John Toves made some news for a few weeks at the end of the year. And the visitation from Rome produced a spurt of posts in January of 2015. But then all pretty much went dark until Apuron's first accuser came out almost a year and half later in May of 2016.
So for the better part of two years, there was nothing really to keep JungleWatch going...EXCEPT for the constant harangues by The Diana, whose claims were (and continue to be) so ridiculous, that JungleWatch thrived on simply reprinting them.
Had JungleWatch disappeared, there probably would have been no conversation about Archbishop Apuron at that funeral in Agat in August of 2015, where a middle-aged man, hearing the gossip about Apuron (which had been kept alive by The Diana), blurted out: "Archbishop Apuron molested me!"
That man of course was Walter Denton.
The incident was memorialized on August 19, 2015, on Patti Arroyo's K57 talk show by a caller named "Mae." Mae did not say who the person was, but apparently several people at the funeral had heard the man say what he said.
Given the climate which had been building against Apuron (thanks to The Diana keeping it alive), it is very likely that someone told him to write the Apostolic Nuncio. It wasn't me because as anyone who was there can attest, I was not at the funeral. However, since the beginning of JungleWatch, I had posted the Nuncio's contact information and had encouraged readers to write him.
I learned later that someone who was at the funeral and heard what Walter said, had called John Toves. Toves and Walter knew each other from their altar boy days in Agat. Toves then called me and gave me Walter's contact info, and also gave Walter mine.
Around the end of August, I was able to get in touch with Walter. It was very tenuous. Walter didn't know me and certainly did not know if he could trust me. Walter told me he had written the Nuncio about what had happened to him and I asked him if he would be willing to send me a copy of what he had written. He agreed, but it was still a couple weeks before I received it.
You can read the whole story in Orchestrated.
So no, I didn't help Walter write his letter to the Nuncio. But what if I did? So what? What does it matter if someone helped him. The details of the story are Walter's and he is willing to go before a court to testify to their truth (while Apuron only threatens to sue and hides).
And conspiracy? Yes, there was a conspiracy. A conspiracy by Apuron to shut me up. It was Apuron who wrote to Rome to try to put an end to JungleWatch, probably because he knew what was going to happen.
In October of 2013, I received the following letter from Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
Obviously, a busy Vatican Cardinal was not just cruising around the internet and decided to check out JungleWatch. He was directly referred to it by someone wanting to shut me down.
I replied to O'Brien here and here. O'Brien NEVER replied and I am still a member of the Order. Obviously O'Brien knew that Apuron was not worth defending.