Sunday, August 20, 2017


Continuing from this post, Mr. Arch Diocese will find this canon helpful:
Can. 803 §1. A Catholic school is understood as one which a competent ecclesiastical authority or a public ecclesiastical juridic person directs or which ecclesiastical authority recognizes as such through a written document.
It is quite possible that given it was the crooked Apuron who "worked something out" with the group which took over the Mt. Carmel school, that there is a "written document" SOMEWHERE, wherein, Apuron, the "ecclesiastical authority" at the time, permitted the name Catholic to remain attached to Mt. Carmel School even though said "authority" - as demonstrated by the Elliman-Phillips affair - does not in any way shape or form DIRECT Mt. Carmel School. 

Whatever the facts are, it would be wise for the group running the school to remove the word Catholic from its title. The pending sex abuse claims against Mr. Arch Diocese will put everything with the name Catholic on it at peril. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Arch Diocese, despite the fact that he will not sign his name to his own statements (this one wasn't from Byrnes), has a duty to the the faithful of this diocese to publicly request that the name be removed. And should the group refuse, then publish an Aviso stating that the school is OUTSIDE the "competent ecclesiastical authority," and canonically is NOT a Catholic school. 

P.S. These anonymous statements from Mr. Arch Diocese not only demonstrate the lack of commitment to transparency from "the chancery," but do more to create even further distrust amongst the laity who are sick of seeing this Apuron-era method of communicating with us. 


  1. Others have said it before in their own words: If the Archdiocese of Agana wants help, especially with its financial problems, the Laity would be willing to help. All the Archdiocese has to do is address the concerns of the faithful. For example, the Mt. Carmel School/Elliman Drug scandal. Ignoring the problem or, at best, just publicly doing nothing about it, will not help. This is only the latest of concerns that the Laity wants guidance/leadership from the Archdiocese for. Until then, I, among many others, will continue to refuse to contribute financially to the Archdiocese. What say you, Archbishop Byrnes?

  2. Money is the only language bishops understand. Continue to withhold it until the Faithful get exactly what they want.