Saturday, August 26, 2017


Posted by Tim

So let's do a little detective work. 

In June, a new presbyteral council was elected. The names were released in an Official Aviso and published in the Umatuna on June 11, 2017. The names were:
  1. Most Rev. Michael J. Byrnes, D.D. (President)
  2. Rev. Fr. Joel de los Reyes (Chairman)
  3. Rev. Fr. Richard Kidd (Vice-Chairman)
  4. Rev. Fr. Melchor T. Camiña (Secretary)
  5. Rev. Fr. Rodolfo Arejola
  6. Very Rev. Msgr. Brigido U. Arroyo
  7. Rev. Fr. Patrick Castro, OFM, Cap.
  8. Rev. Fr. Romeo D. Convocar
  9. Rev. Fr. Michael Crisostomo
  10. Rev. Fr. Paul Gofigan
  11. Rev. Fr. Thomas McGrath, S.J.
  12. Very Rev. Msgr. David C. Quitugua
  13. Rev. Fr. Jose Alberto Rodriguez-Salamanca
  14. Rev. Fr. Julio Cesar Sanchez
  15. Rev. Fr. Jeffrey San Nicolas
On August 24, the official website of the Archdiocese of Agana showed a list of Presbyteral Council members with four of the above names missing:

  1. Fr. Joel Delos Reyes (Chairman)
  2. Fr. Richard Kidd (Vice-Chairman)
  3. Fr. Melchor T. Camiña (Secretary)
  4. Msgr. Brigido Arroyo
  5. Msgr. James LG Benavente
  6. Fr. Patrick Castro, OFM Cap.
  7. Fr. Jeffrey San Nicolas
  8. Fr. Thomas B. McGrath, S.J.
  9. Fr. Michael Crisostomo
  10. Fr. Paul Gofigan
  11. Fr. Romeo Convocar
(Note: Archbishop Byrne's name should still be shown as the president, but apparently this was an oversight by the website administrator.)

The four missing names on the August 24 list are:
  1. Rodolfo Arejola
  2. David C. Quitugua
  3. Jose Alberto Rodriguez-Salamanca
  4. Julio Cesar Sanchez
Now, what can we surmise about these four?

Well, first of course, these are all neocats, and not your ordinary variety. 

(BTW, you may recall our public blowout with a certain chancery official who saw to the changing of election rules which permitted these dangerous people to be elected in the first place. The rules had been changed to permit even the AWOL clergy to vote.)

David the Deceiver, as we all know, is one of the meanest, back-stabbing humans (if he is even that) whoever put on the collar. His record is simply a trail of deception, threats, and lies as demonstrated here

Alberto the Hammer is known as "the hammer" for his unflinching "hammering" of Kiko's agenda into our diocese at every turn. 

Sanchez the Red is the hard core radical who has been the real guy running RMS for years behind the fake "rectors" Pius the Putrid and David the Deceiver. 

Arejola the Rude may not be that visible but he is one of the most rabid supporters of Apuron and the neocats. I can still remember his violent outburst in 2006 at the Cathedral during a talk by visiting Catholic apologist, Steve Ray. Arejola stood up in the middle of Ray's talk and angrily blasted everyone who did not support Apuron's campaign to turn the diocese into Neocat Central. 

Ray responded by saying he didn't know much about the NCW, and then said something that earned Apuron's wrath. Ray, like a good apologist, reiterated the church's position against "antiquarianism," which the Church has long condemned as a heresy. Antiquarianism is the very basis of Kiko's theology, and Apuron didn't take kindly to Ray's reminding everyone in Apuron's own Cathedral that it was a heresy. 

I say "Apuron's wrath" because Apuron had invited Ray to Guam both in 2005 and 2006, and thanks to Ray's overt esteem for the episcopal office (Ray is a convert), endeared himself to Apuron who lavished praise on Ray. However, after Ray's condemnation of Antiquarianism, Apuron never spoke to him again, leaving Ray wondering what he had done wrong. Of course Ray did nothing wrong. Ray reiterated the teaching of the Catholic Faith...which was and is at odds with the neocats and their chief neocat: Anthony S. Apuron. 

So what is Antiquarianism?

Antiquarianism (also known as Archaeologism) is the notion that a practice or belief as discovered in "the primitive church" (usually the first 3 centuries), is truer or more authentic than what has developed since. 

As Chuck White demonstrates in KIKO’S HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Kiko Arguello's view of Church history is that the Church essentially apostatized with Constantine, and was only restored by Vatican II (which itself toyed quietly with antiquarianism under the cover of what the council fathers termed "ressourcement").

The attempt to "restore" both doctrine, liturgy, and even the administration of the Church to some primitive model was not unique to Vatican II or Kiko. The practice was first condemned by Pius VI in Auctorem Fidei (August 28, 1794) in response to the antiquarian novelties introduced at "the robber synod of Pistoia."

In 1947, Pius XII referred to this Synod in his condemnation of the same: 
"This way of acting bids fair to revive the exaggerated and senseless antiquarianism to which the illegal Council of Pistoia gave rise." - Mediator Dei, 64.
Beginning at Paragraph 62, Pius XII says: 

" is neither wise nor laudable to reduce everything to antiquity by every possible device. Thus, to cite some instances, one would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive tableform; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the divine Redeemer's body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See.

63. Clearly no sincere Catholic can refuse to accept the formulation of Christian doctrine more recently elaborated and proclaimed as dogmas by the Church, under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit with abundant fruit for souls, because it pleases him to hark back to the old formulas. No more can any Catholic in his right senses repudiate existing legislation of the Church to revert to prescriptions based on the earliest sources of canon law. Just as obviously unwise and mistaken is the zeal of one who in matters liturgical would go back to the rites and usage of antiquity, discarding the new patterns introduced by disposition of divine Providence to meet the changes of circumstances and situation.

64. This way of acting bids fair to revive the exaggerated and senseless antiquarianism to which the illegal Council of Pistoia gave rise. It likewise attempts to reinstate a series of errors which were responsible for the calling of that meeting as well as for those resulting from it, with grievous harm to souls, and which the Church, the ever watchful guardian of the "deposit of faith" committed to her charge by her divine Founder, had every right and reason to condemn.[53] For perverse designs and ventures of this sort tend to paralyze and weaken that process of sanctification by which the sacred liturgy directs the sons of adoption to their Heavenly Father of their souls' salvation.


Obviously, this post got more into the fundamental error/heresy of the NCW than it did with what we started out with: the disappearance of the four. However, we can certainly assume, given their history and beliefs, that they were gotten rid of for their "perverse designs and ventures."

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