Monday, October 30, 2017

PDN: CCOG ALLEGES MISMANAGEMENT OF KAMALEN KARIDAT

Concerned Catholics allege mismanagement of church program to help the poor



Concerned Catholics of Guam has asked Archbishop Michael Byrnes to shut down the church's nonprofit Kamalen Karidat program, citing alleged mismanagement and a lack of accountability and proper documentation. A new organization should be created to fulfill Kamalen Karidat's mission of helping the poor, according to Concerned Catholics. CONTINUED


CCOG Letter to Archbishop Byrnes
CCOG Press Release

PDN: Brouillard to provide sworn evidence in abuse lawsuits

Saturday, October 28, 2017

ZOLTAN CONFRONTS THE DIANASTEIN



DianaOctober 27, 2017 at 1:58 PM
Dear Zoltan,

I do not know if you have been keeping up with current events. I agree that The NCW should be obedient to Archbishop Byrnes because he is the Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana. The NCW has been obedient when he instructed us to celebrate the Mass in the church.

However, Anonymous 1:39 pm is correct. Archbishop Byrnes is afraid to go against the mafia of this island. He fears persecution. The Archdiocese is not controlled by the Archbishop. It is controlled by CCOG.

Friday, October 27, 2017

ANONYMOUS: "BRAIN DEAD GUAM"

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HAROLD?":
Anon 10/23 @9:00 pm, Abp. Cordileone knows exactly what type of seminarians he's getting. So does St. Pat's tough Jesuit Rector. 
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is far from perfect, but It's light years from brain-dead Guam.

California has some of the world's top universities and colleges, secular and religious. The SF Bay Area alone is home to UC-Berkeley, UCSF Medical and Dental schools, Stanford U., USF and U.Santa Clara (both Jesuit), St. Mary's and the US Maritime Academy. Add a strong State college system to those.

San Francisco's educational level is very high. Our brilliant former Pastor took a parishoner survey when he first arrived so he'd know what he was dealing with. He was shocked to find out that 97% of his 3,200+ parishoners have at least a Bachelors Degree, with most of us having Masters and professional degrees as well. Most of the churches in this area probably have the same or similar demographics.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Committee begins transition for closure of Yona seminary

Most of the transition items for the closure of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary may be completed by December, according to Deacon Steve Martinez, who oversees the church's transition committee. The transition timeline, however, runs into January of next year. CONTINUED

Apuron: Judge's report is erroneous, should be rejected

FB Link

Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron said a federal judge's report, stating that the clergy sex abuse lawsuits against Apuron should not be dismissed, is "erroneous and contrary to law, and should be rejected." CONTINUED



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

YOU ALL HARDHEADED...

Posted today to a post made more than a year ago: THE DEEP EVIL OF KIKO ARGUELLO

Anonymous October 25, 2017 at 9:27 AM

It’s true the church isn’t dying and that’s because of the way! At World youth days and meeting they will have calling, if anyone feels the calling into the priest hood or the Sister hood. Where is the evil in that what money are they asking for. Also this leads you to Kiko get out of here! I’m in the way and not once have I even met Kiko so stop. What the promblem with you all (hardheaded) is that you can’t take correction, if they tell you “your living your life in a selfish way” everything becomes bad in the way check if it’s not you before attacking the way I never hear anything about other groups in the church.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

REPLYING TO JULIO

"...the Neo Catechumenal Way IS Vatican II truly implemented."
"Julio Cesar" from Brooklyn, New York


We've always suspected that members of the Way are taught that their movement is not a mere fruit of the Second Vatican Council, but rather is the implementation of it. Julio's comment bolsters my belief.

Monday, October 23, 2017

PROOF THE NCW IS OUTSIDE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

But Eusebio said he has no concern about the future of the movement.

"He cannot stop the Way even though he doesn't like us,"Eusebio told the Post. "He can prevent us from meeting in the Church, but we can always meet in homes."

GUAM DAILY POST: Seminary prepares to close doors at end of year



Friday, October 20, 2017

WHAT REAL COURAGE LOOKS LIKE. YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 19, WAS HIS FEAST DAY.

Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko

Born to a farm family. Ordained on 28 May 1972 in the archdiocese of Warsaw, Poland. Noted and vocal anti-Communist preacher during the period of Communist rule in Poland. Worked closely with the anti-Communist Solidarity union movement. When martial law was declared in Poland to suppress opposition, the Church continued to work against the Communists, and Father Jerzy’s sermons were broadcast on Radio Free Europe. The secret police threatened and pressured him to stop, but he ignored them. They trumped up evidence and arrested him in 1983, but the Church hierarchy indicated that they would fight the charges; the false charges were dropped, Father Jerzy was released, continued his work, and was pardoned in a general amnesty of 22 July 1984. The Communists tried several times to kill him and make it look like an accident or anonymous attack, but they quit hiding their intentions, and the secret police simply kidnapped and killed Father Jerzy. Martyr. 
http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jerzy-popieluszko/

"Jerzy: Messenger of the Truth" promo reel from Father Jerzy Popieluszko on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SECRECY AND EXCOMMUNICATION: ATTORNEYS DISCUSS APURON'S CANONICAL TRIAL

"We understand Your Honor, that the people are sworn to secrecy, and if they expose it that they'll be excommunicated if they expose it." - Attorney John Terlaje, Counsel for Archdiocese of Agana to Judge Gatewood


The attorneys representing Archbishop Apuron and the Archdiocese of Agana discussed the outcome of Archbishop Apuron's canonical trial the other day in federal court.

Does Rome really think that secrecy and threats of excommunication are going to work or make things better here or anywhere else?  SMH.

THE DEEP STATE AT THE UMATUNA

This article in the Umatuna is dated October 16, 2017, which means it will appear in this weekend's print version. The picture shows Deacon Frank Tenorio front and center. 


However, Deacon Tenorio was removed several months ago from his position at Kamalen Karidat. Sadly, Deacon Tenorio tarnished the image of Kamalin Karidat when he appeared in the infamous Edivaldo-produced "fist pump" video:

The Puppeteers with their puppet! from Undercover Neo on Vimeo.

According to our information, Tenorio is NOT involved with Kamalen Karidat in any capacity so apparently someone at the Umatuna wanted to make a statement by using this picture. 

It's a bad move

Faith and confidence in our archdiocesan leadership had just turned a corner with the announcement of the closure of RMS, with improved donations from the faithful on the horizon. 

We hope, Fr. Mike Crisostomo, the new director of Kamalen Karidat, will soon clear this up. And we hope as well that someone will start looking into the "deep state" that still exists at the chancery, especially at the Umatuna.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TONY ON MY MIND...

Pope Francis concludes with an exhortation: to look at the “icons of today's fools,” adding, “there are foolish Christians and even foolish shepherds,” in this day. “Saint Augustine,” he recalled, “takes the stick to them, with gusto,” because “the folly of the shepherds hurts the flock.”

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/10/17/pope_at_santa_marta_on_the_folly_of_hard-hearted_christians/1343474

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FEDERAL JUDGE TO APURON: JOIN MEDIATION PROCESS

Chief judge orders Apuron to join mediation process

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood on Tuesday ordered Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, or his attorney, to participate in premediation talks to try to settle more than 130 Guam clergy sex abuse cases.

APURON TO ALTAR BOY: "GET OVER IT"

Lawsuit: Apuron tells altar boy to 'pray, get over' sexual abuse by another priest

Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron allegedly told an altar boy that he will get over an evil situation if he prays about it, after the boy told Apuron that Father Raymond Cepeda sexually abused him from around 1992 to 1999, a lawsuit filed in federal court on Tuesday says.

ON THE BUZZ - PART 2, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

REFLECTIONS ON THE CLERGY SEX ABUSE ON GUAM

(posted by frenchie)

As many of us had suspected, the numbers of clergy sexual abuse claims have been piling up in both the State and the Federal courts here on Guam. That does not even take into account the numbers of victims that contacted the Fund set-up by the Archdiocese, for people who need help, without wanting to go through litigation.

While I was praying and reflecting on these problems, and the events that lead to our current situation here on Guam, I could not but conclude that my old adage: "nothing happens in vacuum" was once again proving itself to be true.

As we have seen over the last three years, since the Junglewatch started unraveling the web of lies and deceit that surrounded us from all directions; many have tried to use, to explain, to excuse, to manipulate, to exploit, to divert the personal dramas of the victims of these sexual abuses.

We were able to clearly identify that the abuses did happened because of an environment which was conducive to that abuse and to its coverup.

As recent events have demonstrated, I shall show that these problems are not specific, nor limited to the Catholic Church, or to failings related to cultural shortcomings of the Chamorro Culture, as some would love to reduce it too, but rather that it did occur, because we failed to recognize the danger, and remained silent for too long.
Unfortunately our painful experience is another example of the truism that " whom ever stays silent, agrees".


Sunday, October 15, 2017

EXCOMMUNICATED

Posted by Tim


The Kikos and Dianas have a fetish for the word "excommunicate," usually leveling it at us and specifically me. It's laughable, and continues to prove the ignorance inside the Neocatechumenal Way, however, in general, it is a discipline not well understood by most. This article by Cathy Caridi, J.C.L., in Canon Law Made Easy, is a good introduction. Have a good Sunday. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2017-18 BEGINNING OF THE YEAR CONVIVENCE

Posted by Chuck White
The secret schema for the Neocatechumenal Way’s 2017-18 Beginning of the Year Convivence just arrived in my inbox from a friend in Europe. This Convivence occurs annually at the sect’s headquarters in Porto San Giorgio, Italy, and then is successively repeated throughout the world until the youngest of the Way’s communities celebrate it. This year it was occurred from September 28 through October 1.

Kiko outdoes himself, I assure you. Take, for example, his spiel on page 12...Read more.


SO, WE ASK AGAIN....

..WHY isn't Apuron DEMANDING his "day in court" instead of DEMANDING that there NEVER be a "day in court."

"Apuron has been asking the court to dismiss the cases, stating the allegations are barred by a previous statute of limitations and they infringe upon rights guaranteed by the Organic Act of Guam." - Pacific Daily News, October 10, 2017 

The Diana's and the Trained Lawyer have been hollering about Apuron's right to "due process." Well here it is. And now they don't want it?

Saturday, October 7, 2017

AS OF OCTOBER 7, 2017 - FEAST OF OUR LADY OF VICTORY!


By the way, today, October 7, is the "Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, formerly known as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory and Feast of the Holy Rosary, is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church, celebrated on 7 October, the anniversary of the decisive victory of the combined fleet of the Holy League of 1571 over the Ottoman navy at the Battle of Lepanto."




Also, by the way. I intend to retire this blog before it reaches NINE MILLION...or at least this long, sad, very ugly saga of Apuron's Archdiocese of Agana. Looking forward to the future. Courage. :)

LOL. IT GET'S MORE FUN EVERY DAY.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

FAITH BETRAYED - GUAM'S DAY OF RECKONING


SOLUTION? EASY.

It's instructive to note that apparently The Diana thinks that we poor little lay people have and had more influence on local decisions by this Archbishop than her massively powerful friends in the Vatican, including one so powerful he is called "The Red Pope." 


Actually, it appears Filoni-Baloney actually helped Byrnes make his decision. Since Filoni-Baloney demanded that Byrnes keep the named institutions "housed" on the property, he decided not to argue with Filoni-Baloney and just close them. Solution? Easy. 


By the way Filoni-Baloney's interference in our affairs proves Dave Lujan's point about Vatican control of this diocese and easily exposes the Vatican to liability. 



RMS WAS NOT A FAILURE

Several comments have referred to RMS as a "failed" seminary. RMS was anything but a failure. In fact it was massively successful. 

  • It succeeded in ripping off millions from the local Catholic faithful under the guise of "a seminary for Guam," when it was really only "a seminary IN Guam," and of course it never was a "seminary." 
  • It succeeded in keeping local young men from being ordained to the "real" diocesan priesthood. 
  • It succeeded in stealing away our diocese's largest material asset, a mega-million dollar property, which it appropriated as its own exclusive seaside resort where visitors were forced to make "reservations."
  • It succeeded in ordaining seventeen presbyters and inserting them into our parishes and were well on the way to breaking them. 
  • It succeeded in destroying Fr. Paul Gofigan and Msgr. James Benavente and eventually every other non-neo priest.
  • It succeeded in ridding Guam of the Capuchins. 
  • It succeeded in covering for decades of sex abuse by covering for Apuron. 
  • It succeeded in keeping Archbishop Apuron Archbishop of Agana and seeing to either Adrian or David as his successor.
  • It succeeded in the absolute destruction of the diocesan priesthood on Guam.
  • It succeeded....

Wait, you say. Didn't "we" stop all that? Didn't "we" turn all that around? Didn't "we" save our diocese and our parishes? 

Well? Did you? Did you picket? Did you call in to talk radio? Did you write letters to the editor? Did you join the CCOG? Did you stand up somewhere, sometime, some place? Did you testify at the public hearings for the bill which lifted the statute of limitations? Did you put your face on TV? Did you risk anything? 

Just wondering. 

If you did not, no worries. There's still time. All of the above could come true tomorrow if Apuron is exonerated and restored. So where are you? 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SO WHAT DID ARCHBISHOP BYRNES REALLY SAY? AND BYE, BYE RMS.


Latin class at RMS (you'll understand later)

FIRST HERE'S THE TRANSCRIPT (of this KUAM live feed)

What has led me to this decision is a very simple thing. The model of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary envisions a type of priesthood, and the producing of priests, that, frankly, while it works in places like Denver where there’s over a million Catholics or like Miami where there’s a couple million Catholics that have this type of seminary, it’s very sustainable. 

But in a small island like ours, and as I look back on the history of this, as I’ve paid attention personally to the Redemptoris Mater Seminary here, the main reason for closing the seminary here is that it is not a sustainable model for the archdiocese of Agana. 

I have worked with the review committee, followed up on the review committee that Archbishop Hon installed last year. I’ve consulted with our presbyteral council, with our finance council, the college of consultors, everybody I could consult with, the seminary senior officers, and this has been my determination.

The current semester that is underway will be the final semester of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary. The semester ends in the first couple of weeks in December. So certainly by the end of the year, the seminary will be officially closed. 

In that connection, in the coming weeks, I will establish a transition team to deal with important points of closing the seminary. 

RMS TO CLOSE

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