Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MEDIA REVIEWS OF THE USCCB SEXUAL COVERUP SCANDAL

(posted by Frenchie)






Since the beginning of the summer, and the shocking revelations of the shenanigans of former Cardinal and Archbishop emeritus of Washington DC Mc Carrick, we have been bombarded by an avalanche of information, all very disturbing, most of them contradictory, at best very confusing for the lambda citizens, and most faithful.

Adding to this, former Nuncio and high ranking Vatican official during the reign of Benedict the XVI, Archbishop Vigano revealed in an 11 pages statement a mother lode of accusations against high ranking members of the American Catholic Church and the Vatican. This release was well documented and precise and implicates Pope Francis directly in a coverup of Mc Carrick's misdeeds.
Read here

These revelations are capital, because they implicate cardinals, who elected Pope Francis, and could again elect his successor.
Which begs to ask, why we should trust cardinals who have abdicated their moral leadership, for the sake of political gains.

Friday, September 14, 2018

MAKING SENSE OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS, ON THE SEXUAL COVER UPS.

(posted by frenchie)

Ever since the revelations about the shenanigans of former Cardinal Mc Carrick at the beginning of this summer, which were closely followed by the release of the Pennsylvania's Attorney General grand jury findings on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in that state; as well as the open letter of 11 pages by Archbishop Vigano, which openly accused several key prelates of the USCCB, and the Vatican, of coverup, revealing that Pope Francis had taken several controversial decisions in full knowledge of the issues; the media circus has gone full speed ahead with daily revelations to complicate what should be a clear cut issue.

We have written here at length about the jockeying by different currents inside the Catholic Church itself, as well as the obvious spinning by certain secular media outlets, according to their political leanings.

In the past two weeks we have been bombarded by so many opinion pieces, and partial information, that I found it necessary to kind of clean up the process a little and explain what is happening at this time.





Monday, September 10, 2018

CBS, CNN: EVIDENCE THAT THE VATICAN KNEW

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
For a while, it seemed that Big Media in the U.S. were sticking to the canard that the accusations of cover up of Cardinal McCarrick's heinous sexual abuse of priests and seminarians was all part of a right-wing conspiracy.

That is, until the revelation of a letter written in 2006 by Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, the No. 3 in the Vatican's secretariat of state at the time, to Father Boniface Ramsey, a former professor at the Diocese of Newark's seminary.  The letter was published by the U.S. Bishops' Catholic News Service on September 7, 2018.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

THE COMING STORM


There's a storm coming.  Not to Guam, but to New Jersey, the home of the nation's first Redemptoris Mater Seminary and to many of Cardinal McCarrick's shenanigans.  From NorthJersey.com:

New Jersey attorney general to investigate sex-abuse allegations among Catholic clergy

New Jersey will investigate allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, following a report by a grand jury in Pennsylvania that found more than 1,000 victims there over 70 years.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said he's forming his own task force, which could use subpoenas and other investigative methods to uncover evidence that it would present to a state grand jury. The task force is to look into allegations of abuse as well as attempts to cover up incidents, Grewal's office said in a news release.  Read more.


Meanwhile, Pope Francis tells us in his homilies that "truth is silent" and that his accusers are "wild dogs".

Maybe New Jersey Attorney General Grewal will find out, as will his peers in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Illinois, New York, Nebraska, and Missouri.

Friday, September 7, 2018

A WORD OF CAUTION AND A WARNING

(Posted by Frenchie)

Last week, the local media, and some on this blog, made a lot of hay about a comment Pope Francis made during his chat with the journalists, in the plane that was taking him back to Rome, from his stay in Ireland.
If there is one thing, that we should all have learned over the last few years, it is not to think that you can conclude precisely what the Pope intent was, when he makes a statement.
More often than not, what Pope Francis means is only clear to him only. What is almost as important to understand, is the context in which he said what he said, but also what he did not say, or perhaps only inferred in that statement.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

TIME'S UP


Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga - head of the Papal Cabinet of Cardinals (C9)
While major media outlets like CNN and the New York Times are vigorously defending Pope Francis against allegations that he covered up Cardinal McCarrrick's pederasty, the Boston Globe is sticking to its guns. Sunday's edition of that paper included this editorial: 

Time’s up on Pope Francis and Catholic Church leaders being able to handle clergy abuse crisis

"Time’s up for Pope Francis and the leaders of the Catholic Church.

Catholics everywhere — and anyone who cares about children — should demand that our criminal justice system start treating the Roman Catholic Church for what many victims believe it is: an international criminal conspiracy to cover up the rape of what in the United States alone might amount to 100,000 children."  Read more.
To faithful Catholics, that's a shocking statement, even if we admit that there are some bad actors involved in cover-ups who are deeply embedded into the Church's structures of governance.

Monday, September 3, 2018

CONNECTING THE DOTS, FROM ONE SCANDAL TO ANOTHER

(posted by Frenchie)

On page 5 of Archbishop Vigano's now infamous letter, fingering Bishops and Cardinals who were part of the cover-up cabal, which helped perverts and thugs like Mc Carrick rise to power, Vigano fingers a certain Cardinal O'Brien


Perhaps to some of you, faithful readers of this blog, the name might ring a bell? It should.....
Cardinal O'Brien has the dubious honor, to be the first one to try to shut down this blog and kill any criticism of Apuron, when he personally threatened Tim Rohr in 2013, only a few months after Tim started to expose Apuron vile treatment of Father Paul Gofigan, and three years before Apuron would be himself accused of  sexually abusing young men.

As the old adage said: "Birds of a feather, stick together"

I have been told that Tim did contact said Cardinal, after the Apuron's guilty verdict was made public by the Vatican. As of now Tim has not made O'Brien's answer public. This should become even more interesting.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

LET'S ASSUME THE ALLEGATIONS ARE FALSE...



Pope Francis attends a meeting with faithful of the diocese of Rome
at Saint John Lateran Basilica in Rome, Italy, in a May 14, 2018 file photo.
REUTERS
Let's assume for a minute that Archbishop Viganó's most significant allegations are false.  In other words:
  1. Pope Benedict did NOT impose any sanctions on Cardinal McCarrick, and
  2. Archbishop Viganó NEVER told Pope Francis about Cardinal McCarrick's heinous misdeeds.
Well, then, if that's the case, why wouldn't Pope Benedict, for the sake of the unity of the Church if for no other reason, exonerate Pope Francis with a short, simple public statement?  And why wouldn't Pope Francis assert, just as simply, that Archbishop Viganó never told him about McCarrick's misdeeds?  Two holy men would be telling the truth for the sake of the Church.  It seems so simple.

But no, both Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have nothing to say about the matter, the faithful are left wondering why, and the Church is left lurching dangerously close to schism.

That's if Archbishop Viganó's allegations are false. But they ring true, and if they are, we can only assume that Pope Francis is silent to avoid being caught in a lie.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ILLINOIS AG LAUNCHES AN INVESTIGATION

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune)
Following on the heels of the scathing Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she was contacting the six dioceses of the Catholic Church in Illinois requesting to review all records relating to sexual assault and abuse.

Madigan, by the way, is the sister-in-law of our own Archbishop Michael Byrnes.   Church Militant reports:
"Madigan is married to Pat Byrnes, brother to Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Michael Byrnes, sent to Guam to replace Abp. Anthony Apuron, who was removed in 2016 over allegations of homosexual assault of altar boys."

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

THE DIRE CONSEQUENCES OF THE MC CARRICK SCANDAL

HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF THE INFO WAR GOING ON.

(Posted by Frenchie)
The Vatican is under attack from multiple sides. Everyone has an agenda to push forward.
It is becoming very confusing for the average Catholic to figure out what is really going on.

The catalyst for this whole mess has been the ever developing scandal of former Cardinal Mc Carrick.

Most of us understand, or at least perceive that there is a lot more at stake that the future of an already very old former Cardinal.

Over the last few weeks, we have seen many actors of the Catholic Church in the US trying to either cover their backside, or take advantage of the issue.


At first the concert of Bishops who came forward, was all on the same tune.

Basically we were told, that everyone was surprised and chocked by these revelations.

Then we found out that, like here on Guam with Apuron, everyone knew, but everybody kept quiet.


The modernist wing of the Church, came forward demanding clarity and openness .
The conservative side came out swinging against the gay cabal inside the Church.

Monday, August 27, 2018

POPE FRANCIS ON APURON: "THE EVIDENCE IS VERY CLEAR"

(photo credit: CNS/Paul Haring)
According to the National Catholic Reporter yesterday, Pope Francis refused to discuss the allegations made against him by Archbishop Vigano when talking to reporters on the flight back to Rome from Ireland.  During the same flight, however, the Pope could not help to discuss the case of Archbishop Anthony Apuron:
"I took it upon myself and I made a commission of canonists to help me..It is a complicated case on one hand, but also not difficult because the evidence is very clear.  But I cannot prejudge, I'll wait for the information, and then I will judge."

ANOTHER LANDMARK ON JUNGLEWATCH.



TODAY WE REACHED 8 500 000 VIEWS


DESPITE ALL THE LIES, THE ATTACKS AND THE ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY THE FOUNDER OF THIS WEBSITE.
THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

HEY GIUSEPPE!

Pope Benedict is said to have ordered Cardinal McCarrick to leave the Neocatechumenal Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Washington, DC, where he was living.
From the National Catholic Register, August 25, 2018:

Archbishop Carlo Vigano 
(Edward Pentin photo)
Ex-Nuncio Accuses Pope Francis of Failing to Act on McCarrick’s Abuse

In a written testimony, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò claims Pope Francis withdrew sanctions against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

Edward Pentin

In an extraordinary 11-page written testament, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused several senior prelates of complicity in covering up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s allegations of sexual abuse, and has claimed that Pope Francis knew about sanctions imposed on then-Cardinal McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI but chose to repeal them. Read more.

Archbishop Carlo Vigano's full testimony may be found here.

Friday, August 24, 2018

TROUBLE IN TOKYO!

It seems that our good "friend", Cardinal Filoni, is forcing the establishment of a Redemptoris Mater Seminary of the Neocatechumenal Way in Tokyo, without consulting the Archbishop of Tokyo!

Yesterday, in La Croix International we read:

Tokyo archbishop puzzled by new seminary for Asia

Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi 'confused' by Cardinal Fernando Filoni's letter informing him of decision to re-establish seminary for Neocatechumenal Way

Archbishop Kikuchi of Tokyo.
Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi admitted to some confusion after being informed that a new Catholic seminary for Asia will be established in the Japanese capital.

He issued a statement on Aug. 15 saying he was not aware exactly where the seminary would be located or when it will become operational. "I am very confused by the decision of the congregation," the statement read.

Archbishop Kikuchi said he received a letter from Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, unilaterally announcing that the seminary would be established somewhere in Tokyo Archdiocese.  Read more.


Archbishop Kikuchi expressed surprise that senior clergy in Japan including himself had not been brought in for discussions on the matter.
"To say the least, neither I, the local archbishop, nor Archbishop Okada, my predecessor, have been consulted," he said.
This, despite the fact that the Statute of the Neocatechumenal Way specifically says that the Neocatechumenal Way “is at the service of the bishop“ [Art. 1] and that it is “under the jurisdiction, direction of the diocesan bishop” [Art. 2] and that “it pertains to the diocesan bishop, as responsible for initiation, formation and Christian life in the local Church…to authorize the implementation of the Neocatechumenal Way” and to “to watch over the implementation of the Neocatechumenal Way“[Art. 24]. 

Moreover, Article 18 of the Statute is specifically about the Redemptoris Mater Seminaries:  "The Neocatechumenal Way is also an instrument that is offered at the service of the bishops for the Christian formation of candidates to the presbyterate...The diocesan missionary “Redemptoris Mater” Seminaries are erected by diocesan bishops..." 

The Neocatechumenal Way has caused great trouble in Japan before, which we've reported on here.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

OOPS!! DID CARDINAL SEAN STEP INTO IT?

(Posted by Frenchie)


We have shown how Cardinal Sean O'Malley, one of the Kikos biggest promoter and apologist,
former papabile to the succession of Benedict, and one of the most influential American prelate of the moment, had used the Mc Carrick scandal, to jockey to the front of the media, as an advocate for the victims.

He has lectured his fellow bishops, demanding more transparency.
He has lectured the Pope on the need for action.

He also refused to participate in the Papal visit to Ireland, under the guise that he had to attend a developing scandal in his own Archdiocese of Boston that is taking place at the local seminary.

Yet, today he had to apologized for not answering a letter denouncing Mc Carrick issues while he was still the Archbishop of Newark New Jersey. A letter written by Fr Ramsey who had sent it to Cdl Sean because he was the head of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

DO YOU LIKE THE MOVIES?

(Posted by Frenchie)

IF YOU ARE LIVING ON GUAM, THIS IS PROBABLY A MOVIE WHICH WILL NOT BE SHOWN TOO LONG, BUT IT IS AVAILABLE AT THE MICRONESIA MALL THIS WEEK.

I READ THE BOOK, AND WILL GO SEE THE MOVIE, BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS FROM OUR SCREENS.

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE UNDERLINE OF AMERICAN POLITICS, AND HOW IT INFLUENCE OUR DAILY LIVES, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEE IT.

NO MATTER YOUR PHILOSOPHICAL POINT OF VIEW, YOU WILL BE TOUCHED.

ENJOY

Saturday, August 18, 2018

THE RATS ARE RUNNING IN EVERY DIRECTION. WHAT IS GOING ON?

(posted by Frenchie)

Following the belated, but well deserved fall from grace of Cardinal Mc Carrick, Emeritus Archbishop of Washington DC  and hypocrite extraordinaire, we have seen all the rats starting running in every which way possible. We have noted particularly the attempts by Cdl O'Malley to capitalize on the mess, to push an image of champion of the victims and voice for justice for them. Both of which he is not.

Yesterday, McCarrick replacement in DC, Cdl Wuerl was the target of coordinated attacks, both in the Catholic and the secular media. This falls on the heels of revelations about sexual abuses by the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, which have been very damaging for the American Church hierarchy.

The O'Malley actions are very interesting, in the sense that as Gennarini goes, so does Cdl O'money.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

FR ADRIAN CRISTOBAL: HOW ONE PRIEST NEARLY DESTROYED THE CHURCH ON GUAM

Posted by Bob
Image result for wonder woman Janet B gives us another chapter in the continuing saga of Fr. Adrian "The Fugitive" Cristobal. "The Fugitive" is gone but not forgotten.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

COMMENTS AND THE TYPICAL THUG COWARDS

(Posted [proudly] by Tim)

LOL. I understand from Frenchie, who now moderates the comments, that there is all kinds of crap against me. What's new? I moderated nearly 80,000 comments since 2013, all of which I read, and many of which I responded to. Many were personal attacks on me and my family. 

Typical KIKO thug tactics. I'm done with entertaining the cowards which is why I have left the moderation of comments up to Frenchie. I am on to bigger things. But if you wish to face me, just let me know. It's easy. Call me. 483-0467. I'll arrange a media event. COWARDS. 

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

WHAT THE CONTINUED SCANDAL OF CARDINAL MC CARRICK REVEALS

(Posted by Frenchie)
One of the most powerful American prelate for over a quarter of a century, and a rising star of the East Coast for another 25 years prior to that, Cardinal Mc Carrick is a perfect poster boy for all what is wrong in how the American Catholic Church has been run and administered for half a century.

At the same time that every Catholic observer and pundit has graced us with their analysis, some pertinent, others not that much; most have overlooked something, we on Guam have become more sensitive to. I shall try to analyse this today.

Monday, July 30, 2018

RUNNING AMOK AND DOING WHATEVER THEY WANT?

(posted by Frenchie)
Yes ladies and gentlemen, Wadeson was seen on several occasions recently at the Ordot parish, which was given  a new Neo pastor as of early this month.
A man who was accused of child molestation in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,  subsequently incardinated in this Diocese by another Child abuser, the disgraced Apuron, and "cleared" by the former Chancellor Adrian Cristobal, himself accused of child molestation, on the run like Wadeson was for a period of time, and hiding under the protection of his mentors of the NCW.

How was Wadeson "cleared"?  Plain and simple, because the archdiocese of Los Angeles, which had a dismal record, (and was sued for millions and millions of dollars because of abuse coverup)
lost the Wadeson files, and could no longer provide informations!
If that sounds eerily familiar, and similar to the still developing Mc Carrick scandal in Washington DC, New York and New Jersey, it is because we have exactly the same scenario.

What we have here, is a group of people, that think they are so much better than you and I, and can do whatever they wish. "Damn the torpedoes! full speed ahead!!"


Sunday, July 29, 2018

THE KIKOS: A HISTORY - PART 1

The path to worldly power within the Roman Catholic Church is no different than the path to power anywhere else: numbers. 

In the World, "might makes right." And "might" is numbers. 

The neocat hierarchy, which I shall "kikos" from here on, understood this from the outset and never failed to recite a litany of their numbers at every event, every meeting with the power brokers in the Church, and at every media opportunity. 

Within the Church, the red hat (the office of Cardinal) is, short of the office of pope, the office of power. And the path to the red hat is numbers, specifically numbers of vocations. 

As every human institution must perpetuate itself in order to continue to exist, so too, the priesthood. Thus the number of vocations within a diocese have historically been an indicator as to whether or not a bishop is on track for a promotion. 

The "genius" of the kikos was to recognize not just this fact, but that at this particular moment in history, with vocations flagging - mostly due to to lazy if not immoral bishops - these same bishops (which we are now finding to be a majority), were more than happy to let someone else do the work. 

Enter the kikos. 

At the earliest opportunity, the kikos sought and obtained a permit to establish their own seminaries, seminaries which were little more than turn-key, "make a priest," franchise operations which could be sold to the lazy, and often immoral bishops, who had (if they were not raping and molesting their young charges) given up on the true recruitment of men to the office of the priesthood, and took the cheap way out of blaming "the world."

The problem for the kikos though was that they had many more recruits than what most bishops would take. Even in their laziness and immorality, many of the bishops still had a conscience about ordaining men who they knew had no business being priests. 

Enter Apuron... or more specifically, Cristobal. 

TO BE CONTINUED


Friday, July 27, 2018

STILL HERE

HIDING


HIDING


HIDING


HIDING


STILL HERE


And STILL willing to engage anyone who has the guts to engage me personally. 
But you won't.
Because you don't. 
That's why...YOU ran. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

THE DIFFERENCE

Apuron
Wadeson
Luis
Cristobal

ALL RAN AND ARE IN HIDING

I'm still here.


Monday, July 23, 2018

WOE TO THE SHEPHERDS

Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals allegedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it. CONTINUED

July 22, 2018
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 107
Reading 1 JER 23:1-6

Woe to the shepherds
who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,
says the LORD. 
Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,
against the shepherds who shepherd my people:
You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. 
You have not cared for them,
but I will take care to punish your evil deeds. 
I myself will gather the remnant of my flock
from all the lands to which I have driven them
and bring them back to their meadow;
there they shall increase and multiply. 
I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them
so that they need no longer fear and tremble;
and none shall be missing, says the LORD.

Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,
when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;
as king he shall reign and govern wisely,
he shall do what is just and right in the land.
In his days Judah shall be saved,
Israel shall dwell in security.
This is the name they give him:
"The LORD our justice."

Thursday, July 19, 2018

MEDIA WATCH

(Posted by Frenchie)

Over the last two weeks, I posted two expose about the passing of an old mentor and friend.
spin vs reality
Amicus meus

I pointed how this man of great integrity and humility, had become one of our strong and selfless protector. Something we needed dearly these past few years.





The void created by his departure, after serving faithfully three Popes, will certainly be felt.
The jockeying for his replacement has already started. In fact it had started for weeks already, while he was in his final days, at a specialized facility on the Eastern Coast.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

(Posted by Frenchie)

on 07/12/18 Anonymous stated in an answer to F. Leon Guerrero ( a parishioner at the CBA) the following:
"What does it matter whether a person running for office is a neo or not? People were against Telena Nelson and when she was under fire, it was those same people who supported her? Has she in anyway helped the Neos since she has been elected?"

Beside the obvious horrendous grammar, I think most people understand the core of the question:
Why does it matter?




On the face of thing, there is nothing wrong in any individual, putting themselves in front of the voters to request that they trust him/her to represent them to the best of their abilities.

At the same time, years of democracy have taught us, to beware of the packaging, and look closely, at what and who is behind it.

In  the particular case of the Neos here on Guam, if we follow their Mantra, that they should be judged on the fruits of their labor; then we should be very, very worried about any Neo Candidate.



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

BASTILLE DAY AND ITS MEANINGS TO CATHOLICS

(Posted by Frenchie)

First of all, thank you very much to all the nice people who wished me a happy "Bastille day" this past weekend. The intention is what really counts.
While I am very happy to celebrate the National Day of my country of origin, just ten days after celebrating my country of adoption National Day, it is always for me a sweet and sour experience.

I shall try to explain you why.
On July 14th 1789, in Paris, and while the country was experiencing its first National Assembly, in decades (called and wished for by King Louis XVI) a crowd mostly composed of some of the worst criminal elements of the city, heavily inebriated and agitated by some of the best rabble rousers from the Masonic Lodges of Paris, decided to attack the old fortress of la Bastille, located in the eastern part of the city, right in the middle of the bustling trading area. The place was lightly defended and surrendered quickly. (to avoid a greater bloodshed)  The crowd liberated the seven prisoners of the place (4 forgers, 1 deviant "the infamous Marquis de Sade", and 2 lunatics.)
The blood thirsty crowd subsequently massacred the governor of the place and several other individuals.

Friday, July 13, 2018

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIN AND REALITY

(Posted by Frenchie)

An old philosophy professor of mine, used to joke that death was the great equalizer between rich and poor, meek and powerful.
He did not like the fact that I corrected him, in telling him that death on earth was just a passage on the way to eternal life. A form of temporary sleep. (he was a non-believer)
I even pushed the challenge, by telling him, how on that passage, not everyone had the same send off party, even though, ultimately he was right in saying it was a great equalizer.

This week, we buried an old mentor of mine Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, who left us after a long struggle with Parkinson disease. (see my article from last week)

Yesterday, he was led to rest back in Rome, and shall be buried at the Basilica of St Apollinare.

CASH AND CARRY!

"Cash n' Carry at the ol' seminary!"

Hey it rhymes!  But gotta get there early to scoop up what's left of the Kiko-art!

P.S. ADRIAN. I'M NOT DONE.

For years I was slandered, libeled, harassed, cursed, and condemned by Apuron, Adrian, Pius, and the Kiko's for pursuing the truth about Apuron's criminal transfer of the Yona Property to his Kiko buddies, with the charge being that I was looking to sell the property for my own profit. Well, look-ie here. My office didn't even get the listing. P.S. Adrian. I'm not done. 


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

JULY 11'S PATRON SAINT IS ST BENEDICT.

Today is the feast day of St Benedict of Nurcia. Patron saint of Europe and venerated by several Christian denominations beside the Catholic Church. That includes the Eastern and Western Orthodox Churches, The Anglican Communion and Old Catholic Churches.

You can see his bio at: Saint Benedict

Why is this Saint particularly relevent to us? Might you ask....


READ IT AND WEEP

Sunday, July 8, 2018

LIV BADGES COMMEMORATE OUR BRAVE PICKETERS.

Posted by Bob
July 9, 2017 was the fifty-fourth and final picket line mounted by LFM and CCOG at the Cathedral.  This badge commemorates all


the brave souls who participated. The badge was awarded to everyone who participated, be it for a single picket or for all fifty-four. All answered the call: "Stand up and be counted."


Wear your LIV Badge with pride!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

AMICUS MEUS IN PACE, ORA PRO NOBIS

(Posted by Frenchie)

A life long mentor, a great friend of the Catholic Church of Guam, a gentle soul, a great warrior for Christ, has lost his years long struggle with Parkinson. If suffering is a ticket to heaven, as my grandmother believed strongly, you should have a front row seat.

Jean Louis Cardinal Tauran has left us for a better world.

Please join me, in prayers for the rest of his soul. Jean Louis was a discreet and silent supporter of the
Guam Catholic Community.


Friday, July 6, 2018

POWER THROUGH RELIGION, OR POWER THROUGH POLITICS?

(Posted by Frenchie)

From their humble beginnings in the Madrid slums of the early 60s, Carmen and Francisco, have always pushed the same message: "Bringing back to the fold, the Catholics who had strayed away from the Church" and in doing so, protecting the family and continuing the tradition.
  Carmen, the rebellious daughter of a powerful family who backed Franco, knew well how to give all the right signals to potential powerful Catholic patrons.

Francisco, the wannabe successful artist, and fake leftist petit bourgeois, was the perfect public image for Carmen to advance her agenda.So they went on their merry way, using the powerful patronage of important prelates, first to move to Rome, then inside the Vatican walls, then close to the ears of John Paul II, capitalizing at every step, just as many flatterers and courtisans have done over the centuries in Europe.

Fast forward a few decades, and we find the amazing duo, leading the Italian movement "Family day" through their surrogate, the famous neurosurgeon, NCW member and advocate: Dr Massimo Gandolfini. At the same time Mario Pezzi the third corner of the NCW triangle, was publishing a long reflection on the family and children in the context of the Synods on the Family, where they had not been invited.

From these positions, one might infer that the NCW is another "reactionary" movement for the defense of the traditional family. Specially after the much decried ranting of Kiko at his June 20 2015  Family Day in San Giorgio  The reality is a lot more complex than this.



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