Thursday, April 26, 2018

ALL THE BEST TO VICTOR

On May 17, 2016, the Umatuna posted a story about the upcoming ordination of 4 transitional deacons (a step towards the priesthood) who were the product of Guam's Redemptoris Mater Seminary, which, as we have long since learned, was established to form priests "following the life and practice of the Neocatechumenal Way" (RMS Articles of Incorporation, Art. III).


The 4 seminarians who were supposed to be ordained on June 4 were:  César Javier Izaguirre González (from Nicaragua), Kenneth Paul O’Reilly (from Ireland), Preston Daniel Peredo Perez (from Guam), and Victor II Luna Vitug (from the Philippines)


On the same day of the story, May 17, 2016 (providence??), Roy Quintanilla became the first person to publicly allege that then-Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron had molested him in the 1970's when Apuron was the pastor of the parish in Agat and Quintanilla was an altar boy.

52-year-old Agat man alleges archbishop molested him from Undercover Neo on Vimeo.

The ordination of the deacons, per the May 17, 2016 story, was set for June 4. But by June 4, 2016, Apuron, apparently spooked by this lone allegation, had already "skidaddled out-a-here" and had run to Papa - where he crashed a papal receiving line - as caught on film by a Vatican photographer:

Archbishop Apuron runs to the Pope from Undercover Neo on Vimeo.


Two days after the ordination of deacons was supposed to happen, Apuron would do a video-selfie-address, with the grand Basilica of St. Peter's in the background, and assure us that all was well, and that he had merely been paying the pope a visit to request the appointment of an apostolic administrator while he exonerated himself to Papa.

Archbishop Apuron from Rome: "The Holy Father has granted my request..." from Undercover Neo on Vimeo.

In hindsight, with over 160 abuse allegations and a clergy abuse scandal 400% larger (per capita) than the infamous Boston scandal which precipitated the award-winning movie "Spotlight," not to mention the now 5 (that we know of) accusations of Apuron personally (including one which places him raping a teenage nephew in his chancery home bathroom while the nephew's family lounges just feet away in Apuron's living room)...


....we can clearly see why Apuron was spooked after one, little, measly 40 year-old allegation from a guy who hadn't lived on Guam in decades.

Nevertheless, the reality was, that with his midnight flight "out-a-here," there was no bishop to ordain the 4 deacons. And with the arrival of Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai on June 7, 2016, the same day that Walter Denton came forward with his bombshell allegation of RAPE...

....the ordination was given the kibash.

However, at least one of the four who was supposed to be ordained on June 4, 2016 by the former Archbishop Apuron, has finally found his way to ordination. Victor Luna Vitug II was ordained by Cardinal Sean O'Malley in Boston this past April 20.




O’Malley, like the other U.S. Capuchin bishops (Apuron and Chaput) has been very Kiko-friendly:



In fact, the main money-arm of Kiko’s cult funnels through O’Malley’s diocese:

"Domus Jerusalem, Inc. is a registered US non-profit charity under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Roman Catholic Church. 
The board of Trustees of Domus Jerusalem, Inc. includes Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, chairman, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, together with Kiko Arguello, Carmen Hernandez, and Fr. Mario Pezzi, initiators of the NeoCatechumenal Way."


The Domus:


The Domus is the Neocat "vatican."

I'm not sure what to make of O'Malley. Personally. I like the guy. In 1984 he was an answer to prayer.

I had been involved in a very dangerous and very ugly outing of a very dangerous "dude" in the U.S Virgin Islands. A "dude" who was connected to O'Malley's predecessor as Bishop of the U.S. Virgin Islands. I met O'Malley then and liked him. I wrote about it here.

I also like the fact that O'Malley sort of stood up to Francis on the Chile thing.

Oh, and there's the fact that he was born in Ohio...the state I identify most with. 

Though I was born and raised in California (East LA to be exact), I developed a deep affinity with my father's birth state of Ohio, where my father, Martin Henry Rohr, was the 8th of 11 children, and I am one of 60 Rohr grandchildren.

(Just thought I'd share that :)

So maybe O'Malley is okay after all...being from Ohio and all.

Hope so.

All the best to Victor Vitug. Let's hope he got a real formation and not Kiko's.

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