Monday, July 15, 2019

WHERE IS ADRIAN (CONTINUED)

(Posted by Frenchie)




While lawsuits are starting to pile up against the former Chancellor, and former Apuron's Whip, the Archdiocese has to finally take some action against the man, whom the Seminary had advised Apuron against making him a priest. (only one of two at the time, but the other was for subpar studies, while Cristobal was for serious moral and ethical reasons).

Once again, the Archdiocese has to clean up after another mess Apuron and the Neos left us with.

So we learned about another victim, suing the Archdiocese, because of Adrian.


This lawsuit falls within the sick and manipulating modus operandi Cristobal is famous for: intimidation, black mail, threats. The run of the mill for this truly corrupt individual.

Following the refusal by Adrian to obey Archbishop Byrnes, and return to Guam to face the complaints, the Archbishop had no other choice but to strip him from his priest faculties, (wearing the collar, celebrating mass, and other restrictions)

This is what the canon law, recommends as first steps in this kind of cases. Unfortunately we have ample evidence that the NCW leaders seldom obey such command, and usually hide and shelter the presbyters who have been accused. Giving them time to besmirch the victims and circle the proverbial wagons against their proteges. Often these runaways keep on celebrating within their communities despite the restrictions imposed upon them by the lawful Ecclesiastical authority.



The fact that the "responsible" use these kinds of tactics, and in the process put in danger the children of their honest followers, says more about their lack of ethics, that anything else.



This left little options to the Chancery, but to up the antes a little bit.


 So here we are, faced with the continued disobedience of Cristobal, the Archdiocese of Guam, could only go to the next step, which is to stop payment to Cristobal.

Of course this shall not impact Adrian, since he is  one of the few accused, that could actually pay a multi million settlement. Adrian is independently filthy rich. So we are not going to shed crocodile tears on his financial situation.

We know, here that he is at the center of the plot to destroy Tim Rohr.

So far, none of the normal measures taken by the chancery, shall have much impact on Adrian and the evil people who abetted his crimes.

Two questions remain:

Where is Adrian?

How long is it going to take to defrock the SOB?

In the meantime, if you are the parent of a child in close proximity to Adrian, keep a watchful eye.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

PACIFIC ISLAND TIMES: "DEMYSTIFYING THE WAY."



MY COMMENT

The entire controversy would go away if the NCW Catechist(s) for Guam would simply submit the NCW Catechetical Directory to Archbishop Byrnes for his review and approval. As the Ordinary of this Archdiocese, his is canonically the sole authority to approve or disapprove of its doctrine and practice, as was Apuron before him (though Apuron never bothered to ask for it). 

The fact that after more than two years of asking for the Directory, the local NCW "authorities" continue to deny Archbishop Byrnes this simple request, is WHY the controversy continues. 

The entire Catholic Church has made its "directory" (i.e. the Catechism of the Catholic Church) universally available in every possible format, but the local NCW "authorities" continue to deny this very kind Archbishop even a glimpse of what the NCW "catechists" officially teach. In fact, they abuse him, telling him if he wants a copy, he has to ask Rome. (Note to NCW "authorities": HE IS ROME.)

That the NCW continues to exist at all in thIS Archdiocese is a testament to the great kindness and mercy of OUR NEW ARCHBISHOP. 

I put that in CAPS because now, with the final demise of Apuron and the elevation of Archbishop Byrnes to the "cathedra" (i.e. "the chair") by Pope Francis, Archbishop Byrnes is now OUR BISHOP. 

And I put "OUR BISHOP" in CAPS because the main argument by the NCW "authorities" has always been "Byrnes is NOT our bishop. Apuron is our bishop." But now, with Byrnes reception of the Pallium, to continue to hold this position is to place oneself OUTSIDE the Catholic Church (i.e. Latae sententiae - automatically excommunicated).

Now that Archbishop Byrnes is certainly, canonically, and officially OUR ARCHBISHOP, will the NCW "authorities" humbly present the NCW Catechetical Directory to a true descendant of the Apostles or will they continue to follow Martin Luther out of the one true Church?


The Pope will hand over the Pallium to 31 Metropolitan Archbishops, 13 of whom are Ordinaries from territories entrusted to the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, from Africa (8), Asia (4) and Oceania (1). Their names, in order of appointment...Mgr. Michael Jude BYRNES, Archbishop of Agaña (Guam)...

Note: I refer to NCW "authorities" because these are the true "responsibles." Most "members" of the NCW are truly good people who have found solace in what, sadly, their "traditional" pastors and priests never offered them, because, as we are now seeing, they were too busy pursuing pervetred sexual pleasures. Still, despite the gross sinfulness of these "Judases", WE HAVE JESUS AND HIS CHURCH. And because "the gates of Hell will NOT prevail," we have NO excuse NOT to follow HIM. 

Friday, July 5, 2019

UPDATE ON FR SAN ANDRES

(Posted by Frenchie)


A Memorial Mass for Fr Vito San Andres  will be held at 
Our Lady  of Lourdes Catholic Church
On Monday July 8th

 Order of the Memorial is as follow:

5.00pm
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Funerary rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

5.45pm
Office of the Dead
Including Evening Vespers, Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament

6.30pm
Mass for the Dead
Main celebrant Archbishop Byrnes

All his former parishioners are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

FATHER VITO SAN ANDRES

(Posted by Frenchie)

Father Vito San Andres


Several of his former Parishioners in Chalan Pago, Dededo and Yigo requested that we share with you the news of the passing of Father Vito San Andres.

Father Vito was a straight forward priest.
Lately he was on leave of absence to allow him to seek treatment for a long ailment.

He had gone back to his country of origin: the Philippines, to be able to do so.


Unfortunately last weekend, while he was very pleased of the progress he had made, father Vito suffered a sudden loss of conscience, and fell down a set of stair.

He fell in a deep coma and never regained consciousness.
He shall be sorely missed by many of his former parishioners.

Please join us in prayers for the eternal rest of Father Vito

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

IT HAS BEEN SLOW, BUT PEOPLE ARE FINALLY STARTING TO GET IT

(Posted by Frenchie)





The Pacific Island Times addresses the issue of the Neocatechumenal way, and its impact.
Unfortunately this issue is not available online yet, Only in the paper version.
For those of you that are interested, it is on sale in most stores for a misly $1.25

In the meantime, we shall look at their take on the issue, and give you our analysis.
More to come, soon.

Monday, July 1, 2019

WHY IS THE ISSUANCE OF THE PALLIUM TO ARCHBISHOP BYRNES IS SUCH A BIG DEAL

(Posted by Frenchie)

The Umatuna Newspaper has covered extensively for several weeks the Pallium attribution by Pope Francis to the 31 new Metropolitan Archbishops.
Archbishop Byrnes, as Archbishop of Agana, is the Metropolitan Archbishop of the archdiocese of Agana, and Archbishop to the suffragans of the diocese of Chalan Kanoa, the diocese of the Caroline Islands and of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands.

The official celebration took place this past Saturday, which marks the feast day of both 
St Peter (the patron Saint of Rome) and St Paul. (known as the two pillars of the Church)
It is therefore becoming that this highly symbolical handing down of the Papal authority should take place on that most special feast day.

If you want more explanation on the pallium, its history and significance Read Here
for an excellent article from Vatican News.

The story was widely covered worldwide, and somewhat noticed here on Guam.
The Guam Post doing a better job at the coverage that either the PDN or KUAM.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

FROM BOB: WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' ABORTIONIST!

No abortions have been reported to the Registrar of Vital Statistics since May of last year. To deal with this “crisis” Governor Leon Guerrero apparently wants to procure an abortionist for the island. She has tasked Jayne Flores to be the abortionist procurer. I have drafted legislative language that would prohibit the use of public funds or resources to procure an abortionist. I sent the proposed language to all senators yesterday pursuant to this transmittal:


“Honorable Senators:

Transmitted herewith is draft legislation entitled PROHIBITION OF PROCURING AN ABORTIONIST ACT OF 2019. The recent activities of the Governor and her abortionist procurer, Jane Flores, to promote a personal agenda vice the governmental functions of their respective offices suggest that a statute similar to that which the national government put in place to deal with a similar problem called the Hyde Amendment is required. Draft legislative language to accomplish that purpose is set out in the attachment.


Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Robert Klitzkie

Robert Klitzkie”


You can read the proposed bill and find out why WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' ABORTIONIST! by clicking on https://frombob.blogspot.com/. If you want to email or call senators you can find their contact info here: http://www.guamlegislature.com/senators_35th.htm.

Bob

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

FROM ABORTION HAVEN TO NO ABORTIONS - GUAM. THE REST OF THE STORY.

By Tim Rohr

For nearly 30 years our “Catholic” island of Guam was the abortion capital of the nation in terms of providing the fewest legal protections for the unborn. A friend and I discovered this sad fact when we compared Guam’s abortion laws to a state by state study published by Americans United for Life in 2008. 

Compared to all 50 states and other U.S. Territories, Guam had the fewest laws regulating abortion; in fact, only two: 1) only physicians could perform abortions, and 2) abortions were supposed to be reported (to GMH Medical Records). 

After the Supreme Court decisions in Webster v Reproductive Health Services (1989) and Planned Parenthood v Casey (1992), states began enacting legislation that increasingly regulated abortion such as restricting the use of state funds, requiring informed consent and parental consent (for minors), requiring abortion providers to have local hospital admitting privileges, and mandating normal medical care for babies who survive an abortion. But Guam did nothing. Why? CONTINUED

Thursday, June 13, 2019

ABORTIONS ON GUAM 2008-2017

The Media apparently wants the world to believe that the reason why there are currently no doctors willing to do abortions on Guam is because that this is a "Catholic" island. The facts say otherwise. 


The Esperansa Project

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

TIM ROHR W RAY GIBSON ON THE POINT

Re LLG's search for an abortionist to kill more Chamorros.





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From the 2016 Abortion Report. Every year, it's the same story.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

I WILL FIND WHO YOU ARE

There is something else going on here. 

This is the same person who has been threatening me since about 2013 when this whole thing started. The IP address shows he (or she) is from Barrigada. 

For a long time, I believed his/her attacks on me and my family were about discrediting me so Apuron could be exonerated and restored. 


The Pope has made it clear that Apuron IS DONE. However, Apuron has made it clear that HE isn't DONE. In his response to the Pope's final decision, Apuron maintained his innocence - even at the risk of losing his soul. 

Now, several months after the Pope has closed the final door on Apuron, this Barrigada person, continues his lone attack on myself and my family. 

I happen to have absolutely positive information that what has happened to my family is DIRECTLY connected to my activities relative to the eradication of Apuron. I can't say more at this point. 

But whoever this Barrigada person is, there is the key. And sooner or later. I WILL FIND WHO YOU ARE. 





FROM BOB: THE KELLY CLARK EMAIL

The text of the email I received from Kelly Clark, Esq., General Counsel for the Guam Waterworks Authority, is set out below. It's probably safe to say that Clark is at least an occasional member of Tall Tales International Radio Listening Audience!  CONTINUED

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN

(Posted by Frenchie)



The standoff between our dearly departed John Toves and corrupt Adrian Cristobal
the Chancellor for Apuron, is now part of our local history.

What followed was now the infamous : "the Archbishop is innocent, for sure for sure" from Deacon Claros, who had replaced Deacon Martinez who dared call Apuron to task, in regards to the Fr.  Luis Camacho affair.

This was the perfect visualization of the corruption of the Apuron administration.


What John did not do was using foul language, or go knock on Apuron's door in the middle of the night. John remained a perfect gentleman about it. Yet the point was made in no uncertain terms.


By the same token, Junglewatch did not try to destroy the Church, as claimed by the Kikos, but instead thanks to a continuous flow of revelation and testimonies, as well as interventions with the legal Church authorities, we continued to try to protect our Church from the wolves in sheep clothing


What we got for our effort, was a flow of insults, threats and bird calls.
We were threatened with lawsuits, by reputable entities in our Church.

In return we turn the other cheek , volunteers picketed the Cathedral/Basilica, the courageous ladies of the LFM "welcome" the American leader of the NCW, Mr Genarrini and his escort at the airport.

To this day, the kikos accuse Tim of having fabricated and invented the complaints against Apuron and the cadre of corrupted people around him.
The Vatican after two and half years begged to differ.
Yet the concert of fake news continued.
Tim got personally attacked .

That being said, here comes gadfly extraordinaire Mr Torres, who based on the fact that the people at Mt Carmel met with Archbishop Byrnes, and not knowing the content of that meeting, concluded that the "Catholic Church" was guilty of coverup.

Worse, Mr Torres who otherwise can do decent investigation, is so dead set on condemning the Church and the Archbishop, rather than trying to go after the real people guilty of coverup.
Actually he is a lot more interested in doing this, that he was in pursuing his own case

This more and more looks like some interested parties are pulling the strings of Mr Torres, for their own benefit.


The question remains :


Where is Adrian Cristobal?



We at junglewatch have helped expose the evil doers within the Church.
The last thing we need, is some Johnny come lately, try to capitalize on over 6 years of hard work.
Of course that is going to make a few people go mad and accuse the Jungle for shining light on all the corners of the picture, and they don't like it.


FOLLOWING UP ON THE MT CARMEL SCHOOL STORY

(Posted by frenchie)



This is Tony Diaz, the Director of communications for the Archdiocese of Agatna.
One would assume that a director of communications, would communicate.
Apparently on Guam, it is only an afterthought.


The communication done at the Archdiocese of Agatna is about a sort of "kumbaya" world, where everything is rosy , and everybody is happy.
I guess the world according to Tony Diaz is a sort of musical comedy named
"Its a wonderful world"

Perhaps Tony is too busy preparing his yearly vacation on the mainland.


LAST WEEK WE DID THREE STORIES ABOUT AN AFFAIR BETWEEN A FORMER CUSTODIAN OF MT CARMEL SCHOOL AND A 12 YEARS OLD GIRL.


The main issue with this story is the serial contradictions of the office of communication and the School.

We officially asked Tony Diaz to answer some of our questions, as I mentioned on Saturday.
Our  intention is not to attack the Archdiocese but rather to clear the air, and prevent any manipulation by third parties.
So far, only a deafening silence coming from Tony.

Both Mr Sarmiento and Mr Diaz did a terrible job at following the instructions laid out by the Archbishop.
Both the Chancellor Fr Ronald, and the Vicar General Fr Jeff gave us subpar performances.
This in turn has led to a very fluid and dangerous situation for all parties concerned.
The child, the parents of the child, the School and the Archdiocese.

As always, when a story like this one appears on our radars, my first reaction is  who is manipulating who. Why is something being talked about, or why is something kept under silence?
 

THEN OUT OF THE BLUE THIS THING CAME UP, THAT STARTED TO MAKE SENSE.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A TALE OF TWO SYSTEMS

(Posted by frenchie)


On November 2018 two different, but in many ways similar incidents occurred
at two different schools on our island of Guam.

One happened at the George Washington High School.
The other took place at the Mt Carmel Catholic Middle School.


In both cases, the incidents involved minors having inappropriate relations with adults who should have been trusted with their care and well being.


Without going into the disturbing details, the incidents at George Washington High School resulted in the suicide of two teenagers, while at the Mt Carmel Catholic Middle School, the extent of the damage has not reached that level yet, Lets hope it never does.


In both cases the trust that was put in the adults who we suppose have the best interests of our children was betrayed.


Yet as of now the ways both the Guam Department of Education, and the Department of Catholic Education have handled both cases, are standing in Polar opposition.


I have gone along two different articles this week over the very dismal reaction of the Catholic administration, in regards to the allegations at Mt Carmel.

For those who are interested in more details, you can consult the interviews, and interview attempts of several of the actors involved below and judge for yourselves.
watch and listen here (starts at 34.55)
watch here (starts at 39.00)

In contrast to this culture of silence that smacks in total opposition to the very public positions of the Archbishop on the subject of child abuse; the director of the Guam Department of Education, has granted interviews, where he is as forthcoming as possible, and has taken immediate administrative  measures to allay the concerns of parents, as related to his administration.
Watch here (starts at 7.22)

The contrast could not be more evident between one administration, which clearly is very embarrassed by what led to the suicide of these teenagers,but is willing to investigate; and the other administration return to the darkest days of the Apuron reign.




Why do we have this eerie feeling of "Deja vu, all over again"?

As I said on many occasions, when Archbishop Byrnes first arrived on our shores, he benefited of a huge thirst by the faithful for a new era of honesty and leadership.
Basically Catholics of this island had a need for the antithesis of everything Apuron ever stood for.

So when Archbishop Byrnes started meeting many of the catholic groups from Guam, there was great hope that, as he seemed to listen intently to everyone, that positive change would prevail.

One of the suggestion that the Archbishop failed to follow and/or act upon was that he enact a clear and definite break with everything related to the old administration.   

In its stead he chose to keep many of, for lack of a better explanation, what could be called the deep state of the Apuron machine of corruption.
This is how we ended up with the likes of Tony Diaz, Fr Jeff, Msgr James, in key positions in his administration.
This is why he kept the same assistant than Apuron, believing honestly that all these actors had seen the light, and turned a page for the better.
So far, this analysis seems to have erred.

Again I will underline that the task facing him was herculean, at best.
The pass chosen to deal with these issues, was certainly not the wisest.

One of the most obvious issue is the lack of any actions in regards to the NCW.
Beside naming a Deacon, as Vicar to the NCW, and a few reassignments of some of their presbyters, nothing positive has happened on that front. One could even argue that the situation on the ground might be even worse that it was upon Apuron's departure.
But a whole article about this would be necessary.

Surprise of all surprises it would seem that the NCW is very involved in the alleged coverup of the Mt Carmel Child illegal custody/ possible kidnapping/ongoing relationship between an adult and a 12 years old. I am choosing not to cover this further until more verified information can be made available.

One thing seems to be clear: it is that wishing to have a better and different result with the same people that participated in, and abetted the Apuron administration, turned out to be a foolish endeavour.

Lets hope that our leadership will come to terms with this truth.


Notes: I have sent official questions to Tony Diaz for clarifications about the many grey areas in this very disturbing case at Mt Carmel. So far I have only received a receipt from Tony Diaz that he received my questions. I shall keep you posted if and when the communication office of the Archdiocese find it agreeable to let us know their side of the story. It should be very revealing of what is and what is not happening at the Chancery.
May the Holy Spirit guide Archbishop Byrnes in the right passage.


St Michael the Archangel protect us in battle.
Most Holy Apostle St Jude Thaddeus, friend of Jesus, I place myself in your care at this difficult time

Thursday, May 16, 2019

FROM BOB

Monday, May 13, 2019
THE CCU, BIG RAISES, LACK OF TRANSPARENCY, CONSPIRACY AND TAP DANCING

The CCU's playing fast and loose with the Open Government Law and tap dancing instead of complying with the Sunshine Law prompted me to send this letter to the CCU. CONTINUED

A BIGGER MESS THAN IT FIRST LOOKS LIKE.

(Posted by frenchie)

Right when we all thought things were getting better at the Archdiocese, 
we are painfully reminded, that just because we swept some unpleasant things under the carpet, it does not mean that things are all well under the sun.
Far from it, as you shall see.

The alleged rape of a 12 year old girl by an employee of Mt Carmel School just threw a huge ripple in the calm waters that appeared to have settled around us.

What seems to be the issue?

As we presented yesterday, Kandit News, the online news network has been investigating an alleged rape by a custodian of the Mt Carmel School of a 12 years old female student.

What do we know so far?
  
We know that the rape did not take place on the premises of the School, but rather on a parking lot at GPO in Tamuning on a Friday, back in November.
We know that it was reported by fellow students of the girl to the parents.

From here, it is still confused  on what happened between the moment of the alleged incident and the time it was reported the following Monday, which is in contravention of the Child protection law. (there are time limits for the reporting of such incident)

The press secretary for the Chancery Tony Diaz has made several declarations to Kandit News regarding this case, but the least we can say, it is that his statements were confused and confusing.
There is a strong possibility of course, that he has not been given all the information necessary by people in the know. I shall come back to that.

Meanwhile Kandit News has interviewed Mr Sarmiento from the School, the GPD  the Child protection agency and the governor's office, as well as the Attorney General.

So far it appears that according to the GPD and the Governor's office no report was filed with the GPD.Or if one was filed, it cannot be found at this time.
As you can see , it appears that there are several areas of confusion.

What has the chancery done so far?

 That is a very good question, there are many zones of mystery.

As of now the Chancery does not recognize, and/or had not be made aware by the reporting parties that there was an issue.
According to Mr Diaz, as far as he knows this is just a case of inappropriate relationship between an adult and a minor.
The adult in question is no longer employed by the school.
It sounds as if for the administration at the Chancery, the case is closed and they did all the appropriate reporting, even though Mr Diaz admits that the Archdiocese did not reach out to the parents of the girl.

So, what is the problem?

Lets go back and review what we know, that both Guamblog, and Kandit News did not report on.

The alleged incident took place back in November of 2018

We are aware on Junglewatch that during that period of time, Archbishop Byrnes was traveling on the mainland, both for personal reasons, and to attend a meeting of the USCCB, which ironically enough was attempting to streamline their policies regarding child abuse, and how to create channels to better report these issues and avoid future coverup.

While Archbishop Byrnes is absent the two persons in charge of the Diocese are the Chancellor and the Vicar General.
During that period, this would have been Paul Fisher and Fr Jeff San Nicolas.


The proper channel of reporting for the school principal, after he enacted an initial inquiry would be to notify the superintendent of Catholic Schools.
So far, the Chancery has not clarified if that was the case, or if Mr Sarmiento the Principal of Mt Carmel did indeed report to the superintendent of Catholic Schools, or if he first notified the owner of the School (attorney Phillips).

This last issue is very important because if the chain of command was properly followed we should not have in principle the mess we have now, and the obvious lack of knowledge from the press secretary.

What did Mr Sarmiento actually do?

From the different testimonies that have surfaced, we know that the child was interviewed by the Principal either before the Monday after the incident or after, that is not yet clear.
We do not know if the parents of the child were present at the time of her interview by the principal.

Here lies the first issue:
  • During the interview the child actually told the principal that she had been dating the Custodian for more that two months.
  • Why on earth then did Mr Sarmiento concluded that this was only a custodial interference?
A relationship of a child of less than 14 years of age with an adult (she is 12) is considered as rape, because the law considers that a child that age, does NOT have the intellectual capacities to choose on her/His own.


2 We still do not know who filed the report with both the GPD and the CPS 
Was it the principal Mr Sarmiento?
or 
Was it the office of the Superintendent of Catholic schools? 

3 In any case, was the filing done with the knowledge of the Chancellor and the Vicar General?

or
Were both the Chancellor and the Vicar General told  afterwards.

This is important because if either the Principal or the Superintendent filed the report the way they did, after they consulted with the Chancellor and the Vicar General, then we have a huge problem.

Why would the Chancellor (a trained Lawyer) and the Vicar General would choose to file a custodial interference after they were made aware that the adult was dating this child for several months already?

If they did so, this would be grossly negligent.
  1. On a purely moral point of view
  2. because it would go against the Archdiocese own instructions
  3. because it would amount to a false report
Finally when the Archbishop came back from his trip, was he made aware of this case? 
What was he told?
The little we know about Archbishop Byrnes is that he is a person of principles.
If he was given the true picture, it seems he would have taken corrective action.
INSTEAD, WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT THIS 6 MONTHS LATER THANKS TO THE INVESTIGATIVE WORK OF TWO LOCAL ONLINE INVESTIGATORS.
THIS IS DEEPLY TROUBLING .
THE ARCHBISHOP HIMSELF NEEDS TO TELL US WHAT HAPPENED AFTER HE HAS FOUND ANSWERS TO THESE TROUBLING QUESTIONS.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

THE MORE IT CHANGES, THE MORE IT STAYS THE SAME

(Posted by frenchie)



With over 200 sexual abuses lawsuits going through the court system and the subsequent chapter 11 reorganization of the finances of Archdiocese, one could conclude that officials at the 
Chancery would be doing their out most to follow up on any allegations of sexual abuse.

After the dismal administration of Apuron and his minions, and the replacement of Deacon Martinez by Deacon Charos, aka Deacon for sure for sure, following his catastrophic cover up against 
Apuron by the late John Toves; the faithful were elated by the new
 approach of our then newly appointed Archbishop: Michal Jude Byrnes.

Archbishop Byrnes while facing a mountain of issues, left by his inept and corrupted predecessor,
seemed to take the bull by the horns.
He did put in place a set of procedures for the Church to identify and recognize victims.
He initiated a third way for victims that did not want to sue.
He put in place a reporting system for any abuse that may arise in the future.
He also made it mandatory for all personnel inside the Church and in the Schools affiliated with the Church to go through a sensitivity training, as well as a background check.

Actually one can easily follow this comprehensive program on the Archdiocese website.

So far Archbishop Byrnes has talked the talk, and started addressing a long litany of soar issues.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

MY NAME IS "JOHN CHARLES ADA TOVES"


Now that the local media has come out with a sort of "in memoriam" piece about John Toves and his role in the exposition of a clergy abuse scandal that is, per capita, now 400% bigger than the Boston scandal which led to the Academy Award winning movie, "Spotlight," you may want to read (or re-read) the REST OF THE  STORY. 


BTW: Where is Adrian?

Monday, May 6, 2019

PDN: WERE IT NOT FOR ONE MAN

Guam priests' child sexual abuses would have remained a dark secret were it not for 1 man


Back when no one dared to publicly accuse any Guam priest, much less the archbishop, of sexually abusing a child, former Agat resident John Toves did so in 2014.

It was about 12 years after the Archdiocese of Boston's sex abuse scandal exposed widespread wrongdoing in the American Roman Catholic Church. CONTINUED

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DID WE JUST SEE A DIVINE SHOT ACROSS OUR BOW LAST WEEK?

(Posted by Frenchie)


Was last week well publicized fiery cataclysm of Notre Dame of Paris
a divine sign for both the French and the Universal Church?


With the help of 24 hours media coverage, many people were able to witness the destruction by fire of one of the iconic building of western Catholicism: the Cathedral of  our Lady of Paris.
Believers, lovers of the art and tourists alike were shocked that such a well recognized building.
Notre Dame is in fact the most visited building of the Paris landscape with 12 millions visitors yearly.


A sense of awe and despair was felt by tens of thousands of people around the world as people witnessed the expression of adoration,which came to symbolize the faith of the builders of such an exquisite piece of architecture, literally go up in smoke in front of our eyes. 


To most practicing Catholics, the fact that this plague would happen at the beginning of the Holy week, was not lost.
Yet few commented on the fact that the end of Holy week, the beginning of our Year, the celebration of the rising of our Lord Jesus Christ was also marked by another awful event: the Martyrdom of hundreds of innocent worshipers in Sri Lanka. 



Could this be a divine sign, a warning, of things to come, if we continue to not follow the advises of our Lord and Savior? 
T

Monday, April 22, 2019

MEMORIAL MASS FOR JOHN TOVES THIS COMING SATURDAY

(Posted by Frenchie)

As many of you have already noted through different notifications in the PDN and on social media, our dear friend John Toves, has left us last Wednesday, just before the Easter Tridium.
After a long and difficult fight against cancer, he has now moved on to a better and more just world.

As Tim, and other commentators have noted, we owe John Toves a debt of gratitude, for being the first courageous person to publicly denounced Apuron for the sick person he is.
He became the Catalyst which allowed for many survivors to come forward.






The funeral will take place in the Bay Area in California, on Saturday the 27th of April.

Here on Guam, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday April the 27th, at 1PM at our Lady of Lourdes Church in Yigo.

You are all invited to participate

A pot luck meal will take place after Mass at the Hall of our Lady of Lourdes.

Fr Paul Gofigan will be the celebrant.

If you have any question, feel free to contact us.

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