Tuesday, June 30, 2020


June 30, 2020

News Release

Archbishop Byrnes discontinuing
monthly honorarium to Bishop Apuron

The Archdiocese of Agaña will no longer remit a monthly honorarium to former Archbishop Anthony Apuron.

The decision by Archbishop Michael Byrnes will become effective Wednesday, July 1.

Bishop Apuron was found guilty of sexual abuse of minors by the Vatican’s Apostolic Tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith two years ago. Bishop Apuron had appealed the initial finding in 2018 but the Vatican announced on April 4 of 2019 that the Tribunal had “upheld the sentence of First Instance finding the Archbishop guilty of delicts against the Sixth Commandment with minors.”

With the removal of office, the Archdiocese has still remitted a monthly honorarium of $1,500 to former Archbishop Apuron, even during this time of bankruptcy.

“The monthly honorarium has been, to say the least, very difficult for the victim survivors of sexual abuse to comprehend,” Father Ron Richards, Episcopal Vicar of the Archdiocese of Agaña said in a letter to Bishop Apuron last week. “The victim survivors see this honorarium, to a credibly accused violator of delicts against the Sixth Commandment, as contrary to justice and a continuation of the abuse they suffered at the hands of the clergy.”

“Archbishop Byrnes has heard from more of the victim survivors,” said Father Ron. “Recognizing the pain these survivors have experienced from the sexual abuse in the past, he sees the continuation of remitting this honorarium as a further deepening of the wounds they are trying to heal from.”

Archbishop Byrnes remains on extended leave off-island after undergoing hip surgery earlier this month.

Sent by Tony C. Diaz, Director of Communication

Friday, June 26, 2020

Behind the Masks: Marxism and Black Lives Matter

“Black Lives Matter.”
It sounds good, yes? Even noble.
As Tucker Carlson reported, a recent poll found Black Lives Matter (BLM) is popular with many Americans and is viewed more favorably than Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Congress, or either major political party. Carlson goes on to point out that BLM is deceptive, concealing its real agenda and using intimidation, rioting, and force to achieve its goals. Disagree with BLM, or even innocently remark that “All lives matter,” and you can be accused of racism, fired from your job, and even have your family threatened.
On Saturday June 20, Black Lives Matter marched in Front Royal, Virginia, where I live, ending at the town’s landmark gazebo in the center of town. I’d estimate about 10 percent of the crowd, which numbered a few hundred people, was black. The majority of the participants appeared under 30. In what was more a street party than a protest, some people wore masks, some didn’t, and no one practiced social distancing.

As I watched them, I wondered: Do these people really understand the group they are supporting? Have they or the tens of thousands of others who have marched in similar protests across the country ever read the mission statement of BLM? It’s readily available at their website.
Let’s take a look.
BLM’s “What We Believe” begins with declarations most of us would agree with. The writers claim that they want to create “alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported.” They go on to say “We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities.”

Like their name, those aspirations sound worthy, but in reality BLM takes down anyone who disagrees with them. It’s easy to do: they simply smear that person as a racist, and everyone then understands everything.
BLM claims to want to “build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.”
That sounds sweet as maple syrup, but this is the same group, as Carlson points out, that called for the death of police officers and is now leading the charge to defund police departments. Some of our city officials, again frightened of being labeled racists, are doing just that.

BLM claims to make their organization family friendly, but in the very next paragraph states, “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another….”

How many supporters of BLM realize that this organization wants to “disrupt” the nuclear family? Does that young newlywed I saw at the protest know that BLM disdains her marriage?
BLM spends a fair amount of words in this manifesto touting its support for transgendered men and women. Near the end, the writers also declare: “We foster a queer-affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”
This point, especially the part in brackets, is confusing, but we can gather that, like their attack on the nuclear family, the BLM writers are no fans of heterosexuals, especially men.

Former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division Terry Turchie explained the Marxist background of BLM in a recent interview. He begins by looking at groups from the 1970s – the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground – that were Marxist to their cores, and then goes on to tell viewers why BLM is so much more dangerous than these predecessors. The last fifty years, Turchie tells us, have brought into the mainstream ideas that once seemed radical or foreign to the American people. As Turchie points out, the Democratic Party in particular embraces concepts such as ending capitalism, putting limits on speech and religious practices, and fundamentally transforming American laws, government, and society.

One of the founders of BLM reinforced Turchie’s interpretation of the group’s motives by proudly proclaiming, “We are trained Marxists.”

useful idiots — Top Stories — News From The PerimeterOur young people who march under the banner of BLM do so in the misguided belief that they are striking a blow for justice, that they have enlisted in a righteous cause intended to bring light to a troubled world. Some might describe them as “useful idiots,” but I prefer “useful innocents,” a term referenced by Ludwig Von Mises in his book Planned Chaos, where he describes such people as “confused and misguided sympathizers.” Their lack of education, their inability to reason critically, and their idealism make them as dangerous as a frat boy with a case of beer and a car.
BLM’s declaration ends with this statement: “We embody and practice justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another.”

Again, there’s confusion here. How do we interpret “with one another?” It sounds as if they embody and practice those values only with one another. Disagree with them – and those values – and you get kicked out the door.

Like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, Black Lives Matter is a fine name. And like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, that name is a mask hiding reality. The reality is that BLM is after power rather than justice, suppression rather than liberation, and class and racial warfare rather than peace. If you doubt this contention, all you have to do is tune into the news and watch them.
Actions speak louder than words.

[Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons-Andy Witchger, CC BY 2.0]

Monday, June 22, 2020


"The surreal cancellation of normal Catholic life by so many bishops around the world 'because of the virus' has created difficult sacramental situations which no reasonable Catholic could ever have expected to face."


By Cathy Cardi, on Canon Law Made Easy


Saturday, June 20, 2020


Posted by Bob
Useful idiots" as Lenin would say - Museum-Quality Poster 16x16in ...The post that ran on Monday drew some interesting comments which are set out below. A term that came up in the back-and-forth was "useful idiots" defined "... Lenin is credited with describing as "useful idiots," i.e. one who propagandizes for a cause without fully comprehending the cause's goals, and is cynically used by the cause's leaders." One of the commenters challenged the accuracy of the  post's tying BLM to neo-Marxists and then went on to embrace the term, "useful idiots." Here are the links and an article quoting Patrisse Cullors one of three founders of BLM quoted thusly, “Myself and Alicia are particularly trained organizers — we are trained Marxists."(Click on the link to watch the video.)

This piece is very theoretical, yet makes an interesting empirical claim: 'The grand unifying principle for the Marxists behind the Black Lives Matter movement is that everything—and they mean everything—can be reduced to “oppressors” versus the “oppressed.”' The author offers no evidence that Marxists are behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Furthermore, I was recently at the BLM demonstration on Guam. I heard no mention made of Marx, Marxism, or Marxists. Instead, one could see a billboard with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s image on it. One could also hear the name of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu mentioned in conversation. Both of these men were (or are) Christians and men of the cloth. Although they were not present physically, they were present spiritually. At least some of those demonstrators understood themselves to be both Christian and supportive of BLM...without contradiction.

If BLM brings about a more judicious use of police force, a national conversation about race relations in American society, an awakening to the many inequalities in America, an historical appreciation of how America became America, and policies to make good the civil rights of her citizens, then I will gladly accept the tag to my name: Timothy Guile, useful idiot.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Confirms They Are ‘Trained Organizers and Marxists’ (VIDEO)

We already knew Black Lives Matter are radical neo-Marxists and the co-founder confirmed it during an interview this week.
Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter proudly admitted she’s a radical, anti-white Marxist.
“We actually do have an ideological frame,” Cullors said. “Myself and Alicia are particularly trained organizers — we are trained Marxists. We are super versed on ideological theories…”
Black Lives Matter is seeking to transform America by defunding the police, dismantling capitalism, ‘destroying the patriarchy,’ breaking down the nuclear family unit, emptying prisons, redistributing wealth in the form of reparations among other far left objectives.
Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters have destroyed small businesses, targeted churches and razed buildings to the ground.
Their goal is to bring chaos where there is order, fan the flames of class warfare and demonize Christians and conservatives.
The media praises Black Lives Matter and anyone who doesn’t bow down to them gets canceled.

Monday, June 15, 2020


"It’s unclear how many Christians are going along with the current neo-Marxist collective guilt movement out of fear, a misunderstanding of what they’ve signed onto, or an authentic conversion to the cause. What is clear, however, is that you can’t be a Christian and a Marxist at the same time—not without irresolvable contradictions."

You Can Be A Christian, You Can Be A Marxist, But You Can’t Be Both


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Sunday, June 7, 2020




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Wednesday, June 3, 2020


“You know, just standing here, right behind you, that is where I was raped,” says Denton, 56.

'Look what he's taken from me': the deadly toll of Catholic church sex abuse on Guam

There are now nearly 300 sexual abuse lawsuits against more than 20 priests on the deeply religious island in the western Pacific

by Anita Hofschneider in Agat, photographs by Ken D'Souza

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