Thursday, May 18, 2023


By Tim Rohr

When I woke up this morning and saw the date May 17, I couldn't immediately recall why this date reminded me of something important. And then I did. May 17 was the day the world changed, for the Archdiocese of Agana, for Guam, and for me in a personal way. 

May 17, 2016, was the day the unthinkable happened. 

A man stood on a Hagatna street in front of a crowd and publicly accused Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron of molesting him when he was a twelve year old altar boy. 

Later that month, Apuron and his cronies threatened to sue me and all hell broke loose. And it's still loose. 


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Another malicious and calumnious accusation against the Archbishop has surfaced; this time from the mother of a man who has been deceased for eleven years. The Archbishop strongly denies this accusation as he had done so before. 

The fierce attacks against the Archbishop exploded three years ago when he removed the administration of the Cathedral-Basilica, the Museum and the Catholic Cemeteries of Guam for reasons of financial mismanagement. 

Tim Rohr and his associates launched a vicious and calumnious attack on the Archbishop and the Church. They demanded that the Archbishop return to the former ways of financial administration, when the archdiocese was increasing debts every year because of mismanagement. They wanted to sell the seminary in Yona to cover the substantial debt accumulated by the previous administration of these three entities. The Archbishop was adamantly opposed to the idea of selling the seminary to cover these debts. Thus began a malicious campaign to denounce and attack the Archbishop at whatever cost to get him out of the way. 

The perpetrators of these calumnies have resorted to insults and violence revealing their true intention to destroy the Catholic Church and discredit the Archbishop by whatever means. Their method is to confuse and mislead the faithful, even to the point of inducing some to bring false testimony. This was predicted even before the first accusation was revealed. 

Those who are orchestrating this campaign are inciting people into hatred of the Archbishop and the Catholic Church. They have produced scandal, confusion and grave errors with the cruel intent to injure the Archbishop, the Catholic Church in Guam and many other people of good will who have been outraged and harassed. Therefore, the Archdiocese of Agana is in the process of taking canonical and legal measures against those perpetrating these malicious lies. 

Archbishop Anthony urges the faithful not to be afraid, and to stand for the truth and he asks for your prayers. 



  1. It's quite obvious that they were implicitly threatening Canon 1373 against you, but instead they fled. Very telling.

    1. You are correct. I know the canon well. I studied it over and over before I went on the offensive against Apuron. The reason I chose to do so is because I knew it wasn’t “Apuron” I was going on the offensive against. It was his shadowy handlers, namely Cristobal, Edivaldo, and the power people in the Neocat governance. In fact, by the date they threatened to sue me on May 31, 2016, Apuron had already fled. And has never returned. He intends to though. And that’s why it’s important to keep telling this story. And so I shall.