Sunday, September 3, 2023


By Tim Rohr

Enigma - a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.


That's the word I was searching for to describe Guam, though it still falls short of what I'm still looking for. 

How else to describe a place and a people who - perhaps more than any other single ethnicity in today's world - so very much value family, ancestry, history, and continuity of culture - I speak here of the CHamoru - and at the same time not only embraces, but militates radically for its own self-extermination?


I speak of the CHamoru "love affair" with abortion, which, as the above horrible facts demonstrate, is monstrously aimed at the CHamoru unborn - and, if the now-governor had her way - even the already born. *

* In 2013, the now-governor testified against legislation that would mandate normal medical care for children who survive a failed abortion - functionally advocating for letting the child die unattended.

None other than frontline CHamoru culture warrior, Michael Bevacqua, has publicly argued in support of killing the unborn - even (or especially) if they are CHamoru - as a sacred CHamoru cultural practice. 

And of course there is the election and re-election of Guam's most infamous and radical advocate for killing the unborn, our current governor, Lourdes Leon Guerrero, who, during her entire time as governor thus far, has spared no expense or resource in her anguished quest to provide for the killing of evermore Guam babies - most of whom - as reports show - would be of her own CHamoru blood.

In 2008, the pro-life organization known as American United for Life, did a 50 state study to determine which states provided the most and least legal protections for the unborn. Guam was not included in the study, however, a friend and I used the AUL criteria to see where Guam would rank. 

Guam ranked last. In other words, in 2008, Guam was the easiest place in the nation to procure an abortion, and, in fact, Guam had held that distinction for at least three decades, i.e. more or less after the Guam Legislature fell silent on abortion upon the disastrous demise of P.L. 20-134, aka "Belle's Law," (1990-1992). 

THIRTY-THREE years later, Guam, even post-Dobbs, still leads the nation as the place most favorable for killing the unborn, and in fact is "the only place in the United States...where Roe has continuing vitality:"

"...the Territory of Guam is the only place within the United States’ territorial jurisdiction where Roe has continuing vitality."

- Case No. 23-15602, IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT GUAM SOCIETY OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS, ET AL., Plaintiffs-Appellees v. DOUGLAS MOYLAN, Defendant-Appellant v. LOURDES LEON GUERRERO, Defendants-Appellees. On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Guam, No. 1:90-cv-13 (Tydingco-Gatewood, J.), APPELLANT’S OPENING BRIEF, Pg. 12.

To further exacerbate the "enigma," Guam is perhaps the most Catholic place in the world per capita. 

What's wrong, Guam? 

As the record now shows, for decades, a sexually-ravenous clergy - all the way up to our bishops - ate our children while we buried our heads in novenas, rosaries, and processions; and most recently we happily elected and re-elected, as our governor, the most publicly vicious advocate of fetal homicide ever to run for office - and we did that twice. 

Something is wrong. Something is very, very wrong. And whoever is in control of selecting Guam's next bishop...must needs know this. 

Meanwhile, we would do well to remember that mercy has a limit:

"Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies." - Rom. 1:24 (NAB)


  1. Proof in Point: A well-known local Catholic is now managing Calamity Jayne's federal grants at the GovGuam Bureau of Women's Affairs.

    1. And last I remember, he's a regular on the altar at the Cathedral. Certainly a "proof in point." Our clergy do not seem to know, and if they know, they don't seem to care.

    2. Maybe Jaynes gonna have him compose a song and play it at his next church gig, I call it a gig cause that’s all it is to him, $$$, this is if he’s not chasing the next popular priest to serve at the altar

  2. Guam is only Catholic by name and not by practice. If you go to church sometimes, you're a Guam Catholic.

    1. You pretty much sum it up. But we need to look at why? We need to hear truth from the pulpit, not pap.

  3. I feel it and wonder about it thinking that I don’t think they love the Chamorro people. It’s scary and hey I know we’re all mixed up with Chamorro blood and other people and stuff but why not let it be and leave us alone! Mind your business! Boundaries get overstepped so sad and I hear about it all the time.

    1. Who are "they" and what "boundaries" are you talking about. You don't people defending the rights of unborn CHamoru babies?

  4. Thanks. Please try to ask your question or make your comment again.

  5. Michael is a Nazi Chamorru

  6. I’m not at all surprised that Guam voters voted twice for Lou Leon Guerrero to be a two term governor. And it didn’t matter at all that the vast majority of Guam’s population is Catholic because if it did, and Catholic voters as well as other pro-life faith denominations voted in support of pro-life, then Lou Leon Guerrero would not have won two consecutive terms as our governor. Let’s face it, the people of Guam just don’t care about abortion because it doesn’t affect the quality of their lives.

    I’ve always contended that a single issue, even as major as abortion, is not enough to prevent a candidate who in other respects presents to be a very worthy and favorable individual from being elected into public office. This is exactly what happened with gubernatorial candidate, Lou Leon Guerrero, not only once but twice. Abortion as terrible and even as horrific a social ill, is not a preeminent issue to cause Leon Guerrero’s defeat. In her very effective campaign, she was able to convincingly present herself as the gubernatorial candidate that would make the lives of the oppressed and those struggling to make an adequate life for themselves better. And again, it didn’t matter at all that she is the most prolific pro-abortion candidate. Voters as a whole didn’t care that she supported abortion because abortion as a social political issue didn’t impact their lives in a negative way. If she could deliver on making their lives better in a tangible way, who cares that she supports abortion. It is also interesting to note that no appreciable effort was made by the pro-life movement especially the religious sector to impress upon the people the evil of abortion and the need take the action to put an end to this scourge of killing innocent life.

    1. I take issue with your comment:

      "It is also interesting to note that no appreciable effort was made by the pro-life movement..."

      The pro-life movement did indeed make an appreciable effort relative to its size. The movement is surprisingly small on Guam.

    2. Here is the opportunity to lay out the facts. JW continues to receive 40k to 50k view per month. Far, far more than anyone will ever read a committee report or tune into a public hearing. Far more.

  7. Your point is well-taken. Still it does not address why a majority Catholic population doesn’t consider abortion - an intrinsic evil - to be a pre-eminent issue in an election, a matter further confounded by the fact that - as the facts demonstrate - is decimating the CHamoru.

    In other words, okay, so Catholics don’t care about what their Church teaches, but do they also not care about their own self-extermination? 

    Meanwhile, there is another possibility. It’s not that Guamanians don’t care about abortion, it’s that they DO care and they want it. And here’s why.

    We don’t have to look much beyond the daily headlines to see what a sick society we are living in with sex crimes - especially against minors - dominating the news.

    A few years ago I turned up som research demonstrating that Guam’s child maltreatment rate was 76.81 per 1000 children, double the national average. “Child” means any human under age 18, and females can become pregnant as early as age 14 (and sometimes younger). So how to cover that up?

    Additionally, doing the same research, Guam’s rape rate was 94.4 per 100,000, triple the national average. How many pregnancies resulted? And how to get rid of the evidence?

    And then there’s sex-trafficking, an industry that cannot survive without access to abortion. The Blue House scandal a few years ago blew that open. It was clear that the girls at the Blue House were taken down the street to the abortuaries when they got impregnated. I think a few cops went to jail for that.

    And then there is the infamous - though hushed - culture of incest.

    With a culture like ours, abortion is necessary.