Thursday, January 11, 2024


By Tim Rohr

From "somewhere" around 1999 to 2001, I was a regular columnist for the Umatuna, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Agana, Guam. 

I have no idea of how many columns I wrote, nor a record of those columns, since those were the "days before the internet" or at least before I started using it. 

In addition to having a weekly column in the Umatuna, said weekly column was also a featured spot on KOLG, the archdiocesan radio station, and to which I was oft-invited by the station's manager to comment on my column. 

It was all good. I thought. 

But apparently I stepped on too many toes and got CANCELLED. Sometime in 2001 or so. 

About ten years later, the Umatuna came under new management and I was once again invited to be a weekly columnist, a task I joyfully undertook for the next two years. 

I loved thinking and writing about our Catholic Faith. However, the "powers that be" - the same powers who had cancelled me a decade earlier, were still "prowling about the world seeking for souls to devour" (1 Peter 5:8)

So after about a two year run with the new weekly columns - taking on just about everything no one else wanted to take on - I was again CANCELLED. 

It's okay. 

Getting CANCELLED by the then-unassailable archdiocesan powers opened the doors for me to seek other venues to seek truth and justice. 

And that became JUNGLEWATCH.INFO which, as of this post, borders on 10.7 MILLION views in ten years. 

Because I don't have a digital record of my early years in the Umatuna (1999-2001) I can't share much with you. However, I do have a digital record of my short re-emergence from 2011 to 2013, before I was once again CANCELLED. 

So here is the LINK to those posts - though I include a few links to the stuff I wrote prior to 2011. 

Thank you for reading. Many have encouraged me to "write a book." But there is no need. At least not yet. 

All the best to you and your families. Stay faithful to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Him in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

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