The duty of a priest is always to lead the flock to Jesus Christ. It is NOT to lead the flock to himself. The sheep should always love Christ and His Church. Well, it was discovered that as Monsignor James Benavente left, so did the staff. It was Monsignor James who was fired, not the staff.
In an apparent effort to paralyze Monsignor David Quitugua in his new assignment as Rector of the Cathedral and Director of the Cemeteries, there has been a quasi-total resignation of the staff at both of these two places. It was calculated that over 90% of the staff left. Thus, the question arises in my mind......were they serving the people who attend the Cathedral-Basilica or a priest, in this case, a Monsignor???
Obviously, they will accuse Monsignor David as they create an uproar if things do not go as smoothly as they expected. If in the bulletin, there is a mistake, the assault will be diverted to Monsignor David. If the air-conditioning breaks, the fault will be attributed to Monsignor David. If the Masses are not on time, it will be Monsignor's David's blunder, and so on.
But perhaps, it is better this way. Monsignor David can build a new team around him, without fear of being stabbed in the back.