At first, it was understood that it was about the money or the finances. Those who oppose the Archbishop kept demanding that he publicly released the financial report. They were even shouting that the Church is in financial ruin. They demanded to know the truth! Their slogan has always been "The Church is in financial ruin.......Our Church is in financial ruin!!!!
Then suddenly, to everyone's surprise the Archbishop fired Monsignor James Benavente due to financial mismanagement. The Archbishop came out with an audit report from Deloitte and Touche outlining this financial mismanagement. And what did the opposition do? They were outraged and shouting that the Archbishop is wrong. They got together a financial council, which is claiming that there is no financial mismanagement. All the bills are paid on time. There is no delinquency. The financial problems have been corrected. Everything is updated. In short, there is no financial ruin. The song and dance have changed.
Then on August 9th, Dr. Rick Eusebio's letter was published in the Pacific Daily News. On that same day, the jungle published the Fantasy news of Father John Wadeson. This fantasy news, by the way, has still not yet been verified. We are still waiting for the jungle to produce the flight confirmation of Father John.
By creating this fantasy news, it appears that Tim Rohr was trying to distract his followers from the finances and Dr. Eusebio's letter that was published in the PDN that day. By the time Tim Rohr responded to Dr. Eusebio's letter, it was on August 10th, the next day. According to Dr. Eusebio:
Let me assure you that the money you give in the collection basket is not going to the seminary since most, if not all, the money collected is spent for the parish. As a member of the Board of Directors of the seminary, I have witnessed the financial reports and confirm this fact.
Dr, Eusebio's letter in PDN
Dr. Eusebio's good news is that the money from the parish collection basket is NOT going to the Seminary. And how did Tim Rohr respond to this? Did he say anything about this good news? No. Instead, he looked up to see who is in the Board of Directors. He discovered that Dr. Eusebio was indeed in the Board of the Directors in 2002, BUT he is now making a fuss that no one knows who the CURRENT Board of Directors are.
My response to that......Who cares! Don't you want to celebrate now that you know that the money in the collection basket do not go to the seminary? Isn't the message that Dr. Eusebio gave you more important than who the current Board of Directors are and what the bylaws are........especially since you have been demanding to know if your money has been going to the seminary?