The Archdiocese of Agana is a "corporate sole". RMS is not. Here is a copy of the Articles of Incorporation for the Archdiocese of Agana showing the passing (by an amendment) of the Archdiocese of Agana from the control of Archbishop Flores to his successor, Apuron. Notice, there is no designation of a Board of Directors because a Corporation Sole does not have a Board of Directors. RMS has a Board of Directors because it is NOT a corporate sole, it is a registered non-profit corporation in the Territory of Guam with the required Board of Directors.
Corporation soles existed for more than 600 years, and the notion of corporation was derived from canon law. rather than the other way around. In other words, it was the state that copied the canon law. The United States Supreme Court have recognized the religious corporation sole under common English law, and they have recognized both diocesan common law corporation sole and parish common law. Corporations sole is identified as a king of a country or a diocesan Bishop. And a King or President of a country can have a board of directors. A corporation sole is not identified as to whether they have a Board of Directors or not. According to the weblink below (the bold is mine):
Corporations sole consist of one person only and his successors, in some particular station, who are incorporated by law, in order to give them some legal capacities and advantages, particularly that of perpetuity, which in their natural persons they could not have had. In this sense the king is a sole corporation; so is a bishop; so are some deans, and prebendaries, distinct from their several chapters; and so is every parson and vicar.
Tim Rohr does not understand that a corporation sole is a PERSON. It is not a thing or an object. In fact, the Articles of Incorporation, which Tim Rohr cited, named Anthony Apuron (the person) as the corporation sole for the Archdiocese of Agana. According to the weblink below:
The corporation is a person. The law knows only persons as the subjects of rights and the objects of gifts. We must drop our talk of gifts to saints and churches. It must be to a person that a conveyance of land is made; and, as the common law will not recognize the interest of one to whose use a conveyance is made, the conveyance must be made directly to a person, real or fictitious. Thus, if a conveyance is to be made to a rector it cannot be made, as of old, to the church, or the saint, or to God; it must be made to the man J.S. who is rector and his successors.
This is what Tim Rohr did not understand when he complained that the title of corporation sole was under the name of the Archbishop rather than the Archdiocese of Agana. Anthony Apuron is the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Agana. This does not mean that Anthony Apuron is to benefit personally. It means that the Church will benefit rather than the individual because he is the Archbishop, a representative of the Catholic Church. The above article also stated (the bold is mine):
Id. at 457-58. "Every diocesan bishop, every rector of a parish, is a corporation sole, and can acquire and hold land (and now also personal property) even during the vacancy of the see* or living, for the benefit of his successors, and can bind his successors by his lawful conveyances and contracts." Black's Law Dictionary 366 (8th ed. 1999) (quoting Edward Jenks, The Book of English Law 118-19 (P.B. Fairest ed., 6th ed. 1967).
The RM seminary was purchased by the Archdiocese of Agana. The title of the property in which the seminary sits is under the Archdiocese of Agana. The RMS seminary has a corporation sole (in this case - the Archbishop) in the same way that the Archdiocese of Agana also has a corporation sole (in this case - the Archbishop). You can read the rest of the article in the website that I provided above.