KUAM interviews Father Adrian
The only one saying that RMS is NOT a corporation sole is the jungle. His reason is because a corporation sole does not have a Board of Directors. However, St. John's Seminary in Los Angeles, California has a board of directors with the Archbishop of Los Angeles as the corporate sole of the seminary. Then, Tim Rohr stated that St. John's "Board of Directors" is a board of directors for a school, NOT FOR A CORPORATION and therefore does not apply. According to Tim Rohr:
The "board of directors" referenced here is a board of directors for the school not the board of directors for a corporation because St. John's is not a corporation separate from the Archdiocese of Agana as is RMS. Note that their board is "legally an advisory group." This is typical of a school board, but not a corporate board. By law, a corporate board IS the "final authority" in corporate decisions.Junglewatch
On the contrary, St. John's Seminary IS A CORPORATION. According to the weblink below (the bold is mine):
St. John's Seminary In California is a California Domestic Corporation filed on May 20, 1940. The company's filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is C0183931.St. John's Seminary
The Registered Agent on file for this company is Randolph E. Steiner and is located at Archdiocese Of Los Angeles 3424 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010. The company's principal address is 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo, CA 93012.
The company has 1 principal on record. The principal is Jose Horacio Gomez from Los Angeles CA.
As anyone can clearly see, St. John's Seminary is a corporation. It is called a "company". CONTRARY to what Tim Rohr stated, the Board of Directors in St. John's Seminary is a corporate board rather than a school board. According to the governance of St. John's Seminary in California, it is very similar to RMS. According to the weblink below:
Governance at a Catholic seminary
As a Catholic diocesan seminary, your governance model is somewhat unusual. For example, Cardinal Mahony acts as board chair, right?
St. John's Seminary
Yes. Under our bylaws, the ordinary of the diocese, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, is the "corporate sole." So, it is his seminary and he is chair of the board. [Editor's note: In Catholic usage, an "ordinary" is a bishop who has jurisdiction over a diocese, as opposed to an auxiliary bishop or retired bishop, who does not have jurisdiction.]
The same website above also stated the following:
Like most Catholic diocesan seminaries St. John's is a "corporation sole," and the archbishop of Los Angeles is the "corporate sole," the single legal owner, who passes authority to his successor in office. At St. John's, the archbishop also serves as chair of the board of directors, which is legally an advisory group, not a board of trustees with final authority. Patrick Nichelson is president of the board.St. John's seminary is a corporation sole just as its website stated DESPITE that the legal name is St. John's Seminary and does NOT have the name "corporation sole" next to it. In the same way, RMS is a corporation sole whose legal name is Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Archdiocese of Agana. The legal owner of St. John's seminary is listed as the Archbishop of Los Angeles. Therefore, the legal owner of RMS must have a PERSON'S name, considering that it is a corporation sole.