Sunday, May 29, 2016

Six Seminarians Closer To Holy Orders

Six seminarians from the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Guam were publicly admitted to candidacy for Holy Orders, for the service of the Archdiocese of Agana, during the rite known as Admissio ad Ordines on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Guam's chapel in Yona. 

The seminarians were Cesar Javier Izaguirre Gonzalez of Nicaragua, Kenneth Paul O'Reilly of Ireland, Preston Daniel Peredo Perez of Guam, Victor II Luna Vitug of the Philippines, Jose Santos Hernandez Jejia of Mexico, and Wilmer Alexander Chirino Gonzalez of Venezuela. 

His excellency Anthony Sablan Apuron, OFM Cap., D., Archbishop of Agana, presided over the Eucharist within which the rite took place. 

The seminarians, from this point onward, are official candidates to receive Holy Orders, and as a sign of this admission they begin to wear the Roman collar. 

All six candidates receive formation toward the Sacred Priesthood at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Yona, which currently is forming 42 seminarians from 17 nations. 

The Archdiocese of Agana rejoice once again as new seminarians move closer to Holy Orders! These are men who are willing to give their lives completely for the service of their brothers and sisters are a sign of God's love for our island and the Universal Church. 

18 comments:


  1. Read church authority believes students from this Guam college should not be ordained this year.

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    1. Dear Anonymous at 10:30 am,

      Guam college? There are no ordinations for students in GCC and UOG. I think you mean the seminarians from RMS.

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  2. Why was the Rite not at the Cathedral as it formally was. We could use some good news, Diana. Just wondering. Thanks

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    1. Dear Anonymous at 4:43 pm,

      Patience is a virtue. Continue to pray.

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  3. The rite of Admissio was NEVER done at the Cathedral. It is a semi private affair always done in the seminary...

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  4. Diana you told us the archbishop is away for a grave urgent cause. Now you tell us to be patient Diana.
    Very hard when further abuses cases concerning archbishop come out. Daily he looks like a molester. Sorry but that is how evidence looks.

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    1. Dear Anonymous at 12:18 am,

      In my country, a man is still innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And what evidence would that be?

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    2. The Rohr-commando raised about $50K. If paying one "witness" costs about $5000 from CCOG money, then there will be about 8 more coming in a row, arranged for the next few weeks and months, so that the total number of accusers will grow to at most 10.

      Nobody should be surprised. These "witnesses" are coming out by the direct order of the famous anti-Catholic organization SNAP and its local chapter, the Junglewatch group. That blog is a recruiting place for SNAP agents who willfully offer their services for pre- programmed anti-church activity. SNAP prides itself in bringing down and destroying the respect for Catholics worldwide. They are especially vicious when they plot against church authorities.

      The only explanation for why these "witnesses" are coming out now is that they were recruited and trained now, under the direction of the chief local SNAP commander. According to the itemized plan of Rohr and his commando, there will be more similar accusations coming, ad nauseam.

      The only little thing these SNAP agents do not realize is that Chamorro people love their own bishop and won't believe to the outsiders who are orchestrating these attacks from off-island locations. The internal inconsistencies and direct logical contradictions in the accusations will open the eyes of many. All these charges follow the same transparent script that can be easily detected in the concocted narratives.

      Even though CCOG pays the costs of this "witness" management, the price tag will run much higher than they expect. When the true costs of willfully destroying church authority on Guam will be apparent, the perpetrators will be on the run. It will be hot on island. Very hot!

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    3. Dear Anonymous at 12:07 pm,

      CCOG collected money from its members to be used for a lawsuit. So far, they have not brought forth any lawsuit. Instead, they have used the money for newspaper ads. It would be interesting to find out what else did they use the money for.

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  5. Rite of admissio can be done in any church and in many seminaries it's done on the seminary chapel. They can also be done in the cathedral. In fact, Fr. Alberto's rite of admissio was done at the cathedral, if memory serves me right.

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  6. Diana what are your thoughts on the media reports today by a mother who says her son was molested by the archbishop apuron?

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  7. Dear Diana, perhaps you can help me with a question. Now, I suspect you will treat it as an insult or an attack, but let me assure you I am quite genuine in asking it. It concerns the treatment of lies in the NCW. You, as an insider, presumably have a sense of the reasoning behind what appears as lies.

    For example, you know who you are, and some of us know who you are, but you appear to be quite comfortable in continuing to deny it, even outright lying by saying "I am not May". So, is this because you don't see lying as a sin? Or is it because you are taught that sin is ok, provided it goes toward a greater good? Or, and this is my last guess, is it that you rate obedience to your catechists as superior to any other obligation, and therefore if they tell you to lie, your conscience can remain free of the guilt of the sin?

    As I said, I am genuinely curious about this, and would be grateful for your answer.

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    1. Dear Anonymous at 10:47 am,

      I have my birth certificate. My birth certificate reads a different name, and the name is not May on my birth certificate.

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    2. I know, because you are Mae.

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    3. Dear Anonymous at 1:42 pm,

      My birth certificate also does not say Mae. It does not matter to me how you spell her name.

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  8. Diana im not asking you to state if the archbishop is guilty or not. All i want to know is do you believe what the mother of the boy Doris Concepcion said?

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  9. Diana. This came from JW:

    NOTE FROM CNMI LAWYER

    CNMI LawyerMay 31, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    The decedent’s statement is admissible hearsay.

    When molestation survivor Joseph A. Quinata made his statement to his mother Doris Concepcion about what happened to him at age 11, he expressly did so because he was about to undergo surgery for a perforated intestine, with only a 30% likelihood of survival, and did in fact pass away shortly thereafter.

    Under the law, statements made under the belief of imminent death about the cause of death, such as “He shot me,” are an exception to the normal rule excluding hearsay testimony from court proceedings. Fed. R. Evid. 804(b)(2).

    Statements in the face of imminent death about other matters are also admissible under the Residual Exception, where “the statement has equivalent circumstantial guarantees of trustworthiness.” Fed. R. Evid. 807(a)(1).

    This is significant because it greatly increases the likelihood of admissibility of Joseph A. Quinata’s statement in any civil or criminal case where it may be relevant.

    The hearsay statements of other survivors who are now unavailable (whether through death or an unwillingness to relive the psychological trauma) may very well also be admissible under the Residual Exception, based upon independent indicia of reliability.

    But because Joseph A. Quinata’s statement was made under the belief of imminent death, it is quite literally a nail in the coffin of the clerical careers of Guam NCW Cult leaders Archbishop Apuron, Father Sammut, Father Cristobal, et al.

    St. Thomas Aquinas posited at least four possible reasons for human suffering, as when a loved one passes away. (1) Free will. (2) Imperfect knowledge. (3) Good from evil. (4) Redemptive suffering -- in union with Christ.

    The grief and sorrow experienced by his family upon the death of Joseph A. Quinata may indeed lead directly and proximately to a great spiritual good (# 3), the dissolution of the Guam NCW Cult Leadership.

    They should step aside temporarily before they are removed permanently. Let us pray that their counsel gives sound legal advice.

    May the faithful of the Archdiocese be strengthened to stand up and speak out for what is right, and to support those in our midst who have suffered and continue to suffer from this criminal conspiracy.

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

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  10. How does anyone know if Diana is May or Mae or whoever?

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