It was Pope Francis who sent Archbishop Hon in his place to bring unity to the Church in Guam. Therefore, any defiance against Archbishop Hon is also a defiance against Pope Francis, the Vicar of Christ who sits on the chair of the Apostle Peter. An anonymous commenter pointed out under the thread of my last post that the jungle is being disobedient to Archbishop Hon. In his blog, Tim Rohr has called Archbishop Hon "stupid," a "racist supremacist" and a "narcissist bishop." This also means that he has called Pope Francis "stupid," a "racist supremacist" and a "narcissist bishop." But it does not stop there. Jesus Christ spoke these words to His disciples:
Luke 10:16 Then he said to the disciples, “Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God, who sent me.”
These words from Christ is very important. It calls for trust and obedience to Pope Francis and his representative whom he sent in his place. Any defiance against the Pope is also a defiance against Christ and His Church.
The jungle is impatient because they demand Archbishop Hon to do this and to do that. They have everything they wanted all laid out, and there is no compromise or negotiation. They demand everything their way, and they want it done according to their terms and in their own timetable.
What exactly do they want? They call for the destruction of the Neocatechumenal Way, the shutting down of the RM Seminary, and the removal of all RMS priests from the parishes. They demand that Archbishop Apuron be defrocked without due process of the law. These are only a few things on their list. To demand that everything be done their way does not bring peace. The only ones who can rightly demand anything would be Pope Francis and his representatives who stand in his place (in this case Archbishop Hon). Pope Francis has asked the people of Guam for his trust and prayers when he sent Archbishop Hon to be our Apostolic Administrator to bring unity to the Church in Guam. So, to the junglefolks and members of LFM and CCOG, let us be very clear about this........Rome has spoken!!! So, we allow Rome to do what they came here to do. And it will be on Rome's terms!