Members of the NCW continue to maintain the upkeep of the RM seminary, and we do it without costing the seminary anything. Our services are free. The day to day operation of the RMS continues as always despite that the two boards have been removed. The seminarians continue their studies according to the format of the Lateran University in Rome. The seminarians are being trained not only as diocesan priests, but also as priests who will be sent out on missions. The seminarians continue to be in community with us with the celebration of the word and the Eucharist. They not only stay in RMS, but also interact with the people of Guam.
The critics of Archbishop Apuron do not tell the whole story. Yes, we have priests in other countries. Father Jason, for example, is in Saipan serving our sister island due to a lack of priests there. Father Santiago is on mission in Japan together with a mission family. What our critics left out is the fact that we have RMS priests also serving Guam's parishes.
Nevertheless, now that Archbishop Byrnes is the Sole Director of RMS, he makes the decision from now on. Of course, with the deed restriction removed, the critics of Apuron will now pressure Archbishop Byrnes to close down the seminary and sell the property. In fact, the jungle have already said that their next agenda is to close down the seminary.
However, there is GOOD NEWS COMING!!!!! So, brothers in the Way....continue to pray and praise God. :-)