There are some people who think that Coadjutor Archbishop Byrnes will rescind the Deed Restriction. These are my thoughts on the matter. He will NOT rescind the Deed Restriction. Why? Because Mr. David Lujan had just recently filed a civil lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Agana regarding the sexual allegations of four people. The Deed Restriction protects the seminary from such lawsuits.
Because of that protection, it would be unwise to rescind it. While some people in Guam feel that sacrificing a seminary to save their parishes is more ideal, most Catholic Bishops are aware that a seminary is a valuable asset to the Catholic Church. The first thing that will be sold will be the parishes. Why? Considering the size of Guam, this island has too many Catholic parishes. Some of them are within close proximity to each other. So, yes, the parishes would be the first ones to close down. Coming from a huge metropolitan area like Detroit, it would come as no surprise if Archbishop Byrnes would find that combining the parishioners from different villages into one parish would be a more logical and feasible solution to settle the sex allegation lawsuit.