Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Historical Timeline

The Pacific Daily News got it wrong as to who was the first accuser who came out in public.  According to the PDN article:
Within a year since former altar boy Roy Quintanilla came forward on May 17, 2016 to accuse Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron of sexually abusing him in the 1970s, not only has the Vatican promptly stepped in but also placed a global spotlight on Guam’s clergy sex abuses.
It was not Roy Quintanilla who FIRST accused Archbishop Apuron of sex abuse. It was John Toves from California, who was a regular writer in Junglewatch.  Before coming out on November, 2014, John Toves had been posting videos such as the one here, making fun of the Archbishop. John Toves was a regular contributor to Junglewatch.  On October 24, 2014, John Toves wrote the following comment in the Jungle:
We need to understand that the Archbishop does not and will not abide by any rules from wherever they come.  This is a "Holy War"!  We cannot continue to ask him - "Please Mr. Archbishop, would you step down, you are hurting us".  We will force him down!  I'm in!  Are you?
Then on October 31, 2014, John Toves wrote the following comment in the jungle.  According to John Toves:
We all must do more. Not everyone is called to the same level of activism, but everyone must come up with their own resolutions to stop Apuron, Quitugua, and Cristobal. We must stop this cancer from spreading!

Be courageous, strong, and faithful. 


I know I WILL.

It was on November 17th, when we finally discovered what John Toves meant when he said that he intends to do something. John Toves called the Jesse Lujan talk show from California and for the first time accused Archbishop Apuron of molesting his cousin.  John Toves also admitted in his interview with Patti Arroyo that his real motivation for making those allegations was the removal of Father Paul and Monsignor James. You can listen to that interview below:

Interview with John Toves

Four days later, Tim Rohr gave his two cents piece on what he thought about the allegation.  According to Tim Rohr:  The bold is mine.
There is now a similar allegation against Archbishop Apuron. Whether it is true or not remains to be proven. However, again, as per the Archbishop's implementation of his own policy in his actions against Wadeson, no proof or truth or formal charges are needed for the removal of a cleric, including himself.

Thus, Archbishop Apuron, by virtue of his own policy and his own example of its implementation, MUST REMOVE HIMSELF and permit an independent investigation to move forward. (A temporary diocesan administrator will be appointed by Rome during this process.)
However, John Toves revealed later through the media that he never spoke to his cousin and that he never obtained the sexual allegation from his cousin. He heard it from someone who most likely heard it from someone else, but he had never asked his cousin whether the sexual allegation was true. Also, his cousin never came forward.

Therefore, the PDN got It wrong.  Roy Quintanilla was not the first one who made the sexual allegation against Archbishop Apuron. It was John Toves. Before all this talk of sexual allegations, the issue was on the RM Seminary. The jungle tried to discredit the seminary, but that did not remove the Archbishop. 


  1. Sounds like a conspiracy to oust the archbishop for 2 reasons. One, he didn't bother to get the facts from his cousin and two, what motivated John to come forward was the removal of the 2 priests rather than justice for his cousin.

  2. does any of the victims know John Toves?? and are the victims related in any way??

    1. Dear Anonymous at 3:22 am,

      All the alleged victims knew John Toves and they're all friends and neighbors. Toves was also an altar server in Agat in the 1970s.

    2. Wow they're friends and neighbors of Toves, talk about a conspiracy,maybe the Church needs to get an independent investigation to investigate all of this,they're causing a lot of damage to the Church, and not only the Church,to the archbishop reputation,how come you don't hear from Toves in the jungle no more?????? is he hiding anything??????

    3. Dear Anonymous at 2:56 am,

      The Church is already investigating it. It was Archbishop Apuron who requested for the canonical trial.

  3. Apparently, JW was the one who declared the "holy war" against Apuron. Apuron didn't start it. They did.

  4. I used to worry NCW were taking our money away from Guam. I was wrong apologize. NCW love Guam.
    I am now worried our money will be given away in law suits. Money I give will pay law suits. unhappy with paying law suits. Better to donate formation priests upkeep of RMS. Used to be against RMS. Now I see we need priests.

  5. Who began war? Monsignor James.

  6. Monsignor James asked Pope Francis to investigate Archbishop Apuron through a church trial..
    Pope Francis Cardinal Tagle granted request of Monsignor James.

    1. Dear Anonymous at 3:26 pm,

      Actually, it was Archbishop Apuron himself who requested a canonical tribunal.

  7. Of course they knew each other they were altar boys in the same neighborhood that Apuron molested. What does that have to do with anything?

    1. Dear Anonymous at 5:37 am,

      Exactly my point.