Father Mike Crisostomo and Father Efren have also endorsed Bill 326, which would lift the statutes of limitations, by refusing to read Archbishop Hon's letter and not allowing their parishioners to sign the petition to oppose Bill 326. You can listen to Father Mike Crisostomo's interview in the following weblink below:
Today, we now know that the number of lawsuits filed exceeded the assets of the Archdiocese of Agana. Obviously, even the insurance of the Archdiocese could not cover the cost. According to The Guam Daily Post:
Archdiocesan Finance Council President Richard Untalan recently said in a press conference with Guam's media that the council had identified about $132 million in net book assets, which include churches, land and schools under the Archdiocese of Agana.
Of the 30 cases filed in local and federal courts, 27 were filed by plaintiffs represented by Attorney David Lujan. In those suits, the plaintiffs are pursuing "all general, special, exemplary and punitive damages, as allowed by law in a sum to be proven at trial and in an amount not less than ($5 million)."
With 27 cases seeking at least $5 million each, the total amount sought by Lujan's clients has reached a minimum of $135 million.
There are currently 62 lawsuits filed to this date. So far, the priests who have endorsed the bill have remained silent. So far, the jungle have completely ignored all discussions on these other lawsuits. Instead, all their discussions and energy are focused ONLY on Archbishop Apuron and the NCW. For example, the jungle posted a photograph of Archbishop Apuron together with some members of the clergy. Bishop Tomas Camacho and Father Antonio Cruz were also in that photo, but look at Tim's statement after he posted the photograph. He stated: "SMH. Apuron, what an embarrassment."
Again, the focus is on and has always been on Archbishop Apuron. Why is the jungle avoiding the discussion of the other lawsuits that were filed? As I said in my previous post, the jungle have NEVER said that Father Louis Brouillard was the worst sex offender in Guam's history, which is actually true. Rather, they point only to Archbishop Apuron as the most evil despite the fact it was not yet determined whether he is guilty or not guilty in the canonical trial.
To date, there are now 62 lawsuits filed against the Archdiocese. These lawsuits exceeded the assets of the Archdiocese. Not even the insurance of the Archdiocese can cover the cost as Tim Rohr claimed in August 29, 2016. In other words, the Catholics on Guam will no longer have anything. You will not even have a building and a consecrated altar.
In 2014, I asked on this blog at what cost was the jungle willing to go to remove Archbishop Apuron? Apparantely, it is at the cost of everything. So much so that they focus only on Archbishop Apuron and the NCW and avoid discussing the impact of the other lawsuits.