We continue to pray for truth and justice to prevail.
Last Friday, June 16, days after he was completely blocked from a position on the newly elected presbyteral council, Msgr. James Benavente submitted his resignation to Archbishop Byrnes for his position as Delegate for Church Patrimony.Below is a screenshot of the above comment:
No, Byrnes didn't knife Msgr. James in the back. His fellow priests did.
A particular priest has givem false informtion about his fellow priests, and has worked hand in hand with the author of a particular blog to manipulate the leaders of your archdiocese to stir things in his favor.........
Why is this important information? Simply becuase it is important we publish it before he does it in order to prove that he has been the one behind the accusations against your previous bishop and other priests.........
Unfortunately he did not realize that the very people he trusted to particapte in his scheme were already suspicious of him but going against him would mean retaliation.
I'm afraid you don't have your facts straight. The committee report will clearly show that the Archdiocese of Agana, then under the administration of Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, an apostolic administrator appointed by Pope Francis, did NOT oppose the legislation. In fact, there was surprise among the legislators that there was NO opposition from the church.This is false. It is actually Tim Rohr who does not have his facts straight. The Archdiocese of Agana, under Archbishop Hon, did not support NOR oppose the bill. In other words, there was SILENCE. That is what the committee report shows. Silence does not indicate that the Archdiocese was in support of the bill. Father Gordon MacRae clearly stated that the Archdiocese of Agana OPPOSED the bill. Then comes along Rohr saying that the Archdiocese did NOT oppose the legislation. REALLY? Does he have a letter from the Archdiocese saying they support it? Therefore, Rohr is incorrect when he said that Archbishop Hon did not oppose the bill. What he purposely left out is the fact that Archbishop Hon also did NOT support the bill. This is simply a manipulating of the facts and twisting of words.
The archdiocese (Hon) did NOTHING, until the 11th hour, just before the governor signed it, calling for a veto.Exactly. The Archdiocese did nothing (meaning it neither oppose nor support the bill) until the 11th hour when they finally made their opposition to the bill known. Tim Rohr further stated (the bold is mine):
Archbishop Apuron and Flores, before him, both new of Brouillard's 30 years of abuse in Guam, which is why Flores kicked him out of the diocese and sent him home to Minnesota (where he continued to abuse). Apuron did NOTHING to help to heal Brouillard's victims because of his own history of abuse.First of all, Tim Rohr is known for his irrational obsession of grammar and spelling. Lately, he has been making some spelling errors, and he is unaware of it. Below is a screenshot of his error in case he decides to correct it. Now, you know that the Tim Rohr who constantly berates other people of their grammatical and spelling errors is also guilty of making the same errors. God works in mysterious ways.
Also your timing is wrong. Apuron's victims were not waiting for the coffers to be opened. The bill was signed into law last September. Burke did not come to Guam until February of the following year.It was on May 10, 2016 that a campaign to lift the statutes of limitation was organized (See the weblink here).
Cardinal Raymond Burke was sent by the Vatican to investigate the case, but reportedly some of the accusers have declined to answer any questions while waiting for the Church’s ATM to open.Apparently, Father Gordon got the timing correctly.
Sablan accused Quitugua of being responsible for the confusion surrounding the former Hotel Accion, now Redemptoris Mater Seminary, in Yona, and the misleading publication of a false certificate of title of the Yona property to "mislead the Catholics in Guam by trying to fool them into believing the Yona property was still part of the assets of the Archbishop of Agana, Corporation Sole."The reason CCOG wants them removed makes no sense. You do not remove someone simply because they are walking in the Way. That is discrimination. You also do not remove someone simply because they are obedient to the Archbishop. They made a vow of obedience to the Archbishop of Agana; therefore, they did nothing wrong.
Terlaje says there was a mistake on the 2015 title. There was no memorial, which is to restrict use of the property. She says the archbishop has corrected that. She added, "I want it to be a theological institute, and in this theological institute what the people of Guam will receive are priests, catholic priests who will continue to serve our island, and that's exactly what he did. He put a use restriction on the land itself. It never changed the ownership of the property."
But concerned Catholic Bob Klitzkie, an attorney and former senator, says the certificate of title was not updated to reflect the current true owner, because the most recent entry shows the property was transferred.
In a 10-page declaration submitted to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2010, Los Angeles attorney Donald Steier said his own investigations had revealed that many claims of clerical sexual abuse were completely false.
According to a Newsbusters report, Steier, who had worked on more than 100 cases involving Catholic clergy in Los Angeles, told of a retired FBI agent who estimated about half of the claims made in clergy cases he investigated were either false or so greatly exaggerated that the truth would not have supported prosecution for child sexual abuse.
Steier also alleged in his declaration that the advocacy organization SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests) makes available so much detailed information about alleged perpetrators and their methods that such reports, in effect, provide a “blueprint” for anyone who wants to make a false claim of sexual abuse against a priest.
I had already arranged for Apuron's victims to come forward and even found them legal protection.Below is a screenshot of that statement: