Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocese of Agãna’

Mixed reaction to Guam’s new Archbishop Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Byrnes will arrive from Detroit on Nov. 28 and be welcomed by Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai and other clergy, the Archdiocese of Agãna has told The Pacific Daily News. Some consider him to be an “outsider”. Guam will be Byrnes’ first long-term assignment out of Detroit, Michigan. “I wonder about the Read more

Bishop from Detroit appointed coadjutor in Guam Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Holy Father has appointed Jude Michael Byrnes as the coadjutor archbishop of Agaña “with special faculties.” He has been given full pastoral responsibility and administrative authority in the archdiocese. “I got a call from the papal nuncio (Archbishop Christophe Pierre); it was a 5-10 minute conversation, where he asked me if I would accept Read more

Guam – Priests suspended by Archbishop Apuron re-instated Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Two priests who had been suspended by Archbishop Anthony Apuron have been reinstated. Monsignor James Benavente has been cleared of the allegations against him regarding irregularities and “financial mismanagement”. Father Paul Gofigan has also reinstated Apuron removed Benavente from his position as rector of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in July. At the time Read more

Guam signs sex abuse bill into law despite church opposition Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Guam’s Governor Eddie Calvo has signed into law a controversial bill that will allow victims of child sex abuse to sue their abusers and the institutions with which they are associated at any time. Mr Calvo said the new law “opens the doors of justice to those who suffered a terrible harm as children,” but Read more

1000s sign petition opposing sex abuse bill in Guam Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The Catholic Church in Guam has collected more than 4,000 signatures for a petition opposing a bill that could expose it to sexual abuse lawsuits. Pacific News Center reports the Church has delivered the petition calling on Governor Eddie Calvo to veto the bill to his office. It collected 4,500 signatures in four days for Read more

Guam’s Presbyteral Council asks Rome to remove Archbishop Apuron Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The Apostolic Administrator of Guam has asked the Holy See to remove Archbishop Apuron as Archbishop of Agãna (Guam), and to appoint a successor. In a letter entitled “Putting the house in order without burning it down” that was read out in all parishes in the archdiocese Archbishop Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai said: “I want Read more

Guam diocese renews request for return of ownership of Seminary Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The Archdiocese of Agãna, (Guam), has its responded to the concerns and information shared by former members of the Archdiocesan Finance Council (AFC) regarding the property of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary (RMS) in Yona. A statement released by the The Archdiocese on September 1 re-iterated its request that the  Neocatechumenal Way “renounce the benefits granted through Read more

Neocats say they have no authority to return seminary to archdiocese Comments 0

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Father Pius Sammut, rector of the neocatechumenal Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Yona, Guam, says they have no authority to lift the deed of restriction that gives the seminary and a theological institute the legal right to use the archdiocese’s property. “The only one who can lift the deed of restriction is the ordained Archbishop of Read more

Archbishop Hon retracts allegations Comments 0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, the apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Agãna has retracted the allegedly defamatory statements Archbishop Anthony Apuron and other officials made about people who have accused  Apuron of sex abuse. These statements form the basis of a lawsuit charging libel and slander currently being served on the archdiocese. Hon stated: “Let Read more

Visitations planned for all parishes Agãna Archdiocese Comments 0

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The work to gather information and dialogue with parish leadership continues in the Archdiocese of Agana . Last week Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, SDB announced visitations to the all the parishes in the Archdiocese. Hon has assigned five priests to conduct visitations to the parishes starting this month. Father Jeff San Nicolas, the archdiocese’s Read more