Posts Tagged ‘Neocatechumenal Way’

Sale of chattels of closed down seminary draws bargain hunters

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Hundreds of bargain hunters packed the car park and the halls of the former Accion Hotel in Agãna, Guam, hoping to find bargains at its cash-and-carry sale last Saturday. Deacon Leonard Stohr said there were an estimated 350 people camping outside the hotel’s entrance at 5:00 am. The hotel had been used to house the Read more

Former archbishop in robes, in Rome

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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A former archbishop of Guam has attended a religious function in Rome despite having been stripped of his office. Anthony S. Apuron lost his position in the wake of sexual abuse claims. Apuron left Guam in 2016 after accusations that he sexually assaulted four altar boys when he was a priest. His nephew, Mark Apuron, Read more

Neocatechumenal Way members must go – and respect other cultures

Monday, May 7th, 2018

A Neocatechumenal Way rally involving 150,000 representatives from 135 countries gathered together on Saturday to thank God for the 50 years of their presence in Rome. “Only a Church that renounces the world announces the Lord well. Only a Church free from power and money, free from triumphalism and clericalism, testifies in a credible way Read more

Guam – The Neocatechumenal Way should start paying its way

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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The Neocatechumenal Way should start paying rent for using the Archdiocese of Hagåtña’s Yona property says David Sablan. Archdiocesan Finance Council President Richard Untalan and other council members said the Yona property is one of 41 non-essential archdiocese assets that could be sold to help settle clergy sex abuse cases against the archdiocese. But Sablan Read more

Neocatechumenal Way under fire in Guam

Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Archbishop Michael Byrnes issued pastoral letter last month asking the Neocatechumenal Way to put a one-year pause on the formation of its new communities on Guam. He also asked them to celebrate Mass in accordance with the Catholic Church’s general instructions and norms. Byrnes said he intends to appoint a priest delegate to review the Read more

Carmelite nuns say they were asked to lie about ownership of seminary

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Archbishop Anthony Apuron, the Rev. Pius Sammut and others, in 2014, tried to get the Carmelites Sisters to lie said Mother Dawn Marie, the superior of the Carmelite Monastery on Guam. The Carmelites had anonymously donated the $2 million used by the Archdiocese of  Agãna, to buy a former hotel in Yona. They considered suing the church Read more

30 Neocatechumenal Way communities thriving in Northern Borneo

Friday, October 7th, 2016

The Neocatechumenal Way is helping people who have experienced difficult times living as Catholics in the the Malaysian state of Sabah. “When Islamisation increased during the 1970s, people began to ask ‘What next?’ Many were in difficult financial positions. They were desperate.” “They once had everything and enjoyed everything and suddenly there was nothing,” said Read more

Guam diocese renews request for return of ownership of Seminary

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

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

10 Samoan seminarians withdrawn from Guam Seminary

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Up to 10 people from Samoa and American Samoa studying for the priesthood at a Redemptoris Mater Seminary (RMS) in Guam have been withdrawn. Six are from the Archdiocese of Samoa in Apia, and two are from the Diocese of Samoa in Pago Pago. However, the number will reach 10 if two other RMS seminarians Read more