KREBS: INCLUDE IN YOUR REPORT TO ROME.
July 26, 2014
We know now, as per the
Associated Press story
today, that Archbishop Apuron was
contacted by the Los Angeles Archdiocese about Fr. Wadeson in 2011:
In 2011, Wadeson asked the Los Angeles archdiocese for
authorization to minister once more in Los Angeles because he was
traveling in California. The archdiocese refused and contacted
archdiocese officials in Guam after learning he was working there,
said archdiocese attorney Michael Hennigan.
Unless the Los Angeles
attorney is lying or the AP is making it up, we now have solid
evidence that Archbishop Apuron was aware of Wadeson's issues at
least by 2011 (even though he should have been made aware of them by
Wadeson himself when he requested incardination in 2000 and
certainly in 2004 when the Los Angeles report was published.)
Amazingly, while Archbishop Apuron did
nothing in 2011 about Fr. Wadeson, even vouching for him so that he
could serve in another diocese, in the same year, 2011, Archbishop
Apuron ordered Fr. Paul to fire an employee from Santa Barbara who
Apuron said was a "danger to children."
Let's restate that:
- Archbishop Apuron is contacted in 2011 by the Los Angeles
Archdiocese about one of his priests.
- The priest had been accused
of molesting children and was listed on an official Los Angeles
- Archbishop Apuron not only
does nothing about this priest, he vouches for the alleged child molester to
function as a priest in another bishop's diocese.
- At the same time, he demands
that Fr. Paul Gofigan fire an employee from his parish who
Archbishop Apuron says is a "danger to children" even
though the man's crime was more than 30 years ago and had
nothing to do with children.
- Two years later, the priest
accused of molesting children is still functioning in both dioceses
unhindered and unreported, and Fr. Paul is fired for showing kindness to the man whose
employment he had terminated two years earlier at the