CCOG proposes to shut down Redemptoris Mater Seminary

Pacific News Center

Written by Janela Carrera

CCOG Vice President Andrew Camacho wrote to the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council urging them to bring the matter to the attention of Archbishop Byrnes.

Guam – Further attempts are being made to completely do away with the Redemptoris Mater Seminary. Earlier this week it was revealed that a lawsuit was filed against the organization for legal control over the property the RMS currently sits on and now the Concerned Catholics of Guam is urging the closure of the seminary for good.

It was over four months ago when an ad hoc committee released a report on the Redemptoris Mater Seminary that made several findings about the operations of the institution. Ultimately, the recommendation was made that the seminary be shut down.

That committee was appointed by Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai who was temporarily appointed to serve as the apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Agana while Archbishop Anthony Apuron faced allegations of sexual abuse.

But now that there is a more permanent archbishop at the archdiocese with Pope Francis’ appointment of Archbishop Michael Byrnes, the Concerned Catholics of Guam is renewing its call for the recommendations of the ad hoc committee to be implemented.

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