Tag Archives: Guam

GUAM: Catholic Archbishop Denies Raping His Nephew

Catholic News Service reports: An embattled archbishop in Guam has denied an allegation that he raped his nephew nearly 20 years ago, when his accuser was a teen. Mark Apuron, nephew of Guam’s Archbishop Anthony Apuron, filed a lawsuit Jan. 10, claiming that his uncle raped him in a Church bathroom in 1989 or 1990. This is the fifth lawsuit ...

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Trump Congratulates Guam’s Governor Because The Nuclear Crisis Made Him “Extremely Famous” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: President Trump phoned the governor of Guam on Friday to assure him all the residents of the Pacific Island are safe. A video shows Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo laughing and joking with the president as they discuss everything from the readiness of the US military to tourism. Trump opened the conversation by telling Calvo, “Good ...

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GUAM: Newspaper Relays Timing If Missiles Launch

USA Today reports: If North Korea fires missiles toward Guam, the deadly weapons would take about 14 minutes to reach the island, said Guam Homeland Security spokeswoman Jenna Gaminde. She said residents would be immediately notified by the 15 All-Hazards Alert Warning System sirens, located in low-lying areas throughout the island. North Korea announced Thursday that the nation has a ...

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Rex Tillerson: Trump Just Sent North Korea A “Strong Message” In Language Kim Jong Un Would Understand

CNBC reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he doesn’t believe there is “any imminent threat” from North Korea, including to the U.S. territory of Guam. Tillerson says that “Americans should sleep well at night.” He says that they should “have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days.” Tillerson spoke to reporters Wednesday after President Donald ...

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North Korea Reacts To Trump’s “Fire And Fury” Threat By Threatening Preemptive Missile Strike On Guam

Reuters reports: North Korea said on Wednesday it is “carefully examining” a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury”. A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army, in a statement carried by the ...

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FIRST RESULT: Hillary Win Overwhelmingly In Guam

USA Today reports: Hillary Clinton has overwhelmingly won the vote on the tiny U.S. island of Guam. The territory, located west of the international date line, is 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and bills itself as “Where America’s Day Begins.” With 32,071 voters casting ballots, Democrat Clinton received 71.63% of the vote. Republican Donald Trump received 24.16%, and ...

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GUAM: Elderly Catholic Priest Says He Was Told To Say “Hail Marys” As Penance For Molesting 20 Boys

The Associated Press: A 95-year-old Catholic priest admitted to sexually abusing boys decades ago on Guam. He said he confessed his sins to other priests on the island at the time but none told him to specifically stop. Instead, the Rev. Louis Brouillard said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Saturday morning that the other priests told ...

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Hillary Clinton Wins Guam Caucus

Via Politico: Hillary Clinton won the Guam Democratic caucuses Saturday, defeating Bernie Sanders four days after his surprise victory in Indiana. Guam’s results don’t make a significant difference in terms of the overall delegate chase, but a Sanders win would have allowed him to claim further momentum after his Indiana win on Tuesday and before his likely wins in West ...

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GUAM: First Weddings Take Place

Via the Associated Press: There were no flowers. There was no music. The onlookers witnessing Guam’s first wedding of a gay couple were mostly members of the media. “It’s my privilege to officiate at this. Do you take each other to share your lives, to promise to take good care of one another for as long as you live?” Public ...

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GUAM: Marriage Licenses Begin

Same-sex marriage licenses are about to issued in Guam, where it’s currently about 8AM on Tuesday. Guam has a mandatory five-day waiting period, but judges in other jurisdictions have waived that requirement in the early days of same-sex marriage, so it’s possible that the first weddings will occur today. Which is tomorrow in Guam.

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GUAM: Court Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Via Pacific Daily News: Guam’s chief federal judge this morning struck down the local law that restricts marriage to opposite-sex couples. A written opinion is expected Monday and the ruling will take effect on Tuesday. In her ruling, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood said the laws denying marriage rights to same-sex couples were unconstitutional, citing a previous decision by the 9th ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Pacific Daily News: Gov. Eddie Calvo needs to retake civics after he passed the buck on the attorney general’s legal memorandum on gay marriage to lawmakers and voters. Calvo could have made the courageous decision to end discrimination against homosexuals in Guam. Instead, he essentially abdicated his power to enforce our island’s and our nation’s laws to senators ...

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GUAM: AG Directs Territory To Issue Marriage Licenses, Governor Says No

Following a lawsuit filed last week, Guam Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson has declared that same-sex marriage licenses are to be issued immediately, saying that the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court in the case brought against Idaho is applicable. Guam would become the first US territory to issue same-sex marriage licenses, but for now GOP Gov. Eddie Calvo is standing ...

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PhoboQuotable – Anthony Apuron

“The culture of homosexuality is a culture of self-absorption because it does not value self-sacrifice. It is a glaring example of what John Paul II has called the culture of death. Islamic fundamentalists clearly understand the damage that homosexual behavior inflicts on a culture. That is why they repress such behavior by death. Their culture is anything but one of ...

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Guam Considers Domestic Partners

The tiny U.S. territory of Guam is considering domestic partners legislation. The island’s Democratic leadership would like to pursue full marriage equality, but have struck a compromise with the Catholic Church. “Guam’s bill is domestic partnership, unfortunately. It is not the marriage, it is not the civil union. I have promised the Archbishop [Anthony Apuron] not to use either one ...

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