Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Petition For Father Pius
To all Brothers and Sisters in the Way worldwide and all who support the Neocatechumenal Way.
The Neocatechumenal Way is being persecuted worldwide, including here in Guam. There was a petition that Tim Rohr has put out after Father Pius spoke to the media. Tim Rohr's petition gave no concrete reasons as to why Father Pius should be removed. Every citizen has a right to express their opinions despite that others may disagree. This right is a fundamental right, and one should be able to express their thoughts, opinions, and beliefs without any fear of reprisals and despite that others may disagree with those thoughts, opinions and beliefs. Father Pius spoke the truth about the Way in the media, and suddenly a petition was brought against him.....a petition that shows no concrete or specific reason as to why he should be removed. Not only is the Way being persecuted, but our fundamental rights of free expression is being suppressed through job intimidation, senseless petitions of removal, and offering monetary rewards for my capture as though I was a common criminal for speaking my opinions.
A petition has now been set up to show support for Father Pius. From the petition for Father Pius:
A man that loves the Pacific and experiences God’s love daily gave his life to proclaim the Gospel through evangelization. He has touched the lives of countless individuals and families, many on our precious island of Guam and neighboring islands of Saipan, Hawaii and Kiribati. Fr. Pius Sammut, OCD is humbly part of the team of Catechists for the NeoCatechumenal Way in the Pacific. Unfortunately, people want to get rid of him. Why? What evil has he done in announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ? Please support this petition in good faith and with a spirit that trusts God’s plan for each and everyone of us, especially our local Catholic Church on Guam and the Pacific.
You can click on the weblink below and sign your name.