One member of the Archdiocese of Agana's Presbyteral Council is going to propose placing a moratorium on the Neocatechumenal Way. In a phone interview with KUAM News, Father Mike Crisostomo of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Toto says the council may meet on Thursday, following the return of apostolic administrator Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai to Guam.   

Pale Mike cites other dioceses, such as in the Philippines and in Japan, where they placed temporary prohibitions of Neocatechumenal Way activity for similar reasons.

"This is no way to say that we want the Neo or to destroy it or whatever," the priest explained. "This is just to really access - what can we do to maybe strengthen and maybe help our church? How is it we can help? This has been something at the center of our church, and I thought this something that needed to happen."

The proposal follows Tuesday's press conference held by delegate to the administrator Father Jeff San Nicolas who alleges the Neocatechumenal Way may be interfering with local church affairs and continues to support Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who stands accused of child molestation.