Pioneers in 100 lands
During the past year, people in over 100 different countries have logged on to www.pioneerassociation.ie, the Pioneer website. A large number of them first learned about the existence of the Pioneers last year after Barney McGuckian SJ was interviewed on EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) about the movement. In the days after this programme was aired, there was a significant increase in those joining the Association through the internet. One priest in the Hispanic world priest asked, “How is it possible that such a charism has existed in the Church for over 100 years and we have never heard of it?” An interesting reaction from Peru: ”So people do not have to become evangelicals to get sober!” A selling point for the sects in South America is a guarantee to get husbands off the drink!