Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Our sister in Christ, Patricia Jannuzzi, needs us!

To my Voxers and fellow Bloggers,

If you have not heard by now of Patricia Jannuzzi, let me tell you.

She is a Catholic teacher removed from her position teaching at Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey for personal comments made about the sanctity of marriage. She is not at retirement age and has been devastated financially by this. Our good friend Barona, at Witness for Church and Pope in Toronto, wrote about her situation.

Where is her bishop?

Where are the pastors?

Where are the Catholics that did this injustice? 

Patricia's friends have taken out a petition to show support for her. It can be found at:

https://www.change.org/p/immaculata-high-school-somerville-nj-support-patti-jannuzzi

Let us show our Catholic sister and mother that we care for her, love her and will pray for her during this difficult time when even Hollywood celebrities are overcome with evil and mock her.

"Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you for my name's sake, for your reward will be great in heaven." May these words of Our Blessed Lord be a great comfort to Patricia and her family.

As someone who was touched by your kindness and generosity of prayers, words and promises of funds recently when threatened with an unjust lawsuit by a prominent media cleric, Holy See consultant and spokesman and adviser to Pope Francis, it behooves me to do this for my sister -- our sister Patricia on this her name sake day of St. Patrick. You offered me funds should they have been necessary. Thankfully they were not. Those funds are necessary now along with your prayers for our Catholic sister.

You know what to do.

http://www.youcaring.com/family-fundraiser/patricia-jannuzzi-catholic-educator-needs-your-help-/322057

And to all you out there whose guilty consciences cause you to continue to flame outrage at this woman and her family by expressing how "appalled" you are in the combox at that fundraising site above, why don't you come here and give a real man a try with your screaming. The combox is open, come on; let's have a go. Or are you afraid to confront a real man rather than a line on a computer. Cowards, all of you.

God bless you.

Vox 


After teaching Catholic Theology for 31 years at Immaculata High School, Somerville, NJ, our mother, Patricia Jannuzzi, was removed from teaching for stating on Facebook:

“We need healthy families with a mother and a father for the sake of the children and humanity.”

Our family is about to lose our health benefits.  Our mother has recently and successfully battled breast cancer without missing a single day of teaching, except for the day of her operation.  Health benefits are important to our family.    
In addition, we have home, insurance, automobile and many other family expenses including educational expenses for two teenage sons.  (One in college, one in high school.)

Our mother is 57, and hoped to teach until retirement at 65.  Due to the overwhelming attacks in the media on her statement of Catholic belief, we do not believe she will be able to find another teaching position.  Her salary & benefits total: 75,500 a year.  Given her age, we are hoping to raise 7 ½ years of salary & benefits as our goal to protect our family.  But for now we are raising 100,000 to cover salary and health benefits moving forward.

I hope you can find it in your heart to help our family.  Any contribution is welcome.  God Bless!  Please forward this!

15 comments:

Wendy Ganz said...

Patti is a devoted follower of Christ, wife, mother, teacher, lay person, and friend. Please join us in signing a petition of support. It can be found on change.org. Search Patti jannuzzi, you'll find it. Thank you for helping us stand with Patti and for sending the message that we want our Catholic high school's mission to be in line with Catholic teaching.

Vox Cantoris said...

Wendy, can you provide a link. The only petition which I found at change.org was very negative and offensive.

If you can confirm the link, I will pos it here.

Thank you.

Vox

voxcantoris@rogers.com

Unknown said...

Here is the link to the Support Patti petition:

https://www.change.org/p/immaculata-high-school-somerville-nj-support-patti-jannuzzi

Thanks

Carl Ganz

Luciano said...

Everything she posted is true and I will make a donation. Thank you Vox for highlighting her plight.

Anonymous said...

https://actright.com/petition/149

Vox Cantoris said...

Wendy or Carl Ganz, those who have targeted her in the past seem to be making it into the comment box on the fund page. This is very sad for her.

Lynda said...

This is truly disgusting. More so because it is supposed to be a Catholic school and she is not being defended by her principal and colleagues and students and parents, as well as her bishop, priest and fellow parishioners, which ought to be the case. Thank you, Mrs Januzzi, for speaking the truth against the sexual perversion and immorality that is being imposed on people, most terribly, children, which is a most egregious abuse of them.

As you know, in most places due to the concerted evil agenda coming from UN, EU and other state and interstate organs, all persons who defend the moral truths in the public square are being persecuted. What has made this so widespread and intense is the collusion of most of the leadership of the Catholic Church. Instead of leading the fight against grave, intrinsic evil, they are enabling the agenda and the attendant persecution of those who stand by the truth in Faith and the Natural Law. Another "fruit" of the Great Apostasy.

It would be helpful to explain to potential donors how it is that Mrs Januzzi is the one in her household who must earn an income to support her family. If people know that she is the sole earner for the household, they are more likely to give, as there will be no income for the family.

Lynda said...

It'd be good if Michael Voris could mention Mrs Januzzi's persecution in a vortex report.

Lynda said...

This is truly disgusting. More so because it is supposed to be a Catholic school and she is not being defended by her principal and colleagues and students and parents, as well as her bishop, priest and fellow parishioners, which ought to be the case. Thank you, Mrs Januzzi, for speaking the truth against the sexual perversion and immorality that is being imposed on people, most terribly, children, which is a most egregious abuse of them.

As you know, in most places due to the concerted evil agenda coming from UN, EU and other state and interstate organs, all persons who defend the moral truths in the public square are being persecuted. What has made this so widespread and intense is the collusion of most of the leadership of the Catholic Church. Instead of leading the fight against grave, intrinsic evil, they are enabling the agenda and the attendant persecution of those who stand by the truth in Faith and the Natural Law. Another "fruit" of the Great Apostasy.

It would be helpful to explain to potential donors how it is that Mrs Januzzi is the one in her household who must earn an income to support her family. If people know that she is the sole earner for the household, they are more likely to give, as there will be no income for the family.

minbee66 said...

Thanks for posting this. It seems lightning does strike twice!

Your post in support of Mrs. Jannuzzi has been reblogged at "Dorothy Day Another Way" http://dorothydayworker.blogspot.com/2015/03/not-again-catholic-harrassed-on-net-for.html

minbee66 said...

In your post, the link to make a donation doesn't work because there is a period after the URL. If the period is removed the link in your post will work:

https://www.change.org/p/immaculata-high-school-somerville-nj-support-patti-jannuzzi.

should be simply

https://www.change.org/p/immaculata-high-school-somerville-nj-support-patti-jannuzzi

TLM said...

Minbee.....It is supposed to be up and running today. When I went there, they explained it wasn't working currently, but they were working to fix it, and encouraged people to be patient and not to forget them, so keep going back to check it.

God's wonderful Blessings on all

minbee66 said...

TLM, the link (without the added period or "dot") was working when I wrote my comment on March 20. I had already gone to the site and was able to donate when I posted my comment.

Sorry to hear there was a problem today.

Anonymous said...

If her employer had a social media policy in place that prevented posts such as Mrs Januzzi's, they were well within her rights to fire her...

Vox Cantoris said...

The word Anon at 8:47 is "if." There is no indication from the school or the bishop's public statement that she violated any policy. If they had a standing policy they should have referred to it. Since they have not, we should conclude that there was none and she was not violating any obligation to her employer.