Thursday, January 30, 2014


"I am sure that in fulfilling this mandate the Pontifical Council for the Laity will be able to count on the cooperation and the spirit of filial docility of the Neocatechumenal Way."

- Letter of Pope John Paul II, April 5, 2001 to Cardinal James Francis Stafford, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, upon tasking the Council with the preparation of the Statutes of the Neocatechumenal Way.

"...there are no documents to show you at this point.  All our instruction have been oral, but we are satisfied with that.  We have no choice.  All we were told is to take no action until the Holy See resolves these matters."

- Letter from a local Neocatechumenal priest, April 26, 2008, to Tim Rohr, explaining why the Neocatechumenal Way had not complied with the instruction from Pope Benedict to conform its liturgy to the liturgical books of the church (and obeyed Kiko instead). 

Note: The "Holy See DID "resolve these matters" in June 2008 with the final approval of the Statutes of the Neocatechumenal Way. The Way has continued to this day to reject the norms set out for it in its own Statutes in a spirit of non-cooperation and anti-filial hostility, a supreme rejection of the Pope they so often point to as evidence of papal approval. Perhaps it was a good thing he died when he did lest he have died of a broken heart upon seeing the disobedience and division wrought by his generosity toward the Way.


  1. The majority of our Faithful are still oblivious and unaware of what is going on! We must rally and "enlighten" the rest of all the bullying and halooganism going on at the Chancery under the influence and "gun" of the NCW!

    People Power is needed today! We cannot afford to continue our silence and complacency! We would only be doing a disservice to those not aware of the deceitfulness going on financially and the arrogant disobedience of our archbishop to Rome in the Papal instructions and directions that NCW is told to act on before being given the sanctions and blessings of the Pope!

  2. The priest and people of Guam must unite together and have people power. It must be a united gathering of priests and people calling for change. The media. Should be called and a people power movement evolve at the Agana cathedral. Only in numbers will archbishop Apuron be forced to rethink the grave harm he is doing the church on Guam.

  3. I doubt very much that ANY CLERGY will join in a rally or a protest. They are subjected to obedience to the Archbishop. Then you have those who are in agreement but will not join due to their bond with the church.

  4. Then Apuron just continues doing what he does.

  5. Countless children were abused because priests kept silent on abuses within the system, so men like archbishop Apuron continued covering up abuse. Had the clergy have stood up to bishops children could have been saved. There is a higher law of obedience of any Priest to a bishop and that is conscience.

  6. Is the Neo considered a secular organization, movement or whatever they label themselves to be under the secular institute of Pontifical Rites like Vulotas Dei?