Friday, February 21, 2014

MIAMI

I'm allowing all the comments about the new bishop of Miami so everyone can see the spasms. In case you haven't learned - as both conservatives and liberals are now learning - Francis is not one to be put in a box and counted on one side or the other.


But beyond that:

Francis does not wish to condemn or destroy the NCW. Like Benedict and John Paul II before him, he wishes to guide it into full unity with the Church: thus JPII's granting of the "ad experimentum", thus Benedict's construction and approval of the Statute and his laborious correction and approval of the NCW catechetical directory, and thus Francis' stark call for unity at the Feb. 1 meeting with the NCW.

The appointment of the bishop in Miami probably has nothing to do with his NCW background and everything to do with his episcopal abilities for that particular diocese.

But if in fact, the NCW background does play into it (there doesn't appear to be any evidence that he is "walking"), then it is a further example of how Francis intends to deal with Kiko's waywardness, from within.

In any event it will be interesting to see if the new bishop sides with the neos against the rest of his diocese as has happened here.

Meanwhile, spasm away. More pageviews. More...more...more...pageviews. Will be turning those into cash soon. So thanks.

20 comments:

  1. Once there is the ordination and incardination, the Neocatechumenal Way has no authority over the priest, which is at this very moment a priest under the authority of the ordinary. The Archbishop of Miami had all the Neo musicians at his installation. They always serenade their episcopal supporters. Let's see if bishop-elect WALKS or not.

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  2. Blog theme song gives me HAPPINESS

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  3. This is from vatican.va
    The Holy Father has appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Miami (USA) Bishop Peter Baldacchino, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Newark (USA), currently the Chancellor of "Missio sui iuris" of Turks and Caicos and the pastor of '"Our Lady of Divine Providence "the island of Providenciales, assigning him the titular see of Vatarba.

    Bishop Peter Baldacchino
    Bishop Peter Baldacchino was born December 5, 1960 in Sliema (Malta). After attending elementary school "Saint Francis School" in Msida (1966-1971) and the secondary school 'Mount Carmel College "in Santa Venera (1971-1978), he obtained a degree in Computer Science from the University of Malta (1984) and Electronic Expert at the "Umberto Calosso Trade School" in Santa Venera (1984-1986). He worked as a technical manager of a bottling plant (1980-1989).
    As a seminarian of the "Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary" in Kearny (New Jersey), in the Archdiocese of Newark (USA), he pursued his ecclesiastical studies at the "Seton Hall University" in South Orange, getting the "Master of Divinity" ( 1990-1996).
    Ordained a priest May 25, 1996 for the Archdiocese of Newark, has held the following positions: assistant priest of '"Our Lady of Mount Carmel" in Ridgewood (1996-1999), Chancellor of the "Missio sui iuris" of Turks and Caicos ( since 1999) and Pastor of '"Our Lady of Divine Providence" on the island of Providenciales (since 2000).
    On 30 March 2009 he was appointed Chaplain of His Holiness.
    Apart from English, he speaks Maltese, Italian, Spanish and Creole."

    The new Auxiliary Bishop of Miami -born in Malta- speaks local languages of his flock. Does Fr. Pius speak Chamorro?

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    1. And your point is???? He is Catholic all his life! LOL! Nap is calling me YAWN.

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    2. Pertaining to new Bishop of Miami. Wikipedia: missio sui iuris, also known as an independent mission, is a rare type of Roman Catholic missionary pseudo-diocesan jurisdiction in an area with very few Catholics, often desolate or remote. The clerical head is styled Ecclesiastical Superior; he can be a regular cleric, bishop, archbishop or even a cardinal, but if of high rank often resides elsewhere (notably, in another diocese or the Vatican) in chief of his primary office.

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    3. I guess then, the neo movement brings to Guam a "rare type" of missionaries -- no wonder why all the "rare" unCatholic-like practices in celebrating the neo style liturgy. But Catholic Faithfuls content with celebrating and preserving Catholic Traditions in the Liturgy should not have to be forced to support a group who promote deviations in the authentic Catholic Liturgy.

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    4. 2:22PM - Perhaps if you spend less time napping and instead, get yourself the Catechism of the Catholic Church book and spend time reading it, you'd also be enlightened about why authentic Catholicism acknowledges and practices the utmost respect and reverence that distributing and receiving The Real Presence of Christ in Holy Communion requires.

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  4. 2:22PM and all Neos are NOT permitted to read the CCC or of the Saints or anything that may sway them away from neocat's teachings...simple and sad.
    Just like the JW's, Mormons and Iglesia Ni Christo...of course they'll deny it but it's the Truth.

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    1. This is totally irrelevant. Why would a Pope appoint an Archbishop who is in RMS if the NCW is wrong? HMMMMM. So your denying the Pope's decision? Made me think here, accusations of NCW does not equal to your educational guess is a bust. Even the outside of the NCW sees this does not make sense. To me is all invalid cry and immature because you think the Archbishop don't love you. Grow up! Maybe you and I should go this invitation. I"m starting to be drawn to it. Quite honestly starting to be intrigue. I don't see Christianity here but a bunch LAW men who is trap in their world.

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    2. He was formed in an RMS seminary. This does not mean that as a bishop he is "walking", nor does it mean that he celebrates the Mass illicitly as does Archbishop Apuron. As an FYI, we really don't care if the Archbishop loves us. He has declared war on us and we have agreed to it. P.S. I don't see "Christianity" in your criticism. Go back to your studies and learn English before you try to use it again here.

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    3. A wolf in sheep's clothing. Aside from the improper use of English, the other telling statement was the "bunch of law men". Not the first time I have heard that from the "peanut gallery". So I guess sir, this makes you the "law giver"...You're so funny just like the Toyota commercial. Hahahahahaha! Sorry if the reference is lost on some of you

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  5. Re: "Totally Irrelevant" at 7:07.
    When it comes to the majority of neo responses here on this blog, they tend to exhibit incorrect premise and bad context (awful grammar not withstanding). It seems to mirror their actions on Guam as well.

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    1. It’s all about communication, communication, communication to be able to evangelize, convert, forgive, initiate spiritual healing, and establish a Pastoral relationship with the Lay Faithful whether it is in a parish or missionary setting in an English-speaking population, island or country!

      As I read the book: "Liturgical Time Bombs In Vatican II--The Destruction of Catholic Faith Through Changes in Catholic Worship" I realized that much of the discernments, discussions and debates also centered around (not exclusively) accurate definitions, translations, interpretations and understandings because the written language (whether defined and interpreted from Latin to English or Greek to English, etc) is extremely crucial and critical in order to acquire a precise understanding and eventually, the accurate and authentic catechesis of the Deposit of Faith. Although the misinterpretations of Vat. II were the deliberate deviations from the legitimate interpretations, without good linguistic skills (primarily the English language for those tasked with conveying the legitimate interpretations to the English-speaking population) we would not, for instance, have known about the Liturgical Time Bombs of Vat. II.

      My point for referencing Vat. II above, (because I wonder): without a command of the English language, how can one begin to grasp true and accurate definitions and translations or be able to accurately understand or defend Catholic Theology; explain tenets of our Faith the Rubrics, Cannon or Liturgical rules and prescriptions with a language deficiency? I also wonder how would one be able to effectively do all that in the short 4yr period? Can one become credibly eligible for ordination as a Deacon, and then be ordained a Priest in 4 years’ time, considering todays environment with regard to questions and misunderstanding about legitimate Catholic doctrine and beliefs? Granted we believe on our need to rely on the Holy Spirit always, but we also need to do our part with acquiring certain skills!

      Just continuing to wonder because: my son-in-law went thru 4 yrs of college, then a few yrs more of pre-med schooling, not to mention an additional year or two of internship before being able to practice medicine on his own!

      As important as our health, physical welfare and staying alive is to all of us, to serious Catholics and Christians alike however, our ultimate eternal life after death should be more important. This life is temporary, but the next life is forever! I would think, therefore, our Priests who guide and assist us, spiritually -- healing us as we “fall” or helping us understand and grow in our Faith as we journey -- also would have had not only a thorough educational preparation and spiritual formation, but most especially, be able to intelligently communicate with us and thus, guide us towards our ultimate salvation. One’s ability to communicate in the official language of the community one is evangelizing to should be an essential skill and qualification.

      I bring this issue up with examples of why language efficiency is an important skill for one aspiring to be a missionary or a Priest primarily because of the examples of the deficiencies displayed by the responses (or the irrelevancy to the topic of the responses) on this blog by the opposition. It's disturbing!

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  6. Unless the Archbishop is off island, he will be there to celebrate at funerals of NEO members. He even goes out of his way to attend the rosaries. As the saying goes, if you do it for one, then do it for all! there is no such thing as pick and choose!

    Poor Tan Maria who has been a techa for the parish for years! will not have the Archbishop celebrate the Mass of Ressurection upon her death because she is not a NEO!

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    1. That is his personal prerogative. He does have personal relationships and we cannot deny him that. To claim fairness and expect him to attend every funeral or celebration that happens on this island is impossible and irrelevant. What should concern us is the abuses he allows (Neo Communion, unaccounted for finances, and his unfairness to non-Neo Diocesan priest). So what if the Archbishop is dry as a piece of toast, an ellititst, and wants to be catered to? We should care less we are in his good graces. I know I do, but I will demand and hold him accounable for his duties as Archbishop of Agana, which he has obviously shirked!

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  7. Tan Maria would rather have an authentic Mass celebrated upon her death by a Priest, (and not by a Presbyter) with Holy Communion distributed and received by all with the appropriate respect and holy reverence the Real Presence of Christ requires. And that Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, I stipulate in my Advance Spiritual Directive, will be said in Church and not at the local hotel on a dinning table, but celebrated on the Holy Altar. I don't think, therefore, that I would be disappointed if the archbishop would not qualify to carry out the stipulations of my Advance Spiritual Directive wishes.

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  8. Some in this blog don't think it has ant significance,but today Pope Paul VI had a miracle aproved by the Vaticano. Pope Paul was the first one to proclaim thr WAY a fruit of the council. 1977 recognize rich fruit of the council . We live in present, not the time of Trent. Support for the Way from all the Popes since the first inspiration .

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    1. Ah, so there we go scrambling for validation again. Sounds like you guys have a very serious identity complex. By they way, why do all of you spell so bad?

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    2. 9:37AM- You just posted:"We live in present, not the time of Trent." yet your group also claims you practice "ancient Christian practices"!

      So what do neos really practice and believe? Who, then inspired Kiko and which era of Christians does kiko pattern the neo Mass alterations and the kiko style of receiving Holy Communion from?

      Weren't the early Christians around even before the Council of Trent was called -- whose period and time you also claim you do not live in, acknowledge or recognize?!!

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    3. Good point. 9:37 tells us we have to live in the present but Kiko wants to take us back to 1400 years before Trent.

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