Where does it say were (sic) not Catholic?
GIRM is a document providing us with a guideline how to perform liturgy. Monsignor David informed us it is only a guide and we interpret the document in the light of inculttaration (sic) to our needs and culture on Guam. We are the catholic church on Guam so we have a new way now of doing things. Monsignor David supports this so we are right.
Zoltan March 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM
...when a bishop allows the Way to work under its jurisdiction, then the same bishop consents to the faith life and the practices of the Way. So we do not need special permission from the local bishop, or the Archbishop in this case, to participate in and follow our celebrations. The Way celebrates the Eucharist in the exact same manner in every country of the earth. We are not talking about reception of the Eucharist on the tongue, but under both kinds. Our practice in the Way has been existing for quite some time. Whoever wants to change this, has the burden of proof. Otherwise we follow our practice.
- The General Instruction of the Roman Missal is subject to interpretation.
- The permission of a bishop for the Neocatechumenal Way to practice in his diocese is a blanket consent to the "life and practices of the Way," and no other permissions are needed.
- The practices of the Way are valid because the members of the Way have been practicing them for "quite some time", thus any challenge to them requires a "burden of proof" from the challenger.
Let's take these one at a time.