Tuesday, April 1, 2014


The following originally appeared as a comment to which I have already replied. However, I would like to examine it again here in a bit more detail.
Zenit 1/20/12 quotes Kiko "What is important, above all, is the fact that the Pope has reiterated that the communities can celebrate the Sunday Mass as a community. It is a sociological fact of immense importance, which means that the small community is the salvation for the New Evangelization. The Eucharist, in fact, creates and forms the Christian community, it makes it stable, unites it."

Typical of just about any Kiko quote, this one allows for several layers of analysis. First let us note that it says "Zenit quotes Kiko". Zenit is to Kiko what MSNBC is to Obama. When it comes to Kiko, Zenit has oft demonstrated its penchant for dropping any pretense of journalistic objectivity. 

Do a search on Zenit for Kiko Arguello. You will see article after article of "Kiko says, Kiko explains, Kiko reports, Kiko comments..." Meetings with the pope or some other Church figure are only reported on by Zenit as what Kiko says about the meeting.

And what Kiko says is NEVER a simple recounting of the meeting, but a Kiko paraphrase that turns into an exponentially expanded proclamation as demonstrated in this report. Here we get an insight into Kiko's extreme megalomania. In his mind, a simple, tightly regulated permit is twisted into THE SALVATION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION!' 

Let's look at this closer. The permission for the neocatechumens to celebrate the eucharist in the small community was given in 2008 with the approval of the NCW Statute (Art. 13 § 2.)  The permission is given in the context of the Statute which prescribes the mission for the Neocatechuemenal Way as "one of the forms of diocesan implementation of Christian initiation and of ongoing education in faith" (Art. 1), which must "seek to foster in its recipients a mature sense of belonging to the parish" (Art. 6). 

This small permission afforded the neocatechumens can hardly be interpreted to mean THE SALVATION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION. But megalomaniac-dictator types like Kiko count either on the ignorance of their subjects or the sheer force of their personalities and hypnotic volume of words to cripple the intelligence of their hearers, and at that, Kiko is a master. 

In this short excerpt, Kiko demonstrates the genius of the successful modern revolutionary. Kiko would never use the words "Sunday Mass" amongst his own. Those words are calculated for the wider Zenit audience. Kiko eschews the word "Mass" because for him, more than anything else, it represents the post-Constantinian/Tridentine Church he believes to have apostatized, and which he sees himself personally called to replace.

This is why he calls this little permit to celebrate the eucharist in the small community "THE SALVATION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION", which by extension is the salvation of the Church itself. And Kiko the Magnificent is at its head. 

However, in order to reinvent the Church in his image, he must first be perceived to be within it. This is Alinksy Rules for Radicals #2: Never go outside the experience of the people who you wish to convert. As we know, neos use the word "eucharist" in place of "Mass", not "the Eucharist" or even "the celebration of the Eucharist, but just "eucharist". They say "we will have eucharist" like we say "we will have Mass." 

The stand alone use of "eucharist" in place of "Mass" is not familiar to the average Catholic ear. Thus he does not say "the permission to celebrate eucharist as a community". People would wonder what he's talking about. So he says "Sunday Mass", and the average Catholics thinks "Okay."  

Here we see Kiko for exactly what he is. The veil is off. Kiko and the Neocatechumenal Way are not about what the Statute says they are to be about: just "one of the forms of Christian initiation" (Art. 1) with the end goal of fostering a mature sense of "belonging to the parish" (Art. 6). No, the Neocatechumenal Way is about the conversion all Catholicism to the Kiko-way, for Kiko's Way is SALVATION. In fact, Kiko IS the Way. 

Finally, Kiko knows the truth of lex orandi, lex credendi: the law of prayer is the law of belief. He knows that if he can change the way we pray the Mass, our highest prayer, he can change what we believe. This is why, while accepting other limitations to the practice of the Way, he adamantly refused to change the manner in which the NCW celebrates its liturgy. The liturgy is his agent of change. 

Thus we see the concession granted by Benedict for the limited celebration of the liturgy in the small communities, become, in Kiko's hands, a full blown imprimatur allowing him to declare his Way as the SALVATION of the Church and himself as the Savior of the New Evangelization and in fact the Church.

But we were warned....the abomination would not be found outside the temple, but within it. 


  1. A devilish man this Kiko.

  2. Thankyou for this excellent article! Particularly this:
    "But megalomaniac-dictator types like Kiko count either on the ignorance of their subjects or the sheer force of their personalities and hypnotic volume of words to cripple the intelligence of their hearers, and at that, Kiko is a master. "

    The "cult of personality" around Kiko seems to trickle down through the ranks, so that not only do the men dress like Kiko and speak like Kiko, but the delivery of the NCW message at every level is primarily through "sheer force of personality" as you say.

    The comments of the NCW members on this blog are evidence enough of the "crippled intelligence", let alone any reference to Diana or Zoltan.

    Thankyou again

  3. Everything to the NCW is focused on the statutes of the NCW written by Kiko and Carmen. What the statutes says goes. If the statutes says to Kiss KIKO'S UKULE

  4. Diana got her book in "the Hemorrahging Vhurch " written by Robert V. Thomann. Apparently this author is a water specialist not a theologian. Where does is hail from, NEW JERSEY where everything and everyone one if from, the Guiseppes, Father Pius, the Carmelite Order, the now author, the architects and engineers all associated with the NCW.

    1. Thomann has a masters in divinity from Fordham university. A deacon at olmc ridge wood. He taught at the seminary here. What is this NEW JERSEY thing. We are not New Jersey.....we are Guahan.

      I notice that the younger generation is picking up on the Spanish Language. No interest on the Fhamorro language. Soon our masses will be said in Spanish.

  5. "the end goal of fostering a mature sense of "belonging to the parish" (Art. 6). "

    there is absolutely NOTHING that remotely resembles 'belonging' w/ the arrival of the neo-cats .. we are outsiders, who figure this crap out .. w/ a serious dopple of concern to speak out, because it 'seems' everyone is going for it in my parish. all the kiko kitch is being hoisted on us, & 'they' are going door to door... same schpeal almost verbatim .. I am remaining in silence before the Lord, caught between fierce anger & sobbing.

  6. Kiko Arguello: I hope that does not force us to publish the catechism approved by the Holy See would be bad for us
    Pope / When Ratzinger in '74 encouraged the Neocatechumenal

    Joseph Ratzinger encouraged the Neocatechumenal Way in the early seventies. And 'what they told the founders of the Way neocatecumanale,' Kiko 'Arguello and Carmen Hernandez, received today by the Pope Ratzinger In '73 he was professor of theology in Germany. Among his students was the Italian physicist Stephen Gennarini, who undertook the 'neocatecumenato' proposed by the two Spaniards and with his speeches curious Ratzinger. He, then, invited Arguello and Hernandez at his home in Regensburg and - reportedly by their own today at a press conference - he spent with them one evening for dinner to listen to the explanations of their initiative. Ratzinger encouraged to ask the two founders of the German bishops to open their 'journey' in Germany, but in the space of a single year in Vienna was possible to host the first catechism in German. The following year, in 1974, Arguello and Hernandez met again Ratzinger. "If you can not do it from the top, let's do it from the bottom," he reportedly said Ratzinger. He wrote a letter to two German priests who were his friends and who, shortly after, hosted the Neocatechumenal catechesis in Germany. "Ratzinger has paved the way for Neocatechumenal in Germany," said Arguello.
    The two founders of the Neocatechumenal Way have made no secret of having met with doubts and objections. "Against us there are prejudices, some bishops say that we divide the parish, we celebrate Mass on our behalf.'s Not true," said 'Kiko'. "Liberation theology has been our most ferocious enemy," he said in reference to Latin America. Carmen Hernandez, exuberant behavior and cigarette during the press conference, criticized the former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Francis Arinze, who in a letter of recent years criticized the Neocatechumenal for some 'abuse' liturgical. "Arinze has gone to war," he said, immediately corrected by 'Kiko', according to which "it did not happen, the Holy See has helped us." However, the successor to Arinze, the Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Lovera - reportedly from the same 'Kiko' - judged "fallen" Arinze's letter. As for the Neocatechumenal catechism approved these days by the Holy See (the 'directory'), Arguello said that from 1997 to 2003 Bertone and Ratzinger - then prefect and secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - I have reviewed and completed by asking which were placed a number of references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. "I hope that does not force us to publish it, it would be a bad thing for us," said 'Kiko'. There is a progression in the path, as an arcane, those embarking on the path gradually learns the content. But if you force us, obbediremmo. "No comment, however, on the recent disagreement between the bishops and the Neocatechumenal Way in Japan." It 's all in the hands of the Holy See, "said Father Mario Pezzi, that John Paul II flanked years ago Arguello and to Hernandez.

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    I do not know the reality 'of the Way, but one thing I would put it: the catechism to be published.