Monday, May 26, 2014


We sure do learn a lot about the Neocatechumenal Way thanks to Diana. Here's another one from a commenter:
What difference does it make? According to an article and a youtube message on Diana's post there are various ways of celebrating the liturgy. The Orthodox Catholic, the Byzantine Catholic the Anglecan, etc. who have asked to return to the Roman Catholic Church still celebrate the liturgy/mass/ communion rite according to there belief. So what makes the NCW different? If they are taking certain practices from these religious group does that make them nonconforming to the rites of the Catholic Church? 
The woman knows how to prove that their practices are legitimate. There is no counterattack on this post.
Well the difference is that the Mass celebrated by the Neocatechumenal Way is not its own "rite". The Mass or "eucharist" as celebrated by the Neocatechumenal Way is (supposed to be) the Roman Rite, and there is only ONE Roman Rite. There is no Neocatechumenal Rite. The Mass, as celebrated by the Neocatechumenal Way is governed by the liturgical books of the Roman Rite with the exceptions noted in the Statute of the Neocatechumenal Way.

Because the "eucharist", as celebrated by the Neocatechumenal Way - specifically in the communion rite - violates the norms of the Roman Rite and the exceptions allowed by the Statute, the "eucharist" as celebrated by the Neocatechumenal Way is illicit

This is not a judgement or an opinion. There is no judgement or opinion needed. It is the same as if a person in the state of mortal sin receives communion and in doing so commits a sacrilege. No letter from the pope is necessary. It is simply true by the fact itself. 

Conform to your Statute and problem over. Simple. The fact that our pointing this simple fact out has produced the most inane ranting and raving from the Kiko's over these many months is towering evidence that there is something else going on. Something else, indeed!

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