Wednesday, May 28, 2014

THE NEOCATECHUMENAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE CONSECRATED HOST



This is at a wedding where apparently non-Neo members were present. Thus instructions are first given on how to receive. The congregation is clearly instructed to receive in the hand and then sit. Later you see the ministers of Holy Communion directing the communicants to sit after they receive the consecrated host in their hands. We then see the bride and groom laughing and talking while they hold the consecrated host. The priest has not received before distributing the sacred species as he is required to do and as evidenced by his sitting down holding the host and then consuming after the consecrated host has been distributed to the communicants. 


This is the practice that the Neocatechumenal Way was forbidden to do in 2005 and "re-forbidden" to do in Article 13, footnote 49 of the 2008 approved Statute. This is the practice that the Archbishop and his presbyters participate in. This is the practice that the "Filipino priests" were ordered to do or get out of the diocese in 2008. This is the practice that the Archbishop and the leaders of the Neocatechumenal Way believe is the right way to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ...but now we have to wonder if they even believe the consecrated host REALLY IS the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...or is he just "mysteriously present" as we have been told.

The wedding occurred May 28, 2011, three years after the Neocatechumenal Way was given its final Statute,  at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Pulo Cabuyao, Laguna. Here is the link to the original video as posted on YouTube. 

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