Amen to that ! Nothing to add. I think you covered it all.Thank you
FYI, the community tithes after the second scrutiny, maybe between 4-6 years about 10% of the income.
Fr. Isaias, I understand that some of the money collected during the second scrutiny goes to the poor. Can you tell us where the rest goes?
The tithes should all go to the poor. It can be anyone in the street, indigents in hospitals, etc. Bottom line is it should all be given and no monies coming from the Second Scrutiny will be kept.
Yes, Chuck, that is the problem - no-one knows where this money goes, or for that matter, where it is kept before it goes. The NCW is not autonomous from the parish (at least in theory) so all money/collections should be treated in the same way other collections are treated in the parish. In other words, there ought to be accounts. We should be insisting that the parishes make public and include full accounts of all moneys collected by, and paid on behalf of, the NCW communities
It does not all go to the poor. A good chunk goes to archbishop Apuron personally.
If the Archbishop doesn't direct priests, deacons and nuns to start outreach programs they should do it independently, and be supported by lay Catholics. And, lay folks Jesus instructed us all to evangelize.
5:01 PM your idea comes at a very critical time when many of our brothers and sisters in Christ are spiritually challenged yet they yearn to know, love, and serve our God even more. Praying that our faith community will pull together and fill in the gaps caused by the failed leadership of the Neo archbishop.
This! Thank you, Catholics United.
Thanks, Catholics United. You said what we all know: KIKO in NOT a prophet!! The only thing I want to say differently is that the NCW is not "fashioning itself as another Vatican"; instead, I think Kiko has come to the conclusion that is will be far more effective if he and his subjects conduct a very slow, calculated, kind of "coup d etat" to take over the Catholic Church and seat himself as the next successor to Peter!
Mary 3:40 p.m., Kiko better hurry up. He's 75 years old. I'm hoping he is called to his "heavenly reward" before long. Hopefully, his cult will fizzle out once he's out of the picture. And hopefully Rome will take what's left of the NCW after his demise and reform and de-fang it.
Speaking of money...during the Baptismal of infants in the Ballroom after they are dunked, the father raises the baby and runs around the room. After the baptismal the black trash is passed around, counted and recorded. When there isn't sufficient money to pay, the godparents are asked to pay the difference!If you cannot afford the payments, stop the ritual. Holes in people's pockets are getting bigger. If people can't afford to pay their way, then stay home!
And they say, the NCW is not a movement? Read an excerpt...The Bishop of Shrewsbury Rt Rev Mark Davies has opened and blessed a new centre of evangelisation run by the Neocatechumenal Way. The Well was a former medical centre in Wythenshawe, Manchester, which had been lying vacant for nine years.Members of the Way, a new ecclesial movement, have taken out a lease on the building and spent six months extensively refurbishing it as a centre of worship and of evangelisation for the local community.