We have grave reason to believe that despite the promulgation of the recently (2010) approved texts of the Catechetical Directory for the Neocatechumenal Way, the "catechists" and teachers of the Neocatechumenal Way continue to teach a version of the faith that is NOT Catholic.
We believe this is also why Kiko Arguello has been obstinate against the Holy See in the matter of bringing his version of the eucharistic celebration into conformance with the liturgical books as was required by the 2008 Statute of the Neocatechumenal Way.
This is a transcript of a recording 1 of a class for the permanent diaconate instructed by a Fr. Angelo Veraldi (SPEAKER) around March of 2014. Upon inquiry, we learned that he was also instructing the seminarians at Redemptoris Mater Seminary (RMS).
The sermons are often grossly disjointed, barely intelligible, laced with theological novelty, delivered as if the "presbyter" had nothing else to do but fill in the required time, and very often, insulting to traditional piety and devotion.
(In fact, the liturgy itself often suffers the same fate as the presbyters lose their place or leave out portions of the Mass. A recent example is the recently ordained Fr. Harold Colorado who was reported to have concluded the Mass by saying "Uh, ok, we're done. Let's go" instead of the required dismissal. 2
One wonders what is wrong with all the wonderful English speaking priests and professors who could have taught the same course - many of them right here on Guam - that we have to import someone from Italy who can hardly speak the language.
Of course, we know the answer: everyone aspiring to the clerical life in the Archdiocese of Agana must be formed according to the Neocatechumenal Way.
Well then, this is the mess we get.
SPEAKER: ...very action, action of liturgy. Liturgical action. Also when we sight the son by ourself, because as a church we pray for everybody. And then there is Jesus Christ inside, inside of the sons (signs?). Sons (signs?) must be referred to, to Jesus Christ. Is a prefiguration. He experienced, he experience the son (sign?) before ourself. Before me and before you, Jesus Christ experience the Son (sign?). He experience the love of God, the Father.
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1 Recording of Fr. Angelo Veraldi instructing candidates to the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of Agana that Jesus Christ "is a sinner".
2 Account of the celebration of the Mass by Fr. Harold Colorado, December 28, 2014, San Vicente Church, Barrigada, Guam.
3 The neocatechumenal appear to avoid the word "priest" and use "presbyter" exclusively.