Sunday, August 2, 2015

THE ASTOUNDING LOGIC OF THE NCW


Did anybody else get the irony of this story in this week's U Matuna?

A neocatechumenal couple flies from Guam to New Jersey and then to different points (the wife to Arkansas) to "evangelize" for a week taking "nothing but the clothes on their backs" and meanwhile send their nine children to stay "with family in Spain.


Yet we are told that they are "following Jesus' call to live off the kindness of strangers, leaving all possessions behind." 

How many tens of thousands of dollars did they need to give to the airlines so that they could experience "poverty" for a few days?

Left out of the story is the husband's employment. We are told that the husband (David Atienza) "teaches theology to missionary seminarians." LOL. They left out the fact that he makes a very comfortable living off of our tax dollars as a Ph.d'd professor at UOG ( who also happens to teach trash about the religious customs of the Chamorro people who host him.)

Oh, and get the part about the primary purpose of their evangelization: to "announce the Gospel and God's love especially to priests.

Obviously the poor non-Neo priests haven't yet heard the Gospel and need to hear it from neo-cats who preach "the power of providence" while their children vacation in Spain - or perhaps they're taking a vacation from their children?

The logic of the NCW simply astounds. 

By the way, still no "fix" for the naming of the FD chapel as promised by Adrian. "Promised by Adrian." Get it?

P.S. Jesus does not call us to "live off the kindness of strangers". What he calls for is the absolute detachment necessary to follow him in whatever state of life we vow ourselves to. A sacramentally married couple who obey the command to "be fruitful and multiply" and who are fulfilling their vow to "accept children willingly and lovingly from God" are already uniquely called to the absolute detachment intrinsic to their vow. Their is no need to send those children off to vacation in Spain while mommy and daddy play missionary for a week. 

13 comments:

  1. "New data shows that despite over 70 percent of Spaniards identifying themselves as Catholic, only 13.6 percent say they practice their faith and attend services on Sunday and holy days."
    Source: Catholic News Agency, Jan. 13, 2013

    There's plenty of missionary work to be done in Spain, it seems.

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    1. No money to be made in Spain. The NCW leadership are after money, not lost souls.

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  2. Count up needed to "fix" the naming of the FD chapel.

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  3. YOU HIT IT ON THE NAIL! There are problems in Spain as well as in Italy according to Kiko. What I don't quite understand is Kiko saying, mission families are sent to places where there are NO CHRISTIANS.

    READ LINK ON KIKO'S STATEMENTS.

    http://www.romereports.com/pg160693-neocatechumenal-way-families-are-destroyed-causing-a-phenomenon-of-loneliness-en

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    1. That the Way is aimed at non-believers and atheists is Kiko's Fairy Tale, and he tells this fairy tale around the world to anybody who will listen to him. Click here to see and hear him yourself.

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  4. They were also in Kentucky. Someone from Guam.

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  5. yes, they do evangelized door to door about the bible beginning with God of Abraham, not the beginning of the first chapter of Genesis. In what I believe to evangelize the sign that Jesus has giving us Sacraments. Another work of mercy, beatitude, especially the two greatest commandment Love. Most of all evangelizes with Love with all your heart with the name of Jesus.

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    1. Anon 8:29 could you translate your prose to English please? BTW Tim, isn't Arkansas a foreign country? Have you ever heard their accent? Thank goodness they made it out of Arkansas alive. Those non-believing Baptist can get pretty mean. One more thing, which of the ladies was the mullet? Just asking.

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    2. Oh crap, Tim did Emma provide you these ladies itinerary again? Here comes Diana!!

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  6. There are no NCW members stateside that can do missionary work? There are 8 NCW seminaries in the mainland US (Newark, Brooklyn, Denver, Washington D.C., Boston, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia).
    Makes no sense to me to send NCW members from Guam. A huge expense. Sounds like a junket to me.

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  7. smh. for these neocats, is it really about evangelization, or is it about making themselves feel better about their state in the world?

    the latter is fine with me, but as tim points out, they better be paying for it out of their own pockets. let's support real missions and real missionaries.

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  8. What was that thing about left and right hands again?

    Oh yeah:

    Matthew 6:1-4

    “[But] take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.
    When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
    But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you."

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    1. Janet B - MangilaoAugust 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM

      Good observation, Jose. If Jesus were here today the passage would be modernized to read:

      “[But] take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.
      When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the kikos do in the basements with flower laden tables and menorahs, and in UIU parking lots with obnoxious loudspeakers to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they will only receive an earthly reward.
      But when you give alms, be Catholic about it, and do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you."

      It is true what my grandmother used to say:
      "If you have something important to say, do it instead.
      If you have nothing to say, blow your horn louder!"

      Seems to be the kiko way. My grandmother was Way ahead of her time. God bless her soul!

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