Actually, Joe San Agustin's comments were not posted in response to The Zoltan's usual delusions which he posted to Tom Tanaka's letter in the PDN yesterday, but Joe's comments are timely and instructive. Read The Zoltan's laughable response and then Joe's schooling of the likes of The Zoltan after that.
Dear Thomas, please accept the fact. The Neocatechumenal Way is not a sect, but a Catholic itinerary, which forms legitimate faith groups in the parishes called communities. We experience our faith through these communities in Christ, in line with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Can you accept this, dear Thomas? The Way is going to stay and be part of the parishes in the long term. Therefore, peaceful coexistence of different church groups has not alternative.
The problem is not the Way, but a handful of church fundamentalists who desperately try to make an impact in opposing everything that is new. But they cannot make any real impact beyond spreading half truth and misinformation through the media. Why cannot they look at members of the Way as their sisters and brothers in Christ? Why do they manufacture poison for the soul of the believer on a daily basis through hearsay, gossip and superstition? What is their purpose? Their utterances are fuming intellectual dishonesty. Those who willingly breath in this poison become delusional. Please, do not be one of these delusional fellows and do not make Concerned Catholic a vehicle of discharging this poison. Always be critical, double check the facts and take it with a pinch of salt what you read from them.
The cause of this vituperation among the Catholic faithful on Guam is the intention of this frustrated group to politicize their opposing views of church affairs in the local media. They set up a political agenda and issue political statements in their eagerness to chase and hunt down one by one those whom they perceive as responsible for the successes of the Way. But who can stop success that is rooted in the spiritual need of the faithful so deeply? While professional trouble makers are employed to achieve a divisive goal of this sorrowful political agenda, the people of Guam close up and support religious freedom. Do you really believe that handful of unreasonable radicals who work 24-7 to incite, who call for uprisal and revolution, who indoctrinate you away from the teaching of Jesus Christ and the Bible?
Dear Thomas, your letter is full of political statement. Even if you do not realize, you became a tool in the hands of these church radicals. Why on earth should we move out of our parishes when we are and remain part of the parishes in long term? The more the radicals are marginalized, the loader they try to sound. But people do not want to listen to this noise. The Catholic faithful on Guam want peace, the peace of Lord. Let this peace be also with you.
Tim's note: The 2008 Statute actually is published and is publicly available but you would never know it by going to the official NCW site, which is what Joe is referring to. The site leads the reader to think that the 2008 Statute, the one which legitimizes the NCW, is the one that is referenced on the main page. But it is only the 2002 Statute - which was not approved - which is immediately viewable. I explain and demonstrate this thoroughly at THE OFFICIAL DECEPTION OF THE NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY.
This is a rather critical matter because the unapproved 2002 Statute permits "the brothers" to receive and consume the eucharist sitting, whereas the approved 2008 Statute does not. The hiding of the 2008 statute on the NCW official website is purposeful because it is important to Kiko that the NCW continue to receive the eucharist according to the 2002 Statute which supports his theology that Jesus Christ is NOT ACTUALLY present in the eucharistic species but only present mystically in the community.
Here is a side by side comparison.