Saturday, September 5, 2015


Get The Way out of our parishes

I am truly amazed by the claim that Zoltan Szekely wrote recently in Guam PDN, claiming that his sect, the Neocatechumenal Way, is being unjustly attacked by the Concerned Catholics of Guam group and that their attacks are based on "misconceptions and distortions about my faith group."


  1. My hat to you Mr Tanaka.
    This is a very well written letter, which sums up the issues at hand and crushes the nefarious arguments of Zoltan Zelnick, who has over the last year, become the misleading public voice of this sect which has hurt our island so much.
    Thank you Sir, for all that you do for our Church and for Guam.

    1. Just wanted to let all know that the message/article is being slandered by foreigners in the PDN. If you want people outside the jungle to see the rational of this great piece of work....then repost your comments made here into the PDN article....

  2. That was a very powerful letter, Tommy! Very direct and clear.

    Those in the NCW have found something that works for them. That is fine. The problem is the effort to convert the traditional Catholics and lead us on a different path, with a different liturgy. That is definitely NOT fine.

    I didn't attend the Mass with the three priests from Rome last year. I wonder if those in the NCW who attended did what they normally do during this Mass. If not, why not? If the variant practices are approved why not do them and show the visiting priests your way of worshiping? Would this have been prohibited by the NCW? If so, why?

    To anyone in the NCW please consider these questions (not for anyone else, just for yourself):

    1. Have you read the final and approved statutes of 2008? Does your community faithfully follow these statutes?

    2. Are you familiar with the NCW Catechetical Directory? Have you read it? Is it available for you to look at if you so desire? If not, why not?

    3. Do you believe a Catholic not walking in the Way is an immature Catholic, not fully formed, not on the right path? Is it your mission to bring everyone into the Way?

    4. Have you come to believe that the NCW is not just a way of faith formation, but THE WAY and THE ONLY WAY?

    I hope you will take some time to think about these questions and how the answers impact your life and our local church.

    May God bless the people of Guam and heal the division within.

  3. Good job, Tom. They are a sect, as you say. For my part, I'm trying to reveal as many of this sect's secrets as possible - in English.

  4. STOP THE CHARADE, you Neocats! Put your money where your mouth is! And if you just can’t accept the fact that you are teaching heretical errors, then do the right thing and do just what Tommy Tanaka is suggesting, or rather demanding. End your evangelization of the Catholics of Guam – just pack up your bags (make sure you’ve returned what you have stolen first!), and move on! There may be other places you can do your “evangelizing” thing other than in Guam (we feel sorry for them!).

    You may have won over a few of our true Catholics - thanks to your deceptive chicanery – but you will NEVER NEVER NEVER destroy our faith and love of Jesus Christ as a people. In your twisted minds, you may think you are winning, that you are doing good for the Church – but you are not! So, stop the charade! You know “the way” out! (God-fearing and deep-down Catholics at heart who are in the Neo by deception - this is not aimed at you as an indictment, but as an encouragement for reflection!)

    I say you are “not winning” – why? Because you will NEVER NEVER NEVER convince our Chamorros (or should I say our “Guamanians” to include non-indigenous folks who have assimilated our ways) to accept truly in their hearts that ---

    1.Jesus Christ is a sinner, as we can demonstrate that your NCW cultic leader, Kiko Arguello – your prophet and your god - has shamefully admitted in his writings and practices! This is worse than calling the Blessed Virgin a prostitute! (God forgive me for even saying this!) Perhaps this is why your Mariology theology is so twisted that you refuse to say the “Hail Mary” much less the Rosary. “Holy Mary, Mother of God…” Try convincing our Chamorros (Guamanians) to abandon this devotion to the Mother of God, Jesus Christ. Try removing Santa Marian Kamalin from her place at the Cathedral! There will be revolution!

    2.And as a sinner, Jesus cannot be God. Not even many a non-Catholic Christian religion cannot (will not) subscribe to this. This is true Arianism through and through! And if the reader is not familiar with Arianism, I think it is time you do a thorough study. Even the Internet – which is not truly a Catholic source – will tell you what Arianism is – it denies the DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST;

    3.The Mass is not really a SACRIFICE; it is a mere celebration of the institution of the Eucharist. Try to convince a true Catholic that it is not the HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS that we celebrate on Sundays – that we are not repeating Christ’s Sacrifice on the Cross at Calvary;

    4.Christ is not present to us and in us – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity; He is merely present to/in us in some mysterious way “in the community” – i.e. in the gathering of the Neos. Christ is not there in the Tabernacle! The Tabernacle might just as well be a wooden box, because Jesus Christ is not there. Many non-Catholics do not believe this either, but at least they say they do not believe it because they are NOT CATHOLICS. But you Neos have the guts to say you are Catholics, and yet say you don’t believe it! How brazen of you! (To be continued in Part I)

  5. (Part II – A continuation)
    5.Our belief in PURGATORY poses a similar dichotomy for you folks. We Catholics believe that when we die, our souls don’t necessarily go to Heaven or Hell immediately. We believe in a state of purgation before we enjoy the Beatific Vision of God. We are not SURE that our deceased are in Heaven, and hopefully not in Hell. Thus, we pray for our deceased that God may grant them eternal rest.
    Kiko’s “theology” says when we die, it is like sleeping and waking up to finding ourselves either in Heaven or Hell. Are you certain? Kiko is; he knows! His people honor him as a prophet! He knows better than to pray for our dead, and that prayers for their repose is useless. Try convincing our true Catholics to not honor their dead, to not pray for them, to do away with All Souls Day!

    6.The confessing of one’s sins is a matter between the person alone and God. In our belief God has given the power to forgive sins to his Apostles (and by extension, His priests). In your cultic belief, you confess even your most innermost sins to each other – publicly for all to know, during your Scrutiny! This is after the fashion of the Jim Jones’ practice, and we all know the horrific effects one has over people with such knowledge, and mind control. They will do anything you ask them to!

    7.You do not have true priests – you have presbyters, who masquerade as priests and pastors. Enjoy the token respect and reverence that are given these “sheep in ravenous wolves’ clothing”.

    8. You brazenly refuse to obey to “cease and desist” your liturgical violations. You defy the Sacred Congregation of Rites’ instructions, by constantly violating GIRM. You hide under your 2002 Statutes with your 2008 Statutes which you refuse to make public for all to see. Go ahead – publish your “approved” Statutes, and while you’re at it, publish your Directory as well. We’ll point out to your followers where you are not in compliance with Rome!

    9.You hold your “services” in the darkness of secrecy and exclusivity; you refuse to be transparent for all to see. “Do not hide your light under a bushel basket, but let it shine for all to see…”

    10.You give only token allegiance to the Pope in Church matters. Kiko is your pope; he is your prophet; he is your “god”; you listen to him instead.

    11.You hold your annual “missio ad gentes” and invite the Pope to use him as a prop that “See! The Pope approves our Way!”. Of course he would say nice things about you on those occasions – he is your invited guest. What did you expect him to do, chastise you in public? He did so at his own venue (the Vatican), and admonished the NCW to obey! But id did not; you did not promo this meeting, for all the world to see!

    12.And there are more…….

    If you cannot validly refute these assertions (challenge us with facts, not words – we’ll return in kind) then it’s time to go! Pack up your bags and get out of Catholic Guam. We do not need your type of evangelization! We are doing just fine, despite our frailties. We don’t need your kind of spiritual help! Good riddance! Take along your archbishop; he is yours – not ours. He has long since abandoned us! His leadership of us is a farce!

    “The natives are restless!” Leave now before they really make a huge scene! = jrsa.

  6. Surreptitious ncw dealings are not our way of doing things. Apuron is just "using" us in his attempt to earn the good graces of ncw. Hell, he bends over backwards and upwards to accommodate the will of kiko and pius. He is willing to do anything in order to look good to others. Unfortunately we the locals are "small fries" according to his warped mind so he plies his harlotry in the big wide world of opportunistic foreigners. So he is content to milk both, just like an accomplished street professional.

  7. I think some of the post on this blog should be on PDN. Its important for everyone to read whats going on - let them realize. Some people are scared to go into Junglewatch for their own reasons. This is just my opinion.