Rather than arguing with these people, any time they say "Rome has approved it," or something to that effect, simply say "Show me the document." And teach others to say it too.
If there is one thing Rome does it is the production of documents for absolutely everything, especially when it regards the promotion and protection of the "source and summit" of our faith: The Catholic Mass.
This Neo-bullcrap "Rome has approved it" is the same crap we heard for years after Vatican II when the tabernacle was removed from the center of the sanctuary, the sanctuary itself was compromised by the removal of the communion rail or the pushing of the altar out to the center of the church, the turning of the priest around to face the people, communion in the hand, the free roaming of lay persons about the altar, the introduction of non-traditional instruments and music into the sacred liturgy, the regular use of "eucharistic ministers" (still forbidden) and destruction of the traditional cruciform church architecture to boxes and circus tents, to name just a few of the "changes" we take now as normal. (This is exactly how Kiko Arguello intends to implement his agenda long after his death.)
ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THIS WAS CALLED FOR BY VATICAN II.
I used to let myself get pushed around by priests who used Vatican II to implement their own lazy agenda until I decided to start asking "Where does it say that?" It doesn't say that. And they knew it. And like the Kiko's, they never expected to get that question. But the destruction to our churches and faith that we permitted in the name of "Vatican II" via these charlatans is why we have the Kiko-Beast at our door today.
So tell them "SHOW ME THE DOCUMENT." The only "document" that can be shown is the 2008 version of their Statute. And make sure it is the 2008 version and that is says "final approval." Kiko links to the unapproved 2002 version on the official Neocatechumenal Way website. (See OFFICIAL DECEPTION OF THE NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY.)
The approved Statute DOES NOT PERMIT most of what they say "Rome approves." And there is ABSOLUTELY NO DOCUMENT approving the reception of communion while sitting. Apuron knows this and he outright lied to the people of St. Francis parish last year. But then what's new. LIES, LIES, and MORE LIES. It's what Kiko's do.
For those who want to know more truth, here's a list of other documents to ask your pastor for:
- Mass facing the people.
- Communion in the hand.
- Saturday night Mass.
- Communion standing instead of kneeling.
- Regular use of Eucharistic Ministers.
- Removal of the high altar in favor of a "table".
- Pop music in the liturgy.
- Full use of the vernacular in the liturgy.
- "Liturgical dance"(always forbidden)
There are actually documents for some of these things. BUT NONE OF THEM ARE IN VATICAN II. And in fact, when you actually read them, you will be amazed at how these things came about. As an example read Paul VI lament over permitting communion in the hand. He was horrified by the potential for abuse.
You want to keep the Kiko's out of your church? Well then stop letting them in the back door.