Monday, December 28, 2015


Posted by Chuck White

Don't believe the Neocatechumenal lies and spin;  the sect has left countless people damaged and adrift.  For more proof, I offer you the following comment in response to my post, "The Secrets of the Second Scrutiny Revealed, Part I" over at

Ms. Canaris's comment brings up three topics about the sect that we have yet to discuss in depth:  the Way's overemphasis on the devil, the forcing of children to join, and the way psychological problems are handled by the Way.

Beware of the Neocatechumenal Way.

I went through the second scrutiny and have since left the NCW. The NCW is a pernicious cult. It seduces people in search of an authentic Christian community rather like the how to boil a frog story. First one night a week, then two, if you are unlucky you will be elected “responsible”. I neglected my family and felt wracked by guilt as I ran out the door. I was not there to support my vulnerable adolescents as they struggled with emotional and academic concerns. Any misgivings were put down to the work of the devil. In fact I thought we heard more about the devil than Jesus.

Like a true cult we were indoctrinated to worship and follow our founders Kiko and Carmen. We had to follow every word, and use only their icons and music.

For years I tried to still my qualms. Yes the family was held to be the greatest idol. I must confess I did not give all my riches away. Every sermon was full of loathing of sexuality. The devil was to blame for everything. Much of what was preached was cranky heretical.

Teenagers were forced to uproot themselves time and time again to follow their “catechists'” families. Conformity was idolized. When I mentioned to one young girl that she could stay home and study on a ‘Convivenza’ community Sunday before her major exam, she replied, “it may be voluntary but I have to go because my parents are catechists.” Teenagers have no freedom, very little pocket money and have to spend what little free time they have minding numerous siblings while their parents were catechists.

Serious emotional issues including sexual identity, depression, suicide attempts were all to be handled within the community. Every serious issue was either brushed aside, a symptom of weakness or due to the devil.

I have read recently about how people feel when they leave a cult and on what are the defining features of a cult. I am still numbed and find it hard to engage with my former friends and paralyzed when making decisions. I am 100 percent sure, however, that my decision to leave the Neocatechumenal Way is the best decision of my life.

Keep up your dedicated mission to expose this beguiling cult. It is unhealthy as it destroys individuals and relationships.


  1. it's a cult through and through. or for sure, for sure.

  2. I admire this lady finding the courage to leave the NCW. I pray that God continues to give her and her family the strength and healing they need.

  3. Is the donation in the fire in made known to the leaders of is it done under anonymity?

    Kenneth San Agustin
    AUGUST 17, 2015 AT 10:53 PM
    You forgot, “the BIGGER you go with your giving up of your valuables the BIGGER your kicking the Devil. As I recall it, the BOSS Pius said to me “ehem ah….Kenna, you hava to giva a big amounta because ehema, you will show the uh deveelah that you are much ah bigger than ah your idols. So I come from a family who really had nothing so obviously had “NOTHING” to give, so obviously I failed. My ex wife however passed with flying colors because she withdrew her entire GovGuam retirement to throw as they call it ” In The Fire”.

  4. i visited the cathedral-basilica today, just to see how it is. enter through the gift shop, $1 entrance fee if you look like a tourist. year of mercy, smh.

    anyways, among the books for sale, next to works by popes john paul ii and benedict xvi no less, was kiko's "the kerygma." it was in english. in it is one of his long "catechetical" speeches. he mentions something about people attending his talk free of charge. if only they knew what lay ahead. ha!

    how cardinals cañizares (liturgy guy) and schönborn (ratzinger's student and editor of the catechism) would fall for kiko boggles my mind. they wrote praises for the book.

    1. Considering that he has duped over a million people it's not hard to believe that he picked up a couple of cardinals along the way. A quick look at Schonborn's recent record will show that he's certain no catch. BTW, the first edition of the Catechism had so many problems - thanks to Schonborn, that it was quickly withdrawn from print - which is why you now can only get the much corrected 2nd edition.

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