Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Along the way, we have made recommendations on how to counter the neo-cult's assault on the true Catholic Faith by stressing liturgical orthodoxy in our own celebrations of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. But we can go further.

Even with those things which are permitted by the liturgical books (the Missal and the GIRM), we can do more.

We have already noted that rather than receive communion in the hand (which is permitted) we should rather receive it on the tongue (and kneeling if possible).

Doing so is not only scandalous to the Neocatechumenal Way, it - as was clearly stated in the document which gave limited permission for communion in the hand - was to remain the norm:
This method of distributing holy communion must be retained, taking the present situation of the Church in the entire world into account, not merely because it has many centuries of-tradition behind it, but especially because it expresses the faithful's reverence for the Eucharist. - MEMORIALE DOMINI 1969
The same is true for Saturday night Mass.

Masses on Saturday evening have been permitted since 1967, but, like communion in the hand, the key word is "permitted," meaning that something other than the norm is allowed for a particular reason.

The permission to "fulfill the Sunday obligation on the preceding Saturday evening" was given in the 1967 document Eucharisticum Mysterium. The "particular reason" the permission was given was to accommodate the realities of a modern world which no longer honored Sunday as a holy day and had become a day on which many Catholics had to work. In short, the opportunity to fulfill our Sunday obligation on the preceding Saturday evening is an accommodation to those who are prohibited by work or other duties from attending Mass on Sunday morning:
Where permission has been granted by the Apostolic See to fulfill the Sunday obligation on the preceding Saturday evening, pastors should explain the meaning of this permission carefully to the faithful and should ensure that the significance of Sunday is not thereby obscured. The purpose of this concession is in fact to enable the Christians of today to celebrate more easily the day of the resurrection of the Lord. - Eucharisticum Mysterium
As you can see, Sunday is to remain the norm otherwise there would be no need for the special permission or the requirement for pastors to "explain the meaning of this permission carefully" and "ensure that the significance of Sunday is not thereby obscured." 

The concern of the Apostolic See is a no-brainer. The very center of the saving mission of Jesus Christ is his rising from the dead and thus the Church has always celebrated the central event of our salvation close to the hour when it actually occurred: Sunday morning. 

In their accounts of the resurrection, all four Gospels reference "sunrise." And Matthew specifically tells us that it was the day after the sabbath, the "first day of the week," Sunday:
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning,* Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. Mt. 28:1
Like communion in the hand - which was to be an exception and not the norm, Saturday night Mass - which was also supposed to be only an exception for those who could not attend Mass on Sunday, also became an unthinking norm, and in the process, Sunday was "thereby obscured," just as Pope Paul VI, the pope who granted the permission, feared. 

True to form, Kiko capitalized on the abuse of this exception and, like communion in the hand (which his duped followers consume sitting), took the special exception for Saturday evening Masses and made it the norm, or rather, his norm. Thus the neo-cult celebrates their illicit liturgy exclusively on Saturday nights. 

Aware of Kiko's intent to normalize Saturday night "eucharist" in his quest to "jewify" Christianity (Kiko's real aim), Rome made sure that the version of the NCW statute - which received final approval in 2008 - emphasized that the neo-Saturday night liturgy was NOT the norm.

Art 13. §2 of the Statute permits the NCW to celebrate its liturgy on Saturday night. 
The neocatechumens celebrate the Sunday Eucharist in the small community after the first Vespers of Sunday.  (First Vespers of Sunday occur on the Saturday after sunset.)
The presence of this provision in the NCW Statute is a clear indication that the celebration of "the Sunday Eucharist...after the first Vespers of Sunday" (Saturday night) is not the norm, otherwise there would have been no need to mention it.

So why then did the Vatican gave the NCW permission to celebrate the liturgy on "the evening of the preceding day" exclusively if this is not supposed to be the norm.

Here's why:

A thorough reading of the Statute will show that the Church sees the NCW only as a temporary stage, instituted as an outreach to those who are fallen away or are distant from the faith. The idea is to move the members through a formative process to full participation in the parish where the Sunday morning celebration of Holy Mass is the norm. (BTW, even Sunday night is a concession to those who cannot attend Sunday morning.)

Kiko, as is normal modus operandi, takes advantage of the Church's generosity, and warps the exception into a standard. And when you understand his real aim of instituting a new religion that mimics Judaism while pretending to be Christian, you can see clearly why his neo-cult is a Saturday night-only club.

Neo-cult practice or not, it is critical that those of us who consider ourselves faithful to the True Church understand that the Church, unless we are otherwise unable, wants us to celebrate the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus in the Memorial of the Lord, as close to the hour of that saving instant!

Kiko's exclusive Saturday night liturgy is an absolute rejection of that saving instant, which is not incomprehensible given that he believes Jesus was a sinner, and at best, a scapegoat. (Read more about that here.) 

It is quite easy to see. Kiko's religion pretends to be modeled on the early church, and in fact rejects all that came after Constantine until his own arrival in the 1960's. Yet, he rejects the fundamental fact that the Christian communities, by the early second century, had already divorced themselves from the Saturday sabbath and were celebrating "before it was light" on a "fixed day":
“They were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath, not to any wicked deeds, but never to commit any fraud, theft or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up; after which it was their custom to separate, and then reassemble to partake of food--but food of an ordinary and innocent kind.” - Pliny the Younger (112 A.D.),  Roman governor in Asia Minor, writing to the Emperor Trajan about the practices of the Christians.
So while you may not be one to stand out in front of churches on Sundays and hand out handbills, or hold signs, or speak up publicly, you CAN do little things which reject the bastardization of our Church and its Divine Liturgy by the Kiko's by returning to what the Church really desires for us and not simply lapse into the "exception" because you like to sleep in on Sunday.

See you at Mass...Sunday MORNING

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