"The pontifical council for the laity headed by Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko had prepared the text for a degree of blanket approval of all the liturgical and extra-liturgical celebrations of the Neocatechumenal Way, to be made public the January 20 on the occasion of a meeting scheduled between the pope and the Way.
The decree was redacted according to the guidelines of the congregation for divine worship, headed by Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera. The founders and leaders of the Way, Francisco "Kiko" Argüello and Carmen Hernández, were told about it and joyfully told their followers about the imminent approval.
The Decree approving the celebrations listed in the “Catechetical Directory of the Neocatechumenal Way” has just been read. They are not strictly speaking liturgical but are part of the itinerary of growth in faith.
It is another factor which shows you that the Church accompanies you with attention in a patient discernment which understands your richness but also looks at the communion and harmony of the whole Corpus Ecclesiae. This fact affords me the opportunity for a brief thought on the value of the Liturgy.
Cordes is the Kiko backer par excellence.He is a German Cardinal, who has reached the 80 year old ceiling in 2014, and can no longer vote.
- Priest in 1961
- Auxiliary Bishop in 1975
- V.P Pontifical council for the laity 1980
- Archbishop and President of Cor Unum 1995
- Participated in several Synod of Bishops in 97,98, 1999, 2001, 2005
- Cardinal in 2007, seated on 7 congregations
At first a student in Germany and France. He is a follower of Karl Rahner, Henri de Lubac and Yves Congar. The inventors of modernism and architects of Vatican II. (They are also, the main influence on Carmen.)He got his first Vatican Job as a protege of Archbishop of Austria: Alois Wagner, also a modernist.As president of Cor Unum he replaced a long line of French Cardinals. He starts his conversion to fake conservatism under JPII, in the mid to late 90s. Named the Cameleo, he apparently gets close to KIKO in Rome thanks to a discalced Carmelite from Spain, Jesus Castellano Cervera a Doctor of theology and teacher at Teresarium, Cervera is another one of Kiko's friends who will die in "unusual circumstances" in june of 2006.Since his "retirement" Cordes has taken positions very similar to the NCW on the issue of gay marriage and secularization. He has had a huge fight with Cardinal Marx the head of the German council of bishops, and has pleased many conservatives.But his main focus is the Catholic Charismatic renewal. He wrote several books on the subject. Some prefaced by Cervera, with several with Kiko paintings on the cover.Lately he is traveling around the world, receiving honorary degrees, and lecturing in many Kiko ventures. He still has many powerful connections in the Curia.He was suspected to be the main actor in the failed attempt to make the NCW liturgy official, and has not spoken with Benedict since.Until then he had been one of the trusted cadre of German prelate around the pontiff emeritus.
Rector: Father Paolo Benetton