As part of The Diana's rant following the desecration of the Body of Christ at the Cathedral this past Saturday was its (The Diana's) gleeful discovery that Cardinal Cordes was not a Neo:
"One of the amazing things we learned that night was that Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes is NOT a "Neo Cardinal" as the jungle claimed. He was never walking in the Way nor a member of the Neocatechumenal Way. What a surprise! And all along, the jungle claimed that he was a "Neo Cardinal." The Cardinal was assigned by Pope John Paul II to follow and guide the Charismatic Catholic Renewal in 1985 and then to also follow and guide the Neocatechumenal Way in 1986. He was only there to follow and guide us, but he was never part of us."
As Marilu later pointed out: WHY? If the NCW is not all Cordes apparently believes it to be - especially since he participated in the above mentioned desecration - then why is he not "walking?" Obviously, he must be smarter than Tony. Cordes gets all the perks - wined and dined, feted and frittered about the Neo world, and Tony, the faithful "brother," well, he doesn't even get a red hat. Well then, maybe a striped one.