Thursday, September 15, 2016

A LETTER TO THE INTELLIGENT NEOCATECHUMENALS


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Dear Friends in the Neocatechumenal Way,


I personally know many of you. I know you are not stupid. I know why you stay in even when you know better. I understand all that. But at some point, you need to take personal responsibility for the truth. 

In the above post, The Diana claims that you have met with your catechists and they have clarified several matters. I will copy them here followed by a simple suggestion. 

We already know that the RM Seminary is accredited by the Lateran University and that this accreditation has been renewed. - Please have them show you a copy of the current accreditation. The first one expired in 2012, and a conditional letter of affiliation was issued in 2014. Ask to see the letter showing the conditions and the subsequent letter from the Lateran showing that the conditions were fulfilled and full affiliation is now current. By the way, it is NOT the RM Seminary which is "accredited" by the Lateran. It is (supposedly) the Blessed Diego Institute. 

We already know that no professor can simply teach at the seminary.  Before teaching there, they must first be approved by the Lateran University in Rome.  So, RMS in Guam gets the top teaching professors approved by the Lateran University in Rome. - Please ask for a list of the current permanent professors and for evidence of the approval from the Lateran. 

We also know that all the documents stated that the INTENT of purchasing the property was to house a Redemptoris Mater Seminary. - Please ask to see the document. 

The INTENT in all the documents was clearly spelled out and located in the first few paragraphs of the documents. - Please ask to see the document. 

We also know that the benefactor who gave the 2 million dollars did so with the INTENT to establish a seminary. - Please ask to see the document. 

Also, the Board of Directors have all the documents showing that the RMS property belongs to the Archdiocese of Agana. - Please ask to see the documents. 

Dear Friends. Not only should this not be hard for your catechists to do, they should want to do it with JOY! Because if all of the above is true, it is certainly something to celebrate. Remember, most of what is claimed here has been the source of great controversy and division in our local Church. If evidence exists to stop this controversy and division, then not to share it is to perpetuate the grave sin of scandal, causing further division and doubt. 

All of this turmoil these last few years can be at last put to rest by simply providing documentation for all of the claims your catechists have reportedly made to you. 

Thank you for your consideration,

Tim Rohr

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