Well, what do you know. Thirteen years ago, two Japanese Catholic laymen protested the Neocatechumenal Way in their diocese. Their "shepherd" writes two scathing pastoral letters against them, defaming them. The laymen prevail in court. Same shit, different bishop.
Takamatsu Bishop Ordered To Pay Compensation For Defaming Two Catholics
Presiding Judge Uehara Hiroyuki of the Matsuyama District Court on June 25 ruled that two pastoral letters issued by the bishop in 2000 and 2001 defamed Kuribayashi Takamitsu and Morioka Genzo. He ordered compensation of 400,000 yen (US$3,400) to each of the laymen.
Kuribayashi, 42, and Morioka, 66, had opposed the establishment of the Redemptoris Mater diocesan seminary run by the Neocatechumenal Way in Takamatsu, about 520 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. They also opposed construction of a building to house the seminary. Read more.