Continued from Part 4
Note: Begin the full series at the tab above TRICKY DICK SERIES.
Let's take care of items 2 and 3 first since they are easy.
2. Tricky Dick says: "The majority of the priests formed in the RMS are serving in the parishes of the Archdiocese."
He says this to prove that RMS is a "diocesan" seminary. This does not prove anything. Capuchins also serve in the parishes of the Archdiocese and their formation is Capuchin, NOT "diocesan."
And of course, we are well aware of just HOW some of the RMS products serve: from Edivaldo mocking the Mass while trying to say it, to Harold telling the congregation "we're done...you can go" (instead of "the Mass is ended," etc.) because he didn't know the formula, to Alberto's "no funerals on Saturday" because Saturday in the neo Sabbath, to Fabio's plan to actually tear the parish church down, we have before us a variety of uneducated misfits and anything but truly diocesan priests. (We are aware of a few who were half way decent. Jason Granado was one of them, which is why he was gotten rid of.)
The bottom line is that the formation at RMS is NOT diocesan, but, per its own founding documents, a formation which specifically follows "the life and itinerary of the Neocatechumenal Way."
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3. Tricky Dick says: "...the priests formed at the seminary are incardinated in the Archdiocese of Agana, thus confirming the diocesan nature of the seminary."
Again, I will refer you to the points just made for item 2. Their formation is specifically neocatechumenal, just as the Committee report said and the Articles say, as well as our experience of their ministry says.
However, there is more to this.
This in fact is the door for Kiko's Trojan horse. Kiko and Carmen fought hard to not let the NCW be characterized as a lay movement. Had it been so, the NCW would have fallen under the purview of a central Vatican authority such as the Pontifical Council for the Laity. By forcing it to be recognized by Rome as only an "itinerary of Catholic formation," subject directly to and only to the diocesan bishop, Kiko multiplied his power times the number of bishops in the world. Individual bishops would be far easier to manipulate than a central Vatican dicastery.
And there's another thing. By casting both his NCW and his seminaries as "diocesan", Kiko could suck off the resources of individual dioceses. This is why Tricky Dick is fighting so hard for the "diocesan" label. Had the NCW been simply an "ecclesial community" and its priests their own Order, they would, like other communities and Orders, be forced to raise their own funds.
It was brilliant. After 40 plus years of "the Spirit of Vatican II," most of the world's bishops had grown fat and lazy. They were quite willing to let something like the NCW come in and do what they were supposed to be doing but weren't.
With the added bonus of a seminary bulging with candidates, even if most of them were sucked out of third world countries or first world misfits, a bishop could look like he was...well, a bishop! Voila! In short, Kiko sold these bishops a turn-key franchise and they bought. The franchise made them look like they were actually doing something when all the while they were golfing or planning their next dinner party. The only price was bilking the long-suffering faithful for even more money to feed the franchise.
And now to Item 1. After giving us the standard hoopla about how many popes, bishops, etc. love the NCW,
1. Tricky Dick says: "To form presbyters of the “New Evangelization” is not a characteristic of the Neocatechumenal Way, as is made clear by the St. Pope John Paul II’s Ad Limina message to CEPAC (Dec. 5, 1999)."
This is seriously funny. The problem for Tricky Dick is...well, me. I actually look things up. Tricky Dick, like a trained parrot, just repeats what he's told. The Kiko's love to throw "the pope said this, the pope said that" around. And the reference to "St. Pope John Paul II’s Ad Limina message to CEPAC (Dec. 5, 1999)" is another attempt by Tricky Dick and his kiko-brains to shut down mere peasants like ourselves.
The problem is that, unlike Apuron, the popes publish their schedules and the agendas. JP2's official schedule for his entire pontificate can be found here. And for December 5, 1999, we see that there was NO meeting with the bishops of CEPAC (Episcopal Conference of the Pacific):
Ad limina visits are important obligatory visits by the bishops of a particular territorial jurisdiction (usually a national conference) and are assiduously recorded in the official publication of the pope's schedule as is this ad limina visit by the bishops of Laos and Cambodia, occurring in February of 1999:
If there was a similar visit from CEPAC on December 5, 1999, as Tricky Dick tells us, it would have shown up on the same schedule. It did not. And it did not because it was not.
LOL, Tricky Dick. LOL.