On the manner of receiving Holy Communion, a period of transition (not exceeding two years) is granted to the Neocatechumenal Way to pass from the widespread manner of receiving Holy Communion in its communities (seated, with a cloth-covered table placed at the center of the church instead of the dedicated altar in the sanctuary) to the normal way in which the entire Church receives Holy Communion. This means that the Neocatechumenal Way must begin to adopt the manner of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ that is provided in the liturgical books.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
THE ONLY QUESTION THAT MATTERS
Posted by Tim
Don't get caught in The Diana spin. The only question that matters is:
Why is it, that after nearly ten years since the NCW leadership was instructed to conform its communion rite to that which was required by the liturgical books, is the NCW still ignoring the instruction?
The Instruction was issued on December 1, 2005 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacrament, the highest authority in the Church on the Liturgy, which issued the Instruction beginning with the words: "I am to inform you of the Holy Father’s decisions."
Among other things the Instruction required the NCW:
A period of two years was granted to make the change. That means that as of December 1, 2007, the NCW was to "adopt the manner of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ that is provided in the liturgical books."
We also note in this instruction that the NCW was required to change from "a cloth-covered table placed at the center of the church instead of the dedicated altar in the sanctuary." (Of course the Kiko's don't even use a church or any consecrated space if they can help it.)
Archbishop Byrnes' own Instruction was issued on March 15, 2017. That means that, at least in our diocese (though it is true throughout the NCW world), the Neocats have blatantly ignored "the Holy Father's decisions" regarding the very center of the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Unity.
We must also note that in speaking through the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, the Holy Father is not speaking personally, but Magisterially.
This is important to note because the Kiko's like to quote this or that bishop or cardinal or even the pope and bend those words to their own use. However, words spoken personally, even if by the pope, carry NO magisterial weight. This is why when absolute governance is required, the governance is carried henceforth through the appropriate channels of the Magisterium, and this is what Pope Benedict did on December 1, 2005.
Thus, this is the question for THE DIANA:
Why, TEN YEARS later, are you still persisting in your disobedience to the legitimate authority of the Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church?
If there ever was evidence that the NCW does NOT respect the Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church, and thus places itself outside the this same Holy Catholic Church, ten years of blatant disobedience in this regard IS THAT evidence.