Friday, April 14, 2017

KIKO'S "EASTER VIGIL" AND A PAPAL SLAP DOWN

On February 1, 2014, Pope Francis gave Kiko Arguello a very serious papal slap down. We know it was serious because after pastors around the world decided to capitalize on the slap down, Kiko went crying to Papa Francis. 

Here's what happened, in his Feb 1, 2014 address to the Neocatechumenal Way, Francis admonished the kiko's thus: 
"...have the utmost care to build and to preserve the communion within the particular Churches in which you will work. The Way has its own charism and dynamic, a gift, which like all of the gifts of the Spirit, has a profound ecclesial dimension; this means paying attention to the life of the Churches to which your leaders send you, to enhance the riches, to suffer for the weaknesses if necessary, and to walk together, like one flock, under the guidance of the pastors of the local Churches. Communion is essential sometimes it can be better to renounce living in all the details that your itinerary demands, in order to ensure the unity among those who form one ecclesial community, of which you must always feel that you are part." 
To the average Catholic, there is nothing extraordinary here, but to the militant kiko's and the pastors all over the world who had grown weary of kiko-crap, there was a lot. Let's look at it point by point:


"...have the utmost care to build and to preserve the communion within the particular Churches in which you will work."

Seriously, after more than 20 years of kikos on Guam, WHERE have you ever seen any attempt to build and preserve communion within our "particular" Church, meaning the Church on Guam? We all know that we have seen the absolute opposite. The pope knows this which is why he admonishes them to straighten up and fly right. 

"The Way has its own charism and dynamic, a gift, which like all of the gifts of the Spirit, has a profound ecclesial dimension..."

"Ecclesial dimension!" That means that The Way is not autonomous, but that in order for its "charism" to be valid, it must participate in the larger life of the Universal Church. Francis makes this clear in the second half of the sentence:

"...this means paying attention to the life of the Churches to which your leaders send you, to enhance the riches, to suffer for the weaknesses if necessary, and to walk together, like one flock, under the guidance of the pastors of the local Churches."

Aha! There it is! The are to "walk together, like one flock, under the guidance of the pastors of the local Churches." Again, in 20 plus years, have you ever seen the kiko's attempt to walk with us as one flock or do they separate themselves (ahem) like at the Easter Vigil? AND...(here it is, folks) they are to place themselves UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE PASTORS. Instead, what we get is their freaking Catechists forcing the pastors to shut up and sit down. 

Then comes the real MOAB (mother of all bombs):

"Communion is essential sometimes it can be better to renounce living in all the details that your itinerary demands, in order to ensure the unity among those who form one ecclesial community, of which you must always feel that you are part." 

Did you get that? The pope wants the kiko's to RENOUNCE the demands of their pathetic little itinerary if it conflicts with the unity of the ONE ECCLESIAL COMMUNITY of which they must be a part. But we don't get that, do we? Instead, thanks to Apuron and his boy-presbyters, we get the forcing of the demands of their itinerary (think Edivaldo) and the hell with unity. 

The Kiko's tried to play this part of the message down and played up the supportive things that the pope says to just about everybody. However, pastors around the world who were sick of kiko-crap saw the words UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF PASTORS and decided to actually demand that the kiko-communities in their parishes and dioceses actually OBEY legitimate ecclesial authority.

One of those demands was that the kiko's cease and desist with their make-believe hotel-room Easter Vigil's. Kiko went ballistic and went crying to Papa Francisco: "Whaaah, Whaaah, Papa. These pastors are being mean to me. Whaaah. Whaah!"

We know this because in the pope's April 3, 2014 reply* to Kiko, he says: "the celebrations of the Paschal Vigil and the Sunday Eucharist, mentioned by you..." The "you" here is Kiko. 

*The letter is actually written by Archbishop Angelo Becciu, whose position is that of "Substitute" at the office of the Vatican Secretary of State. But in any event, it is an answer to Kiko's letter to Francis.

Now watch what he says next: "...articles 12 and 13, read in their entirety, constitute therefore the regulatory charter of reference." 

This is typical Vatican speak, always in understatement, but in laymen's terms, the words "read in their entirety," mean: JUST READ THE DAMN STATUTE (i.e. the "regulatory charter of reference) AND QUIT BOTHERING ME.

And the Statute, the "regulatory charter," as regards the celebration of the Easter Vigil, refers the kiko's to footnote 46 where it says: See CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP, Circular Letter, Paschalis Sollemnitatis, 39–42, 77–96.

"Paschalis" is all very standard stuff, standard, because as regards the Easter Vigil, the Church does not assume that there are "special groups" like the kikos doing their own thing in hotel ballrooms or in the Bishop Baumgartner gym (where the kikos often had their illicit affair). 

However, just in case there might be any "special groups" thinking of doing what the kiko's always do (or did), paragraph 94 of Paschalis states:

"The celebration of the Easter Vigil for special groups is not to be encouraged since, above all in this Vigil, the faithful should come together as one and should experience a sense of ecclesial community."

And now that we finally have a bishop who seems intent on actually carrying out the pope's demands (perhaps the first bishop in the world to publicly do so), Kiko, per Chuck White's most recent post, is telling his little kikos to "walk away from the parish," and do a do-it-yourself Easter Vigil at home. 

Kiko Arguello is everything we said he was, folks: a schismatic and a heretic. And now that he's been found out, he's not even trying to hide. 

Note: Other posts about this issue can be found here, here, and here

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