Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Posted by Tim

From The Diana:

Umm, Diana, Archbishop Apuron was here for all the years casino gambling has already been happening at the carnival. But...silence! If anything, the passage of this bill is an indictment of Apuron, because now that he's out of the way, maybe the legislature can get some real work done. 

I happen to know this for a fact: that Apuron was an impediment to almost everything good we tried to do. 


This is probably also where Apuron hid out in Rome.

Probably he lives in Via Del Mascherino, when he is in Rome. Officially that building is owned by Propagande Fide, i.e. by Filoni. NCW has some offices and an apartment in the attic.


Posted by Tim

Some have taken exception to this announcement in the San Vicente bulletin since it gives the impression that James Arriola went away to a seminary in Miami, was ordained, and has now returned home. And of course that is not the case.

Arriola did not just go away to study at an off-island seminary, he left this diocese to study, live, work, and be ordained for the diocese of Miami. Therefore he is not "our" priest.

But no so fast. Arriola is a neocat. And in the neocat world nothing is what it seems. Arriola is not only not a priest of this diocese, when it comes down to it, he is not a priest of the diocese of Miami either. 

He is first a neocat. And neocats always belong to their community. And since Arriola's community is in Barrigada, he is first a member of that community for life before he is anything else, including a priest for the diocese of Miami. 

Thus, from the neocat perspective, the announcement is correct. He is "our own" to the neocats, the same way Presbyter Alberto, who is supposedly "our pastor" to the people of Agat, abandoned the people of Agat during Holy Week a couple years ago to celebrate it with his community in the Canary Islands. 

The announcement, like neocat theology, traffics in half truths, without which the neocats would never survive. It says "his parish." Of course it's not his parish. Arriola has been assigned to a parish in "his" diocese of Miami. It's a half truth. 

It's also a half truth to even say that he is from the Barrigada parish. The neocats do not recognize "the parish." To them, parish-based Catholicism is dead and is to be replaced by the Kiko-community model. 

As a member of one of those communities, Arriola did not belong to the parish, he belonged to the community. The community just happened to be attached to the Barrigada parish, but only insofar as it could suck off its resources as every other neocat community does. 

So why is he here? Arriola left Guam purposely. He joined another diocese purposely. He chose to be ordained in another diocese purposely. He chose NOT to be a priest of the Archdiocese of Agana, so why are we celebrating him as one?

True, as a neocat, Arriola was probably ordered to go to Miami by his neocat hierarchy. But it was still his choice. No, what Arriola is doing here is what Apuron did for all his newly ordained RMS presybter boys on our dime: a victory tour. And over the many years he did this, it probably cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars.

But beyond this mess, we can be certain that as a neocat he has no respect for the bishop. To be sure, his victory tour which includes celebrating Mass, was organized and announced without any consideration of the requirement of canon law. A priest cannot just show up in a diocese in which he is not incardinated and celebrate Mass publicly. He must have the permission of the bishop of the diocese he is visiting. 

And while I understand the matter has been brought to the attention of Archbishop Byrnes and Arriola's Mass has been approved, to be sure, any permission procured was AFTER the fact since Arriola's arrival and schedule has been made known now ever since his ordination in Miami on May 13. 

By the way, what is not announced is that he will be doing, and probably already has done (since he has been here for several days), a Saturday night "eucharist" with his Barrigada neocat community, the only people in Guam who can actually say "our priest." 


Posted by LaPaz, Jungle Watch Correspondant from Spain.

"Carmen, a saint of a high top category", Kiko dixit. 
Kiko always has/is/makes/needs the most, the best...or the worst, it depends on. 

As if many people did not remember how Carmen used to behave in public, as if many of us did not know which kind of personality she had, Kiko has to paint a new background of his first candidate for sanctity, but in a very different way of previous saints in the history of Catholic Church. He has to be -as always- unique. And Carmen, of course, is going to be a revolutionary saint, nothing seen before. 

A few time ago, Kiko has revealed Carmen talked in private to JesusChrist in a very loving language as her writtings show. It seems she kept her little sweetness for her diaries. 

I am not here to judge Carmen's inner thoughts or wishes. She was on right to say, think and feel in privacy what she wanted, as any of us. But, wanted or not, she was a public figure for half and a million of neocatechumenals. Worth, she was a moral and spiritual guide for them, specially for neocatechumenal women if we believe Kiko's word. 

Kiko told in front of millions of internet watchers during the last WYD in Poland that neocatechumenal women had seen how Carmen was absolutely free in her relationship with him, how Carmen was such a flag of truly neocatechumenal 'feminism' (saint feminism, of course). A strong woman who was not afraid to tell the truth to anybody, mean while in her lonelyness spoke to JesusChrist as her only love.

Here I will translate for you an anecdote which shows quite well what kind of character was Carmen in public. I hope if the Catholic Church needs to study in detail her figure this anecdote will help. Sadly, it is anonymous testimony appeared in a Facebook wall which has been published by Neocatecumenali's blog. 

It took place in 2000, when the WYD in Israel with John Paul II. Neocatechumenal pilgrims were happy because the Pope was to visit them in the Mount of Beatitudes, exactly where the Domus Galilaeae is. This is the testimony of a young woman who assisted the Kiko's meeting which normaly closes every international pilgrimage for neocatechumenal people. 

"The day grew gray, the sky stormed, but the hearts were still filled with expectations. I remember the Mount of Beatitudes packed with neocatechumenals waiting for the Holy Father. From where I was, I watched those colorful caps that distinguished the various communities, I felt the continuous sound, and I could discern a few neocatechumenal songs' notes from the sublime moment dictated by the wonderfully holy place.

I decided to run in the back, there was still much to wait, there Don Gianni contracted with some guy to get a colorful red cap, the yellow did not like him. Such an overhelming hilarity made me to sink into my thoughts.

I decided to stay away from any moral pollution and to take the best out of that event.

Soon after, I left the stage and the chaotic context. Suddenly and relentlessly, a voice began to give orders and to break that inner serenity that I had been able to conquer.

- Me: "What happens?"

- Carmen Hernández (originaly shouting in Spanish): "He creates problems! He does not listen to me! He is a disaster! A disaster!"

The truly disaster coincided with her altered nature.  
Unconsciously I tried to catch, with my fingers under my T-shirt, the Rosary and the little medal of Virgin Mary given to me, a day before, by Father Norberth in the kibbutz. 

Despite her agitation, she found enough time to concentrate on my actions, or maybe it was only the pretext which finished in her burst. At this point, a very heated, brief but intense conversation started. It made me exasperated! I refused her to be false in her catechesis. 

I told her, in my frustration, to avoid mentioning the Virgin Mary because of her lack of respect and intolerance!

She asked me to stay in my (asigned) place.

- Carmen Hernández: "You do not understand anything, maybe you think we are here because we love ourselves, we are nobody, you are nobody, we are here, useless, insignificant, to thank God, take off of your arrogance, you do not have the gift of  obedience! Go! Go away! Ask God for forgiveness!"

I looked at her astonished, with my soul in state of agitation I told her, "I'm not insignificant, I am the daughter of God!" I started crying and went away before she could come again to persecute my choice of wearing those holy objects. 

I remember with difficulty the remaining events of that day, my mind was exasperately focused on the tormented event that happened with Carmen.

I was surprised to notice her metamorphosis in the continuation of the day, exactly in the timidity of the events. I began to wonder if she was bipolar or if she was simply cunning and false. Prophets for the second ..... " (End).
Source: Translated from original in Italian, posted in Neocatecumenali.

Yes, that was Carmen, the upper saint. A woman full of rage, unpleasant, rude, ungobernable, stubborn like a mule in her relations with common people. But this anecdote shows something worst.
If she treated her supposedly "little brothers and sisters in faith" in such way, it is better not to know how bad she would be with her "equals" (if they existed, of course). 

Not to talk about the "reason" Carmen found to humilliate that young woman: A pendant imagine of Virgin Mary and a Rosary around her neck, which she weared with devotion!

How can it be possible? It is NOT the first time at all I heard of Carmen's hate on those catholic sacramentals. Carmen hated all imaginery devotion. That is why is so strange what Kiko tells about her personal writtings, where she repeteatedly called JesusChrist as "Gesú". In the end, she was just acting in private in the opposite way she used to do publicly. 

Because the laughing on the image of the Sacred Core of Jesus was such a must in their predication, the absurdity -for them- of many popular devotions, definetly, their identification of all those things with the hypocrisy of the christians of Sunday, natural religious people, etc.

Nothing more distant than Kiko and Carmen from the catholic devotion for the Virgin and the saints through lighting candles, praying novenas, attending processions and such. Very surprising.

Suddenly Carmen was able to tell neocatechumenal pilgrims a bible on the beauty of a romanic crucifix at the same time she was horrified by the Rosary attached at Kiko's belt. It was not just a personal opinion, not just a question of like. She hated those things. Can a truly saint hate Virgin Mary devotion?

Many people just think Carmen was a spoiled rich girl, many that she suffered some kind of mental illness (I agree), of course never diagnosed. Nor Kiko nor her could admit she had it, because all their catechesis about the origin of mental illness could have compromised both. They were always obsessed with the hidden sin under each depression, for example. 

They have always denied the healing with psychiatrist and psychologyst's help. Only God was the salvation for those who suffered any mental disorder. Applying their own criteria, both must be hidden sinners without redemption, because their respective strange behavioural symptoms were there, in front of our noses. Maybe Carmen was bipolar, maybe borderline, who knows? The only thing I am sure she was not 'normal' at all. 

For those who think I am exagerating, please read some commentaries posted by former members about the related anecdote in Neocatecumenali:

Somebody who signs as @ex-fratello (former brother) says: "In a nutshell, the true purpose of these two impostors: to humiliate, to denigrate, to undo the dignity of every human being to make them puppets in their hands ("you do not have the gift of obedience!"), the Devil disguised as a lamb!
It is true that Carmen is a top class saint, but of the demon's army!

Catechumens who are still into the Way and have doubts, run out, free yourself from this sect, open your mind, analyze what you say and do and you will realize that you are all speaking the same words, doing the same reasoning and worse, accusing yourself of being wrong when you make a mistake and losing the path of God, the true merciful. I still have troubles believing that God loves me as I am and I still have so many false guilty feelings that have been overwhelmed by 20 years into the NCW! Even though in good faith you believe that the NCW is not perfect and you justify it because it is done by men, you are silent about your conscience who is telling you to go out because it is not a question of human limits but brainwashing studied and calculated by these two impostors."

@Valentina Giusti posted: St. Louis de Grignion in the "Treatise of True Devotion to Mary" had very well identified the type of "devotee" to which Carmen belonged, defining it as one of the seven false devotions to the Virgin inspired by the Devil.
This is the devout "critic": below the description he did.

Critical devotees are usually proud intellectuals, strong and presumptuous spirits, who have a certain devotion to the Blessed Virgin, but who criticize almost all of its practices that simple people simply and holyly address to this good Mother. They criticize them because such practices are not of their taste; Call into question all the miracles and stories brought by authors who are worthy of faith, or drawn from the chronicles of religious orders, which testify to the mercy and power of the Blessed Virgin; They look with discomfort for simple and humble people kneeling in front of an altar, or a picture of the Virgin, sometimes in a corner of the street, to pray to God; And accuse them of idolatry, as if they worshiped wood or stone; They say that - as far as they are concerned - they do not like these external devotions and are not so weak in spirit to add to the faith all those stories and stories about the Holy Virgin. When the wonderful praises that the Holy Fathers tribute to the Blessed Virgin are then told, they respond by saying that they have spoken by speakers, exaggerating, or giving them an altered explanation. This kind of false devotees and proud and humble people is very much to be feared; They make a huge mistake to the Blessed Virgin and manage to divert the people, with the pretext of extirpating abuses".

Among many others extraordinary comments in Neocatecumenalis, just mention one very valuable which I hope Diana and Guam neocatechumenal's could read someday. An Spanish man, called Jose Antonio, says: 

"We were raised as a family on mission and we went to the covivence of sending to Porto San Giorgio in October of the year 2000. It coincided with the Jubilee of the Families and there were in Rome representatives of several movements. Carmen Hernández criticized Chiara Lubich. She messed with her hair (I think she was envious because she was a very elegant woman) but the worst thing is that she got into her charisma. She said who was going to believe that woman to accompany Christ abandoned.
I believe that the process to canonize Carmen will never begin, but if it were so I would testify on the Sacred Scriptures that what I say is true.
Many greetings from Santiago de Compostela".

That is the point. Kiko and Carmen always ridiculizing the rest of (non-neocatechumenal) catholics. No matter if you were a founder or a simple family man. If you are not in the NCW, your faith is just ridiculous. I am glad some former members can remain Carmen's words in front of hundreds and thousands of neocatechumenals, until the point of offering to testify in front of an ecclesiastical court if needed. Bravo!

@Tripudio, one of Neocatecumenali's editors, says: "True objections concern the spiritual life of Carmen, like anyone else, Christian virtues, attitudes about the truths of faith and the sacraments: it may happen that somebody faithfully lives poverty, chastity and obedience, and then teaches some wrong doctrine Or live in a superficial way (if not a bit hostile) sacraments. The great heretics of the past were all so, for most of the ascetic specimens (remember, for example, Pelagio, càtari, Giansenio ...) and at the same time cheating on the truths of faith.

Christianity, in fact, is not a list of moral rules. Christian morality is the result, not the premise of faith. When the wealthy young man explains to Jesus that he has an excellent moral life, Jesus responds to something that obfuscates him. That is, the fact that to consecrate to the Lord does not suffice an impeccable moral life. The tension towards Christian virtues is a result of the life of faith, for the Christian understands that sins are at least an obstacle to union with God.

Even on the NCW, as in all other ecclesial groups, making canonization of its founders is the most comfortable from all points of view: that of ecclesial marketing, that of member identity, that of self-justification of the capibastone (mafia boss), that of the "original charism to be rediscovered "when there is nothing to say, that of silencing those who raise well-founded criticism, and so on.

Unfortunately, John Paul II has left us an annoying legacy: in the very good intent of unlocking canonization causes that had long been devastated (and without him they would remain firm in the archives for who knows how many other years), he left a bit too free to what they call in jargon "the factory of the saints". Today, unfortunately, it is no longer taught that the levels of holiness of souls can be varied - and for example, to recall the charism of a Saint Francis, which spans eight centuries over the charism of a saint founder of a small institute, venerated practically only by those who directly have known him.

The Summits of the Way -Kiko in the head, who, five years ago, was distributing his sanctity- have everything to earn to make the "saint (Carmen)" who personally have verified to have been an arrogant person, exhausted by the power she had longed for since he was a disgruntled nun in Madrid's shacks, and above all a teacher, a shameless, ambiguous, fundamentally heretical doctrine, never recognizing her own mad mistakes, always considering her "inspirations" (by the Devil) most important elucubrations of the Church's doctrine. Considering her as infallible by stirring up an ecclesial recognition means bringing innumerable souls to ruin (in addition to what the Way has already damed)".

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Posted by LaPaz, Jungle Watch Correspondant from Spain.

Dear readers, I hope some day Kiko will have a bath in the crude reality from where he landed off many decades ago. If we continue thightening the preasure fence over him, through the joint efforts of the three main references in internet about the NCW cult, his empire will collapse sooner or later.

It is very simple. There are many people in the NCW totaly burned by the increasing demands on money from above. Just remember Italy and Spain, the european reefs for Kiko, are still inmersed in a brutal economical crisis. Maybe the NCW has some millionaires among its followers, but the vast majority consists of workers from which was called middle class. That middle class 'died' with the crisis. Almost in Spain, it does not exist anymore. Common people are suffering a lot. And Kiko has been living as a millionaire since the begining. He does not know what real life is.

Just an example: for him, a bill of 50 euros is like 1 euro for common ruined people. He says he throws 50 euros for a poor man every day when he visits the parish near his luxury home in Rome. For Kiko, a bill of 50 euros is like small change money. In Spain, there are many families where the only income is a salary of a part time job of 350 euros. The most lucky ones charge a salary of 1.000 euros (we say it "being a mileurista worker", mil euros=1.000 euros) for a full time job. Minimum interprofessional salary is aprox. 700 euros.

If Kiko had to live with 700 euros per month, could only pay for a rental room in a shared flat in Madrid. But remember his father was a prominent military rank under Franco dictatorship. And remember he has lived for decades with Carmen Hernández Barrera, the Supreme, a daughter of a Spanish millionaire included in Forbes list.

The only idea that charming couple of aspirants of saint had about precariousness was the gipsies in the picture when their burgeois adventure in Palomeras' barracks. By the way, I had never seen a picture of Carmen's room in there, I think she visited barracks during the mornings and the evenings, then she used to come back home at night. It is my conclusion, maybe I am mistaken...

In my opinion, the mayority of neocatechumenals around the world have been deceived by Kiko and Carmen high level of life. One of the most effective things the strange couple has ever sold about them -and, by extension, about the upper teams of catechists and itinerants, priests included,- is the myth of evangelization as precariousness.

Although I belive there are some neocatechumenal members in mission who realy live in precariousness, in the sense of living with large economical constraints, but all former members do know many others who don't. 

There are authentic neocatechumenal family sagas who live as truly maharajas, just because they have a lot of influence and power among their catechumens. Kiko Argüello has institutionalished a new social class, those kind of people who live thanks to neocatechumenal black money, with all included for free (home, cars, school, university, travels, vacations, food...everything!). They receive favored treatment (and not only from the neos but also from the Church establishment).

That is the way of life Kiko has instilled in his most powerful itinerants and catechists. I am sure if Italian former members and so Spanish talkers (from Spain and Central plus South America) who left the Way could seat around a table, we could draw a map with the most prominent neocatechumenal sagas around the world. Those who are ´black label' catechists or, in Spanish, "catequistas pata negra".

Of course, Gennarini is one of them. But we have not to look so far, please notice how are the itinerants who catechize in your region. Imagine the descendants of the sons of the first neocatechumenal itinerant who got there for the first time...probably they will live dedicated to the same work than him. Just professional missionaries. They will receive blessings generation after generation explaining (neocatechumenal) faith is the best heritage at all. Of course!

In the NCW, the 'black label' catechists generate RM's priests with high aspirations to bishop in a 100% neocatechumenal diocese, to be RM's rector or being head of a great team for the new evangelization in some decisive places. Of course, 'black label' catechists' families are a hatchery of musicians for the Neocatechumenal Orchestra, of itinerants for the prominent posts in every stablished missio (for example, the boss of all who work for free in RM's seminaries, such a lay abbess), of architects for the new Kiko's aesthetic, the boss of salmists in the most powerful neocatechumenalized areas and so on. Wonderful!

A few days ago I read the experience of a married couple of neocatechumenals who were my friends from decades ago, although our friendship stopped when I was expelled from the Way. They are part of a neocatechumenal saga, he comes from one of the first neocatechumenal families who went in mission, in fact his father and mother were one of the main founders around Kiko. When I was reading their testimony in a catholic website, precisely one of the NCW's propagandistic communication mean, and I was laughing a lot. 

They told the typical miracles as the rest of itinerants of the world tell: one day we had no money and the bell rang and we find an envelope with a lot of money because God provided...One day my car was ruined but next day I found the keys of a new one somebody bought for me...Miracles rain over them with a extreme ease!

Yes. But they did not tell what kind of missio was their. She had at least three women for help with children and cooking and ironing and cleaning up. Those women were 'paid' (?) by the neocatechumenal communities of that country, or maybe by any other grateful soul. The real shame was they supposedly were sent on missio to one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere, where many people are starving.

She had a women at home just to withen clothes. Imagine the precariousness! She felt like a marquise. Of course, their children assisted the best school for foreigners, also 'paid' by locals. And yes, they had 10 children and left home to go far away to bring neocatechumenal catechesis. But being "the son of one of the first neocatechumenal itinerants in the world". Their original community in Spain paid for their many travels, because one of the babies needed to come back several times a year for specific medical care. Of course, also paid monthly for the mortage receipt of that family's Spanish house. 

I just know one thing: there are many neocatechumenal itinerants (individual and families) who could not live so released as they do in missio if they would have to live like non itinerants in their original country or region. Kiko of course. They are a caste of professionals of evangelization.

And with the economical crisis whipping Spain, for example, there are neocatechumenals who have found in itinerancy and evangelization a more real output for their families. It is really suprising, but any Spanish neocatechumenal itinerant can lead a higher standard of living in missio in France and even in some latinamerican country than in Spain....where they had to stay unemployed, of course.

Of course Kiko maybe has no moneybag. But he has several personal secretaries who care about all his needs. Does Kiko want to eat fresh lobster today? Then, they will pay the bill at restaurant. Does he need to fly this afternoon to Ireland? Then drive him to airport and there is a private plane waiting for him. Tomorrow again to Vatican? Then pay for the private plane again. Next Sunday in Murcia for a little vacation? No problem. Again coming back to Porto San Giorgio?...

Money is not a problem for Kiko. How much? In cash. In hand. No taxes. No bank registrations. No explanations.

Kiko's way of life reminds the absolute monarch of the Ancient Regime. Maybe Louis XIV of France did not have a portfolio at all, surely he never had to pay for a coffee anywhere, like Kiko. He does not know how much has to be paid for a babysitter per hour. He does not know that the money to pay a weekend convivence maybe allows a whole family to survive some weeks.

Let's be honest: sometimes the tithes are limited for a neocatechumenal community with four times number of children than adults. I remember some families of my former community who never arrived on time to the distribution of the booty. Of course of course the needs of the responsible were the priority over the others. He had to wear a Lacoste polo for the beginning of the year's catechists convivence, meanwhile his multiple children had to wear old clothes and to the care of sisters of community for free (a service for evangelization)

Not to mention the coolest car for extra large families among the neocatechumenals: it was the main sign in the ranking of conversion in each parish. I remember authentic competitions. The coolest the car, the highest the level of its owner in the neocatechumenal parish's scheme. The son of Gennarini sayd with no embarashment they are evangelizators and they deserve the best, because they work for God. And God provides for them the excellence!

It is a scandal. Kiko has inoculated in them the mentality of living as a millionaire but without having to pay taxes as a millionaire. And wrapping it up as God's will. What a strange thing they preach in the same name of God than Mother Theresa. By the time, what a strange thing too nor Kiko nor Carmen had a picture whith her...when Mother Theresa was one of the most Catholic Church figures of their time.

Please, neocatechumenals of goodwill, do not give Kiko your money with which he works miracles. If you want, give that money for the Church, for any religious order, for any charity foundation. Kiko is a deceiver. Kiko fires money. Kiko lives as a renacentist prince. You know he does not like social or charity activities, why not? Because he does not care at all.

Kiko is throwing people from Church. Kiko is stealing the faith of many. God does not want it. Please, consider. Just read experiences of people who before today were just like you, as convinced as you, as devoted of the NCW as you are now. Just think maybe I could have been your old sister of community some years ago. Maybe your catechist. Maybe your responsible. Please, consider it.

Stop the neocatechumenal tap!


Posted by Tim

I normally don't like giving these LOSERS any time or space on my blog, except for when someone sends me something I can have some fun with. The Diana writes:

Monday, May 29, 2017


Posted by LaPaz, Jungle Watch Correspondant from Spain.

This is the answer written by Pax, a Italian neocatechumenal former member to last Kiko Argüello's letter asking for more cash money (500.000 euros) for his 'new evangelization of the world'. Here is the translation from original in Italian

"Dearest Kiko:

Once I read your letter of request of financial aid to all neocatechumenal brothers and sisters in Europe, dated on May 20 2017 Madrid, in my light of my experience in the NCW for several decades, which finished with my abandonment some years ago, I feel my duty to adress this letter to you.

I feel you are a little anguished and very worried by an eventual need to stop the "Merkaba: the Fire Carriage of Evangelization", which, as you say, without a substantial, solicitous and generous contribution of fresh money, will no longer have its extraordinary and supernatural propulsion power in its wheels, which allows it to reach the four corners of the earth at the same time.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


In this case, there were two victims of Apuron, the now deceased Sonny Quinata, and his brother, Champ, who had to live with the secret memory for forty years. 

Apuron accuser's family meets with new archbishop

Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes met in private for the first time with a family who says their life has been broken by Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron. Forty years ago, he allegedly raped the now deceased, former altar boy Joseph "Sonny" Quinata. CONTINUED

Also, read Champ's full testimony before the legislature here. Watch it here. Note to the Vatican: THIS IS WHY WE MARCH!




"The lawsuit says around 1994, Torres' father took him to the Guam Police Department and filed a complaint. Caluag was never arrested."- Guam PDN

In this case, Troy Torres and his father have a duty to pursue the Guam Police Department and find out what happened to his complaint. The criminal statute of limitations would not have expired at the time of the report and the police would have been required to investigate. Was there an investigation? Where is it? 


If you want to know why our Church is in such great trouble it is because bought and paid for bishops like Sean O'Malley of Boston continue to ordain hostile, hateful, and unholy RMS-deformed children like Wellington Oliveira.

Here is reminder of who Wellington Oliveira is:




At first I was afraid to start writing I must confess that I still feel a little overwhelmed by the idea of ​​doing it, but I think it is necessary, both for me and for everyone to whom this reflection can serve.

Despite I feel that I have been chosen, as well as all the human beings that inhabit this world, perhaps not in the magnitudes presented to me by the Neocatechumenal Way, but I feel that God has a plan with me, that is not within the Way (neocatechumenal) to which I belonged by regulation for more than ten years. I say 'by regulation' because somehow I was involved in the NCW through relatives, my cousins, who also belonged for years to this group.

I was called to be part of the Way in my youth, at the age of 21, and although I initially refused to belong to this group, I received the initiation catechesis together with young people forced by their parents, althoug them were very excited by the step that represented this (to join your own community, not your parents' one).

I must clarify that my denial was never based, at that time, on the fact that the practices of the Way seemed bad to me, but because I considered that was not appropriate for me, anyway the love for a woman made me to accept. I thought that if my in-laws and my sister-in-law were in the NCW, and my cousin, that would not be bad for me.

When I first came to the initial catechesis, what I saw changed my perspective on the Way, since at least half of the attendees were young people like me, so I was able to empathize with the group. Most of these young people were children of catechumens and some were also required to receive catecheses as I said earlier.

I think that all of us experienced the same, there was born a friendship that with the passage of time was being fortified, arriving in some cases to a more formal relationship. I am almost certain that this was one of the factors that most influenced our stay in the community, our youth, our complicity and our rebellion were fundamental so that we could not get out of the Way and stay together.

And although I know all of us had the hope that maybe there something could point the best way to our lives, for us little or nothing mattered the rules, the commandments or the "Word of God."

And so I spent more than ten years, with my girlfriend, into the NCW,  with the weekly celebrations, the convivences being part of our relationship.

Now that I've been away for years, being a large family father, a spinach still makes me question about my role there, and I have drawn some conclusions from the sectarian behavior that is lived there.

Yes, sectarian, cultic, as I will explain later.

Now that I've been away for years, being a large family father, a spinach still makes me question about my role there, and I have drawn some conclusions from the sectarian behavior that is lived there. Here are some of the ideas I've been discussing for the last three months.

And if there is any doubt, I still believe in God and the Catholic Church more than in the Neocatechumenal Way. I believe in a God of Mercy, and not in God who wants to see me suffering. It has cost me a lot to change it, affected by the NCW, although I am glad that I have at least given it up.

1-The Neocatechumenal Way: A sect/cult?

To avoid further scandal, I will start by defining why I say the NCW is a sect. The most practical definition of cult, which can be found in any dictionary, indicates that it is a religious group separate or opposed to the orthodoxy of certain traditional religions.

With this commentary I can quickly refute my first statement and I can say that I am wrong, because the Neocatechumenal Way is not separated from any religion since it is part of the Catholic Church, much less is opposed to the beliefs of this.

However, forming groups that have different celebrations than those performed by parish dispositions, with rites totally different from those which are used in normal celebrations, is not to be separated from the traditional religion, in our case, the Catholic one?

And if the NCW does not oppose to main Catholic religion rites, then why does the Way take part in the "great assembly" (for regular or Sunday attendees) meanwhile forcing ''common catholic' people to have separate celebrations, and why neocatechumenal celebrations can almost never be shared with those who do not form part of the neocatechumens?

It is clear that at least the Way does not have as an end for its members to participate in the rest of the celebrations of the Church, since they think it is enough to comply with the Way. This has created a great loss of faithful to the Sunday masses, for example, which is one of the Catholic celebrations par excellence. (NT: Of course, the Way substracts assistants to Sunday masses, despite they sell the illusion that it would increase the participation of mature in faith catholics and despite the lies told by Kiko and his well trained G. Gennarini and rest of catechists, who affirm -to shout up Arinze and Vatican- that neocatechumenals assist Sunday masses frecuently, at least one monthly).

Continuing with the question, if we see some of the conclusions of the German sociologist Max Weber and the theologian Ernst Troeltsch, who were the first to define the concept "cult", among some of the main characteristics of this type of groupings they say while the church does not demand special qualities nor established conditions for the entrance into its bosom, in the case of a cult membership is a choice and must be deserved.

This reminds me of one of the phrases I heard most from catechists: "None of you is worthy of this Way, but God has wanted you to know Him so that you will find salvation".

God? Are you sure God has wanted this? Sincerely I do not believe it, because if it was true then Jesus would have told to build the Neocatechumenal Way instead of His Church. It is time to stop putting words in the mouth of God, He is not wrong.

Based on other philosophical references on cult is the definition of the German philosopher Ernst Troeltsch, who described it as "a small group, composed mainly of poor individuals who, renouncing the world, seek a personal and direct brotherhood." This definition would have been an accurate definition of my community.

For his part, the British sociologist Bryan Wilson contends that cults place great emphasis on their exclusivity, strict compliance with moral and doctrinal rules, thinking that they do constitute an elected group that encourages lay participation, expressiveness and spontaneity, literal interpretation of doctrine, recurrence in the themes of sin and redemption, insist that salvation should not be sought outside the group, but in the group of the elected.

I myself have been surprised by this since none of those authors referred to the Neocatechumenal Way; many of them wrote it before the NCW saw the light.

Leaders of the NCW defend themselves against accusations of being a cult saying that they are being persecuted.

2. The worrying psychological manipulation.

Something that worried me a lot since I started to investigate the characteristics of the cult: the mechanisms of psychological manipulation used by those who govern these groups to lead the conditioning of their members.

The first thing I would like to attack is the strategic "brainwashing", of which I feel victimized.

By belonging to a cult, the person modifies his behavior, product of the constant ideological and propagandistic attack, which is a process given so subtly that the subject himself barely perceives it. Many times this process can be defined as a "conversion", but think how much such conversion can be true if it is the product of a constant brainwashing and when experiencing it the person does not even feel satisfied with. In my opinion conversion should be a spontaneous process, something that is born of the person and flows naturally, not the result of a series of pressures from people who say they know what God's plan is for each of us. Even more when they are people who -just like us- can barely manage their own life and their families.

In addition, does the conversion of a person who realizes the need to make a radical change to his/her life through God, have the same validity as that conversion of someone who is obliged and unhappy to comply with the orders of a group of people? And at the end of the Way, will that person be able to say with all his heart and with all his spirit that he has attained divine grace and absolute happiness?

Why to be subject to what a small group of people want? Does not this seem strange? Ironically many of the people I met on the NCW are the most rebellious I have ever encountered in life, but they are docile to the words of the catechist.

They (the catechists) are chosen very carefully, not anyone can be chosen. They must be diligent people, something pleasant, but above all they know how to speak. Practice gives them the rest. Thus they learn to convince, while they are convinced.

It's like a big chain. In the Way you are taught to admire Kiko, according to them he is the maximum, because he came up with the brilliant idea of ​​creating the Neocatechumenal Way while he had abandoned his riches and gone to live with the poor. Almost the story of a Saint: a pagan who found among the poor the wealth of a Way which God had prepared for humanity. Oh my God!
"As Kiko is the closest thing to a living saint, and I want holiness, and I can be like Kiko, then I must imitate him," so the catechumens, or at least those most trained in doctrine, think.

And this Kiko Arguello knows them all, and he has all of them at his feet. He invites catechists to convivences each year, so that they could "transfer" to the rest of the faithful his teachings, based entirely on what "the Lord" has enlightened him during this time.

In fact, those convivences are a total transcription of the original convivence with Kiko, which is quoted entirety. These appointments go from catechist to catechist until it ends in catechumens without rank. All based on Kiko's interpretation of the Gospels and his points of view.

Sometimes I think this chain is the most dangerous thing of all; Perhaps there are good intentions in the catechists; Maybe Kiko himself is someone's victim; Perhaps there is something deeper behind all this that I have not yet been able to perceive, and I do not speak of the Holy Spirit and His charity, of which many are lacking, but something of which I am absolutely certain is that in these convivences we were taught that maybe that was the last word and there is no other, and that we have only to "obey". And so it is done.

Almost always when the message is brought by them, you are encouraged, because it is something that will make you feel good, and in theory it will be so. Of course, up to a point. The experience of the convivence is very pleasant because it is the ideal of many of us, who overwhelmed with our lives demand a respite from all that makes us suffer: our work, studies, family, lack of company, etc., So, something is set in motion in the person who feels very deeply involved, in addition to appealing to something very present in each one of us: the need for the sacred and the search for the meaning of our lives.

You are made to accompany your "brothers", people you have been close to during the last year, with whom you have shared and lived and feel attached.

When you take part in the Neocatechumenal Way, you can easily trust your "brothers and sisters", but what is not known is that this is one of the mental processes used in psychotherapy as a tranquilizing effect. It is sometimes incomprehensible how there are those who feel better and are able to face their own life's problems, with more serenity and confidence, when they are with their community brothers and sisters, yet it is difficult for them to talk to their husbands, parents, relatives, bosses, and friends in privacy.

What happens is that according to psychologists, a group of people who make up an organization, becomes the unconscious projection of the reassuring figure father / mother, this is what is used in so-called group therapies, which -although it will cost a lot of psychological effort for the participants- is a stimulant to face the fears of each one and to learn to accept them more than to surpass them.

Therefore, although at first time there may be much suspicion for revealing intimate details of personal life, as time passes, that suspicion is fading and it is very common to see that during "the petitions" as during "the echos" anyone prayed aloud, freely, expressing their feelings, opening themselves more and more to sincerity.

This, I understand, is a preparation for future rituals. But it does not stay there. This apparent liberation may in the long run be very damaging, as this creates an ambiguous dependency among all members of a community, as each time the more private and hidden details of their lives become known, this becomes something that binds them more to the Way and prevents them from leaving it in the moment they do not feel comfortable or when they think they do not find God there.

This conviction that salvation is found only in the NCW and nowhere else is reinforced by the hackneyed thesis of the catechists that when one leaves the Way one is outside the Church. Before any attempt at abandonment, that persuasion acts in the act, and they begin to blackmail you through all the "evil" they already know of you, arguing that "outside the Way you will be in death because this is the way the Lord has chosen for you".

In the end the psychic damage is such that many people are convinced that the Way is their religion, and when they abandon it, they also abandon all their connections with the Catholic Church. This, in particular, is my case.

But once inside is little what can be done. All the time the person is surrounded by people who seemed very anxious to see a brother stumbling. Unintentionally, the community puts great pressure on its members, who are subject to an "iron discipline" in the Way.

Many times the catechumens themselves, even more so your own brothers, will be eager to see you fall.

A great indifference is created against those who are not part of the Way. Whoever does not belong to the Way is then sharply excluded. Incredibly among the excluded people are even Christians who are part of the Church, people active in other Catholic movements, and even despised Catholics who go to Sunday Mass.

This, ironically, demonstrates how capable catechumens are of loving their enemy in the dimension of the cross. The blessed and so false cross that they make you follow, which is nothing more than the reflection of your deepest fears. Something with which he can control you.

The manipulation goes so far that on some occasions, members of the community are practically pushed to say everything they think in front of their own family and friends, causing them serious emotional damage. And as if that were not enough, the catechist usually interrogates more and more thoroughly, to know all the secrets that the person keeps.

The most recurrent psychological threat in the catechumenate, which is also his strongest strategy to keep you inside was: "When you leave you will become an unhappy person, and you will no longer be able to say that you did not know the catechumenate."

Catechists manipulate people's consciences, lowering their self-esteem to unhealthy levels, impose the "will of God" as if they were the only possessors of the truth. But ... what if God wants something else for me? How could I know God's willing if I am always with them around me all the time?

Within the NCW, the self will is lost, it must be subject to the will of the catechists, who seem radical fundamentalists. Reminding me in some cases of Islamic radicals but in the heart of the Catholic Church not by violent encouragements, which are not given, but by the ways and the postulates.

3-Slavery Commitment

Although from the beginning of the Way it is not evident, with the passage of time the almost imperceptible control that is exerted on people becomes obvious, forcing them to have relationships almost exclusively  related with life in the community.

Initially, taking part in two weekly celebrations and their respective preparations seems somewhat light, but little by little, the individual is encouraged to fulfill the so-called "tripod" (weekly celebration and Eucharist and monthly convivence), which is, according to them, the pillar of their conversion. Occasionally, there are also convivences of the beginning of the year, visits of catechists, announcements four times a year, and maybe a new "step" with its respective convivence and meetings.

And that is not all, since you are told that you should not put your "interests" first and second your commitment to the Way, that is to say that are not more excuses like classes, work shifts, family and even other activities of the same Church, Before all is your commitment to your community.

Little by little, you change your habits and attitudes, exactly what you previously criticized in other religions, now it seems fantastic; You slowly adopt a particular language, both oral and corporeal. You are familiar with the terms "the word", "the bag", "the catechist", "Kiko and Carmen", "celebration", "tripod", "convivence", "obedience", "lutes" "The Lord will provide", "monition", "the echo (of the Word)", "preparation", "superb", "scandal", "responsible", "psalmist", "your cross".

But language is just a detail, many things in your life, especially your habits are changing so that it is only the things of the Way are allowed to produce harmony with the spirit, so the Wath is the only thing that brings satisfaction to you lifetime. In addition, by fulfilling the duties of the Way, people are compelled not to think more about their situation, and when they express their doubts they will be so busy "preparing," "celebrating the Word," "making bread," or "arranging the flowers ", you barely will have some time for your own personal arrangement.

But if doubts arise even in the middle of a celebration, the most correct answer is that catechists will have to talk about it with the older catechists; And as the catechists know very well what the sinful life of each one has been, it will simply be used to conditioning you, and in the end you will be convinced that there is nothing better to live than the Way. The time will come when everybody will be totally convinced that catechists are never wrong and that they are truly the only ones to whom God wants to give the truth.

4-Controlling conduct, dissimilar to the Church

One of the most serious things that happens within the Neocatechumenal Way is the control over the emotions of the person, based on the most vulnerable sections of each person as guilt and fear.

There is also a latent sense of humiliation towards people. It is always said that every person is the worst garbage existing in the world, and maybe that may be true, to some extent, but who said we are the only ones? Our history is the same story of our family, our friends and our neighbors who are not in the Way. It would not be fair for ourselves to say that we are more trash than them. Why? Because we knew the Way and they did not? Or is that we forget that we are facing a merciful God, who is aware of that ... who knows everything that happened and what will happen. He loves us whether we are garbage, or we are purity.

Enough with only the catechists can separate the garbage, when in the end, you realize that you begin to be a true trash when you enter this blessed Way, because it seems that, in fact ,that is what they want, that you become a trash. As it is possible that one of the favorite encouraging phrases of many neocatechumenals is to say that "the community begins to grow when they begin to fight among them and they throw all the garbage everyone has inside."

Is this a way of God? When we have been told all along that God is love. The Catholic Church itself reminds us that above all we are saved by the love of God and this makes us feel the joy of his mercy even in the midst of our miseries. But many things in the Way are very different from what the Church preaches.

It is practically inculcated to the members of the Community that one forms part of a privileged elite in the Church, destined to bring the individual salvation (in this much is emphasized: you can not save anybody else).

"The Lord has chosen you and invited you and not anyone else" I heard many times. This is where I realize that, despite being a plan with an end so incongruous to what we should expect from the Church, it is a well-crafted idea. Phrases like the above and similar ones allow people to believe that they have been "specially chosen", thereby unconsciously satisfying their own frustrated sense of self.

One of the most disturbing things is the interpretation they give to the passages of the Bible, since they are taken literally. In the case of: "I assure you that whoever for the sake of the kingdom of God has left home, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children, will receive much more in this world, and the world to come will receive eternal life "(Luke 18: 29-30), the premise was"if your couple stands before your way, despise her/him! And the same with any of your family: children, brothers, parents or anyone who wants to keep you separate from the Way.

Those who direct the Neocatechumenal Way boast that they have millions and millions of followers and this is true. Although suddenly, no one has ever mentioned the fact that the number of people who have left it, is at least five times the number of members. What do I use to say this? Simple probability, I remember my first community, it was something more than 30 people of which in five years there were scarcely 8.

The worst of leaving the NCW is the condition of suffering that is acquired. Those who leave, often no longer have faith. This is contradictory, because when you are inside you feel bad because you have no faith, but at the same time you want to forget it forever and it means you want to forget everything related with faith.  Then, that is not at all good for restoring our relationship with God. It makes you feel shameful.

Of course for me it is more shameful that after years and years and years of NCW, some communities are still so hypocritical, arrogant, selfish, careless, frivolous, arrogant, and more sinful than people who have never heard of the Catholic faith.

They sow hatred, they create unpleasant situations and they use lies of all kinds to justify; There are fights, they insult themselves, they judge themselves, they point out, even without looking at their own truth.

It is difficult for such a "new man" to arise in such environments as this, on the contrary it facilitates developing affective imbalances and spiritual deviations, even to embrace other sectarian groups or the worst of all, become atheists. I want to make it clear with this, I support 100% Catholic doctrine, although I agree with it on many things but not on others.

5-The neocatechumenal style

Another characteristic  of catechumenals is their obsessive zeal for the things of the Way. The celebrations that the communities perform do not have as essential base the temples of the Church. The cross, the lectern, the Bible, the tablecloths, the bread, the wine and absolutely everything used, must be signed by "Kiko". Even the psalms, and some songs that some passages of the Bible and poems of theologians which have inspired  Arguello, take their own rhythm, and this one is inviolable.

That is why everybody who has been accustomed to living in this Way for years finds incredibly difficult to separate it from the relationship which may have established with God.

It creates a psychological dependency that causes the person to lose his/her critical and logical faculties of what makes him/her a true Christian. We see how little by little our faith is lost in that world of incongruities.

Although many, when are inside, would feel that this is not what God wants for us and we dare to criticize the NCW, there is very little courage to take again the reins of our life and leaving it, because it is nearly impossible to stop identifying the NCW with the Church, and as the philosopher Betrand Rusell pointed out at the beginning of the last century, human beings need to feel the protection of an older brother over their heads. Appropriately many of us seek that protection in the Church.

Fortunately, also the Church is a place more spacious and free than the church which Kiko presented to us, and the Church is willing to accept us as we are, without asking us for much more than fidelity in return.

A clear example of the control the NCW exerts on its members is during the celebration of the Holy Week, the most memorable celebration for the Christians. Here, although the Church celebrates its own celebrations, the Way requires its members as a priority to attend to those organized by it. At least very beautiful celebrations but with a background of exclusivism.

This "Easter triduum" culminates in the celebration of the Easter Vigil, held in the early morning after the Vigil celebrated by the Church and which in essence is liturgically the same. Very few catechumens participate in both Vigils because physically it would be very tiring.

The next day, Sunday of Resurrection, when the Church celebrates the Mass on Easter Sunday, catechumens will not be able to attend because they are very exhausted by their previous celebration along all night. Sometimes at the precise moment of the Easter Sunday Mass, some neocatechumenals are still dancing during the party on the restaurant where they have had the paschal dinner.

6-If the Way is not for you

Criticizing the Way while being into is not easy. When I belonged to a community, where one could say that I was one of the most rebellious in terms of commitments, I often wanted to question it but neocatechumenals reacted violently when someone did. The first reaction of catechists is to avoid and avoid answers, but they can deal with that, Kiko has already given a couple of arguments to face people like me. The only bad thing is that they used them all time and unfortunately I learned them.

One of the first things they will tell you -when you question the truth of the Way- is that then neeocatechumenals are persecuted through it and that the Way has many enemies. It even goes so far as to say that the Devil is everywhere. Every time there was an empty chair in a meeting, they said, "The Devil is sitting there". What a martyrdom!

Another important characteristic that stands out from the sects is precisely this, it has the necessity of creating an external enemy against whom they can fix their individual fears and anxieties. Do you see how dangerous it is?

The neocatechumenals "believe they are better than the others" , they "impose their presence as the only way to vivify the Church", they "divide parish communities with harshness, misunderstandings and suspicions."

7-La marcha

Muchos catecúmenos pierden su identidad y su vida en el Camino al no ocuparse en sí mismos durante años con muchas actividades, preparaciones, celebraciones, pasando a través de diferentes pasos o algo más.

Lo peor es que esto se hace pensando en que llevando a cabo estas acciones, la conversión llegará. Pero, señores, la conversión llega cuando uno quiera y no necesitas llevar a cabo tantos sacrificios para darte cuenta, sólo es cuestión de aceptar a Dios y él sabrá cómo guiarte.

La gente parece tan embobada con la idea de la vida eterna que ofrece el Camino que deja pasar por alto todos estos detalles. Pero estoy seguro que hay algo oculto detrás de todo esto, los hechos hablan por sí solos. ¿Por qué los textos y las enseñanzas de Kiko están rigurosamente mantenidos en secreto? ¿Por qué se generan tantas criticas contra el Camino? ¿Acaso han considerado alguna vez que las críticas pueden sólo haber sido inspiradas por amor a la verdad y no hechas por los demonios perseguidores que tienen rencor hacia ellos? Y si conocen tanto la bondad que tiene la palabra de Dios ¿Por qué nunca han visto la respuesta de Dios en su propia escritura?

7-Leaving it

Many catechumens lose their identity and life on the Way by not taking care of themselves for years with many activities, preparations, celebrations, going through different steps or something else.

The worst is they think when carrying out these actions, their conversion will come. But, gentlemen, the conversion comes when you want and you do not need to make so many sacrifices to realize, it's just a matter of accepting God and He will know how to guide you.

People seem so enchanted with the idea of ​​eternal life offered by the Way that they overlook all these details. But I am sure there is something hidden behind all this, the facts speak for themselves. Why are Kiko's texts and teachings strictly kept secret? Why are there so many criticisms against the Way? Have they ever considered that criticism can only have been inspired by love of truth and not made by persecuting demons who have a grudge against them? And if they know so well the goodness of the Word of God, why have they never seen God's answer in His Word "for faithful love is what pleases me, not sacrifice; knowledge of God, not burnt offerings" (Hosea 6,6) ?

First let's make something clear. I do not consider that the Neocatechumenal Way itself is a bad idea as a way to reach a life that pleases God, but I think its objective is distorted, in other words: it is misdirected. But not because of those who join seeking a way to approach God, but because of their leaders who offer neither inner peace nor an approach to the things of God, based solely on the argument that this is not an easy way, to the point that it seems that many of the actions will be carried out with full intention, planned and treachery to make suffer the members of the group. However, it does not cost them anything, then they can easily break families and cause economic problems for homes that barely reach stability.

I, based on my personal experience, saw with my own eyes how they destroy marriages. The clearest case I can cite is that of the daughter of one of the most important catechists in my parish, and why not, the most unsufferable and the meanest, who together with his wife ... wanted to take control of everything that happened there as if the group were theirs. They married their daughter with the first guy who she took home, not realizing that he was of a inferior social status. In less than two years the couple had dissolved, and the reasons were all related with the Way.

8-The cross

One of the Rites of the Way, better known as "rite of the cross", the first scrutiny, is essential to realize the maneuvers that will come later. Sometimes it takes a dramatic level for the person who is experiencing it, just when each "brother" and "sister" has to say, in front of the whole community and their catechists, which is their "personal cross". This moment is marked by very powerful emotions because to make known your personal cross - often confessing it with tears and with great internal resistance - has a cathartic and liberating effect. Many people will lie at this point because they feel embarrassed. It is the first strong step on the Way and many people leave it then. But catechists reaffirm those who remain "not all are called to be salt and light. The Lord has invited you"®

A seemingly strong "me" has been created. It takes an special bran identity: to be the one called to a mission for the church whose opportunity to be called is not given at all. Subtly, the shirt begins to tighten. It tightens even more for those people who have an "me" that is weak and unstructured. These people, after a few years, are unable to find anything out of the Way or anyone else than their "brothers and sisters" in their community.

I will never forget how they persuaded people to tell them what each one's cross was or was not.

One year after the first scrutiny, the "Shema" (Israel, listen) is generally confronted. Here they bring the idea that a signal is necessary to deprive of goods, which created real emotional tensions in many people, even being able to unbalance some of them. It does not mean just only the Way caused their imbalance, but the Way does produce damages in non well centered people (N.T: due to their previous life experience, their problems, etc.).