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.

Convinced of this, you are sitting at a table with your business advisers.
You have to agree that this is unusual for anyone who has ever programmed anything, nor has ever known where the Lord would like to bring him, following every day the inspiration coming from above, with which God always surprised him by taking it for unimaginable ways, and all those who follow his example with him!

So, only five days before inagurating for this new course 2017-18 (as you have always done all your life) the evangelization, you have thought, as a foresighted person, to do the math well with how much will be the utmost expense of everything with this Ambaradan - pardon, Merkaba - and having realized with terror that the account will go as little as half a million euros, you are rushed to communicate to all of your followers that, if  all this cash money does not arrive to the Foundation, of which you are Boss, in a short time, you must, wisely, stop.

I would like to reassure you with what you have always taught us:
If this you do is the will of God, the sure help will come to you, the Lord will not allow you to be confused. Try to know what the Lord wants to tell you!
Are you doing what the Lord inspires you, are you obeying His Will? Are you a docile instrument in His hands? The work you do, is your work or is God's work? Therefore courage: God will provide! Did he ever have abandoned you? Do you remember how many miracles have you seen Him doing?
How many miracles have you heard, told by you and by your itinerants...miracles, true miracles!
And now what is this? Is your faith going out? Do You Have no trust in the Lord?
Notice if you're doing something for yourself? Is God wanting all this?
Jus do what you have to, the help will come from above, sure! It's no true that you have to think about it!
May God abandon his beloved son, who, as a useless servant, is instrument in His hands?
God who, day by day, takes you by His hand?

Then, reading your letter with more attention, you say precisely you are not ashamed of-Freudian lapsus- maybe you should be ashamed, better, why do you are ashamed to ask for cash money for your WORLD ITINERANT EVAGELIZATION!?

Ah, now I understand why you are anxious, because you have to be safe!

In fact, when you make the excursus of the convivence, you say you are going to distribute near 300 boys for seminars, at the request of itinerants, 200 itinerant families all over the world, because they are asking you to reinforce the mission in different countries.

A question: why is all that "yours"?
Now the Arcan is well explained: this is your empire, you are building your kingdom here on earth.

The Church has nothing to do, not even the Pope, Cardinals or Bishops, even though the Bishops are the sole responsible of the NCW, according to the Statute, being the Neocatechumenal Way incardinated in the individual dioceses, under the exclusive guidance of the Bishops.

Explained the reason for your anguish, rightfully I would say at this point:

I warn you, however, dearest Kiko, you have to be very careful when you speak, your word is taken as a safe model from the brothers of the communities scattered around the world.

Then let me make an example.
The letter is read in all the communities, the brothers meditate it, and, following your example, come home to sit at the table to make two accounts with the wives and numerous offspring and decide how much they will put into the bag you announced in advance, Just because they could get prepared at the established time.

I open a parenthesis: given the conclusion where I'm coming, following the logic, I have a terrible intuition: perhaps it was better for you to tell your itinerants to give those who are responsibles the order to, suddenly, pass the bag  through the community for an instant collection. Unforeseen victims, impressed to be recipients of a Kiko's letter for them all, and considering the number of brothers all over Europe, even though everyone had just put that little he had behind, having not had the chance to put some savings As you would like to do, already so you would be assured not one but two good and paid evangelization courses, but now it is done and, as it is said, "Who does not want anything to cling!" Closed parentheses.

Let's go back to the reunited family, like you, around the table.
The head of the family says:
We do two accounts, as Kiko did, our only example to imitate, from the salary we first get the tithing, mortgage, bills, eating for a month, we are seven, school, university, transportation, personal expenses, and finally We can not forget the extraordinary collection of each month for the family on mission, by the way, in June there is also the council taxes!
The fact that Kiko did not venture into anything if he did not have his shoulders covered, makes the family panic, who realize that Kiko can also stop for a year! They have to move on!

At this point I give you an advice: before end May, without waiting any longer, you can already decide to stop.
Communicate to all the itinerant people a sabbatical year, then pray for inspiration to which monastery it is good for you to be hosted, to find yourself and your relationship with God, thus giving a good example to the  12 Cephales and the 72 who, as always, will follow you in all your footsteps! It seems like a dream! Just in a single shot we will also get rid of them.

God is going to make the most amazing miracle of all with the Neocatechumenal Way:
The Cephales and the 72 and everyone else, stop the 2017/2018 course -a memorable new course that will remain in the Annals of the NCW- while Carmen, from a "superior category", who is awaiting canonization, instead of "helping" the brothers and sisters to be generous with the Lord, rest in peace, this year and forever, and save us from any disturbing post-mortem visit since your subdits remain vividly your violent incursions in live.

Have a long deserved time of holidays, you really need it and it will good for you.

Finally thank you very much from the heart!
Wishing your brothers and sisters "good holidays" in Jesus Christ, they sincerely have asked the Lord who has inspired them:
They decide this year they will not give up their holidays and before concluding the highly accented month of May, as summer is near, they will book a vacation without so much pretentions, according to their possibilities, but finally some vacation at sea for just one week, anywhere, of course not in Porto San Giorgio". 
Author: Pax, posted in Neocatecumenali

This letter is a lesson in fine irony. We have the living saint Kiko Argüello being too human. When he experiences just for a second the monstrosity of the mess which he, and only he, has created in terms of bastard money, he realizes the miracles he needs are not so supranatural but so simple as "to God begging and with the hammer giving" (sorry, it is a literal translation from Spanish "a Dios rogando y con el mazo dando"). 

And Kiko seems a teenager who prays Lord to pass the final exam when instead of studying he has been living la vida loca. He is used to act with total irresponsibility but he is always lucky. He has stayed living with comfort an easily close to one of the richest woman in Spain, Carmen the Supreme, to whom money came out from her ears. Carmen the Supreme inherited a fortune of one in the Forbes list, her father. 

After her sister Elisa died with Alzheimer, Carmen created the Elisa Hernández's Foundation for the New Evangelization, as supposedly her sister wanted, and with all that money, a lot of money of course, was founded the Redemptoris Mater Seminary and the Neocatechumenal University in Callao (Perú), by the date placed in the hands of actual neocatechumenal Bishop Del Palacio Pérez-Medel. 

Here are some data:

Equipment: 52,352.08 euros (65,752.11 Dollars)
Patronage: It is constituted by: a) Patrons born: Mrs. Carmen Hernández Barrera, as president; Don Francisco José Gómez-Argüello Wirtz (Kiko Argüello), as a vocal; And Father Don Mario Pezzi.
Purposes: "To promote, sustain, raise, train, support and assist in the widest sense the missionary priestly vocations that arise in or for the Diocesan Seminary Redemptoris Mater" John Paul II "of the Diocese of Callao (Peru), promoted by the Neocatechumenal Way, in the service of the Catholic Church for the evangelization of Hispanic America 2. Collaborate with the support of the evangelization of the Neocatechumenal Way, especially among those who are far away, in de-Christianized areas of Madrid and elsewhere".

Oops, by the way, let me remain that second point is exactly the same which figures about this another foundation:

Equipment: € 52,352.08 ($ 65,745.08)
Patronage: It is constituted by: a) Patrons born: Mrs. Carmen Hernández Barrera, as president; Don Francisco José Gómez-Argüello Wirtz (Kiko Argüello), as a vocal; And Father Don Mario Pezzi.
Purposes: "1. To assist in the maintenance and expansion of the" Domus Galileae "retreat house, located in Israel, near the Lake of Tiberias or Sea of Galilee - one of the significant places, along with Jerusalem, where Our Lord Jesus Christ developed his public life - under the management of the Neocatechumenal Way in service to the Catholic Church, as an instrument of evangelization and favoring ecumenical dialogue. 2. Colaborate with the support of the evangelization of the Neocatechumenal Way, especially among the remote, de-Christianized from Madrid and elsewhere".

As noticed, Carmen the Supreme was the president of both foundations. Both were created the same date, on September 3 2011. Why? Because then the inherited money was free of state and local inheritance taxes. Of course, the money for "equipment" which figures before was a legal minimum required to the creation of the foundation. Carmen was a millionaire. See more here, in Spanish.

It is very difficult to understand why, with such financial resources, channeled through both foundations to "colaborate with the support of the evangelization of the Neocatechumenal Way"(second point), Kiko still has to ask for more and more cash money. As the Pax's letter says, why do they not sell all their goods, as they preach obsessively to every mortal human in the NCW? I have seen how oldest people resigned to their private medical insurance because it was a sign of trust on God's providence, as the catechists ordered. It means every simple person in the Way has to live in precariousness. 

All of us know now that precariousness did not exist for Kiko and Carmen the Supreme. They had a millionaire inheritance under their spiritual foundations for the new evangelization. They told a christian can not live safely. But Kiko and Carmen were exent of their own commandments, as well as they never had to wear their white linen tunica, they did not obey anybody, they did not clean up the seminars, they did not change a diaper to any baby in missio. 

Terrible. Not to say a nightmare. Kiko has built a whole empire for the new evangelization only sustained over the widow's neocatechumenal obolus. How many neocatechumenal people will never be able to pay for just one lobster of Kiko's love? How many boys and girls go for WYD on pilgrimage working as Chinesses to pay each pence (the neocatechumenal pilgrimages are much more expensive than any other) as if they were on vacation because their colapsed families have to live depending on tithes and charity and they can not afford anything!? 

Meanwhile Kiko enjoys marvellous private houses in Mediterranean sea, for free, and fest each summer in the most cool "chiringuitos" by the sea. It is a real shame. 

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