Sunday, August 13, 2017


Posted by Tim
Canonist warns Church oversight of troubled lay groups has ‘no teeth’

My note: 

While we struggle to figure out how we are going to compensate, counsel, and otherwise try to restore to the bosom of the Church what are possibly hundreds of sex abuse victims in our own tiny diocese, our church leadership is simply asking for more and possibly bigger trouble by permitting the Neocatechumenal Way to operate essentially in an unaccountable way

Thanks to Apuron, several neocat presbyters, incardinated in this diocese, are roaming the earth unattended and unaccounted for. "Apuron is my bishop," they retort, in defiance to first Archbishop Hon and then Archbishop Byrnes. 

And while we may not know where they are or what they are doing, we will sure enough find out when a law suit from some other diocese or country shows up in our mail because some out-of-control, uneducated, neocat-manufactured presbyter (e.g. The Waldo) does something really stupid. 

This is why diocesan priests are supposed to be stable: i.e. dwelling and working in the diocese they are incardinated in, and not roaming the earth as some stupid imitation of a "missionary." 

To make matters ever more dangerous, these presbyter missionaries mix with lay people and their families in their so-called missionary teams and often live and work together in situations that are just trouble waiting to happen, especially since they are out of sight of any true ecclesial authority. 

There are already so many massive problems with the NCW involving its theology, its liturgical praxis, the unaccounted for flow of cash, and frankly, their unabashed affront to legitimate ecclesial authority, that the potential for millions of more dollars in law suits because of guys like Waldo Gone Wild, is why we - the people who ultimately have to pay for those law suits -  MUST demand an end to the NCW in this diocese.

In addition, we have to deal with the mess already made by Apuron and his band of boys who have grown up to be roving time bombs waiting to happen. We must demand that our church leadership find a way to canonically release them from this diocese - even if no other bishop wants them - so that we, the laity, are not on the hook for these unaccountable misfits for the rest of their lives. 

And until this happens, I do NOT see the good people of this diocese giving a wit to open their wallets and purses to set things right financially once again. 

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