Thursday, April 18, 2019


Letter: Neocatechumenal Way needs openness, transparency

"An oppression of dissent, including merciless censorship of content and comments at the Way’s semi-official Guam blog, is evidence of fear of openness and transparency. Reality should regain its true meaning as the things we see around us in the light of Catholic teaching."

Because of the significant events that have shaken our Catholic Church on Guam, it is indispensable to face the new realities of religious life to appreciate necessary changes that will ensue. Of particular interest is the future of the worldwide Catholic semi-charismatic movement, the Neocatechumenal Way, on Guam, which has played a significant role in Catholic life during the past 15 to 20 years.  CONTINUED


  1. Hey Tim did you get charge for Molesting your children ?

    1. Let me know when you're ready to stop being a coward.

    2. So you are in Santa Rita today:

      13 (1 this visit)
      Exit Time:
      18 Apr 2019 14:48:08
      Safari iPad/iOS
      Apple iPad
      Total Visits:
      GuamSanta Rita, Guam
      IP Address:
      Guam Cablevision, Llc. (
      Referring URL:
      Visit Page:

      I really hope this isn't who I think it is since I see you going to daily Mass.

  2. I commend Zoltan for his courage in voicing his concerns about the Neocatechumenal Way's (NCW) practices of evangelization and how they celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. There should be no division among Catholics seeking to know more about their faith, the teachings of Jesus Christ through the gospels and how they should live their lives according to God's commandments and Jesus' examples during his life on earth. We are one universal Church. I hope and pray that others in the Way, like Zoltan, rightfully question their respective catechists and their community's Responsibles, as to why is there this division between the Catholics who are members of the NCW, and those who are not.

    As Zoltan states in his public letter, the leadership of the NCW, in their evangelization--bringing adult Catholics back to the Church and faith who have strayed--should follow the statutes they filed with and which was approved by the Vatican prior to the 5-year probation period given to them to evangelize among the Faithful. And after the 5 year probation period was up, Cardinal Arinze, by direction of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, outlined what they should and should not do in celebrating the Mass.

    We know the leaders of the NCW have ignored the directive and have deviated from their statutes in their evangelization and celebration of the Mass as laid out in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. There is nothing to prevent the leaders of the NCW from simply following their own statutes and the directive of the Holy Father (now Pope Emeritus) in their work to bring back Catholics who have strayed from the Church.

    Archbishop Byrnes in March 2017 requested the NCW's Catechetical Directory, to review the details of their teachings. This has not been presented to him as far as I know to-date. Why? Why is this document kept a secret? As I have stated numerous times in public, some of their teachings go against the Magisterium of the Church. In other words, what they stated in their statutes apparently does not comport with their Catechetical Directory. We can only surmise that the leaders of the NCW do not want this difference exposed because it will show they are not in conformance with the Magisterium of the Church. Apparently, the NCW leaders did a "bait and switch" with the Vatican in filing their statutes.

    Until the NCW conforms with the teachings of Jesus as in the Magisterium of the Church, and with how the Mass is to be celebrated--it is a sacrificial offering and participation that is exactly the same as the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross about 2,000 years ago. It is not a banquet with flowers on the altar of sacrifice; nor should people dance around the altar as the NCW does in the mass they celebrate.

    Now that Apuron, their enabler, is banished from Guam and no longer the Archbishop of Agana, the NCW must conform and follow the directives and orders from Archbishop Michael Byrnes, or remove themselves from Guam.

    For the members, speak to your pastors to establish adult catechesis and bible study groups in your parishes. Your parish community is where faith enrichment should occur.

    Until the NCW conforms, we must continue to oppose the NCW's practices and teachings, and consider them a "Trojan Horse" within our Archdiocese, with ulterior motives than actually evangelizing to Catholic adults.

  3. Bishops anywhere should get insight and have careful overview in every detail concerning all other, "internal" NCW activities, especially as far as "psychological conditioning" (ie. brain-washing) and bringing in divisions, particularly in parishes,then in relation to other forms of engagement within the Church and society as well as practical concequences for Catholic spouses and somewhat integral families are concerned!