Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Way has lost the Liturgy


I was saddened by Zoltan Szekely’s article in reference to former Sen. Thomas Tanaka. I don’t see that the senator reinvented himself as a defender of faith. He is the voice of the Catholics for Guam.

So here’s a short note for you. Mr. Szekely, you wrote words that are not so kind, like demagogue, rogue and shoddy, in which I think these words all pertain to you. I wonder if this is the Neocatechumenal Way of responding.

After reading up about the Neocatechumenal Way, indeed I feel obligated to write about my strong disapproval for this group.

Doctrine

The Neocatechumenal Way is a Christian initiation process within the Roman Catholic Church that is dedicated to adult faith formation. However, as part of their regular celebration of the … Mass, the Way performs numerous liturgical abuses and engages in teachings that are, at their core, not Catholic. Not only have they lost the liturgy, but their actions call into question their foundation in solid Catholic doctrine.

I found an abundance of information on the doctrinal errors of the Neocatechumenal Way from the faithful magazine “Christian Order,” specifically a 1995 article.

I also found … the Neocatechumenate has been kicked out or seen its activities restricted in a surprising number of places, including Japan, the Philippines, Nepal, as well as a number of individual dioceses in both Europe and North America.

Let’s pray:

Heavenly Father, we ask thy blessing on our efforts. Show us the way to spread the truth of the Catholic faith in the midst of error and infidelity. Fill our hearts with authentic love for our priests, bishops, pope and all the clergy, a love that moves us to unceasing prayer for their souls and to constant exhortation to faithfully fulfill their sacred task of preaching the whole truth of the Catholic faith without compromise. Grant us wisdom in our deliberations, courage in exposing error and corruption, and humility and charity in all the things we do. Bless our holy father with the wisdom and holiness to discern and carry out thy will, and the loyalty and fidelity of bishops, priests and all religious in helping him carry out this task. May thy will be done in all things. We ask this through the intercession of our holy mother Mary.

Joe C. Nangauta

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