Skip to comments.'Neocatechumenal Way' Approved by Holy See
Posted on 05/23/2008 6:05:12 PM PDT by tcg
After more than five years of work, the Holy See has approved the Statutes of the Neocatechumenal Way, thus confirming the praxis in more than 105 nations for over thirty years.
The decree of approval, dated the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, was solemnly consigned on June 28 to the initiators of the way, Kiko Arguello and Carmen Hernandez together with Father Mario Pezzi, by Cardinal Stafford, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the Dicastery entrusted by the Holy Father with the task of guiding the preparation of the statute.
The Neocatechumenal Way has not been approved as an association, a movement or a religious congregation, but, respecting and confirming the intention of the initiators, as an itinerary of Christian initiation for the rediscovery of baptism, that is, a post-baptismal catechumenate (see Statutes, article 1) at the service of the dioceses and parishes.
To underline the ecclesial value and importance of this act, the approval of the Statutes of the Way has been the fruit of a joint effort of some five dicasteries: the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Congregation for Divine Worship, the Congregation for the Clergy and Catechesis and the Congregation for Catholic Education.
It is an act of great importance since it concerns the first post-baptismal catechumenate recognized officially by the Catholic Church.
This approval formalizes and specifies more precisely the recognition already given in 1990 by the Holy Father, who then recognized the way as an "itinerary of Catholic formation valid for society and for these times".
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I’m surprised Rome approved it. “Unique” is one word; “wacky” is another word for describing it. They were told to make changes to their bizarre mass, but to my knowledge, they simply ignored Rome and never made the changes. (I’m not sure about this - feel free to correct me if you know more about it - but the last time I heard anything about it, they hadn’t changed.)
Where can I find a brief critique of what this movement stands for?
It is very bad news if these people have been approved by Rome.