Friday, January 13, 2012

The Way To Receive Approval? - Diocese Of Scranton

Wow. Sandro Magister has a post today about the Vatican's supposed approval of the Neocatechumenal Way's mess...uh, "mass". If this happens, if these Protestants in Catholic clothing are able to get their "liturgy" approved it will set back the all of the good things we have seen in the past few years regarding getting the liturgy back on track. Does anyone else find it curious that Archbishop Annibale Bugnini the chief architect of the post conciliar liturgical reform was instrumental in forming the theological mind of The Way's co-founder Carmen Hernandez? Did you also know it was Bugnini, along with the two co-founders that came up with the name Neocatechumenal Way?

Of course, the Neocatechumenal Way has it's talons into the Scranton Diocese. Former Bishop of Scranton Joseph Martino praised the NW and allowed them to flourish, and be sure that the latest man sitting on the big chair welcomes them enthusiastically as well. These progressives can concoct anything they want, call it a "mass" and the Bishops accept it. But try getting your child baptized by a priest of the Diocese in the Traditional manner and they act as if you are asking for an offering of gold. Try asking for the Old Mass at your parish. Try to find a priest in this Diocese that has Traditional leanings that hasn't been harassed by the powers that be in some way.

Progressives do as they please. The rest of us are made to feel as though we are trouble makers for expecting the church to do as she has always done, but not recently mind you - condemn heresies, show us the way and save our souls. But that's too much to ask.
ROME, January 13, 2012 – As on other occasions in the past, this January as well, on Friday the 20th, Benedict XVI will meet in the audience hall of the Vatican with thousands of members of the Neocatechumenal Way, with their founders and leaders, the Spaniards Francisco "Kiko" Arg├╝ello and Carmen Hern├índez.

One year ago, at the audience of January 17, 2011, the pope told the enthusiastic audience that the thirteen volumes of the catechism in use in their communities had received the longed-for approval, after a very lengthy examination begun in 1997 by the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, and after numerous corrections had been introduced, with about 2000 references to parallel passages of the official catechism of the Catholic Church.

Next January 20, however, the leaders and members of the Way expect from the supreme authorities of the Church an even more ardently desired "placet." The official and definitive approval of what is their most visible, but also most controversial, distinctive trait: the way in which they celebrate the Mass. Read more....


Tina said...

I've been following this for awhile and I'm shocked that it's gotten this far. I originally thought it was limited to Spain but discovered that the movement is in many dioceses worldwide. I find it scary and as you've said, Rockin, it seems to subvert the recent reform of the liturgy. I guess we'll have to wait until January 20. I hope more conservative heads prevail in this matter.

Anonymous said...

If you're rocking the traddy as you call then you wouldn't have a problem with NCW. I honestly don't get half you cradles...its always "your church this" and "your church that"...change is what we fear the most (See Saul of Tarsus and the conversion at Damascus).

The church belongs to everyone and God gives everyone a chance. You should be so lucky that there are people that want to fight for this church.