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" Argüello and Carmen Hernández.
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....