Neocat slander and persecution

The following email just arrived:

date Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 3:23 AM
subject greetings from Spain

Dear friends from Church Mouse, greetings from Spain.

I follow your website from time to time, and your struggles with the Neocats.
I send you the url to a bulletin of a spanish diocese (Orihuela-Alicante), near the mediterranean coast. I found it accidentally.
It contains news of a Neocat family from one of their parrish churches (Andres, Ester and their children), sent as missionary team to St Vincent’s Redfern, and some photos with parrish priest Fr. Clesio … Continue reading

Kiko or kook?

This turned up in the inbox over the weekend. The Church Mouse finds it rather sad. from    milton bravo <miltonbravo2000@yahoo.com>
to      church-mouse@lanuera.com
date    Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 5:29 AM
subject Church Mouse: Love the "NeoCats"

To whom Concern,
Dear Sir. I took some time to read and lough about your website, it’s very funny. I live in the Great nation of The United States of America, for many years now and I’m an Eng. in the Microwave field (Devices to use on SAT comm and MIT), also and Fiber Optic Wireless Tech , and of … Continue reading

Christ has come for us …

Several weeks ago the Church mouse posted an interview with Neocat leader Kiko Arguello. If you found Kiko, the Wrath of God a compelling read, you are not alone. In a very short time it has become one of the most read articles on this website.

The following item, from the Catholic Weekly, is not in the same class. Christ has come for us … is a conversation with Australian Neocat leaders. As you might expect, they have little of significance to say.

‘Christ has come for us …’

A conversation with Neocatechumenate Way colleagues Toto, … Continue reading

Neocats eclipse the Pope

An article entitled Los ‘kikos’ eclipsan al Papa by Miguel Mora, El Pais 19/07/08, and translated by Joe C.

Kikos make up the vast majority of the 4,200 Spanish pilgrims that, according to the Spanish Episcopal Conference, have gone to the 23rd World Youth Day, celebrated in Sydney. The leader of the NeoCatechumenal Way, painter and singer Kiko Arguello, looks to these mass excursions for fresh vocations to nourish the 52 seminaries of his community. On Monday the leader will meet … Continue reading

Kiko, the Wrath of God

Joe C. has translated an important article entitled Kiko, la Colera de Dios, by Jesus Rodriguez, in the Madrid newspaper, El Pais, 29/06/08.

He says:
It’s a scary document. Shows what we’re up against, and just what Pell has aligned himself with – though he seems such a dill I doubt he understands much of what is going on, except in so far as religion is all about power and career, and an ignorant laity’s homage to the hierarchy and obedience to their rules. I’d like to think that Benedict isn’t a complete fool, or villain; and that … Continue reading

Vatican approves Way?

‘Neocatechumenal Way’ Approved by Holy See

Source: Catholic Online, 5/24/2008

Neocatechumenal Way
(www.camminoneocatecumenale.it/en/statuti4.asp)

This unique movement, controversial to some, was given a unique canonical status, reaffirming the vital role of the ecclesial movements in the Church.

ROME (Neocatechumenal Way) – 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 … Continue reading

Italy and the Way

Earlier this month an Italian article appeared on the web. It contains a description of this website and comments on the parallels between Australian and Italian experiences with the Way.

Since then there has been an exchange of email that might be of interest.

Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 22:58:36 +0200
From: n____@tiscali.it
To: s____@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Ncw

Dear S____,

Thanks for writing to us.

First of all I’d like to tell you shortly who we are. We are not a parish! This blog and the website is a fruit of the personal experience … Continue reading

Not the Way

The Most Rev Donald Sproxton, Auxiliary Bishop of Perth, has commented on "Neocats will save us".

from Bishop Don Sproxton
date Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 2:16 PM
subject RE: World Youth Day threat?

Church Mouse,

Thank you for your email.

As you noted, the email seems to come from a purported follower of the Neocatechumenal Way. It contains sentiments that do not accord with those of the ordinary brothers and sisters of the Way.

Bishop Sproxton

From: The Church Mouse
Sent: Saturday, 8 March 2008 12:44 PM
To: dsproxton@perthcatholic.org.au
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