Neocats in Melbourne

NEOCATECHUMENATE COMMUNITY – Archdiocese of Melbourne – Report of activity in one parish

by Paul Cooney, sm
post 1990

1. The Neocatechumenate was invited into the parish in 1977. At its peak there were five communities with about 100 adult members. Eventually in 1990 after two and a half years of prolonged discussions and attempted dialogue, the Parish Priest of the time withdrew permission from the four itinerant catechists of the Neocatechumenate from Italy to conduct activities in the parish or with groups from the parish.