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Carol M. McKinley

Thursday, December 29, 2005 :::

Cardinal Arinze sent the Neocatechumens a nice letter.

For more than 30 years, members of the Neocatechumenal Way have prepared their liturgies by baking their own loaves of unleavened bread, and they have received the consecrated bread and wine while seated around a table.

The Neocatechumenal Way will be given a transition period of not more than two years to pass from the common method of receiving holy Communion in its communities -- seated, using a decorated table placed at the center of the church instead of the dedicated altar in the sanctuary -- to the manner normal to the entire church for receiving holy Communion," the letter said.

Another make it up as you go spin off of the Liturgy.

Here comes their punishment:

Because the celebration of Sunday Mass is so important in the life of a parish, the letter said, the Neocatechumenal communities in each parish must join the rest of the parish at least once a month for Sunday Mass.

Anything but THAT!

Brace yourself:

Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, Guam, said the entire church should consider adopting some of the Way's liturgical practices, including restoring "the 'breadness' of the bread,"

Ugh! God in Heaven have mercy on us.

And, he said, when a priest carries the Eucharist to people who are seated, it fosters more of a sense of community.

"What sort of a banquet does one go to which requires you to stand rather than sit?" Archbishop Apuron asked.

I had no idea they fell into the cuckoo crack.

I thought other than the charisms and the tambourines, et al, they were pretty much still in the land of living.


::: posted by prolife pundits at 7:50 PM




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