The initial phase of catechesis in the Neocatechumenal Way (NCW) consists of fifteen catechetical sessions, followed by a weekend “Convivence” (from the Spanish, “convivencia”, meaning “living together” or “coexistence”) retreat where a new NCW community will be “born”. These sessions, called “days” in the Catechetical Directory of the NCW, follow this schema:
Here are some critiques of the content of these sessions as they are detailed in the first volume of the Catechetical Directory of the NCW:
- [1st Day] Jesus’s Clay vs. Kiko’s Mud – Kiko twists a famous bible story in order to provide a principle of his catechumenate.
- [3rd day] “Excuse me, may I ask a question?” – Details about Kiko’s troubling teaching about “natural religiosity” taken directly from the first volume of the Catechetical Directory
- [3rd day] Kiko’s History of the Catholic Church – Something, or quite a lot of things are missing in his version…
- [3rd day, 4th day, 10th day, and Final Convivence] Kiko’s Last Judgment – a critical look at Kiko’s teachings and iconography on the General (Last) Judgment
- [4th day] Unsalted, Unenlightened. We’re Judas! – The third circle, those who criticize the Way. The development of the NCW’s persecution complex.
- [4th day] Judas is saved! – A critical look at Kiko’s Doctrine of the Necessary Judas, and another esoteric teaching.
- [5th day] The Fifth Night – Kiko’s catechists have a cynical view of your experience of God that you’ll share with them during this session.
- [7th day] Judge Not? – Three problems with teaching about judging others.
- [12th day] Kiko’s Abraham: A Father and a Failure. The Neocatechumenal Way begins it attempt to convince you that you are a failure and that your family is your idol.
- [14th day] Critiquing Kiko’s Kerygma – Why does Kiko’s kerygma seem to deliberately exclude the possibility of purgatory?
- [Final Convivence and 3rd day] Kiko’s Passover Problem, Part I – If Kiko is wrong about the celebration of the Passover in first century Palestine, how could he be right about the worship of the first century Christians?
- [Final Convivence] Kiko’s Passover Problem, Part II – Wherein Kiko’s teaching is found to contradict that of four Doctors of the Church.
- [Final Convivence] Taking a red pen to heresy – An example of a grave error that was removed from the original Catechetical Directory prior to its “approval”.
Tags: Camino Neocatecumenal, Cammino Neocatecumenale