The Neocatechumenal Way in Asia

The Way in Asia Why “the Way” will Fail in Asia– The NCW says “disobedient bishops” are the cause of their problems in Japan… Half-baked Priests for Asia– We learn of a plan to reduce NCW seminary training to 5 years, with no formal seminary… Kiko tells us why he needs girls for China… – … Continue reading The Neocatechumenal Way in Asia

Rene Girard and the Neocatechumenal Way

The Xiphias Gladius Project:  Details about the team of Neocatechumenal academics teaching the thought of Rene Girard at Redemptoris Mater seminaries around the world. Contaminado! – A close look at the mission statement of the Xiphias Gladius project team.  Covering His Tracks – A Neocatechumenal professor’s attempt to remove his outrageous writing from the internet doesn’t quite … Continue reading Rene Girard and the Neocatechumenal Way

Problems with the Initial Catechesis of the Neocatechumenal Way

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 … Continue reading Problems with the Initial Catechesis of the Neocatechumenal Way