Arinze on Benedict on the Neocatechumenal Way

Zenit has an interview. I found this tidbit interesting:

It stemmed from the results of this congregation’s examination of the way in which the Neocatechumenal Way has celebrated holy Mass for many years, as, following the approval of the statutes by the Pontifical Council for the Laity — for a five-year period — the rest of the Vatican dicasteries had to effect the approvals in their domain. Our congregation’s domain is the liturgy.

To carry out this examination, we created a mixed commission of persons named by the Neocatechumenal Way and by our congregation. In the discussions, many practices emerged which they carry out during the Mass. They were examined and it was seen that many of them were not done according to the approved books.A mixed commission? That seems very generous to me. Most often the perception is that Rome works top down, period.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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