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Neocatechumenal Way now has 100 seminaries

Catholic World News - September 25, 2013

With the opening of Redemptorist Mater seminaries in Philadelphia, Vancouver, and five other cities, the Neocatechumenal Way now has 100 seminaries worldwide, the Zenit news agency reported.

“In 1987 the first international missionary seminary ‘Redemptoris Mater’ was opened in Rome,” the ecclesial movement’s website notes. “The seminary hosts youth that have discovered and matured their vocation in a Neocatechumenal community and have answered the call to go and announce the Good News in the whole world. Many bishops have successively followed the experience of Rome.”

Founded in 1964, the movement has received praise from popes for its evangelizing work and criticism from some Asian prelates for creating division in parishes. In 2005, Cardinal Francis Arinze, then prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, directed the movement to end some liturgical anomalies.

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  • Posted by: mateskub8508 - Sep. 25, 2013 6:38 AM ET USA

    "Arinze [...] directed the movement to end some liturgical anomalies." That's an interesting way of referring to his letter. Did you actually read it? Arinze, in the name of the Holy Father, extended the already existing permissions for communion under both species and moving the sign of peace. He also bent backwards to justify the "monitions and resonances" with existing liturgical documents. The only thing he "ended" was the reception of communion seated and even that with a 2 yr grace period.

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