APPROVAL FOR CELEBRATIONS OF NEO-CATECHUMENAL WAY

VATICAN CITY, 20 JAN 2012 (VIS) – The Pontifical Council for the Laity today published a decree approving the celebrations contained in the Catechetical Directory of the Neo-Catechumenal Way. The decree is dated 8 January, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and bears the signatures of Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko and Bishop Josef Clemens, respectively president and secretary of the council.

The text published today reads: “By a decree of 11 May 2008 the Pontifical Council for the Laity gave definitive approval to the Statutes of the Neo-Catechumenal Way. Subsequently, following due consultation with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, by a decree of 26 December 2010, the council gave approval to the publication of the Catechetical Directory as a valid and binding instrument for the catechesis of the Neo-Catechumenal Way.

“Now, pursuant to articles 131 and 133 paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Apostolic Constitution ‘Pastor Bonus’ on the Roman Curia, the Pontifical Council for the Laity, having received the ‘nulla osta’ of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, grants approval to those celebrations contained in the Catechetical Directory of the Neo-Catechumenal Way which are not, by their nature, already regulated by the liturgical books of the Church”.

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2 Responses to APPROVAL FOR CELEBRATIONS OF NEO-CATECHUMENAL WAY

  1. berenike says:

    Those-celebrations-contained-in-the-Catechetical-Directory-of-the-Neo-Catechumenal-Way-which-are-not-by-their-nature-already-regulated-by-the-liturgical-books-of-the-Church approved.

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  2. Gertrude says:

    That is an important statement berenike and would imply that fears that the neo-cats might introduce their own practices would seem to be firmly put in place. However, the exact nature of their involvement is far from clear, but perhaps might become more so as time progresses. Personally I do not find the limited knowledge that I have of this group particularly inspiring – but we shall see.
    I would imagine that this is a deliberate move by the Holy Father in advance of the proclaimed Year of Faith.

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