Yesterday I put up a post about the Neocatechumenal Way, which included a quote from Sandro Magister detailing some liturgical practices which he (and presumably others) have regarded as problematic.
Fr. Neil Xavier O’Donoghue has written a response to Magister, and sent it to us. I consider it a “must-read” to help us have a better informed and more well-rounded discussion here at Pray Tell. Here’s a bit of it:
I have personally attended thousands of Eucharistic celebrations in Neocatechumenal communities in the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Estonia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Australia, Guam, Saipan, Taiwan and Israel. All of these Eucharists have been in conformity with the relevant rubrics and used the approved liturgical books of the Roman Rite.
I find it hard to put up with the constant criticisms from Magister and the like who blend some plain untruth with half-truths taken out of context.
You can read the whole thing here.
Update: Here are some photographs of Neocatechumenal Way liturgies, also supplied by Fr. O’Donoghue.