This is the way they operate. The Neocatechumenals will want you to break the bond to the Church.
Becoming informed in Church doctrine is a threat to them. It will mean, you will question what they tell you and their manipulation will not be easy. At some point they may tell you to break with your spiritual advisor if he is not part of the Way.
If you resist their instructions, they will say that you are not ready to give up your attachment to the world or that it is satan keeping you from the Way, or things similar to these.
Within their rituals, the Way starts implenting the seed that it is the community is the focus. I do not know if you have experience this yet, but usually it starts by way of them asking you to open up. To share with them what has been troubling you, etc. They will become more insistant that you shed your baggage, to drop your mask. In other words they will become your confessors. By manipulating the person to the extent that they eventually start to confess their innermost secrets, they strip you of your dignity and within this your spirituality. They now know what is inside you and will use this in controlling you.
The Church in Her wisdom, has understood, that we as people with a fallen nature have used and can use what we know of others to manipulate and control them. What we confess is only between God, the priest, and ourselves.
The Neocatechumenal community has no such vow of silence.
The Neocatechumenal scrutinies are a continuation of this process. The person comes before the catechists and/or responsibles. There may or may not be a priest present. Even when there is a priest, it is the catechists that control the scrutiny and decide whether the person passes to the next step. The questions they ask are geared to continue to break you down. If your answers are not to their satisfaction, they will pound on you that you are not truthful, that you are holding back, guilt will be imposed upon you. If you have fit in well within the community (absorbed what they have told you), this process may be a bit easier. This is why some people go thru the same scrutiny various times.
The Way is about manipulation and control. They will start emphazising that outside the Way there is only corruption. They have the key to “the real Truth”, and only in the Way people are saved. That is why Kiko says that Christ is passing by.
To the Neocatechumenals there is no Church. There is only a community of believers that encompases all denominations. The priesthood of believers. It is from the community that the Eucharist springs forth, it is the community that becomes the confessor. We are slowly being manipulated into this ideology of community by way of encouragement to use priestly gestures and reconciliation services.
They do not accept the Catholic Church as the Ark of salvation. By their teachings the Church as an institution, is a product of man. They deny the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the Church’s organic growth. Our Mass, traditions, devotions are a product of mans imagination and should be done away with. Our Most Holy Sacrifice —a pagan introduction.
They have even used our late Pope’s own words against us. When the Eastern rites were told to de-latinize so that they can recover their own traditions, the Neocatechumenals turned this around to mean --the Pope agrees with us, he told them to get rid of the latinized traditions --this proves we are right.
We have been and are being slowly manipulated. In may places we are witness to the erosion of our Mass, our traditions, to the emphasis on the community above Our Lord Christ on the Alter…