This is an old thread, but, there is a lot of misinformation that needs to be cleared up.
First of all, in 2005, the Holy Father issued a directive to the Neocatechumenal Way that gave them a two-year deadline to clean up the manner in which they celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. What they were doing was against Redemptionis Sacramentum, let alone the GIRM. Their manner of distributing Holy Communion was ilicit, as was the “commentary” form of homily, which also goes against the norms and the liturgical documents of the Holy See.
The [edited] didn’t take the directive too well and considered them suggestions, rather than orders. This excerpt from the online magazine Chiesa gives the story in a nutshell:
On December 1, 2005, Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the congregation for divine worship, sent them a letter, in the name of the pope, to call them back to faithful observance of the liturgical regulations. And the following January 12, Benedict XVI in person urged them to obey. But in practice, this twofold reminder fell on deaf ears almost everywhere.
On February 22, 2007, in an audience with the clergy of Rome, Benedict XVI made it clear that the new statutes would not be approved if they did not follow these instructions.
And in the end, the pressure worked. The new statutes approved last May 11 require the Neocatechumenals to celebrate the Mass following the general liturgical regulations of the Roman rite. They must receive communion standing. The homily can no longer be replaced with a variety of comments. Their Masses on Saturday evening will be “part of the Sunday liturgical service of the parish,” and will be “open to other members of the faithful as well.”
Now, they probably could receive Holy Communion kneeling, if they so choose, but, they could not receive Holy Communion in the manner to which they are accustomed.
Having walked into one such service by accident, I was repulsed by what I saw. The music was more wailing than actually singing and the priest looked exhausted. Even the priest whom I brought with me to see the celebrant asked me if this was a Catholic service. Mind you, my companion was in the beginning stages of Alzheimers, but, his circuits were still acutely aware of something bizarre going on that evening.