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GMC:
Yes, I know they are Novus Ordo, and indeed they have one of the worst if not the worst Novus Ordo liturgy and some pretty questionable things. However, I'm surprised by the enormous success they have. While the Novus Ordo is in complete decline with fewer people and fewer vocations. The Neocatechumenal Way does not stop growing, its "communities" multiply like mushrooms all over the world. If you go to a Way mass, you will notice that it is crowded, with a lot of young people, just the opposite of most ordinary Novus Ordo masses.

I know "Kikos" in Spain and it is not uncommon for them to have 6-7 children, we are talking about a country with a low birth rate, where this hardly changes with the Novus Ordo Catholics, the Novus Ordo Churches are half empty and full of elderly, without However, the reality on the Camino is the opposite. They are full of youth, growth and fertility.

I have spoken with several of them, and politically they would be considered "far right". They tell very clearly against gender ideology, abortion, feminism, etc, nothing to do with the average Liberal Novus Ordo.

What is the explanation for why the most liturgically Novus Ordo group of all has this overwhelming success?

It seems to me an interesting phenomenon and that is why I open a thread to talk about this.

Acolyte:
https://thoughtfulcatholic.com/?page_id=766

Check out the "Kiko's Tabernacle" page.

Why the attraction to this "Way" ?  I'm not sure. I'll have to look into it more to even make a guess.

Jmartyr:
Medjugorje and the Pentecostal movement are also popular. A lot of it imo is based on emotions and feeling instead of rationality and reality. A feeling of "the divine" is also found in people who worship scarab beetles and dung heaps, to quote the great Romano Amerio in Iota Unum.
I went to Medjugorje, not knowing any better. I actually had an experience of ecstasy while praying the rosary there. Time felt like it stopped, I felt the most at peace ever in my life, and I could see the sun dancing, while looking directly at it. Then later on in life,and finding out" Our Lady " contradicted Catholic Dogma, realized it had to be a deception of the devil.

coffeeandcigarette:

--- Quote from: Jmartyr on August 05, 2022, 11:31:43 AM ---Medjugorje and the Pentecostal movement are also popular. A lot of it imo is based on emotions and feeling instead of rationality and reality. A feeling of "the divine" is also found in people who worship scarab beetles and dung heaps, to quote the great Romano Amerio in Iota Unum.
I went to Medjugorje, not knowing any better. I actually had an experience of ecstasy while praying the rosary there. Time felt like it stopped, I felt the most at peace ever in my life, and I could see the sun dancing, while looking directly at it. Then later on in life,and finding out" Our Lady " contradicted Catholic Dogma, realized it had to be a deception of the devil.

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This! Look at Oprah and Dr. Phil, they are wildly popular and they spout emotional nonsense all day. People love the warm fuzzies. They love "feeling" like they belong. All the spiritual highs, no lows, no pesky asceticism. Whats not to love...? LOL

Maximilian:

--- Quote from: Jmartyr on August 05, 2022, 11:31:43 AM ---
I went to Medjugorje, not knowing any better. I actually had an experience of ecstasy while praying the rosary there. Time felt like it stopped, I felt the most at peace ever in my life, and I could see the sun dancing, while looking directly at it.

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Fascinating.

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