The Neocatechumenal Way conforms to the new Statutes a model of Post-Baptismal catechumenate to be fulfilled under the discretion of the diocesan Bishops, or as John Paul II defined it in the words in art. 1 of the Statues, as an “Itinerary of Catholic Formation:” a formation to Christian life, based principally on catechesis and liturgy, in part in the community and conducted given the specified methods and guidelines.
DECREE OF THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE LAITY
STATUTE OF THE NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY
of Mons. Juan Ignacio Arrieta Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Text
THE REDESICOVERY OF THE CATECHUMENATE AND THE APPROVAL OF THE NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY