03 May 2010
On May 1, the Holy See released a statement (here and below) which said, “The serious and objectively immoral behavior of Fr. Maciel, supported by incontrovertible evidence, at times constitutes real crimes, and manifests a life devoid of scruples and of genuine religious feeling. The large majority of Legionaries were unaware of that life, particularly because of the system of relations created by Fr. Maciel, who had skillfully managed to build up an alibi, to gain the trust, confidence and surrounding silence and strengthen his role as a charismatic founder.”
Today, the Legion issued this brief response:
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01 May 2010
From Vatican Radio:
(01 May 10 – RV) Below we publish a Vatican Radio translation of the Press Office Statement released Saturday May 1, at the conclusion of a two day meeting in the Vatican on the outcome of the Apostolic Visitation of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ:
1. On the days April 30 and May 1, the Cardinal Secretary of State chaired a meeting in the Vatican with five bishops in charge of the Apostolic Visitation of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ (Bishop Ricardo Blazquez, archbishop of Valladolid, Msgr. Charles J. Chaput OFM Cap., … Read the rest...read more
27 Apr 2010
Fr. Kearns said he didn’t know. Our Faith teaches us to believe people and to accept the apology. So, apology accepted.
I wonder how much Pope Benedict ‘s repealing their private vows (their “oath of charity” prevented members of the Legion–and evidently Regnum Christi–from offering any kind of criticism of superiors and their decisions by members) affected the investigations?
Story found here and below.
Fr. Owen Kearns, L.C., the publisher of the National Catholic Register, has published an apology for defending the disgraced Legionaries of Christ founder Fr. Marcel Maciel. He specifically apologized to victims of Maciel’s … Read the rest...read more
22 Sep 2009
The result of Rome’s investigation (known as an “apostolic visitation”) into the Legionaries of Christ will result in either the dissolution or the re-founding of the order, according to sources close to the Legionaries in Spain.
The Legionnaires of Christ have a number of Latin American billionaires behind them (leading some to call them the “Millionaires of Christ”), so if they’re dissolved and have to hand everything over to the Vatican…well, we’re talkin’ about a lot ‘o mullah!
My prayers and best wishes to those good Catholics in this order and may God’s will be done....read more