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Fr. Marcial Maciel & the Legion of Christ

Why the Popes Failed to Act

THE NEW SAINTS & THE LEGION OF CHRIST

Jay Dunlap

June 2014

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The "Super Catholic" Syndrome
December 2011

Catholic apostolates and institutions must practice transparency and overcome the pitfalls of secrecy and elitism in order to avoid cultishness or a polarized, us-vs.-them mentality.

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The Legion of Christ: Operation Rescue
April 2011

According to Fr. Richard Gill, "It is no exaggeration to say that Marcial Maciel was by far the most despicable character in the twentieth century Catholic Church."

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Power, Money & Mind Control
November 2010

As time goes on, it's becoming clearer that these three concepts best describe the modus operandi — and the goals — of the Legion of Christ.

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The Double Life of Marcial Maciel
June 2010

Since his death it has been discovered that the Legion of Christ founder lived under an assumed name with at least one woman -- for decades.

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Can the Pope Save the Legion of Christ?
June 2009

The Legion has long been accused of obfuscating the truth about its methods and finances, and the life of its late leader.

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The Self-Destruction of a Cult of Personality
April 2009

What happens to a religious order based on the charism of its founder when that founder is discovered to have led a life of sexual abuse?

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The Legion of Christ & the Cult of Personality

GUEST COLUMN

Renee Lockwood

September 2006

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"The Legionaries Aren't Rich"
May 2006

With a $650 million yearly budget and a founder known for his opulent lifestyle, why are Legion seminarians begging for hotdog buns?

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A Machiavellian Misfire?
July/August 2005

The Legion of Christ claims the Vatican has dropped its investigation of its founder - but is it true?

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Why Orthodox Catholics Are Angry With the Legion of Christ

Michael S. Rose

May 2005

Review of Vows of Silence by Jason Berry and Gerald Renner

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The Legion of Christ

HOPE FOR THE CHURCH?

Cecilia H. Martin

May 2005

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It Pays to Be Friends With the Legionaries of Christ & Commonweal
March 2005

What do Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland and Fr. Marcial Maciel have in common?

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Multiple-Choice Question
February 2000

Is Fr. Maciel thoughtlessly pandering to the Zeitgeist?

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