THE NEW SAINTS & THE LEGION OF CHRIST
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.
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."
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.
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.
The Legion has long been accused of obfuscating the truth about its methods and finances, and the life of its late leader.
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?
With a $650 million yearly budget and a founder known for his opulent lifestyle, why are Legion seminarians begging for hotdog buns?
The Legion of Christ claims the Vatican has dropped its investigation of its founder - but is it true?
Michael S. Rose
Review of Vows of Silence by Jason Berry and Gerald Renner
HOPE FOR THE CHURCH?
Cecilia H. Martin
What do Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland and Fr. Marcial Maciel have in common?
Is Fr. Maciel thoughtlessly pandering to the Zeitgeist?
- Karl Keating