Tag Archives: Christi

RETROSPECT: Gerald Renner answers Fr. Bannon

Information surfacing about the life of Fr. Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, has forced many to view Fr. Maciel’s writings in a new light. I think this is a good thing. However, let’s not forget those who worked tirelessly for years to bring these allegations to light. Many of these folks were dismissed by Orthodox Catholics as anti-Catholic media bearing a hidden agenda.
Like the police now kicking themselves over the missed opportunity three years ago to rescue Jaycee Lee

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St. Pius X need not apply

In the comments box below, RC Is Not My Life chides me gently for having misunderstood her taste in ice cream:

Pete,
I chose HEATH Bar Crunch, not HEALTH Bar Crunch.
A HEATH bar is chocolate-covered toffee.
I was brainwashed by RC, not Richard Simmons!!!

Perhaps it’s in somewhat poor taste to belabor the discussion, but one of the many allegations circulating about the Legion of Christ is that the portly need not apply. I’m not sure whether or not this allegation is

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Even Christ stuck to loaves and fishes…

…as opposed to Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel who said:

[When] I meet up with the strength of youth withered and torn apart in the very springtime of life for lack of Christ, I cannot hold back the cries in my heart. I want to multiply myself

There’s an old cliche that a stopped clock is right twice a day. So I suppose a false prophet is permitted to be right twice in his lifetime. (Maciel also reportedly told his followers during his lifetime that if

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What’s the frequency, Alvaro?

Several readers have asked me whether Jose Bonilla, the lawyer for three of Fr. Maciel’s alleged children, has a case against the Legionaries. Speaking as a canon lawyer, probably not. Fr. Maciel was a priest with a religious order. He was not supposed to own property personally, according to canon law, and most of what he raised was probably intended for the Legion, Regnum Christi, or various other apostolates – not for him personally, and certainly not for the support of his clandestine mistress and children.
Nevertheless,

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A Rocky Road for former consecrated?

RC Is Not My Life touched a nerve with her recent post explaining how RC formation diminished her capacity to make everyday choices. Even picking out an ice-cream flavor caused her to question her faith, she states. (Click here)
I can understand how sharing her experience is therapeutic. But how does it help other consecrated, both current and former, who find themselves in the same situation? How do they overcome their paralysis of the will when facing the same choices as my eight-year-old?
Thankfully, RC

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