Tag Archives: Christi

It’s about the victims, Fr. Alvaro

Over at Life After RC, Giselle posts a poignant reminder that this scandal is not about Fr. Maciel or the movement he founded. This scandal, and the strong emotions it fuels among ordinary people, is about Fr. Maciel’s victims. Especially since they were thrice-victimized: First through the sexual abuse they reportedly suffered. Second through the unjust persecution and tarnishing of their good name when they came forward with serious and substantial allegations. And third, through the Legion’s failure to apologize publicly to them when strong evidence of

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JPII, Maciel’s children, and Christian loyalty

One of the things that amazes me about this blog is that most of the readers are smarter, holier and more eloquent writers than I am. So it behooves me that you come from all over the world to gleam what little insight I can offer. Nevertheless, it does have its perks.
For instance, I was struggling over how best to defend Pope John Paul II from allegations he knew of Fr. Maciel’s children, when shmikey chimed in with the following well-written explanation::

It occured to me

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The Return of the Jesuit

“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,
And the LORD will reward you.” (Proverbs 25:21-22)
“The hands of the King are healing hands, and thus shall the rightful King be known.” (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King)

As many have noted, Fr. Maciel spent his life warning his followers about the Jesuits. For their part, the Jesuits have mostly

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Legion knew of children 15 years ago, CNN interview alleges

UPDATE: RC Is Not My Life has now posted English summaries of part 3 and part 4 of the CNN Spanish-language interview with the lawyer representing Fr. Maciel’s children.
Initial Post
ExLC has posted the youtube (in Spanish) here, with an English summary of key points here.
RC Is Not My Life is also providing a more detailed English summary of the interview here. Apparently Fr. Maciel concealed his true identity from his mistresses and children until 1997, when he

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Fr. Neuhaus – from apologist to prophet

A quick blog entry while on lunch break. Over at ExLC, readers are discussing the Holy See’s 2006 communique “inviting” Fr. Maciel to retire to a life of prayer and penance. (Also posted is a youtube of a recent 40 minute CNN Spanish edition interview with the lawyer representing three of Fr. Maciel’s alleged children.)
Says first anonymous reader: “If it was a suspension, why didn’t they just make that clear? Why leave it open to spin by the LC? And who the hell tacked on

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On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

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