Tag Archives: Maciel

Forget to add water to those kool-aid crystals?

Bonum invited ex-Legionary Mortalitor to guest blog (click here). Here is one of the insights Mortalitor shared concerning his experience with the Legion:

Now if we remove all vestiges of Fr. MM, his works and writings, then you in essence have removed the spirituality of the Legion, that which makes the Legion the Legion, the identity which separates it from all the other orders and the diocese. This is true because the legion only uses its founder’s writings and the bible as their only source for spirituality.

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Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena for LC/RC victims

Christ is risen! Alleluia! Truly He is risen!
Today is Easter Saturday, the ninth day of the Divine Mercy Novena. I would invite you to join me in praying this powerful novena for Aaron, Jose Barba, Juan Vaca, Bonum’s buddy in the hospital, and all other victims of LC/RC sexual abuse. If you did not make the first day, don’t worry about it. Join in anyway. God will honor your prayers for this intention.

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Good news for Regnum Christi members!

Barely a week into the month, and already April is turning into a horrible month for Regnum Christi (RC) members. First, Jason Berry reports that Maciel and LC allegedly made several questionable donations to high-ranking Vatican officials. The silver lining is that Pope Benedict – at the time Cardinal Ratzinger – reportedly refused such donations. He did so firmly. Thus RC members can feel reassured that the Holy Father will get to the bottom of the Legion scandal, that the Holy Father’s integrity in doing so is beyond

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Jason Berry follows the money to Rome

UPDATE: Currently reading Berry’s piece. Was heartened by Berry’s following admission, given his past criticism of Cardinal Ratzinger’s handling of the Maciel case (prior to Cardinal Ratzinger being elected Pope):

One cardinal who rebuffed a Legion financial gift was Joseph Ratzinger.
In 1997 he gave a lecture on theology to Legionaries. When a Legionary handed him an envelope, saying it was for his charitable use, Ratzinger refused. “He was tough as nails in a very cordial way,” a witness said.

Good for His Holiness. And good for

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Pope John Paul II, Medjugorje and Marcial Maciel

Patrick Madrid has blogged an excellent post discussing Medjugorje, Marcial Maciel and Pope John Paul II’s (alleged in the case of Medjugorje) support of these two ecclesiastical movements. To read it, please click here.

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