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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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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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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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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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