RTE Documentary “Would You Believe” About the Legionaries of Christ Irish Roots

In the early days of the Legionaries of Christ, their founder Father Marcial Maciel saw an opportunity to break into the English speaking areas of the world by establishing the Legion in Ireland. An exceptional documentary aired on RTE Irish Television includes exclusive interviews with current and former Legionaries with Irish backgrounds.


ReGAIN’s president, Paul Lennon and several other friends of ReGAIN including Glenn Favreau, Juan Vaca, Isaac Chute, Genevieve Kineke and others as well as the Legionaries’ spokesperson and former editor of The National Catholic Register, Owen Kearns share some of their thoughts and memories. Jack Keogh who publishes his blog The Monk Who Stole the Cow http://www.monkwhostolethecow.com/ offers his personal recollections and insights about the Legion’s history in Ireland.


Some of the information included in the documentary came as a result of leaked Vatican documents about the Legionaries of Christ. Juan Vaca shares his testimony about the long term sexual abuse he endured from Father Marcial Maciel, starting when the Legion founder took him away from his family at the age of ten.


Genevieve Kineke in one of her interviews made a classic statement that we feel sums up the Legion’s intention when he founded the Legion: – to con people out of their money and families out of their children.


The documentary explains how three successive popes ignored compelling evidence about the Legionary founder, enabling him to achieve his desires.

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