George Weigel Comments on Next Acts in the Legionary Drama

By George Weigel


George Weigel has commented in First Things regarding the Vatican Statement following the apostolic visitation with some suggestions that include:

– dismantling of the “grand narrativeâ€� of Legion history within both the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi

– a recommendation that the Holy See publish an account of Fr Maciel’s double life, with his specific crimes described individually and then distribute this to every member asking them to sign an affidavit certifying that they have read and understood it.

– putting and end to the “moral blackmailâ€� by informing the members that they are free to leave without sin, guilt, shame, or remorse.

– replacing the current leadership at the international and regional levels with appointed interim superiors who will serve at the pleasure of the delegate

– immediate suspension of all vocation recruitment, including vocation retreats and postulancy programs until receiving permission from the Holy See to resume.

– instruction to bishops around the world to more closely supervise the work of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi within their dioceses

– repudiation of the founder

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