The Legion Of Christ, A Cult?

The Cult Phenomenon


By Info Sect/Cult, Canada


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Since the Vatican published a document on New Religious Movements*, the Legion of Christ has wanted to distance itself from such groups. Nobody better than then Territorial Director Fr Anthony Bannon, L.C., knew how serious such confusion could be. As a pre-emptive strike against inquiring minds, he penned a booklet [not found online either at Amazon or Barnes & Noble] attempting to show his organization was not a sect or a cult, and which Legion and Regnum Christi adepts avidly devoured. Present Legion and Regnum leadership/administration avoid this topic so as not to attract attention to another chink -or glaring hole- in the armor.

Despite Church approval of a certain version of its constitutions and benign papal praise of the founder, is it true that the Legion of Christ and its Regnum Christi movement are beyond reproach? Leaving aside the Vatican’s censoring of the Founder’s sexual habits, doubts have been cast, not so much upon the Legion’s doctrinal stances as upon its METHODS in recruiting, training and retaining members, i.e., the stuff of cults. Several articles and testimonies on this webpage suggest that no matter what its doctrinal or professed Catholic Orthodoxy the Legion may possess certain “cult-like features” which serious jeopardize the psychological, spiritual and religious health of its members.

Now see for yourself. THE CULT PHENOMENON, How Groups Function, published by Info Secte/Cult. Read, examine and compare to what you know and can find about the Legion. Educate yourself about this serious danger to your Faith and Family.


* Sects and New Religious Movements, Anthology of Texts from the Catholic Church 1986-1994, Edited by the Working Group on New Religious Movements, VATICAN CITY. English version copyright USCC, Washington, DC, 1995

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