Awaiting Vatican Action

Now that the apostolic visitation has been completed the suspense continues as Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, William J. Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Franc Rodé, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life together with Pope Benedict XVI decide the future of the Legionaries of Christ. For details of Sandro Magister's report and opinion refer to:

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1342498?eng=y

The article points out the absolute dependence on Fr. Maciel, the absurdly exacting rules, the 332 page long handbook for the examination of conscience and the failure of the Legion to follow orders from the Vatican to remove the extra vows.

Nicole Winfield of Associated Press offers her report on the completion of the Vatican probe of Legionaries scandal at

http://www.nj.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/international-26/1268740269204840.xml&storylist=international

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