Legion of Christ Dubious Fundraising Practices

By Michelle R. Smith And Nicole Winfield
The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  Released documents shed light on the inner workings of a secretive and now-disgraced Roman Catholic order called the Legion of Christ, including new details on how the organization took control of an elderly woman’s finances and persuaded her to bequeath it $60 million.

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The Legionaries of Christ – Who is Really In Charge?

By Father James Farfaglia
Former Legionary of Christ Priest

Founded in Mexico in 1941 by the late Father Marcial Maciel, the controversial and charismatic leader was sanctioned by Pope Benedict XVI on May 19, 2006 in an official communiqué from the Holy See for leading a “private life without scruples or authentic religious sentiment.”

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Legion of Christ Priest Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI), as diagnosed by Superiors

You have a Serious Mental Illness!

A Legionary Priest describes how he was diagnosed as Seriously Mental Ill (SMI) by his Legionary superiors, deceitfully interned in a psychiatric hospital and treated with dangerous psychotropic medications. His self-preservation instinct, his family, one kind companion, and the help of humble lay people saved him.

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