“Would You Believe” produced a program showed in early March on the Legionaries of Christ, an Order founded mid 20th century and run by the notorious Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado – a pedophile and drug addict.
CANCUN / Writing / BLACK GOLD.- The bishop of the Cancun-Chetumal Prelature, Pedro Pablo Elizondo, partially lifted the ban imposed two years ago on Fr. Pablo Pérez Guajardo, LC, “The Rebel Padre” for criticizing the Legionaries of Christ.
By Deacon Greg Kandra
One of the most famous — some might say, infamous — religious orders in the world is getting something of a cold shoulder from the Archbishop of Baltimore.
John Allen reports, from this week’s NCR:
Demanding what he calls greater “transparency and accountability” from the controversial religious order known as Legionaries of Christ and their associated lay movement, Regnum Christi, Archbishop Edward O’Brien of Baltimore has directed both groups to disclose all activities within his archdiocese, and to refrain from one-on-one spiritual direction with anyone under 18.
By J. Paul Lennon, LPC, M.Div.
Presented at ICSA International Conference
Silver Spring, MD Sat July 5th, 2014
What is the Legion of Christ?
The Legion of Christ is a bone fide Catholic religious order approved by the Vatican and composed of about 800 priests, 2,500 seminarians, and 60,000 lay members. It reached the pinnacle of its prestige and power during the reign of Pope John Paul II. So not like it is some unknown, far-removed, weird, esoteric group. Together with other cult sensitive individuals and organizations the author has contended for years that the Legion of Christ possesses several harmful cult-like features. In this paper the author wants to show that this organization acknowledges violating some basic human rights of its recruits, trainees and members.
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.
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.”
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.