Boys being recruited into the Legion of Christ/Regnum Christi Federation 2023.
Kevin O’Sullivan spent seven years inside the most secretive Catholic organisation in living memory – The Legionaries of Christ. He thought he was going to spread love and compassion: he ended up among disinformation and lies. He fled to save his sanity.
RECENT (2023) PHOTO OF YOUNG BOYS JOINING THE LEGION OF CHRIST/REGNUM CHRISTI FEDERATION JUNIOR SEMINARY/APOSTOLIC SCHOOL IN MONTERREY, MEXICO
Note that they are receiving their “uniform” which they will wear during 4 years, even when they visit their homes; they are being set aside to “discern” (cultivate) their religious and priestly vocation” beginning at age 11.
If you do not want to know your true self, by all means join the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi Federation.
They’ll just tell you you have a vocation and “carry on until we tell you otherwise.” But if you want to be brave, the Spirit will take you in another directions and tear down your sandcastles in the sun.
Here is a very well written and very insightful testimony for those you want to be honest with themselves. It takes a lot of guts to write this; but it is worth the pain and the effort to find you true self, the self that God created, the self the Legion of Christ does not want you to discover – because you will no longer be useful to it.
<Kevin O’Sullivan spent seven years inside the most secretive Catholic organisation in living memory – The Legionaries of Christ. He thought he was going to spread love and compassion: he ended up among disinformation and lies. He fled to save his sanity.
This is the story of how Kevin found, and then lost, his religion, and how he lost, and then found, his sexuality. On the way, the young teenager clings to what his mother has taught him: to be a good boy. The journey brings him face to face with difficult truths, and ultimately to a far deeper knowledge of himself, as he finds out who he doesn’t want to be.
It’s a story full of hope about discovering what matters to each of us, even if we don’t like some of what we find.>
As many of you know, ICSA director Rod Dubrow-Marshall, PhD and Linda Dubrow-Marshall, PhD began a Master’s program on the Psychology of Coercive Control at the University of Salford (UK) three years ago. For the 2020-21 academic year, the master’s program will be delivered completely online. Go here for more info, including how to apply to the program which begins late September (www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/psychology-of-coercive-control). Because of a law passed by the UK government in 2015 ( Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act), the concept of coercive control encompasses psychological as well as physical actions and effects. The Salford master’s program elaborates upon this concept and prepares students to work with those affected by cults, domestic violence, trafficking, and other areas of coercive control. Rod and Linda will lead a special ICSA 60-minute webinar on coercive control and the Salford master’s program which will be broadcast on Friday July 24th at 12 pm eastern time (New York time). The Link for this webinar will be sent to the ICSA network nearer to the date. Register for this webinar now, while tickets are available. Choose the “Coercive Control Webinar” ticket (https://icsahome.networkforgood.com/events/14026-webinar-and-online-conference-registrations-2020).
Stronger: Recovery from Spiritual Abuse and High-Control Groups
A one-day conference sponsored by the
International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA). Workshop facilitators are
educators and counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced with the unique
trauma inflicted by spiritual abuse and the challenge of recovery from it.
Workshops will provide an opportunity for dialogue regarding spiritual abuse
with a view towards understanding, recovery, and support. There will also be a
workshop for survivors who were born and raised in abusive groups. Please join
us for a relaxed, informative day, and meet other survivors. You’re not
the only one, and you’re not alone! All are welcome.
ICSA will conduct a conference in
Santa Fe, New Mexico November 1-2, 2019. This biennial conference focuses on
the needs of former members of cultic groups, movements, or relationships and
the families of former or current members. It also includes continuing education
training for mental health professionals. Conference sessions emphasize
discussion so that participants can address issues pertinent to their
The agenda will address the needs of those seeking help and
those who want to help others. A series of talks will address the conference
theme of sexual abuse. Other sessions deal with practical issues pertinent to
families, former members, helping professionals, and others.
The conference will take place at
La Fonda on the Plaza, one of Santa Fe’s finest hotels, located in the heart of
the old city. Images of Santa Fe.
Where: Church of St. Paul
and St. Andrew (United Methodist), 263 W. 86th St., New York City (Subway stop:
#1 train at 86th St. and Broadway) (map) – Social Hall (downstairs; handicap
access via elevator).
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The Legion of Christ owes its existence to a predatory pedophile priest and conman, who survived waves of Vatican investigations through guile and DECEIT. If you fail to see through the Glittering Appearances of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi Movement, you are being deceived today
Wikipedia: Sexual Scandal of Marcial Maciel:
Formal denunciation by the Vatican
On 1 May 2010, the Vatican named a delegate and appointed a commission to review the Legionaries of Christ. In a statement, the Vatican denounced Marcial Maciel for creating a “system of power” that enabled him to lead an “immoral” double life “devoid of scruples and authentic religious sentiment” and allowed him to abuse young boys for decades unchecked.
The “very serious and objectively immoral acts” of Marcial Maciel, which were “confirmed by incontrovertible testimonies,” represent “true crimes and manifest a life without scruples or authentic religious sentiment,” the Vatican said. The Vatican said the Legion created a “mechanism of defense” around Maciel to shield him from accusations and suppress damaging witnesses from reporting abuse. “It made him untouchable,” the Vatican said. The statement decried “the lamentable disgracing and expulsion of those who doubted” Maciel’s virtue. The Vatican statement did not address whether the Legion’s current leadership will face any sanctions. Actions taken by the current Legion leadership will be scrutinized; but no specific sanctions were mentioned. The Vatican acknowledged the “hardships” faced by Maciel’s accusers through the years when they were ostracized or ridiculed, and commended their “courage and perseverance to demand the truth.”
Catholic (Convert) Parents Beware of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi recruiting your young sons!
the Legion of Christ received so much
bad publicity from the Founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel, scandal and the subsequent investigation/supervision
of the order by the Vatican, 2000-2018, the Legion has morphed into Regnum Christi (or other front names).
This warning is
for all Catholics, especially Orthodox and Traditional Catholics, home-schooling
parents and even more for converts to the Catholic Faith. By this we mean very
devout and generous Catholics who want to protect their children from the
ravages of Modernism, hedonism and materialism. These Catholics who seek the very
best in Catholic tradition, systematically eschew liberal orders and movements,
and seek groups which are very devout, faithful to the Pope and Catholic Doctrine,
solid devotions (Rosary, Stations of the Cross, etc.) and strict moral guidance
(forbidding pre-marital sex, artificial birth control, etc..) The Legion/Regnum
will offer them this.
They are often approached
by the Opus Dei, the Legion of Christ and its Regnum Christi lay movement.
Because these organizations, New Religious Movements, are loyal to the pope and
preach the Catholic Catechism, well-meaning Catholic parents are easily duped.
members of ReGAIN, 1990-2000 were from the Catholic and Convert group described
above. They had been duped by the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi: we had a
intensely dedicated (2GF) married woman, a mother of a Legion seminarian, and a
wonderful convert couple of Catholic Educators who had given their everything
to staff a Legion school in the Atlanta area…
So that the
reader does not dismiss ReGAIN’s caveat
emptor as some kind of personal vendetta, we are including a message
received today from a totally different source.
Quote: When I first heard about
I was sent a
copy of an article in a CA newspaper by a home schooling Catholic couple. C Hernández
was dying in the hospital and asked a nurse to write down his testimony. He
explained how he left the Legion of Christ and how Maciel abused him repeatedly
as a child when he was recruited into his Order as a child along with other
young boys erroneously called seminarians.
The couple who
sent me the article were concerned that another couple with two little boys who
were also Catholic converts were being continually being treated to visitations
by two handsome Legion priests.
As converts they
felt special when they were told their little boys had vocations to the
priesthood and were becoming convinced to send their children off to the Legion
boarding school, Apostolic School, in NH.
young converts were being brainwashed , the couple who had contacted me asked their pastor to intervene and speak
with these parents.
Mr. Bell called
me from San Diego . Having been educated at Wharton Business School
Philadelphia and having looked into the Legion’s Oxford school in Mexico,
he was shocked to see the Legion employed the same professor he once had at
Wharton. “Why would a “Catholic” institution of higher learning
hire a man whose main topic in all of his classes goes back to EST training. Previously
I thought EST was Scientology .
speaking to their pastor the Bell’s received a letter in the mail from a Col.
Laughton or Naughton , I cannot recall exactly.
It contained the
copy of an offer to sue them on behalf of the Legion’s good name and was
addressed to Monsignor Bannon LC. Bannon’s reply was also included in which he
stated that the couple’s motivation may have been just misguided concern for
the children. and to hold off but keep them posted.
Mr. Bell was
taken aback when he called me and realized he had just been the recipient of a
threat. Later they decided to relocate on the East coast.
Then I began to
read some articles by Gerald Renner in the “Hartford Courant.”
Mr. Renner was interviewing several seminarians who had escaped after being held in the Legion’s Westchester NY mansion. After they had expressed the fact that they wanted to leave the Legion seminary they were sent there and were held against their will. It was the same mansion previously owned by Sun Myung Moon wherein college students ,whose parents had hired de-programmers, were also held . I saw the film footage of a Documentary on TV recorded by several of the parents of Moonies trying to gain access at the guard house in an attempt to talk to their children.
Brainwashing appeared to be habitual in these
quasi-religious groups and apparently the Legion was applying the same