Category Archives: Sex Scandal

Legion of Christ faces new Priestly Scandal

we have already published a Spanish language post yesterday.

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Here is a link to the VOA article reporting on how the Legion of Christ and the priest, previously rector of the Legion´s Maria Mater Ecclesiae international seminary in Rome (training priests sent by their bishops from all over the world) revealed that the padre, Fr. Oscar Turrion,  had just had a daughter out of wedlock/vows and -almost an afterthought- a boy from a few years previously. According to his very recent contrite letter, he felt it was time to come clean.  His superiors have been very understanding and did not reveal the slip until the padre was ready to leave and start his new life.

Events were originally reported by Associated Press

UK Daily Mail quotes full AP article

 

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Psico-sexual Fallo en Legionarios de Cristo

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El reciente reconocimiento de paternidad de parte de un Legionario de Cristo de alto rango (Rector de la Pontificia Universidad para la formacion de sacerdotes, Mater Ecclesia en Roma) senyala una vez mas (ver caso similar del Padre Thomas Williams, LC hace pocos anyos) la falta de madurez psico-sexual de los miembros, la doble vida del individuo y la colusion y encubrimiento de la institucion que se esconden bajo su fachada intachable.

El caso fue tan sonado entre los mismo Legionarios y en el publico en general que merecio una carta  ´explicativa´de parte de la direccion general de la Legion; el sacerdote que habia engendrado dos hijos fuera del matrimonio habia sido el rector de su universidad internacional ´Pontificia´para la formacion de sacerdotes de todo el mundo.

Tambien podria poner de manifiesto la falta de formacion y de libertad de consciencia de los miembros  que les lleva a guardar secretos y no usar la direccion espiritual ni la consejeria pastoral cuando esten con problemas.

En realidad, el Legionario con problemas puede sentirse muy solo y aislarse ya que bajo un regimen de vigilancia e incomprension llega a desconfiar de todos y no abrirse a companyeros, directores esprituales =superiores ni consejeros pastorales ¨de fuera¨.

Como sucede en estos casos, no se hace mencion de la madre del hijo del sacerdote: como se encuentra ella, que si fuera manipulada, enganyada, explotada, que si hay diferencia de edades, que si se trata de algun tipo de abuso , que como se manejo el caracter clandestino de la relacion….

ni se dice nada importante acerca de los hijos que habran tenido una vida algo extranyo hasta este punto de su existencia…

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Scandal at the Vatican (New Video on the Legion of Christ)

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Thanks to the initiative of the former Legionary, Xavier Leger, the Irish, RTE, English language dubbing of the original French documentary, is now available.

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Chaput Kaputt?

CHAPUT KAPUTT?

Are you, Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, above the Clergy Scandal?

 

After He had dipped the morsel, He took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.

(John 13, 26)

You are about to receive the Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis, in Philadelphia

You will ride with him in the pope mobile.

You will be close to the pope.

You will dine with the pope.

But are you, Archbishop Chaput, free from the clergy scandal?

Archbishop Chaput,

You are a chosen one, as can be gathered from random biographical notes

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was born September 26, 1944, in Concordia, Kansas, the son of Joseph and Marian DeMarais Chaput. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grade School in Concordia and St. Francis Seminary High School in Victoria, Kansas. He joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, St. Augustine Province, in 1965.

Archbishop Chaput was ordained Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, on July 26, 1988. Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Denver on February 18, 1997, and he was installed on April 7 the same year. As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe, Archbishop Chaput was the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States, and the first Native American archbishop. He chose as his episcopal motto: “As Christ Loved the Church” (Ephesians 5:25).

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Philadelphia on July 19, 2011.

In 1999, building on the efforts of his predecessor in Denver, Archbishop Chaput…..

Archbishop Chaput served the Holy See as an Apostolic Visitor to U.S. seminaries, (2005 – 2006); the Diocese of Toowoomba, Australia, (2007); and

  • the Legion of Christ for Canada and the United States, (2009}

 BUT DID YOU DO YOUR DUTY WHEN INVESTIGATING THE LEGIONARIES OF CHRIST?

  • Were you in any way behooven to Pedophile Founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel, and the Legion leadership?
  • Did they have anything “on you” which prevented you from carrying out a thorough investigation?
  • In 2011, you were a accused of siding with a monsignor who had practiced clergy sex abuse cover up

In October 2011 SNAP Victims blast(ed Archbishop) Chaput for supporting accused criminal [1] (priest diocesan official)

<For the second time, Philly’s new archbishop has expressed clear support for a credibly accused priest who may soon be deemed a criminal for enabling child sex crimes while apparently expressing no concern for vulnerable kids, wounded adults or learning the truth in court about an alleged criminal.

In neither case, as best we can tell, did Chaput express even a scintilla of worry for kids who are at risk today because of Lynn’s actions, adults who are suffering today because of Lynn’s actions. Nor has Chaput ever, as best we can tell, issued a real call for victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to come forward, so that the case involving Lynn be resolved with as much information as possible.

Chaput has shown his true colors. Like his brother bishops, he’s first, foremost and always a company man who quickly sides with accused clerics over vulnerable kids and wounded adults.

A caring shepherd would have led by example and urged his staff and supporters to be open-minded, rather than  making insensitive comments that will only further deter victims, witnesses, and whistleblowers from reporting known and suspected child sex crimes and cover ups.

Chaput could have said “It’s important that we not say or do anything that might prejudice the criminal proceedings. It’s important that we stay open-minded and resist the temptation to automatically back our brother priest. It’s important that we reach out to others who may have knowledge of how Lynn dealt with abuse allegations and admissions, and urge those people to call the prosecutor.”

He apparently said none of this. Instead, he sent church employees the same clear and disturbing message bishops have sent church employees for decades: “No matter how seriously you’re accused of committing or concealing child sex crimes, we in the Catholic hierarchy will back you.”

This was the case of Philadelphia Archdiocese Monsignor Lynn who was sentenced to three years in prison for covering up clergy sex abuse and transferring offenders from parish to parish”.[2]

  • You made your musical director resign in June, 2015[3].

SHOULDN’T YOU RETIRE ALSO, BEFORE THE TRUTH COMES OUT ABOUT YOUR OWN PECCADILLOES?

 

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[1] http://www.snapnetwork.org/victims_blast_chaput_for_supporting_accused_criminal

[2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/monsignor-william-lynn-released_n_4531974.html

[3] http://www.religionnews.com/2015/06/02/music-chief-popes-philly-mass-quits-dispute-archbishop-chaput/