Bad Fruits of the Legion of Christ

The mission of ReGAIN, which emerged in the 1990s, is toa as outreach, unite, and support those touched or adversely affected by the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi Movement. Past and present members and all those who quest for justice and truth, resolution, and healing are invited to join in this endeavor.

In the light of Vatican investigations and revelations regarding the double criminal life of founder Fr. Marcial Maciel, ReGAIN is no longer a lone voice crying in the wilderness. ReGAIN’s suppressed discussion board has been replaced in the past few years by a new, vibrant, well-informed, and interactive blog that keeps the public informed: Other Web pages in Spanish also monitor the Legion: and I recognize that there are “good fruits” associated with the Legion, or, to be more precise, the people within the Legion. My focus in this paper, however, is on the “bad fruits,” that which Church authorities diminished, denied, or disbelieved for so many years. Fr. Maciel’s Accomplices Of course, the first really bad apple was the founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel.[1] Researchers of the Legion also wonder how Maciel could have lived such a corrupt lifestyle for so long without help from others. Maciel was a master of deceit and control, surrounded by a circle of sexual victims and procurers. Another circle of collaborators helped him deceive everyone and stay in power for six decades. Continue reading

Irish-Born LC Priest To Serve No Jail Time In Chile Child Sex Abuse Case

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – An Irish-born priest, found guilty last month of sexually abusing a child in his care at a religious school in Santiago, will avoid jail time under a sentence handed down on Tuesday.

A judge sentenced John O’Reilly, who moved to Chile from Ireland in 1985, to four years and a day of “supervised liberty” for abusing the pre-teen girl at the private Colegio Cumbres in the affluent neighborhood of Las Condes between 2007 and 2009.

O’Reilly, who over the years befriended many powerful conservative businessmen and politicians in Chile, will not be confined at home nor be required to periodically check in with a parole officer. He will be free to travel out of the country.

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Two Elder Legion of Christ Priests Pass Away: Revs. Javier Orozco and Gregorio Lopez, RIP

The writer found a blog today that may contrast with the usual Legionary panegyrics that accompany the passing of Legionaries, great and small, famous and obscure. Fr. Orozco (75) had been on the Chetumal-Cancun Mission almost since its inception in 1971; Fr. Gregorio (84) had spent all his ministry in Mexico City, being closely associated with the founding of the Instituto Cumbres and the Anahuac University. Both knew Fr. Maciel rather well, albeit in different ways.

Greenville R.I. Formation Centre To Close at End of Academic Year

Nancy Nohrden, Territorial Director for Consecrated Women for Regnum Christi announced that Mater Ecclesiae College will be closing as of the end of the current academic year.

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Ms Nohrden pointed out that because of their formation at MEC, dozens of women have discerned a call to consecrated life in Regnum Christi and over a hundred women have received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She did not mention the inconvenient fact that hundreds of these same women have headed for the doors and re&45;evaluated where they are truly called to be.

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Father Deomar De Guedes Vaz, Legionaries of Christ Number 2 Man Steps Down

As the Legion’s general chapter fast approaches, Father Deomar De Guedes, 51, a Brazilian priest who was promoted to be the Legion’s Number 2 Man early in 2012, according to an article in the National Catholic Register Click Here wishes to leave the Legionaries of Christ because there is no hope of change in the Legion. The article suggests that this (unexpected) resignation reflects poorly on the reform process that has been led by Cardinal DePaolis.

Reportedly, although the Legion Number 2 Man expressed a clear wish to be exclaustrated from the Legion, Cardinal DePaolis has granted him permission to reside outside of the religious community for a one year period and then have an opportunity to reconsider his position.

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