Lawsuit over $60 million gift to Catholic order in court

The Legion of Christ (Legionaries) is being sued by Mary Lou Dauray, who says her late aunt, Gabrielle Mee, would not have given over US$60 million if she knew its founder, Marcial Maciel, secretly fathered three children and molested seminarians.

She argues her aunt, a devout Catholic, was manipulated into donating tens of millions of dollars during her lifetime and leaving tens of millions more in her will.

However, Rhode Island Supreme Court justices on Tuesday raised questions about the conduct of a disgraced Roman Catholic order, but they also expressed doubts about whether lawsuits can move forward over the money a widow gave to the group. Continue reading


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