Posts Tagged ‘Legion of Christ’

New sex abuse claims against Legion of Christ

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

The Legion of Christ, a Catholic order disgraced by sexual abuse committed by its founder and other clergy, is facing new allegations of molestation of children in lawsuits filed this month in Connecticut. Five men and a woman sued the order in federal court on April 14 and 15, saying they were victims of sexual Read more

Legion of Christ needs to practice conversion

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The Legion of Christ still has a long road of reform ahead and it must practice conversion, Pope Francis told a meeting of the religious order of priests meeting in Rome. Even though it is 10 years since the Vatican ordered the religious order of priests to rid itself of its pedophile founder’s toxic influences, Read more

Lawsuit over $60 million gift to Catholic order in court

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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 Read more

Legionaries of Christ likens disgraced founder to Mary Magdalene

Friday, August 29th, 2014

A booklet promoting a major pilgrimage complex in Galilee has likened the Legionaries of Christ’s disgraced founder to St Mary Magdalene. The conservative order’s founder, Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado, was a sexual predator, abusing young seminarians and living a double life that included fathering three children by two women from Mexico. He was dismissed from Read more

New ecclesial community cult-like practices destroying personalities

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

“Spiritual abuse,” inflicted by the lay founders, or religious superiors, using their aura and spiritual power, often on young and fragile personalities, has distressed and surprised the Catholic bishops’ in France. Responding to the ‘human damage’ caused by the leaders of fourteen new ecclesial (church) communities, President of the France Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Georges Pointer, says Read more

Legion of Christ to get new leaders and constitutions

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The papal delegate overseeing the Legion of Christ has announced a general chapter early next year to establish new constitutions for the institute and to elect new leaders. “The upcoming extraordinary general chapter comes at the end of a long journey of spiritual renewal and will have as its principle purpose the conclusion of the Read more

Legion of Christ faces period of atonement

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Members of the Legion of Christ and its lay movement, Regnum Christi, will enter a period of atonement and prayer in preparation for upcoming meetings that will determine their future. A series of assemblies will redefine the mission and governing structure of the organisations. These events follow a period of turmoil in the Legion after Read more

Legion of Christ accused of fleecing rich widow

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Questionable fundraising tactics by the Legion of Christ have been revealed in court documents released in the United States. The documents surfaced in a probate case in Rhode Island, in which Legion officials were accused of defrauding a wealthy widow, Gabrielle Mee, of tens of millions of dollars. They remained sealed when the suit brought Read more

Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi told to undergo intense reflection

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The Legion of Christ has been told it must undergo a “brief but intense” period of reflection in conjunction with its associated lay movement, Regnum Christi, before its reform can proceed. Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the pontifical delegate supervising the reform, said it is not possible to consider the government, apostolate and administration of the Read more