Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fr. Maciel

Apparently the rumors are true (I try to stay away from them until they are confirmed). But, the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, Fr. Marcial Maciel, has stirred up an even bigger scandal than previously thought.

Please remember a few things.
1 - Everyone is a sinner and nobody is capable of making God stop loving them.
2 - We all need forgiveness.
3 - The Legionaries is bigger than Fr. Maciel now. They will survive, though it will hurt them.
4 - All involved need our prayers.

UPDATES:
Catholic News Agency got a statement from a LC spokesman that is not good. Ed Peters then responds.

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

I cannot understand how this can be true...where is the hard proof?

I am asking b/c I am Regnum Christi.

Marcel said...

I know of LoC and RC who have been told.

Kimberly said...

Yes, I was told more last night by another RC lady in my Section. And I've been reading various articles this AM on the internet.

We will be suffering the consquences of this for a long time to come...

Isaac said...

Maciels actions are inexcusable! Totally and utterly unacceptable for a founder of a religious order.

To the Legion I say:

1. Recognize all Maciel's victims and approch them personally in the spirit of forgiveness and reparation. General admissions and apologies don't cut it.

2. Reform your order and movement! There are many good people in the LC/RC but Maciel couldn't have gotten away with these crimes for so long without having had help on the inside, therefore route out the other guilty parties. Route out the other abusive priests.

3. Re-found the order without Maciel.

4. Abandon the teachings and writings of Maciel.

We don't need a patron saint of fraud and abuse!

Pax et Bonum!

Isaac