Vatican Opens Investigation into Legion of Christ
Of course and obviously this thing was rotten all the way through. Maciel could never have gotten away with what he got away with without a network of co-conspirators and enablers.
Here’s what worries me:Where did all the ex LC or RC people go, after erasing the letters “L.C.”or “R.C.” after their names?
I assume L.C. priests are being folded into dioceses all over the country. What processes are used to make sure that they haven’t been warped by the intense formation of a corrupt order? What notification is given to the faithful that they may be dealing with someone who’s formation was marked so thoroughly by Maciel’s perverted (and ultimately, diabolical) vision?
Note well: What the Legion and RC did so well is LOOK GOOD. They seemed holy, they seemed attractive. They came out of central casting.
And they were enabled by self-proclaimed “good Catholics” who wanted always to give this group the “benefit of the doubt,” casting personal aspersion on those who had the courage to speak out.
God help them–and all of us.