Destroy the Legion of Christ

The Legion needs to be destroyed bolt by bolt, piece by piece, until there is nothing left of this Maciel-glorifying robot. Machines don’t do what you want them to do. They do what they are designed to do. The Legion is a machine built by a monster of demonic evil to a) facilitate his crimes and b) shield him from being criticized or caught. It goes on doing what he built it to do and will keep doing so. Destroy it.

Leave not one stone upon another.

"I thought the same immediately."

Not Romans 13. John 8:44
"thanks. just what i expected a rightwinger to say."

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  • AquinasMan

    I’m not sure about the terminology, but wouldn’t we consider this an order built on a false charism? How can it possible be of any value to the Body of Christ? What’s the rationale from the top, in letting the Legion try to re-invent itself? An order can’t invent itself in the first place.

  • Studen tof GKC

    Mark, I think their point is since Christ was merciful to Mary Magdalene and didn’t put her on a pedestal for chastisement and condemnation, there is a commonality of treatment that should be treated to Maciel who faultered, failed, and fell in his vocation and relationship with God. That, namely, Christ encourages everyone as Mary Magdalene had, to daily carry and pick up their Cross, and not to be placed as a target of scrutiny which would jeopardize their salvation and put them to such exile to never return to the Church. And in truth, that’s not an absurd statement and argument. From what I understand, their defense is not for Maciel’s actions. Rather, their argument is for the defense of the sinner to be reconciled to Christ, and merit for the salvation of their soul. And with do regard, I completely agree. You cannot on one hand advocate the need of salvation, and on the other hand through ridicule and speech, putting that person at odds to returning to the Church, placing them in conflict with returning to God.

    Namely, we don’t want to fall to the temptation the older brother had to the prodigal son of his father. The older brother was armed and ready for ridicule, chastisement, and condemnation about his younger brother. His father responded how his younger brother was dead and is now alive.

    Christ’s point is that you cannot at one hand defend the Church, and on other hand deny what she is for to each person. That is, Christ came to save the world, not to condemn it. Because, the world is already condemned by the evil one.

    I’m not advocating what the man did was right. However, the Church cannot deny the man’s salvation either. You cannot condemn the man who is the a sinner, and relish in his sins for being unforgiving. The Church is not trying to destroy or defeat souls. She is, rather, as the Good Samaritan, trying to raise them up out of and from the road side.

    • chezami

      No. They’re point is that the impenitent monster who founded their cult should be venerated as a saint like the Magdalene. Destroy the whitewashing cult.

    • Matthew

      Obviously one can never know exactly the human heart – that is the province of God. That said, we know, for a fact, that, on his death bed, moments before his death, Maciel refused to receive absolution and rejected all efforts to provide the Anointing. While not the final word, it does say something about the attitude with which this man went to his judgment.

    • Dave

      Except there is no evidence that he faltered, failed and fell. It sounds like he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing from beginning to end.

  • captcrisis

    The latest National Catholic Reporter has a couple of very good articles on the Legion, facially objective, yet one gets the clear implication that everything the Legion does is corrupt in one way or another.

    • andrew

      The fact you have ANYTHING to do with that lying filth simply negates any point you hoped to make.

      • chezami

        The beloved genetic fallacy.

  • Mark R

    By their fruits you will know them. At least the first witness of the Resurrected is an edifying example.

  • Jim Fair

    Thy Kingdom Come!




    August 28, 2014

    Dear friends in Christ,

    The past five years have been a time of challenge and change for the Legion of Christ and

    Regnum Christi. We have faced the disappointment of horrible scandal – and embraced the hope

    of renewal.

    We have undergone an intense self-examination and revision of our constitutions and

    statutes. We are firmly set on a path of reform that I believe will make us better servants of

    Christ and His Church.

    Unfortunately, this week we experienced what must feel like a detour from our path

    forward. It is not.

    I want to assure you that we are, indeed, determined to stay on course. And I want to

    share this response from Fr Juan Solana, director of the Magdala Center:

    I personally and profoundly apologize for my reflections in the booklet, Magdala:

    God Really Loves Women, published this summer by the Magdala Center in

    Jerusalem, which is managed by the Legion of Christ. The passages in question

    suggest a comparison between Mary Magdalene and Legion Founder Marcial

    Maciel, which clearly is inappropriate and poorly chosen. I was trying to make a

    point about compassion and forgiveness in light of the Legion’s history, but realize

    now that my words were awkward and suggest a reverence for our founder that we

    clearly reject. Again, I’m sorry for any hurt this has caused. And we are no longer

    distributing the booklet. – Fr Juan Solana LC

    I have known Fr Juan for many years and appreciate his response. Please keep him in

    your prayers and continue to pray for the success of the Magdala Project, which draws support

    from Christians of all denominations, Jews and Bible scholars from around the world.

    Yours in Christ,

    Fr John Connor LC

  • Petey
  • http://theoutlawedgod.wordpres

    There are 100s of faithful, devoted, undivided heart, relentless workers for Christ in the Legion, Why pitch them all? At this moment those who are proud of the fame they had from the beginning, virile men, focused on evangelization and the betterment of all those in their charge. Those words are uncalled for, they don’t deserve to pay for what the founder did. They are horrified at such truth, but it does not reflect who they are, far from it.

    • petey

      “virile men”

      • I know, right? What’s that all about? I can’t imagine Maciel had anything legit to say about masculinity.

      • http://theoutlawedgod.wordpres


  • I have a question. The Legion’s formation had a reputation for being extremely strict and hardcore, in which – for example and from what I’ve heard – there were times when members were not allowed to read anything not approved by the order, including cereal boxes. Is there any other modern order in the church that operates with similar strictness?

  • Catherine Anne Hayes

    I am just going to say this….Legion of Christ scares me. They just looked the other way while their leader did all those heinous things. It just doesn’t make sense to me. I mean how could he….”Father” Marciel say Mass?…look Jesus in the face? and do all those heinous things? How could all those members of the Legion let him continue doing what he was doing? I know I sound very naieve, simple and all that but this is VERY upsetting to me and if my faith was not so strong I would seriously be questioning it right now.