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AP report sees cult-like pattern resisting reforms in Legion of Christ

Catholic World News - December 13, 2013

An Associated Press story questions how Pope Francis will handle the future of the Legion of Christ, as attempted reforms have not yet eliminated tensions and divisions with the order.

As the Legion approaches a general chapter meeting in January, at which delegates will elect new leaders and approve new statutes, the AP analysis sees December as a month of setbacks for the cause of reform in the Legion, pointing especially to the continued adulation of the disgraced founder, the late Father Marcial Maciel. AP reports that “high-ranking members continue to speak nostalgically and even reverently of Maciel — a sexual predator who molested his seminarians, fathered three children and was, in the words of Vatican-appointed investigators, ‘‘devoid of scruples and authentic religious meaning.’’

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  • Posted by: Savonarola - Dec. 13, 2013 6:52 PM ET USA

    End it.

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