Legion must root out Maciel's influence, says bishop involved in apostolic visitation
CWN - May 11, 2010
One of the five bishops who led an apostolic visitation of the Legion of Christ has said that the order must eliminate the strong personal influence of its founder, the late Father Marcial Maciel.
"There are many elements from Father Maciel's personality that have taken root, and the Legion must be freed from them," said Bishop Ricardo Watty of Tepic, Mexico. He said that the charism of the Legion "does not belong to the founder, but rather comes from God and passed through a person-- in this case a person who was very, very wounded."
Bishop Watty said that Pope Benedict may meet with some of the victims of Father Maciel's abuse. He reported that he had given the Pope evidence of the founder's misbehavior.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($20,923 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!