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Founder of traditional group resigns amid conflicting charges

Catholic World News - June 03, 2010

Father Carlos Miguel Buela, the founder of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, has resigned his post as general superior of that institute-- reportedly at the request of the Vatican after an investigation into misconduct charges.

In his letter of resignation, Father Buela thanks Pope Benedict for allowing him to leave his post, citing concerns of old age and declining health. However Father Buela, who founded the fast-growing traditional movement in Argentina in 1984, had been under investigation by Bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig of San Rafael, Argentina.

Supporters argue that Father Buela had been hounded by enemies within the Church: a charge hauntingly similar to the claims made by officials of the Legionaries of Christ in their early responses to charges of misconduct lodged against that order's founder, the late Father Marcial Maciel.

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  • Posted by: kmbold - Jun. 05, 2010 6:46 PM ET USA

    This is very sad, especially the wonderful Incarnate Word priests who are doing very fine work for the Church here in the USA. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for them.

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