Legionaries will no longer refer to Maciel as ‘our father’
December 14, 2010
Members of the Legion of Christ and its associated lay movement, Regnum Christi, will refer to Father Marcial Maciel as their “founder” or as “Father Maciel,” and not as “our father,” according to a decree authorized by pontifical delegate Cardinal Velasio De Paolis.
In addition, “photographs of the founder alone or with the Holy Father cannot be placed in Legionary or Regnum Christi centers,” and “dates having to do with his person (birthday, baptismal day, name day, and priestly ordination anniversary) are not to be celebrated. The anniversary of his death, January 30, will be a day dedicated especially to prayer.” Maciel’s writings “will not be for sale in the congregation’s publishing houses, centers, and works of apostolate.”
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