Is the Legion of Christ reformed? What would reform even look like? A historic meeting in Rome that begins Jan. 8 hopes to provide some of those answers.
They are a long time coming. It has been five years since members of the Legion of Christ, founded in 1941, began privately admitting that their late founder, Father Marcial Maciel, had not been the saintly man they made him out to be: He had fathered children and was “probably” guilty of abusing seminarians.
I was executive editor of the Register (as well as a member of the Legion's closely associated lay movement Regnum Christi) when the news broke. I stopped attending Regnum Christi meetings immediately...READ MORE