Justice and Charity

This has been a painful time for Legionaries. It is only recently that we learned of the misdeeds of Father Marcial Maciel, our founder, who we now know fathered a daughter.

People would like the Legion to tell them everything — now. We can’t do that because we simply don’t know everything.

The nature of these things is such that it will take sorting out carefully over time.

In all cases, the Legion intends to do what must be done: Deal with each case in justice and charity.

Please bear with Legionaries as we all try to process this information.

The Legion of Christ is preparing materials to inform the Church and the public about all of this. Watch NCRegister.com for news.

For now, I want to thank so many people for the words of consolation and support for Legionaries at this time.

Your encouragement has meant so much to us.

I’m also grateful for those who have expressed their indignation and their hurt. I know that it comes from their concern for the Church we all love so well, and which the Register is dedicated to serving.

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy