The Legion of Christ, founded in 1941 by Fr. Marcial Macial, was the subject of controversy in the Church long before it was rocked by the Vatican’s acknowledgment that its charismatic founder lived a double life, sexually abused seminarians, and fathered children.
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COMMENTARY: As well as marking the end of a long and sometimes controversial career, it also signals Pope Francis’ preparations for the eventual election of the next pope.
Colombian Bishop Noel Londoño Buitrago has been appointed papal commissioner for the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, while it deals with revelations that its founder was a serial abuser.
Father Eduardo Robles-Gil, appointed general director of the Legionaries of Christ during their January and February 2014 general chapter, announced the definitive approval of the constitution in a Nov. 1 letter to all the members of the Legionaries of Christ.