Thursday, July 31, 2008

Goose and Gander???

Well, Exlcblogger, who read the complaint that the Legion filed against certain cretins (Exlcblogger would never associate with them) who had stolen Legion of Christ property, just found a lovely RC member who is posting the same sacred texts online!!!!

Read it for yourself here.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Why not mention the Legion of Christ connection?

The Legion of Christ owns and operates Holy Spirit Prep.

"Holy Spirit fans, foes show their colors."
Turbulent zoning meeting in Georgia.

In the Sandy Springs Reporter here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

A comentary on obedience by Zenit

The La Salle superior, born in Costa Rica, added that "it seems fundamental to me, and it is very clear throughout the document, that both authority -- or what we might call the ministry of leadership -- as well as obedience are subordinate to the search for the will of God, which are two facets of the same objective."

It would behoove the Legionaries of Christ to read this article that they themselves posted on Zenit.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Exlcblogger has been invited to the Legionaries of Christ profession mass!

Here is the invitation sent by first class, USA Nonprofit org. mail:

And here is the lovely RSVP asking for money:

Friday, July 25, 2008

Christ is calling. Are you ready?

So Christ is already calling you. That's what they told me. And everyone else with a pulse.

Visit the Legionaries of Christ Novitiate and Meet the Candidates
Don´t Wait – Make Your Spring Break Travel Plans Today

Read it here.

PS, they only want guys from 17 to 25 years old. No chicks or gesers.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I didn't even run out of fingers....

Counting deacon ordinations for the Legion and their projected 50 ordinations for Xmas, I get 3 Americans in Rome, and 2 in Indiana. That is a whopping total of 5. Anyone count more? Aren't these men from the boon years of Legion of Christ US vocations of the mid 90s? Where have all the flowers gone?

Read it all here.

And BTW, why is the Legion only ordaining 50 now for the past few years? What happened to exponential growth? And what of the next few years.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

From the very Heavens

Map of the Heavens, Planets, Astrological Chart, Horoscope
Marcial MACIEL,
born Mars 10, 1920 at 12:00 PM (unknown) in Cotija de la Paz, Michoacán (Mexique)
Sun in 19°54 Pisces, Moon in 28°25 Scorpio
Chinese Astrology: Metal Monkey
Numerology: Birthpath 7


Wednesday photo caption contest

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shameless self promotion

Presented as big Catholic News. Does Exlcblogger smell a spin here? Even the title is laughable to anyone who has been in the LC for any amount of time:

Building Bridges Between Parishes and Movements

Courtesy of our LC friends (?) at Zenit.
And Jesus Colina? Exlcblogger stifles a giggle.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Exlcblogger is told that his is where the Legionaries of Christ in the US frolic in the sun during the summer. Any more info?

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gateway Academy on the skids?

Life-After-RC reports that Gateway Academy in St. Louis may have lost its accreditation. Any confirmations? (Giselle is pretty reliable on this stuff)

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Silence since 2005

The Legionary Facts website has no testimonies in favor of the Legion of Christ since 2005, well before the punishment of the founder for sex abuse. Hmmmm....

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fr. Maciel defenders: Stop the Denial, Stop the Delusions!

Maine priest assigned to prayer and penance

July 17, 2008

PORTLAND, Maine—A Maine priest accused of sexual abuse dating back to 1959 has been assigned a life of prayer and penance by the Vatican.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland said Thursday that 70-year-old Marcel Robitaille's restrictions include no public celebrations of the Eucharist or administration of the sacraments.

He also can't wear clerical garb or present himself publicly as a priest, he must obtain approval from the bishop for travel beyond his daily routine, and he must make daily holy hour and monthly day of recollection.

Robitaille was first accused in 1989 by members of his family.

Robitaille was ordained in 1964, but has had no public ministry since 2002.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Author, author!

Anybody remember this mess that he didn't even really write himself?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday photo caption contest (late)

Exlc priest gets parish

"There is a new face at St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Flandreau.

It belongs to Father John Helmueller, who last week took over the Flandreau, Elkton and Colman parishes.

Much of Helmueller\'s religious was spent in the Legionaries of Christ, a religious order he was a part of for 12 years."

(what?!, no light sabers coming from his heart?)

Here is the full article and image source.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I thought that Video had killed the Radio Star...

Apparently not here.

I love the star wars Jesus with the light sabers coming from his heart, as well as his very gay face.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

He's long gone...

From an old LeCristo. A profiled seminarian who later left.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Richard Neuhaus is no longer defending Fr Maciel's innocence in statement about Baltimore

Posted by First Things on June 17, 2008, 10:47 AM

Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore has made public a stiff letter of concern about the activities of the Legion of Christ and its lay affiliate, Regnum Christi, setting out guidelines to be met for its continuing operation in the archdiocese. In the course of his letter he notes the grave charges of sexual abuse made against the founder of the Legion, Fr. Marcial Maciel, which led in May 2006 to the Holy See’s directing him to retire to a life of penitence and prayer. Fr. Maciel died in January of this year. Jason Berry, who has been reporting on priestly sex abuse for many years, is now bringing out a new documentary on Fr. Maciel and the Legion, “Vows of Silence.” Following the action by the Holy See, Fr. Neuhaus wrote this in the Aug-Sep installment of The Public Square: “I do not know all that the CDF and the Holy Father know and am not privy to the considerations that led to their decision. It is reasonable to believe that they concluded that Fr. Maciel did do something very seriously wrong. To censure publicly, toward the end of his life, the founder of a large and growing religious community is an extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, measure in Catholic history. Moreover, because the only public and actionable charges against Fr. Maciel had to do with sexual abuse, the clear implication is that that was the reason for the censure. In view of the public knowledge of the charges, it is not plausible that he was censured for some other and unknown reason.” The Legion has promised to comply with the guidelines specified by Archbishop O’Brien.

Thanks for the tip, RW.

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Do they really need to advertize these things? Are they that hard up?

Job ID# 1253105855
Posted: July 10, 2008

Company: Legionaries of Christ
Location: Alpharetta, GA

Title:Unpaid Volunteer Opportunities

Terms: Volunteer

Experience: 2-5 years
Education: Graduate Degree

Base Pay: Unspecified

Full listing here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Special Photo Caption Contest

An oldie but goodie. Try to name the Legionaries and see who, if any, are still in the Legion of Christ! Click on photo to enlarge.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fr. Peter Byrne in the Missions?

Nice missions: the poorest being used by the richest of the rich. Perfect place for the Legion of Christ

KD, a daughter of x and x of Annandale, Va., was married on Monday to CBT, the son of x of East Orange, N.J., and the late x....

On Saturday, the Rev. Peter Byrne, a Roman Catholic priest, led a blessing of the couple’s marriage at the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Cancún, Mexico.

NY Times marriage annoucement

Published: March 2, 2008

Thanks for the tip, TC.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

How many Candidates?

It is Candidate season for the Legion of Christ, and they are strangely silent as to how many they have. Makes Exlcblogger wonder....

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Australia and New Zealand Sections Gear up for International YFE

Wasn't there are Fr. Coates in Australia for years who ended up leaving the Legion?

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

The latest plea from Fr. Bannon

With stories of how mass intentions are handled...maybe a bit daring.

(experiments with the new scanner-- for now, click on the pages above to see them larger).

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

FLDS and RC Clothing. Let's have a joint fashion show!

Here you go PureFashion and all modest RC dressers! Allies!
We all know how much purity a dress can mean for them!

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Wednesday Photo Caption Contest

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Make July a Bumper Crop Month on Exlcblog

Just tell two friends about

Your hair will look beautiful and we will multiply the fun! Just give it a try.