Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Does anyone know more about this case?


The tapestry of Mexican Bishop Rafael Guizar Valencia hangs from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica, framed by a statue of St. Peter, at the Vatican, Friday Oct. 13, 2006. Guizar was a great uncle of the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder of the Legionaries of Christ order of priests whom the Vatican restricted from public ministry this year amid allegations he had sexually abused seminarians. In a solemn ceremeny at the Vatican Sunday Oct. 15, 2006, Benedict will canonize Guizar...


Much info is out here about this man and Maciel. Seems that all was not so honky dory back when the Bishop died.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't he the bishop that kicked Maciel out of his seminatry?

JC said...

When this Knight of Columbus was canonized, there was not a single word about his then-living, (in)famous great-nephew in the K of C's "Columbia" magazine article covering it. And wasn't Maciel forbidden to attend his canonization? That's an ugly shade of "bad" when you can't go to a family member's canonization.

Interestingly, YTM's new incarnation, MissionYouth, has San Rafael as its patron saint, so all the young RC folks are asking San Rafael for his help... Good PR but maybe a little shortsighted of them.

Anonymous said...

In his book "el legionario", alejandro espinoza - one of the first legionaries - says that this bishop told maciel his vocation was to sell tamales in the public square!