Sunday, September 28, 2008

Catching up again


I. Pray for us, Spencer (see you in six years or so)


II. "Vows of Silence," a documentary based on the book "Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II" by former Courant reporter Gerald Renner and Jason Berry, will be screened Oct. 9 at Fairfield University.

Berry, the film's director, will be at the 7 p.m. screening.


III. "The Legionaries of Christ... do not publicly concede that the allegations against [Maciel] were proven. They can't bring themselves to admit he abused all these kids," Berry says. "They would have to admit they engaged in a massive disinformation campaign, and that would be against Gerry and me. The film is about the disinformation effort."

Berry says the film will serve a function the book did not, by giving a closer look at Maciel's accusers.

"I defy anybody to look at Jose Barba and Juan Vaca tell their stories and think that they are lying," Berry says. "The body language, the way they speak, the dignity with which they hold themselves all convey an image of respectable men, well-mannered men."



IV. Sticking them in as Parochial Vicars???

Playing the game, or getting some oversight?

Priest Assignments

Published: September 25, 2008

ATLANTA—Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory has announced the following change in priest assignment.

He confirmed the recommendation of Father Scott Reilly, territorial director of the Legionaries of Christ, and has assigned Father David Daly as superior of the Legionaries of Christ, effective Sept. 19. For canonical status, Father Daly has been appointed as a parochial vicar at Holy Spirit Church, Atlanta.

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