Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Other Founders of our time (J.M.Escribá!, Mother Theresa!, Chiara Lubic!) were celebrated by their Church and the obvious affection of the many people whose lives they touched. Fr. Maciel himself never imagined the final chapter of his life being written in such ignominious shorthand. There was to be a crypt in Rome, a pilgrimage of LC and RC members, unabashed signs of gratitude and admiration...
It has been a hard pill for us to swallow. It was an event we should have been allowed to experience as a congregation and a movement and it was callously taken off the agenda at the last minute. And the leadership of the LC has opted to leave each of us with our own doubts, questions and frustrations as it has all gone down.
When Fr. JME died – has it been three years already? – I could not attend the funeral, much to my deep regret. He was a friend and a mentor, a sage and a humble brother. He was kind to a fault, had a razor sharp wit and could be piercingly critical. I quote him frequently to this day. He was an LC that gave hope to many other LCs and RCs because he would go beyond the packaged advice and tired clichés that, unfortunately, often pass for spiritual direction in our system and he would speak from the heart, with real compassion for others, with depth and thoughtfulness...
Anyway, I missed the funeral because in Chile there is no practice of embalming, no routine of funeral homes that give family and friends a few days to arrive. Folks are normally buried within 24 hours of their passing. That’s no one’s fault. I simply couldn’t get there on time.
In retrospect, it was probably better for me that I be absent. There was no sincere tribute paid him at his funeral and again the LC was incapable of truly celebrating the life and legacy of one of its great men. The local superior at the time - a self-absorbed, politically astute homunculus who had little use or admiration for Fr. JME in his lifetime – was hopelessly off the mark when he delivered a generic homily that only served to reconfirm his blatant detachment from all that is real or important to the rank-and-file of the LC and RC. It was the same homily that he rattled off at two other funerals of deceased LCs.
And they think we don’t notice.
# posted by Fr. Karras @ 11:06 PM on his blog here
Monday, September 29, 2008
Leigonaires of Christ
Fundraising Annual Gifts Cultivator
The ideal candidate is results-oriented, logical, hardworking, and cheerful in serving the Church.
The full time AG Cultivator:
1. Manages relationships with loyal donors, supporters and volunteers by making phone contact for cultivation and solicitations as well as through correspondence.
2. Solicits and secures funding by offering education of the organization's accomplishments, capabilities and programs.
3. Personally informs, involves, and bonds supporters to the organization and its projects and goals.
4. Diligently maintains accurate records in database and issues progress reports.
- BA/BS, 3-5+ years sales experience.
- Proactive outbound calling experience
- Must have sense of urgency
- Computer and phone proficiency.
- Familiarity with Regnum Christi or the Legionaries of Christ a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently to goals
Excellent benefits package.
With "AG Cultivator" in subject line, email resume, cover letter and earnings history to: email@example.com.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I. Pray for us, Spencer (see you in six years or so)
Berry, the film's director, will be at the 7 p.m. screening.
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?
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.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Who are we?
Welcome to Mission, the electronic newsletter for members and friends of Regnum Christi. Although we really don’t plan each issue to have a theme, education is a uniting force in the stories that follow. It is exciting to see people of all ages learning in a variety of environments. If you have comments or suggestions for Mission, please drop us a line….Jim Fair firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the tip, H.M.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Episcopal Bed and Breakfast. I heard an Irishman say once that if the Legion is good at anything, it is running hotels.
Exlcblogger is amused and impressed by Paul Lennon's book. I wonder if he is such a disgruntled old man as they say he is?
Now that the new season has started, the mystery is over: Fr. Alvaro will not be dancing this year.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
La Santidad de Cumbres y la pobreza real de Chile
No pasaron muchos días antes de que apareciera el argumento preciso para dejar constancia sobre nuestro parecer en el temita de la pornocobertura de un accidente de tránsito que involucró a 9 jóvenes en el norte de Chile.
Aunque al mundo le parezca raro (Chile es líder galáctico en crecimiento económico o al menos, somos buenos en eso de vender el cuento), 6 personas murieron (incluyendo un niño) en el sur de Chile por culpa de un brasero.
Es decir, carbón o madera ardiendo quemó una mediagua (no de construcción sólida) en medio de la noche.
Nos imaginamos que no tenían Blackberrys, Wi-Fi, telefono de red fija, IPhone, compus y laptops, agua potable, calefacción centralizada, aire acondicionado, dólares ahorrados, viajes acumulados al 'extranjero', latifundios con diques digno de castillos medievales, enormes extensiones con miles de cabezas de animales, camionetas 2009 4x4, becas Presidente de la Republica, tios y ex pololos en la Concertación que le regalan contratos por millones de dólares...etc. Tampoco tenían -nos imaginamos- amigos y familiares con jets privados y una presidenta que le manda (sin más) otro avión militar para "cualquier cosita que quieran".
No veremos campañas de marketing (abusando de sus entierros) apostóficos que una vez por todas, posiciona para siempre la empresa Cumbres y los Legionarios de Cristo en el inconciente chileno como los criadores de la clase alta económica (ni hablar de la cultural).Es más, ni veremos sus entierros. No escucharemos sus líderes espirituales, dando cátedra sobre su muerte innecesaria..."estaban listos para partir" y cobertura de 24 horas consecutivas, en la televisión y prensa.
No habrá alusiones a la relación sanguínea de Doña Juana María Pichinao con empresarios new-rich o que su tía NO está en el gobierno.
No habrá campaña en Facebook. No habrá exigencias para cambiar el nombre de la carretera para conmemorarlos.No habrá linchamiento público de los bomberos, con páginas y páginas de investigación seria sobre el pasado profesional.Sus familiares se quedaran (los que pueden) velando sus restos, en una tristeza profunda y no tan escandalosa.
Contrastará con los familiares de algunas de las niñitas ...que a 24 horas ya viajaban a Wall Street para celebrar CHILE Day en la bolsa de Nueva York.
09/11/2008 Publicado en:
(Por Montserrat Nicolás)Source
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Who could ever imagine that a donation would ever reach this cause?
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Mater Ecclesiae began 17 years ago, in 1991. It was a request of John Paul II. He asked Father Marcial Maciel [founder of the Legionaries of Christ] if the Legion could do something for the formation of priests because he believed how good it would be for the Legion to have a seminary for bishops from all over the world so their seminarians could become rectors and formators in their own [diocesan] seminaries. Father Maciel saw this as the solution to that request he saw in the eyes and heart of the Vicar of Christ.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Bearcat30 speaks well.
"throughtout this forum's archives (you can search comments and topics) there are postings concerning Donahue and Towey vis a vis associations with Regnum Christi, Legionairres of Christ (Legion of Christ) etc and Donahue's support of University of Sacramento (A legion of Christ school). Researching these entities and their plan for catholic schools will give you some indication of a Towey agenda for Saint Vincent. You will also come across the Carey name (Carey center) rel to Donahue and their contributions to the University of Sacramento." [sic]
Here are more examples from the discussions:
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
UPDATE FROM CNN (Sept 10, 2008)
Sentencing was set for October 3.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
He is human and divine, and bursting with love.
You are much more to him than a number or name,
On the throne of your heart, he desires to reign!
Christ is impressed by your authentic living,
By your true and sincere, “heart-felt” giving.
All of your hidden acts of love he sees,
He knows when your heart aches and bleeds.
Christ carved out the path with machete in hand,
With his cross he drew a clear line in the sand.
He “walked the talk”, and never complained,
In spite of SO MUCH humiliation and pain.
You are the human bridge on which Christ will walk,
Into the minds and hearts of those to whom you talk.
Christ looks into your eyes and asks for help today,
What will you say? Please, Please say OK!!
God bless and Merry Christmas,
Fr. Michael Sliney, LC
Precious, just precious. Sniff, sniff...
Read (or ignore) the original here.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Follieri, Sodano, the Legion of Christ, Intrigue, Vatican, Hollywood, New York, Italy, Money Laundering, Handsome Men, Attractive Women, Cardinals...
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Un informe de la PGR detalla cómo Quintana Roo se ha vuelto la ruta preferida para el tráfico de drogas. Del 2003 a la fecha, y sólo con un descenso en el 2004, la “droga perdida” que llega a los litorales de Quintana Roo ha ido en aumento.
Un informe entregado a través de la Unidad de acceso a la información de la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR), detalla cómo Quintana Roo se ha vuelto la ruta preferida para el tráfico de drogas. Del 2003 a la fecha, y sólo con un descenso en el 2004, la “droga perdida” que llega a los litorales de Quintana Roo ha ido en aumento, no sólo en número sino en cantidad, lo que confirma que el estado más joven de la República se está convirtiendo también en el territorio ideal para el tráfico de sustancias ilícitas. No sólo es la posición geográfica lo que hace atractivo a Quintana Roo, sino la prácticamente nula vigilancia de sus costas y la desventaja en equipamiento de la Armada de México, la encargada de la protección de los litorales.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
By John NickersonStaff Writer
Article Launched: 09/03/2008 01:00:00 AM EDT
NORWALK - A Westport man convicted in Connecticut and New York for luring children to sit naked on shaving cream-filled balloons, was arraigned on child pornography charges Tuesday.
Nicholas Battaglino, 29, of 1 Pioneer Road, was ordered held on $350,000 bond by Judge Burton Kaplan at state Superior Court in Norwalk. The case was transferred to the Part A docket at state Superior Court in Stamford, where Battaglino is to return on Sept. 12.
Battaglino was picked up by Westport police Friday after 319 images of child pornography were allegedly discovered on his home computer.
Battaglino, who told authorities he is a telephone solicitor for the Legionaries of Christ, a Mexican religious congregation, was convicted in Norwalk of risk of injury to a minor in November 2006.
At Tuesday's arraignment, Assistant State's Attorney Michael DeJoseph said Battaglino was convicted charges related to leaving red balloons filled with shaving cream for children to find.
DeJoseph said Battaglino would leave balloons in isolated places, where young children could find them. He watched them pull down their pants and sit on the cream-filled balloons to see them explode.
DeJoseph said Battaglino was convicted in New York for doing the same thing at Rockaway Beach in Queens, where he was charged with promoting an obscene performance by a child less than 17 years old.
Read the entire article here.
Among those present at the funeral were Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma, the widow of former dictator Augusto Pinochet, Lucia Hiriart, as well as Sen. Juan Antonio Coloma, who is the president of the hard-right Independent Democratic Union party. The Legion of Christ is a powerful, very conservative sect within the Catholic Church, and several of the girls killed in Friday’s tragic accident were related to some of the nation’s most influential families.
Read it all here in English.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The polka dots were getting old.
Fr. Karras has the same template.
Exlcblogger is nearly despondent that a fellow ex Legionary of Christ blogger would so cavalierly steal.
And an exorcist with such a fine reputation.
The autumn colors are so pretty.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Long time passing
Where has Fr. Bannon gone?
Long time ago
Where has Fr. Bannon gone?
Maciel has picked them every one
When will they ever learn?