Thursday, February 5, 2009

Charity

Religion News Service reports that Scarafoni [LC priest spokesman in Rome] said the Legion had no plans to apologize to any alleged abuse victims or offer them pastoral care. "They have surely found a way by now to receive adequate care," he said.
From NCR

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't you know, the charism is "charity!"

Anonymous said...

TO ALL REGNUM CHRISTI MEMBERS:



I am writing this letter in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, thanking you for all your prayers and closeness – expressing the family spirit with which God in his infinite goodness has blessed us. In writing, I also want to express my most sincere and heartfelt support, as a brother whose only desire is to be with you, and to gather together with you around Christ, who is the center of our lives.

At this time, we want to look at everything from the vantage point of faith, hope and charity, and to act according to the heart of Christ who became flesh and redeemed us.

We are living a time of pain and suffering. And with this pain comes the experience of God’s infinite love as he asks us to continue forward in peace and goodness, for all he wants is for us to know the happiness of being his children. In my own experience, I can say that whenever I am with you I can see the love of God in your hearts like a mirror that gives light to the lives of so many people and which joins us together as one family.

In the Eucharist, in prayer, I asked Jesus to help me find the right words to speak to you at this time. Humanly, it has not been easy, but in moments such as these he tells us: “Trust in me, place all in my heart.” He loves us to the extreme, and cares for us as the Good Shepherd who never lets us fall prey to solitude and darkness. “Though I walk through a dark valley, I fear no evil, for the Lord is at my side” (Ps. 22/23:4).

I know that we all want to act, as St Paul says, in the truth, and we know that the crown of truth is charity. As St Augustine teaches: “Truth alone triumphs” and “The victory of truth is charity” (Sermon, 358:11). Charity bears all, believes all, hopes for all, endures all (cf. 1Cor. 13:7). It is the weight of love that will produce the response he wants so as to give peace to our souls.

As regards truth, the first thing we see in Christ’s presence is that he is the Truth, which leads us to look at everything through him. In the present case, regarding the person of our Father Founder, I cannot but recognize all the good I received through him. Through the charism he passed on to us, many people have received from God what has given meaning to our lives: love for Christ, the Blessed Virgin, the Church, the Pope and souls. These are our loves. On a personal level, I am grateful to him for being the instrument God used to give my entire life meaning, seeking eternal salvation, the path to God. This is the truth I experienced, and it would be impossible to find enough words to thank him.

It is also true that he was a man, and these things that have hurt and surprised us�and I don’t believe we can explain with our reason alone�have already been judged by God. It is true that we are going through much suffering and a great deal of pain. As in a family, these pains draw us together and lead us to suffer and rejoice as one body. This circumstance we are living invites us to look at everything with much faith, humility and charity. Thus we place it in the hands of God, who teaches us the way of infinite mercy.

For my part, I ask forgiveness for all this suffering. And I beg God with all my being to help us all to see it from the heart of Christ.

Truth, in charity, leads us to think, speak and act like Christ in everything. I know that whatever I say will never be enough, but I do want to express all my closeness, gratitude and prayers, with the certainty that “for the one who loves, EVERYTHING contributes to his good” (cf. Rom. 8:28).

The Blessed Virgin guides us. Some days ago, we went to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There with several Movement members we prayed the Rosary. Mary welcomes us and surprises us with her love, and once again she speaks her words to our hearts: “My child, am I not here, who am your mother? Do not be afflicted or saddened.”

I know that these reflections are general. These attitudes I have wanted to share with you are the answer I would like us to find in our hearts.

Let us look at everything through God, let us face forward, never stop, and never tire of doing good. These are times for holiness, humility, and charity. And in everything, let us be instruments of God to do good.

God bless you always!
Your affectionate brother in Christ and in the Movement,
Fr Alvaro Corcuera, LC

Anonymous said...

ARE YOU IN TOUCH WITH REALITY FR ALVARO?!

Anonymous said...

Who can believe that this is sincere since you were hand picked. The words need to be backed with action otherwise they are empty.

Anonymous said...

Fr. Alvaro-

A very well written letter with good references and gramatically perfect. Congratulations.

Too bad it is all bullshit.

If you truly want to make this right, if you want to save the Legion from an implosion and a lack of fundraising and vocations: ask for the resignation of EVERY superior in the Legion. From the Territorial Directors to the Novice Masters to the Rectors of all houses of formation. Then you resign yourself. Then go the Holy See and ask them to appoint new leadership.

Because you and the others have BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS. You enabled this sick behavior of MM by providing money and unlimited resources to him with blind faith

AND WORSE

while doing this you tried to instill a reference and fear and untouchable greatness in the minds and hearts of every young man who wore a cassock.

You told us he was an instrument of the Holy Spirit. He was the Ignatius of Loyola for the new millenium. What he wrote was God's will for us.

You too lead a double life. You played the "Nuestro Padre cult card" while you played the "Where the hell is he going and why does he need $30,000 cash?" card. And you prayed the deal never called.

He called. You showed your cards. You lose. You all lose.

And I know this to be true. I've written many comments here in the past 48 hours and my tagline has been an remains:

-a former superior

Anonymous said...

I realize that the primary cloak reached for is this whole concept of "charity", and on one level, the truest level, we will all agree this to be true. However, I've discovered that the L.C. version of charity, and the Holy Roman Catholic version of charity, are often at odds when you place them side by side, and clearly differentiate its' proper meaning.

True charity bears all, believes all, hopes all and never fails. Yes, of course. But of the nature of that charity?? Is is a charity that is willingly to make hard decisions in order to preserve the integrity of true teaching? Is is the kind of charity that recognizes that when Christ says "I came not to bring peace, but a sword" ... he is including within that framework the challenge to allow our interior lives to be submitted to the surgeon's knife in order to extricate all that might riddle the spiritual "body" with life-altering pathogens?? In this case, the pervasive attitude that wishes to pretend that since all these other things "look" perfect, therefore they must be sound?

Or is of the type of charity that "covers over", in the way that Martin Luther defined mercy and charity. The kind that doesn't address the structural integrity of human character, but instead makes excuses and thus clouds the mind with a subtle deception that masks the true nature of what lies beneath??

Which one is it?

Anonymous said...

By the way, I apologize for grammatical and spelling errors in the above post. Those "t"'s were just not coming out, and it seemed a few words kept multiplying. Is there a rabbit on here?? =)

Anonymous said...

God have mercy
God show the world that you are the only one who matters.
God is love

Thanks God to letting me know u and grown in spirituality in Regnum Christi with the LC, thanks for that gift, without it I hadn't met u and love u God.

If people don't apport something good to the world, better not apport anything.

IgnusFatus said...

What a load of self-absorbed, inconsiderate shit. Too much navel-gazing makes you go blind.

Anonymous said...

Stop apportion. It is the taking of an innocent life, lol.