Sunday, July 19, 2009
Consternation with the Legion of Christ's Hombre Nuevo
This is the text of a letter which Exlcblog received from the author. Hombre Nuevo is a long time apostolate of the Legion of Christ in California.
HOMBRE NUEVO, Legionaries of Christ Organization
GUADALUPE RADIO 87.7 FM
12036 Ramona Blvd. El Monte, CA 91732
Dear Father Juan Rivas, L.C.:
It has been almost two months since I have requested Hombre Nuevo to return my $50,000 which was given specifically for the construction of the Chapel for Our Lady of Guadalupe 2½ years ago.
Your staff finally offered me their payment plan only after knowing that I have sent copies of my letters written to you to Cardinal Mahony and Bishop Zavala. Their plan is to return my money little by little every two months beginning at the end of August 2009 until the end of April 2010. This is NOT acceptable. I am going to have a Chapel elsewhere for Our Lady of Guadalupe remodeled. Therefore, I will need the whole amount to be returned to me in full at one time immediately.
I would like to tell you one of Hombre Nuevo’s lies. Their exact quote was “At the time this donation was solicited Hombre Nuevo had received the pilgrim image of Our Lady of Guadalupe for custody. In late 2006 there was a misunderstanding and we thought that we would be entrusted with this image permanently. The plan to construct a permanent chapel seemed adequate. This is why Fr. Juan Rivas, L.C. solicited the donation and you generously supported the project…..Last December we were informed that in fact the image was not to be retained by Hombre Nuevo permanently, therefore the investment in a chapel at this time would be irresponsible.” Their lie was: In the meeting with the president of Hombre Nuevo Francisco Fernandez and his staff in May 2009, when I asked them to give me back the money which I gave for the construction of the Chapel 2½ years ago, they acted surprised and claimed to have no knowledge of the fact that the money was given for the new Chapel. One of his staff members Johannes Absburg, later on in the meeting, stated that he remembered that you Father have mentioned briefly about your desire of having the Chapel built for Our Lady and that was the end of it. At the end of the meeting, they stated that they had to discuss this matter with you Father because they had no knowledge that the money was given for the construction of the Chapel for Our Lady.
I would like to remind you of another lie of Hombre Nuevo. Rafael Orozco, Hombre Nuevo business manager, lied to me in that same meeting in May 2009. He stated that all of my money was invested in the current Chapel. I know for a fact that it was a lie. Obviously, the rest of the staff including the president of Hombre Nuevo Francisco Fernandez went along with that lie because they all have already planned to give me that lie so that they would not have to return the money to me. So, they have had no intention of giving me back my money ever. They took me for a fool. Please tell your staff not to insult my intelligence. They lied so much that they could not keep track of their own lies. They contradicted themselves.
An organization that is working for God would have given me back my money 2½ years ago and would not have to wait for me to ask for my money back. Also an organization which is working for God would have asked the Archdiocese for permission to build the Chapel for Our Lady of Guadalupe but instead letting Her Image stay in an undignified room for the past 2½ years. Let me describe for you the condition of the hall where the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe resided at Hombre Nuevo which you and your staff were fully aware of all along. The room is filthy. The floor is dirty, the windows are dirty, the blinds are dusty, and a whole bunch of chairs are stacked up in one corner. When Hombre Nuevo conferences and meetings in that room were over, the tables and chairs were all over the place. The ceiling light close to the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been flickering since last year and still is. The volunteers and I had to wipe the floor and clean the room every time I brought the fresh roses over for Our Lady of Guadalupe. The walls in Her room were finally repainted by a group of volunteers. In short, the room where the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe stayed at your place Hombre Nuevo was disrespectful, disgraceful, and undignified. That hall is nothing than a “DUMP”. Hombre Nuevo is making so much money, yet they could not even spend some money to make Her place look nice. Your organization did not even want to spend the money to hire someone to wipe the floor in Her room. The way you have treated Mother of God and the way your staff have treated Mother of God is unspeakably. What would you call that – respecting, loving, and worshiping Mother of God?
I would like to tell you about the vendors who participated in Hombre Nuevo event early this year Feb 2009. It was approximately 11-hour event. They were doing body massages (various parts of the body) with the people lying on the stretchers being covered with the white sheet from feet to upper chest leaving the shoulders and axillae (armpits) naked. This was taking place during the whole day event including during the entire Holy Eucharistic Adoration Hour and during the entire Misa. When people were in line receiving the Holy Communion, the vendors gave out their flyers advertising body massage. It was disrespectful and disgusting. I could not believe my eyes. I was hoping that they would have stopped. They were also selling makeup products - lipsticks etc., jewelry, shoes, cookware - pots and pans, and Faja product which is supposed to make a person looking thin and skinny. The promoter of that product was looking like a female stripper. All of these were going on during the entire 11-hour event. And you, Father were condoning that. Your staff especially the president of Hombre Nuevo Francisco Fernandez were not only fully aware of what was going on but allowing those vendors to be in that event purposely because they only wanted MONEY. All of you are so MONEY HUNGRY - wanting more and more and more. No matter how much money Hombre Nuevo made, it would never be enough for them. Again, what would you call this – working for God and Mother of God?
You know all of the bad and evil things that your staff are doing and have been doing for many years. Yet, you are condoning their countless evil acts.
Why, Father? Your staff’s actions and your actions speak louder than words!
The reason that I continued to help Hombre Nuevo for the past 2½ years spending tremendous amount of my money for all of Hombre Nuevo events by having beautiful roses for Mother of God and God knowing that YOUR ORGANIZATION IS DOING COUNTLESS EVIL ACTS was because I was doing that for Mother of God and God and to bring God’s poor souls to God even though I knew that I was making Hombre Nuevo your evil organization get richer and richer in the process. Money means nothing to me. Yes, I need money to live but most importantly I need money to do things for Mother of God and God and the poor souls. I work extremely hard to earn money for God. The money that I make is honest money. If I loved money, I would have kept the money that I earned all to myself, I would not have helped your organization or anybody, I would not have sponsored all of Hombre Nuevo’s events for the past 2½ years knowing that your organization is evil. I’ve helped your evil organization for the reasons mentioned above. Unlike Hombre Nuevo, I do not worship the false god which is money. I worship and work for The Only One True God.
GOD was the One Who GAVE me the ORDER TO EXPOSE YOUR EVIL ORGANIZATION GUADALUPE RADIO-HOMBRE NUEVO and GOD wanted the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be out of Hombre Nuevo permanently. GOD said that HOMBRE NUEVO is USING THE IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE AND my IMAGE OF THE DIVINE MERCY TO MAKE MONEY AND THAT IS ALL THEY CARE ABOUT. HOMBRE NUEVO DOES NOT CARE FOR THE POOR SOULS. I am obeying God and am carrying out God’s Orders. I’ve known that your organization is evil shortly after I’ve started helping you which was about 2½ years ago. I wanted to expose your evil organization a long time ago, but it would have been my time not God’s Time. Now, it is God’s Time.
All of you are claiming that you are working for God. On the contrary, you and your staff are NOT working for God and all of you have shown that by doing countless evil acts. That scares the heck out of me. Coning people to make money is one thing. But USING GOD TO CON PEOPLE FOR MONEY IS THE GRAVIEST SIN OF ALL. I am worried for all of your souls. Remember all of you can not take the money with you when you die. The only thing that God allows you to take with you when you die is your own soul.
Father, can you see the real issue here? It really is not about my money. Yes, Hombre Nuevo has to return the money to me because it does not belong to them. But it is one of God’s Many Ways of Showing the Holy See and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles how evil your organization Hombre Nuevo is among their many other evil acts. Hombre Nuevo is doing a pretty good job all on its own of showing the Holy See and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles how evil they are by wanting to keep the money which does not belong to them.
While owing Hombre Nuevo absolutely nothing, I have sponsored for and spent tremendous amount of my money on all of Hombre Nuevo events for the past 2½ years . The least Hombre Nuevo can do for me is to honor my request by returning the money to me so that I can have the Chapel elsewhere for Our Lady of Guadalupe remodeled. I am not asking them to give me their money. I am simply asking them to give me back the money which does not belong to them. You, your staff, and I we all know very well that Hombre Nuevo is MORE THAN CAPABLE of returning to me the whole amount of $50,000 in full at one time. Would you please see to it that my wish is carried out.
Truc Truong, M.D.
CC: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony of the United States, His Excellency Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver-Colorado, His Excellency Bishop Gabino Zavala of Los Angeles-California, His Excellency Bishop Ricardo Watti Urquidi of Tepic-Mexico, His Excellency Bishop Giuseppe Versaldi of Alessandria-Italy, and General Director of Legionaries of Christ Fr. Alvaro Corcuera