Monday, August 17, 2009

More Monstrosity?


Although the reporter [Sanjuana Martínez] refers to only two Mexican children: "They are Raul and Christian and are 28 and 18, respectively. Even though it is possible that there be as many as a dozen." Martinez has interviewed the victims of Maciel's sexual abuses for years now: "According to their comments, he [Maciel] chose consecrated women...to have relations with." When they would become pregnant, "he would take them to other countries, especially France and Spain, where he would give away his children".

Aunque la reportera [Sanjuana Martínez] se refiere a sólo dos hijos mexicanos. «Se llaman Raúl y Christian y tienen 28 y 18 años, respectivamente. Aunque no descarto que haya una docena». Martínez lleva años entrevistándose con víctimas de abusos sexuales de Maciel: «De acuerdo con sus comentarios, él elegía a las consagradas [mujeres que, sin ser monjas, viven plenamente dedicadas a la congregación, como las numerarias en el Opus Dei], con las que mantenía relaciones». Cuando se quedaban embarazadas, «él se las llevaba a otros países, sobre todo a Francia y a España, donde regalaría a sus hijos».

7 comments:

ginger said...

I guess Maciel wasn't kidding when he said he wanted to multiply himself (remember that creepy comment?? I think it was from Christ is My Life----good grief, how can anybody even mention the name of that book without either laughing out loud or gagging??). A dozen or more children?! Truly, the pervert was a breeder. I wonder how many STDs he managed to pick up (and spread) along the way. Yuck!

It wouldn't surprise me if there were some abortions thrown in along the way. We'll see if anything like that comes to light. Of course, I think he was such a megalomaniac that he WANTED to make as many mini-me's as he possibly could. After all, a man as consciousless as he was surely would have had no problem having a vasectomy if he didn't want to spread his seed while satisfying his voracious sexual appetite.

Anonymous said...

The book title should be "Christ! What a Life!"

Anonymous said...

Aside from stating he wanted to "multiply himself", I remember another thing told to me by a LC back in February - he said Maciel told the Legionaries that he "prayed that they would experience suffering". This LC was saying, well, we ARE experiencing suffering. Like, "Eerie! Father Maciel prayed for this, and here we are, SUFFERING!". It was like Maciel laid the track for the future, when information would come out about him, and his LCs were prepped to deal with it, like, "Oh! Nuestro Padre SAID this would happen! We ARE suffering! We ARE under attack!" and they would bear up with all that suffering, and never leave the Legion, because clearly it was God's will for them to suffer through this, Nuetro Padre SAID so!

Sadly, that was one of my most loved LCs who told me that.

giselle said...

I would categorise that as a full-blown curse. I would never pray that my children experience suffering (for that's an inevitability in a fallen world). I pray that they have the grace and strength to persevere with grace through it. Christ even prayed that the cup would pass, and only he wanted his brethren strengthened for when their time came.

This is very shabby, sloppy theology -- not to distinguish between him wishing his children ill, and wishing them well. Sure, we grow through suffering, but why couldn't he just say, "I pray you all grow in the Lord" rather than cursing them. I'd say he's interceding on behalf of the Dementors. Maybe he always was...

Anonymous said...

What did you expect? Great theology from that shabby concern of yours? There is much soul-searching awaiting those who abandoned their God-given brains. As for the rest of us Catholics (non-US, non-LC, non-any other silly brand), we're both fed-up and extremely angry at so much stupidity and injustice.

Anonymous said...

My very favorite LC priest told a family member just two months ago, "Now, I know Maciel did some bad things, but I just can't help but believe that all the good things happening in the Legion right now are because he is in heaven interceding for us."

It literally made me nauseous. This LC priest is in his 60s, loved Maciel like a father, and can't accept the reality of his total perversion and evil. I have predicted this priest (and others like him) will be dead within 2-3 years. This particular priest is not in very good health as it is, and I do believe the psychological stress of all of this might be enough to kill him in the end. Broken heart and all that. It makes me very angry because this poor naive soul was taken by Maciel when he was no more than a child and now has to face the fact he devoted his whole life to a minion of the Devil. How does an old priest who has been malformed even begin to process that? There is nobody to help these men.

Anonymous said...

I believe the book is titled, "Christ is my livelihood."