Sunday, August 2, 2009
The Sandinistas Chime In!
From Nicaragua's leftist Envio, a correspondent in Mexico sets out to present and analyze the case of Maciel's Legion of Christ. The author states:
The legend of Marcial Maciel, now deceased, is tarnished by his scandalous life as a depraved pederast, lover of money and accessory to the rich. But his Legion of Christ, founded with Pope John Paul II’s blessing, is still with us. An investigation of this religious business organization, ordered by Pope Benedict XVI, is now underway.
Then Jorge Alonso poses the ultimate question:
Will this rotten fruit be separated from the rest or will it go on contaminating the Church?
He places the Legion in the context of Religious Congregations in Latin America,
The “religious congregation” style has been very prolific and has taken different forms. Among the most recent is one whose founder is quite the opposite of the long tradition of good examples, given that he modeled an institution in accord with a system of exploitation and domination totally remote from the faith of the Gospel.