Tag Archives: Legionaries

Father Marcial Maciel Degollado (Marcial Maciel)

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Founder of the Legionaries of Christ In 1995 then Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall Eugene Larocque invited the Legionaires of Christ to establish their French-speaking novitiate in the diocese.  Priests from the order assisted with religious education programs in Catholic schools. Two … Continue reading

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“Legionaries of Christ hit by new scandal as priest fathers two” & related articles

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Reuters 07 October 2017 Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Legionaries of Christ, a Catholic religious order which fell into disgrace after the discovery that its founder was a sexual abuser with a secret family, has been hit by … Continue reading

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“Connecticut suit accuses another Legion of Christ priest of sex abuse” & related articles

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New Haven Register By The Associated Press Posted: 10/29/16, 9:36 AM EDT In this Nov. 30, 2004, file photo, the late Pope John Paul II gives his blessing to the late Rev. Marcial Maciel, founder of Christ’s Legionaries, during a … Continue reading

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“Chilean legislators vote to strip priest of honorary nationality” & related articles

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Catholic News Agency 08 January 2015 Santiago, Chile, Jan 9, 2015 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The House of Representatives in Chile has passed a resolution stripping Father John O’Reilly, of the Legion of Christ of his honorary Chilean nationality … Continue reading

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“19 Alleged Abuse Victims Denounce Mexico Priest” & related articles

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ABC News MEXICO CITY June 1, 2014 (AP) By MARIA VERZA Associated Press  Associated Press Nineteen people have filed a criminal complaint alleging they were sexually abused by a now-suspended Mexican priest, and allege his archdiocese covered up the allegations … Continue reading

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A Vatican Soap Opera

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The daily Beast December 8th 20135:45 am By Barbie Latza Nadeau   In what could be a scene straight out of The Thorn Birds, a once high-ranking priest will finally marry the mother of his child, who happens to be … Continue reading

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Legion of Christ Acknowledges Abuse Committed at Connecticut Seminary

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The sexual abuse of a minor by Legionary Father William Izquierdo occurred while he served as instructor of novices in Cheshire, Conn., between 1982 and 1994.  The National Catholic Register 05 December 2013 by EDWARD PENTIN ROME — The Legion … Continue reading

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“Records Show Woman Gave Legion Of Christ $60 Million Over 20 Years” & related articles

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The Hartford Courant 7:01 p.m. EST, February 17, 2013 By DAVE ALTIMARI, daltimar@courant.com The Hartford Courant As Gabrielle Mee lay on her deathbed in a Rhode Island hospital in 2008, the leader of the Connecticut-based Legion of Christ asked her … Continue reading

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“Son of former Legionaries leader arrested in Mexico for extortion” & related article

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National Catholic Reporter online 23 October 2012 Jason Berry  |  Oct. 23, 2012 Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, speaks at a conference in Madrid, Spain, in 2001. (CNS/EFE/J.L. Pino) Mexican police arrested Jose Raúl Gonzalez … Continue reading

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Superior in Catholic Legion Marred in Sexual Abuse Scandal Steps Aside

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Fox News Latino Published October 11, 2012   The superior general of the troubled Legion of Christ religious order, under the Roman Catholic Church, has stepped aside unexpectedly, saying he simply doesn’t have the energy to oversee the radical reform … Continue reading

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