In "THE LEGION," Mick Peelo tells the story of the pivotal role that Ireland played in the spectacular rise and fall from grace of The Legionaries of Christ and their disgraced late founder, Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado LC.
"Fr Maciel, who died in 2008, hid in plain sight for over five decades, and flourished, under five successive Popes as an embezzler, womanizer, drug addict and pedophile, secretly fathering at least three children by two different woman, while being revered by his followers and championed by Rome as a living saint."
Peelo interviewed me for the documentary, based on his reading of my autobiography "Driving Straight on Crooked Lines: How an Irishman found his heart and nearly lost his mind." He told me he thinks the book is mandatory reading for anyone trying to understand Maciel's relationship with the Irish, since it relates the first-hand experience of the first Irish Legionary to set foot in Mexico.
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