Monday, January 11, 2010

Legionaries face disaster

The Legionaries of Christ, a hitherto dynamic conservative order of 800 priests and 70,000 lay affiliates, is on the verge of falling apart following reports that its founder, the late Fr Marcial Maciel, fathered at least one child at a time when he was demanding the strictest moral standards from his cult following. (Damian Thompson, Daily Telegraph, February 4, 2009)

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