Text: Internal LC update
Dear [School] Families,
I wanted to provide you with some important information about Father
Marciel Maciel, the founder of the Legion of Christ, that is
circulating publicly. Knowing that the information coming through the
media will range from fact-based to speculative, we wanted to get
something out to you quickly so you are aware of the information as it
has come to us through the most appropriate source, and put you in the
best position to counsel your child(ren) should they inquire.
As many of you likely recall, back in 2006 prior to his resignation as
the Legion General Director in 2005, and his death one year ago, the
Vatican embarked on an investigation in response to allegations made
against Father Maciel. At the conclusion of the investigation, the
Holy See sent a communiqué directing him to a life of prayer and
Upon embarking on its own internal inquiry, the Legion has
acknowledged actions "that were not appropriate for a Catholic
priest." As a result of these conclusions, the Legion and its
leadership have been working hard over the last months informing the
appropriate constituents, beginning within the Vatican, the Legion,
and as of the last few days, its Apostolates (schools, Regnum Christi,
etc.) and the Archdiocese.
This is sad and disturbing news for everyone, and I am sure even more
so for those who were closest to Father Maciel, particularly our
priests, brothers, and consecrated. But what we are reminding
ourselves here at the school is that the Legion, Regnum Christi, and
its apostolates (i.e. the school) are a work of God and they belong to
the Church, not to any one individual. We know what a gift we have
here (and what a gift our religious personnel are!) and any success
we've had or will achieve comes only through our fidelity to Christ,
His Church, and our common mission. So despite this news, we are
committed more than ever to continue our work and overcome any
challenge that might get in the way of God's will for our school, its
students and our families.
Our team is here and ready for any personal attention you or your
student(s) need regarding this matter.
Please leave comments here.
Labels: american papist texts