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So reading the letter to The 1st and 2nd degree members, Fr Gil refers to the Charism ..... Have they got one now? Has it actually been defined?
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2014 on Any old word will do at life-after-RC
This is an excellent point Hope which had occurred to me as well. Are there any useful links to the letter that was written by Father Connor to the US territory?
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2014 on MM and MM: twisting the narrative at life-after-RC
A&W in Atlanta, unfortunately I missed the article, was already taken down. Forgiveness and God's mercy is available to everyone who asks for forgiveness but I am a bit surprised he would want to go back into the limelight. it seem off!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2014 on The "disembodied charism" at life-after-RC
Reid, my leave of absence did not last too long thanks to God not letting go of me and the patience and insight of a Jesuit trained priest and an experience of the true Ignatian spiritual exercises. I am free, in so May ways!
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on The "disembodied charism" at life-after-RC
Here is the link to all the documents release in English:
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2014 on The "disembodied charism" at life-after-RC
iTranslate: Pain, mutual distrust, imcomprension, tensions, disenchantment and unsettling insecurity about the future are some of the feelings that prevail among the legionaries of Christ. For some of them it seems too heavy inheritance of the immoral founder, Marcial Maciel Degollado. However its internal reform process and the efforts of purification. The vicar general of the Congregation Sylvester Heereman, who temporarily serves as superior after the removal of the director Álvaro Corcuera, drew a crude but realistic analysis of the 'emotional state of the legionaries'. Did during a Conference on 22 September, whose content was just now. Although he stressed that the "great majority of members" has been involved in the reform with "serenity and good spirits", he acknowledged that many of them suffer from concerns. The list of sufferings was very comprehensive and detailed, signal that many Legionnaires still not reset of the crisis in which got them their former spiritual guide. More than three years ago the then Pope Benedicto XVI ordered the Legion to be refer to a deep reform process, with the aim of making him leave behind the scandals caused by the founder. A few weeks ago responsible for guiding the renewal, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, convened an extraordinary chapter. The internal Assembly will adopt new bylaws which will replace Directive is scheduled for January 2014. But the "finish line" to that meeting is rife with turbulence. According to Heereman several Legionnaires suffer the loss of colleagues and friends who are no longer in this religious family after having left by thinking different or having told the truth. Another pain experienced in many different ways is related to the whole issue of the founder. In some it is the pain of disappointment, the feeling of having been deceived, in others it is sorrow for the loss of the model of a holy founder. Some, very few, still battling the negative facts of his life and its consequences. It also suffers from loss of the popularity of the Legion. Before arise as Legionnaire in many sides was seen as something pleasant and today is not always the case", he described. The vicar said that open wounds because of the criticism, from either side equally remain: those who were branded as "rebels" or those who had something to do with the founder, who feel judged and rejected. He acknowledged that one of the signs is that the Legion is not obeying the Church not to do a review of his life deep enough to discover really everything everything they need purification. He also confessed that the various internal reviews have been, and are still a source of tensions and contrasts. He gave as an example to those who have been and are very happy in the Congregation and therefore costs them much accept any negative judgement about anything related to his religious life. They seem to be tired of is tone a "mea culpa" constant, which will remind you of the need for change and conversion, and which is of the impression that all of the past have been bad, said. And it was established that, on the other hand, those who have had real negative experiences have concern if they do not perceive that you taking them into account or if there is no availability at a healthy self-criticism. "There are people who are living a new infatuation of his vocation, a new enthusiasm. There are those who feel still confusion about one's identity, a disenchantment with his vocation. There are those who see the future with hope and those who feel unsettling insecurity by what is to come,"he said. Despite the difficult internal situation the reform process progresses and these days the legionaries from around the world are voting for delegates who will attend the chapter of January, which will take place at its headquarters in Rome. To November 10 already should be full lists of representatives.
I agree A&W, I would pick a known Saint...
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2013 on Ferrago for now at life-after-RC
News on Fr Alvaro's tumor: malignant but surgery cleared it, continue to pray:
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2013 on Ferrago for now at life-after-RC
Just a conspiratorial thought, I wonder whether the archbishop decided to give LC a parish so that exactly what is happening now does happen, ie other RCs moving into one parish so as to concentrate LCD/RC in one area.....just a thought. There seem to be other unsettled parishes in Atlanta where there is a mix of RC and non RC members not getting on and this would be one solution of dealing with complaints about RC LC involvement in parishes.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Resources for Newcomers at life-after-RC
Nothing has changed, same old methodology, same old means, same old goals and intentions, very poorly designed brochure!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2012 on What is Regnum Christi? at life-after-RC
For those perhaps who have little understanding of the deeper theology involved and know little about how LC/RC have found themselves in the situation they are now in, the youthful energetic image with personal attention has great appeal. IT LOOKS GOOD from the outside, and if you are then told you are at the cutting edge of the new evangelisation being part of RC, it's got to be be good on the inside too. There is so much image appeal and the cultish element you are drawn into will make you feel immediately warm and fuzzy, belonging to this special family. It's easy to understand why people might join.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2012 on A simple question at life-after-RC
A&W in Atlanta, nice to see you comment here again, you are right, only in eternity will we know the whole damage! Recently have felt the bite of cultish RC behaviour again, it's so sad! I am one who has started to question her faith again......
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2012 on "Mystery" vs. "Scam" at life-after-RC
PLEASE look at the latest venture LCs have launched at a recent National Youth Conference where they participated: It is quite a creepy approach...really creepy! If you want to read the news story connected to this you can find it here:
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2011 on Back to the "Kingdom" at life-after-RC
Scipio, not only is it generic but what astounds me is how little they have come up with in what, over a year of planning etc, that is of any substance. It certainly shows NO CHANGE in attitudes or really anything!
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2011 on "A proper autonomy" at life-after-RC
Have you read the LC final draft 'Action Plan'? Here is a link to Fr Garza's letter, you can open the action plan from his letter: I don't think much has changed at all in their methodology nor their 'preferred option for the rich'
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2011 on "A proper autonomy" at life-after-RC
'Sick and Tired', you are correct, hence Cardinal De Paolis is not going to investigate the LC leadership about who knew what and when....I am certain they are trying to avoid a major scandal implicating top leadership in the Vatican.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2011 on "Greetings from the Catacombs" at life-after-RC
BTW Jose Gomes is not a troll....He does believe what he says here!
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2011 on The Legion is NOT the Church at life-after-RC further interview with Fr Thomas William re Zenit and finances
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2011 on Is there hope for autonomy? at life-after-RC
Here is LC translation of DePaolis letter:
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2011 on Is there hope for autonomy? at life-after-RC
Polish Pilgrim, so did I! I asked what their connection to LC was (knowing the connection full well. I e-mailed twice but never got an answer at all!
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2011 on News at Zenit at life-after-RC
I had a quick read of Fr Garza's 'book', it is not particularly well written, or perhaps the English translation isn't very good. Content light and still full of LC/RC 'speak'.
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2011 on We'll take that "inch" at life-after-RC
What I would give to read that book, there must be a saint out there who is willing to translate it!
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2011 on A "shipwrecked" religious order at life-after-RC
Fr Owen Kearns....hmmmmm....scary
Frank I wonder whether this is right, looking at the recommended book list it includes The Way (Opus Dei) and Amy Welbourne perhaps this is OD oriented and supported? I don't know
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2011 on Thoughts of wine and wineskins... at life-after-RC
For those of you who are interested in Fr Louis Garza's latest booklet to RC membership: It will be reinforcing the apostle idea!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2011 on Thoughts of wine and wineskins... at life-after-RC