Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Deceit & Lies in the Legion of Christ, Regnum Christi Federation: Revised, Abbreviated Original version of "Our Fr. Maciel who art in Bed", pointing out 30 Lies

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Dear Friends,

Sorry for the long hiatus.

I have been engaged in other things since my last post here.

ReGAIN, www.regainnetwork.org,  has taken up some time, as well as my personal life which continues to evolve despite my "advanced"age; as a former Legionary of Christ, one cannot neglect one's personal healing and well-being; I have also maintained a live interest in the ongoing sagas of the Legion of Christ and it's continual challenges in the area of protection of minors;  Fr. Maciel's favorite vice seems to dog the Legion's footsteps. As a "wounded healer" I have also attempted to answer calls for information and support on the ReGAIN web page mentioned above.

Your are probably aware that another former Legionary, from a more recent generation, launched a Spanish language Facebook page, Legioleaks, which has over 3,500 members from LC and Regnum Christi.

For now, I am posting newer versions of my autobiography, and my efforts to get beyond the scandalous original title which may have scared away some pious Catholics:

A New Cover
and some edits of original

An abbreviated version with a new slant

Kindle and Paperback:

Deceit & Lies in the Legion of Christ, Regnum Christi Federation: Revised, Abbreviated Original version of "Our Fr. Maciel who art in Bed", pointing out 30 Lies





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation

 


 It is not enough to hate or forget Maciel: we must understand the damage, what he did to all those he came in contact with,  and heal from it -heal ourselves. Otherwise, we will limp through life...

 

 

Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation

 

"the kind of narcissist who controls and exploits others, inflating himself by deflating those he surrounds himself with. ...he needs others desperately, but he disavows dependency, which he views as weak and shameful. He needs to lure others into becoming dependent on him, which then allows him to persist in his delusion that only others are needy, not himself. ...Dependency and shame are repugnant weaknesses in his eyes, problems for his inferior followers, not for superior him..."



Thus begins the latest book by psychiatrist Daniel Shaw who has been practicing in the NY/NJ area for decades and has treated many former members of harmful groups and relationships.

For years Dan has been fascinated by the series of gurus that have paraded before his eyes from the lips and hearts of his patients. He wondered was there a common element.

The blogger used "Psychopath" to describe Maciel. Juan Jose Vaca, a victim, considers Maciel a "Malignant Narcissist".

Reading Shaw's books has been a gripping experience for one who knew Fr. Maciel beyond his large group performances...And for one who has witnessed his destruction first hand in his own life and in the lives of many companions. Maciel's victims will understand their abuse better by reading certain parts of this clinical psychology book, particularly chapters:

1. The Relationality of Narcissim (what it is)
3. Traumatic Narcissism in Cults and
6. "But what do I do": Finding the Path to Freedom.

I am grateful to Daniel Shaw for his clinical studies, insights and description of this "phenomenon" of people who are not only Narcissists but who somehow are also capable of doing a lot of harm to those who come in contact with them, be it fleetingly or on a long term basis.  It is not enough to hate or forget Maciel: we must understand the damage, what he did to all those he came in contact with,  and heal from it -heal ourselves. Otherwise, we will limp through life.

The unfortunate result of contact with this kind of person is Trauma. The blogger believes that anyone who has been a member of the Legion of Christ or Regnum Christi, Maciel's creations, should not dismiss the need for psychotherapy, self help and brotherly support & caring to heal from our wounds.

A question looms for us, former members and all concerned parents, Catholics Christians and people of good will as to whether the Traumatizing Narcissist has created a Traumatizing Narcissistic System which is alive in the LC/RC system.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Pedophile Nuncio is Laicized by Vatican



The first stage of the investigation of Mons Wesolowski has concluded with his laicization.

Official Vatican Radio statement:


Canonical trial of ex Nuncio Jozef Wesolowski


Vatican City, 27 June 2014 (VIS) – 
The first stage in the canonical trial against the former apostolic nuncio in the Dominican Republic, Josef Wesolowski, has been concluded with the laicisation of the prelate.
From this moment, the accused has two months in which to make an eventual appeal. The penal trial before the Vatican judicial authorities will continue as soon as the canonical sentence has been made definitive.
Finally, with reference to recent media reports, it is necessary to specify that until now Msgr. Wesolowski has been granted relative freedom of movement, as he awaits the verification by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith of the basis of these accusations made against him.
Considering the sentence passed by the aforementioned dicastery, all the necessary procedures will be adopted in relation to the former nuncio, in conformity with the gravity of the case.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In unusual step, Mexican priest accused of abuse faces criminal charges

In unusual step, Mexican priest accused of abuse faces criminal charges

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A priest in north central Mexico has been stripped of his position by the Vatican and faces criminal charges in connection with alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy.

The case marks the first time the Catholic Church in Mexico has turned a priest in to authorities.
The move follows instructions from Pope Francis for the Catholic Church to better protect children and take a hard line with priests accused of sexual offenses.

Father Eduardo Cordova Bautista, a priest in the Archdiocese of San Luis Potosi, was ordered in late April by the Vatican to face charges for allegedly abusing a 16-year-old boy in 2012. The actions were implemented in late May. His whereabouts were unknown, however.
"This is simply acting on a petition of the pope and what he's asking: that we collaborate completely with the judicial system," said Armando Martinez Gomez, president of the College of Catholic Lawyers of Mexico.
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Martinez told Desde la Fe, the Mexico City archdiocesan newspaper, that the church officials in San Luis Potosi opened an investigation in 2012, turned information over to the Vatican in January 2014, and received a response this past April.

The case of Cordova created a scandal in Mexico after journalist Sanjuana Martinez reported earlier in May that dozens of youth were allegedly abused by the priest over the past 25 years as he worked in Catholic institutions serving young people.

Alberto Athie, a former priest and an early accuser of the disgraced Father Maciel Marcial Degollado, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, said there may be as many as 100 victims, Diario de San Luis reported.
The actions taken against Cordova mark a change in Mexico, where cases of clerical abuse have often languished while dioceses have been slow to act.

"What I know is this is the first time in which there was a canonic procedure and a public complaint. This is not something to be proud of," Armando Martinez Gomez told Desde la Fe.
"These news stories are always sad, but they have to be an example that the church does not tolerate nor will it tolerate this type of conduct, much less when it is has now been proven, in this case, by an Ecclesiastical Tribunal," he said.