Wednesday, December 30, 2009

[2] Song of Departing Regnum Christi Consecrated Female RC [3GF]

 image of random RC consecrated from the Internet; not the person in question

DOLORES Fuertes del REINO writes:

15 years ago I left the Regnum Christi consecrated ladies but I am still angry about the way I was treated.
After leaving I was left without any assistance of any kind, although I needed counseling because the whole RC experience was quite traumatic.
Naturally, I also had some very special moments and I am still grateful for all the spiritual help I received.
At the moment I feel ok and have a steady job. I still have days when I feel depressed thinking of the deceit I suffered in the RC. I have other companions who left about the same time but they are still friendly with the Legionaries and they won’t let me criticize the Legion or the Regnum .
I found this page by chance and I feel a great sense of relief being able to talk openly about my experience.
Thanks for you support.

I am a Chilean and I live in the Atlanta area

Thursday, December 3, 2009

[1] Song of Departing Regnum Christi Member ["3GF, "3rd Degree Female"]

[Photo of anonymous member from the Internet; not meant to identify a particular member, all of whom deserve our greatest respect, compassion and support. "3GF" refers to the Spanish, 3er Grado Femenino, 3rd Level Female, badly translated as "3rd Degree Female', indicating those members with promises of Poverty, Chastity, Obedience made to the RC/LC leadership]

They join in droves and leave one by one

I recently [2003]discovered your web page [referring to the now extinct exlegionaries Discussion Board] via Rick Ross, and I must tell you that

after ten years of having left the RC 3GF section I feel finally that I have
found a forum where I may heal my wounds! I was in the consecrated life of
the RC 3GF for five years, very long years.

I have had a very hard time with my feelings of failure etc... And in the
past two or three years I believe I have finally found some peace of mind.
Although I feel my life has been severely truncated.

I do not have much money but would like to send you what I can to help you
maintain this web page. To whom should I make out the check?
Thank you,

Friday, November 6, 2009

Song of Departing Legionary

I was in the car listening to this skinny guy with the ugly voice, and I thought of departing Legionaries and Regnum Christi members.

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, bro'

It don't matter, anyhow

An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, bro'

If you don't know by now

When your rooster crows at the break of dawn

Look out your window and I'll be gone

You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on

Don't think twice, it's all right

It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, Father,

That light I never knowed

An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, Father

I'm on the dark side of the road

Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say

To try and make me change my mind and stay

We never did too much talkin' anyway

So don't think twice, it's all right

It ain't no use in callin' out my name, Al,

Like you never did before

It ain't no use in callin' out my name, Al

I can't hear you any more

I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road

I once loved the Legion, as a child I'm told

I give her my heart but she wanted my soul

But don't think twice, it's all right

I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, Maciel,

Where I'm bound, I can't tell

But goodbye's too good a word, Maciel,

So I'll just say fare thee well

I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind

You could have done better but I don't mind

You just kinda wasted my precious time

But don't think twice, it's all right


Bro. is for brother, we were supposed to be that
Father is for Superior, Spiritual Director or Brainwasher
Al is  for Alvaro Corcuera, Superior General, Legion of Christ
Maciel is for Fr. Marcial Maciel, the order's Pedophile Founder

[Thanks to Bob Dillon]

Friday, October 30, 2009

Miami diocese gives Legion and Regnum Christ the boot

the news broke today...announced by Zenit which is or used to be a Legion conduit.

They were kicked out for not abiding by agreements with bishop, by contravening rules laid out for them. They usually think they are above the rules and above the local bishop. Well, guess what, some bishops are sick of being deceived.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

We all know about Fr. Jonathan Morris leaving the Legion

and going to an obscure parish in NY

From Old St Patrick's Parish Bulletin, 28 June, 2009:
Welcome, Fr. Jonathan Morris, LC

Fr. Morris will join our pastoral

team here at St. Patrick’s starting

July 1. While writing a new book

and continuing his work as a religion

commentator for Fox News

Channel, Fr. Morris will assist us for

six months or more with the celebration

of the sacraments, pastoral care

and special projects.

He will reside at Our Lady of

Loretto on Elizabeth Street.

Fr. Morris grew up in Cleveland,

Ohio. After obtaining a degree in

business at Franciscan University,

he entered the seminary at 21 years

of age to become a member of the Legionaries of Christ.

Among his accomplishments in 15 years of priesthood,: Vice-

Rector of his order’s seminary in Rome, advisor to the filming

of the Passion of the Christ and author of a book entitled, The

Promise: God's Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts. Currently

he is a religion news commentator. Perhaps, you can

catch him on Fox News Channel (cable) before you get to

meet him in July.

Welcoming Reception

Join us at a reception for Fr. Morris in the courtyard in front of

32 Prince Street (school building) starting at

6:00 PM. There will be food and drink and an opportunity for

the parish to express its thanks to God for a new member of

the parish team. We hope that Father Morris will enjoy being

with us. Please come and make him

feel welcome.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fr. Thomas Maher, Gateway, Leaves Legion

Image of Fr. Maher. He tells us he is not escaping. He is leaving through the main door, proudly leaving behind 23 years in the Legion to go to a parish; a move sanctioned by his superiors, he tells us.
Fr. Maher's message to Gateway Academy families contains a typo, "pray" instead of "prayer". Was he in a hurry, under stress...? He says he is still a Legionary. But he will not be living in a LC religious community. So will he still be a religious without being in a religious community? Is he taking a leave of absense from the Legion, officially remaining a member?. He still  sounds like a Legionary, because of this unclear double talk. But let's give him time to find his senses.
Question: is this the same diocese that accepted Fr. Stephen Fichter exLC many years ago.

Fr. Maher's ad lit message  follows:

Dear Gateway families,

I've been in the Legion for 23 years. It's been a very fulfilling time in my life, particularly the time spent at Gateway Academy.
Through pray and discernment, I've asked for the opportunity to work in a parish and have been assigned in the Diocese of New Jersey. I remain a member of the congregation of the Legion of Christ [bolded by poster], and am grateful for the years I have worked in the many apostolates of the Legion.
I am thankful to all of you for allowing me to be a part of your life. I ask that you keep me in your prayers and know that you will always be in mine.
God bless,
Fr. Thomas Maher, LC

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Successfully transitioning Fr. Stephen Fichter Publishes with America

With great pleasure I have learned that former Legionary of Christ priest, Stephen Fichter, has published an excellent article with America magazine, When Priests leave the Church. Kudos, Stephen.

Fr. Stephen is one of those Legionaries who have made an successful treansition to the diocesan priesthood, thus setting an example, giving hope and modelling for the many others who are leaving and will leave. Some will want to continue in the priesthood and/or religious life. It can be done. Do not believe the horror stories you are told while still in. There are many bishops who need good priests, and many Catholics who need good pastors. Being bilingual/bicultural makes you more marketable...

Exiting members need time to adjust to life outside the cult but transition to the priesthood, to the religious life, to marriage and to single life can be achieved.  We are all good folks, from good families, who idealistically entered a very dysfunctional family. There is plenty of life, healthy life, outside the Legion and the Regnum.

I hope that is what the present Vatican Investigation will emphatically state.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Many left many years ago

Just found out that Fr. Neftali Sanchez (above, left), recruited  as a child by Nuestro Padre Maciel, recently celebrated his Golden Jubilee as a priest in the diocese of Morelia. One of the handpicked very first group of children recuited by the Founder, Neftali was ordained in the 1960'. He was sent to be the first Legionary priest in Ireland and to minister to the postulants -as I describe in my memoir, Our Father [Maciel] who art in bed.

As so often happens in the Legion, he 'disappeared' not long afterwards never to be mentioned or heard of again in our communities. He fell into the black hole of the unfaithful departed.  Jose Barba caught up with him again in Morelia, his home diocese, years later. Neftali was happily teaching at a university and performing his pastoral duties.

The following link leads to a Spanish language article describing that happy celebration.

Greetings to Fr. Neftali, my first LC priest, after Maciel, but the first one to minister to me, as Father Maciel's visit to us postulants was short and his presence fleeting.

Fr. Neftali [on the left] was the one who told me after confession one day that Nuestro Padre had 'seen my qualities' and wanted me to travel to Salamanca to begin my holy Novitiate and be among the first group of Irish Novices...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fr. Berg is the object of Legionaries' prayers

Legionaries on all the battlefronts pray for those who have been unfaithful to their Divine Calling to the Legion, for those who were not generous enough, who did not understand the greatness of their calling, for those who have deserted...

His failing? Leaving the Legion of Christ, God's Divinely Inspired Work

Notice in the photo how Fr. Berg looks heart-broken and longs to go back to the "Mother that bore him"

Fr Berg gave a telling interview to Sandro Magister some weeks back, "The Legion of Christ's Last Stand"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Shift from the Legion to the Regnum!

Just wanted to share with my avid readers that the Regnum Christi webpage is much more attractive, active and triumphalistic than the official Legion of Christ page.

Message: Please do not focus on the Legion of Christ religious order which is behind the Regnum Christi until the furor over Maciel's sex, lies and videotapes dies down, and the Vatican Investigation is over...Look at the Lovely Consecrated Souls -and shining morning faces- of the Regnum!

Thursday, September 10, 2009 Taken Down by Legion

This blog is about exes and exiting and disappearing, the "walk-aways" and "throw-aways" inherent in High Demand Groups and New Religious Movements

It seems like the site formerly known as "" [created to combat web page and the now suppressed] no longer exists. Legion and Fr. Kearns have not mentioned it for a couple of years. A Google can give you:

Sorry, the page you were looking for could not be found

A click might lead you back to the official Legion of Christ webpage:

Fr. Kearns defends Fr. Maciel and Legion

It is hard to find information on the prominent Legionary, Fr. Owen Kearns; Here is old material from a Google search today

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fr. Owen Kearns, LC, comtemplates leaving?

It is rumored that Fr. Owen Kearns, director of National Catholic Register and staunch defender of pedophile Legion founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel, is considering quitting. The rumor surfaces after confidential information was leaked by female members of the Regnum Christi, the Legion's females branch where many LC priests are spiritual directors and confidants of the wives of American Catholics Rich and Famous.

Sources close to the Legion are suggesting that some prominent Legionaries are uncomfortable being under Vatican scrutiny for secret homosexual and pedophile activities.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fr. Jonathan Morris Leaves Legion

Where is the erstwhile Legion poster priest?


UPDATE! September 16, 2009
I may stand corrected. I am informed that Fr. Morris staunchly defends the Legion and states he has not left; he is simply taking some time off. Naive poster wonders:
Will he be interviewed by Vatican Visitator?
What made him leave his religious community instead of staying like a loyal member? But he is loyal; he does not doubt the Legion...

Are you aware of the fact that Fr. Jonathan Morris is currently on sabbatical in the NY diocese under Dolan and is currently working for the diocese and writing a book?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

When Fr. Maciel's "Christ is my Life" was a bestseller

When Fr. Maciel's autobiography "Christ is my Life" was a bestseller

The title was clearly inspired by the Pauline phrase "For me to live is Christ", which Fr. Maciel had meditated on long and hard -sometimes when he was long and hard- and he liked the ring of that phrase. According to his autobiograpy, or interviews given to Regnum Christi member independent reporters, or the collection of lapidary phrases from Fr. Maciel's 1.5 million dollar letters, Cartas de Nuestro Padre, made to appear like answers in an interview, Fr. Maciel had assimilated the Pauline expression into his daily life, into his bloodstream, into the marrow of his bones...

Heil Maciel!