Friday, September 7, 2012
Fr Pablo Perez, LC, Dismissed from Cancun [ongoing]
Fr. Perez, a priest who has spent 13 years on the Mission in Quintana Roo has been publicly dissenting from the way superiors handled the Maciel debacle and the so-called Reform of the Legion. He now bites the dust for his troubles.
The local bishop, his LC superior, says he does not want him around "disturbing the peace"; what he means is that Fr. is a dissenting voice and the
Legion never allows dissent.
Even if it is during an investigation by the Vatican;
even if it is part of the preparation for a Chapter General.
The Legion does not want dissent in the Chapter General.
"We must all have the same opinions, just as our founder, Fr. Maciel, taught us."
Here are Fr. Guajardo's words translated by the blogger:
Accepting the decision of Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo, LC, on Saturday, September 8, 2012, I will say good bye to my church community as far as exercising my priestly ministry. I am not completely sure why this drastic decision has been taken as I have had no personal meeting (with the bishop, my superior, to explain it), even though I asked for one. I hope in God to be able to spend some time in Playa del Carmen to pray, reflect and plan.
I consider it a beautiful coincidence that I can conclude my priestly service on September 8th, the day on which the Church commemorates the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God. Let these words be a testimony of my gratitude to so many wonderful people in Playa del Carmen. And I am writing to "show my face" because I have nothing to hide or to feel ashamed of in my work for (the state/diocese of) Quintana Roo, a work which covers both the spiritual dimension and also the promotion and defense of human rights.
Your servant in Christ the Priest,
Pablo Perez Guajardo, LC. (Legionary of Christ)