Thursday, November 21, 2013

Former Legionary, Bishop Kevin Farrell, with lead Invocation for President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 2013

Dublin-born Bishop of Dallas and immigration reform activist Kevin Farrell will preside over John F Kennedy memorial.

Something Positive to post today

[From Irish Central blog]

and it reflects the very successful Post-Legion-of-Christ-Life of 

Bishop Kevin Farrell, 

formerly counselor to Fr. Maciel 
and Director of the Men's Section of Regnum Christi in Monterrey Mexico.

Dublin-born bishop to preside over John F. Kennedy memorial in Dallas

Witnessed and was inspired by Kennedy visit to Dublin back in 1963

Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas will deliver the invocation at Dallas' commemoration of President John F. Kennedy's life and death on Friday at Dealey Plaza site of the assassination.

Bishop Farrell, originally from Dublin, was a 16-year-old stastruck boy when Kennedy visited Ireland in 1963. Friday, November 22 is the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

“How in the name of God did I come from Dublin, Ireland to stand on the grassy knoll giving that invocation?” Farrell told the Dallas Morning News. "It is an honor I could not imagine.”

Kennedy’s inspiration helped guide the young Farrell from an awestruck teen to his current position. Farrell’s family took pride in the Irish American president, whose great-grandfather had fled famine in Ireland for Boston in 1849. Farrell's mother hung a picture of Kennedy on the kitchen wall beside Pope John XXIII and the Sacred Heart.

Farrell went out on the crowded Dublin streets when Kennedy visited and recalls, “I was no more than ten feet away” when Kennedy's motorcade passed.

“We saw someone who was going to change the world. We had suffered so much, and it was the beginning in Europe of student unrest.”

Farrell wanted to join Kennedy’s new Peace Corps to “change the world,” but the program was only open to U.S. citizens. He and his older brother, Brian, joined the priesthood. Farrell reflected, “We were tired of the Old World. We were tired of war. We were tired of fighting in Ireland among the Catholics and non-Catholics. I wanted to go off to Latin America and change Latin America. He energized the world.”

Farrell was ordained in 1978 and went to Mexico. He was chaplain at the University of Monterrey, where he taught seminars on social ethics.

Farrell is a naturalized American citizen and now works for legalization of immigrants. Earlier this year Bishop Farrell led a march of thousands demanding immigration reform.

After such a full life, Farrell has much to talk about on the commemoration on Friday. He has said that he will talk about Kennedy’s life and the theme of resurrection and Dallas’ grief.

“Dallas was devastated that day,” he said. “But we have lifted ourselves up. Kennedy would have wanted us to build ourselves up. He would not have wanted us to have felt abandoned and hated by the world. I will talk about hope for the future.”

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Important Legionary, Fr. Deomar De Guedes, Gives up on Reform


Our "sister station", REGAIN, just posted a couple of hot articles,
one of them revealing how of one of the Legion's top and recently appointed Councillors, has decided to leave.

To note is that this mature priest requested to be exclaustrated (live outside the order/community) for 3 years (the usual step away and out of the order) while Cardinal De Paolis only gave him one year to discern his Legionary calling.The REGAIN article contains Fr.'s carefully crafted (and censored by DePaolis?) farewell letter to his fellow Legionaries and members of the Regnum Christi

It appears to the writer that this Legionary is beloved by his confreres and has a wonderful gentle Christian Spirit. Definitely not a Legionary Superior. People like this they either walk away or a thrown away by the Legion.

Despite his humility he is a big fish in the Legion; but not one of the old guard who continue to wield the power...

Fr. has been received by a major diocese in his native Brazil.

"Felicidades, Padre"