Monday, May 19, 2008

Reflections on the Legion of Christ: 2003-2006 by Michael Langone, Ph.D.

"It appears to me that the abuse allegations leveled against the Legion fall into three categories:

1. sexual abuse [charges against the founder]

2. psychologically abusive manipulation of prospects, recruits, and members

3. Psychological, social, and economic manipulation of organizations and leaders in organizations (e.g., to take over schools; to protect the Legion's reputation)"

Comments by a very competent and measured man who is the executive director of a very prestigious organization and who does not lightly mention the Legion of Christ in the context of cult-like organizations.

The rest of the article can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. Nice photo on your blog. Also, this is a pretty comprehensive article. It flies in the face of those who say that criticisms of the Legion of any kind are nothing but superficial.