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.