Thursday, March 5, 2009
Brutal Deceit by Legion of Christ Continues
Please visit and comment on my previous post: Get my Loved Ones Out!
I would like to be able to build on it; a number of relatives of members are asking for the magic formula to get their loved ones out of the cult
My thought/headline of the week: Legion of Christ Deceitfully Defends Maciel and Self
We have read a lot involving LC defense of Maciel and the group, along the lines of he was a sinner, human frailty, King David, etc. beside the plate in the head excuse -you probably remember more...
By focusing public/Catholic attention on this whole sinner thing they are diverting attention from the issue: How can a man who is humanly, morally and psychologically bankrupt have a positive charism? If they continue to insist on that there is still some kind of positive charism, i can only exclaim, like the man in the Gospels, "I believe, Legion, help thou my unbelief".
Moreover, if we search deeper for Maciel's real "charism", we find the almost diabolical capacity to deceive people, and which seems to have been inherited by the group. Paraphrasing Jose Barba in his recent Univision appearance* where he described and acknowledged Maciel's brutal sexual assault which made his penis bleed; "Yes, but the way he was able to deceive people; now, that is brutal"
*THE SINS OF FATHER MACIEL, Spanish language Univision "Aqui y Ahora" aired 3/3/09 featuring victims Jose Barba, PhD, and Juan Jose Vaca M.A. [Past introductory commercials]