Thursday, August 13, 2009
Archbishop Chaput asks for BREVITY in emails and communications
Archbishop of Denver
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
His Grace has requested that we all be very brief in our emails and communications; otherwise it will be impossible for him to pull all the information together and have it in Rome by the first deadline.
We suggest a maximum 2-3 pages, preferably one, and better still a paragraph detailing the information/testimony. Use numbers or bullets for brevity and concision. Please be aware that His Grace has already personally received and answered hundreds of emails, and dozens keep pouring in daily. Write private in the subject space.
You may want to post a longer version of your testimony on your preferred blog or webpage.
Don't forget to communicate with your local bishop, chancellor, or vicar for clergy.
CRY FROM MY HEART
There is no substitute for good individual and group therapy, IMHO. Personally, my path to Recovery passed through Pastoral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Freely chosen Retreats, Involvement with International Cultic Studies Association, Communication with other former members of Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi, and the support of friends and family. It also helped me to help others.
See a fuller description in my memoir.
Dear Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi Cult Survivor don't try to go it alone.
My "mentor" Fr John Powell says: If you bury a problem alive, it doesn't die; it stays alive. Please have the courage to reach out for help. The sooner the better. Life is too short. Do not expect or wait for the Legion/Regnum to do anything for you.
Seek Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Therapy or Psychotherapy from a trained therapist, with a degree, with a clinical license, and free from LC/RC toxicity. Preferably someone with experience with Cult survivors. The latter will understand.