Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Pedophile Priest, the Popes, and Maciel's children [photos]

Yahoo alert 4/1/10 leading to Slideshow and captions.


  1. thomas in CanadaApril 7, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    I'm curious if you have any thoughts on the suggestion that Carlos Slim "called in some favors" recently from the NY Times to punish the Pope for his work in investigating Fr Maciel during the last papacy. I would have preferred to email you directly but I couldn't find an email address on the site.

  2. Thomas, I have been moving and out of contact with this busy world.
    I do not have thoughts on that suggestion. It goes beyond my knowledge.
    Not sure if I understand what you are saying. Feel free to spell that out for me what you mean.

    In general, I believe Carlos Slim is a very smart person and would be very careful about showing his hand to others. Personally, I am not sure how personally friendly Slim was with Maciel. I believe Maciel did perform his wedding ceremony to Soumaya Domit way back and that their children went to the Legion's Instituto Cumbres in Mexico City.
    I also believe that Maciel was not such a "personal friend" of the JPII as Maciel/Legion?Regnum would have liked us to believe. They exploited the pope's naivete. JPII, being an extravert, must have had hundreds of "personal friends"...I believe JPII saw Maciel as the very successful founder of a young and vibrand male religious order -just what the Church (thought it) needed in Mexico and Latin America...