Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Legion Robots wait to be told what to do by Apostolic Visitator!

Losing money, family and all your earthly possessions pale in comparison to losing the most important thing you have. Namely, you own ability to make free and independent choices
[see article Why Don't People Leave, below]

After reading  Apostolic Visitator's De Paolis Homily, official Legion statements, and hearing  inside and outside reactions, a few ideas pop into my mind

1] De Paolis first step is to prevent a Wholesale Stampede by the rank and file.

2] De Paolis puts faith in reform of constitutions and General Chapter

- what about getting rid of the leadership cadre?- asks blogger

3] The still-believing are awaiting orders from the Apostolic Delegate, church leaders, their superiors.....

As they have been groomed into Co-DEPENDENT OBEDIENCE to their superiors since first entering  the Legion, their automy and self-determination pruned by years of Legionary "training", they are now IMPOTENT  to make any decisions on their own. "Been there, done that". Read article about Why Don't People Leave?

4] In the blogger's opinion a solution can only begin when the Legion is understood and treated like a "High-Demand Group" that uses persuasive methods of recruiting, retaining and expelling members

Patrick Madrid's blog has a video


  1. I feel sorry for my former Legionary brothers. It was difficult enough trying to make decisions even after making the biggest one: to leave the Legion and God's "call from all Eternity"!!
    The very first thing DePaolis should do after relieving the crew hand-picked by the Master Manipulator, Maciel, is to close all Apostolic Schools. I can't imagine how really screwed up I would have become if I had joined at 12 or 14 years old. At least, having joined the Legion at 18 I had some experience of another world and way of living!

  2. Dear Anonymous, well put
    In my memoir I try to describe my incapacity to choose to leave; i take my hat off to those who had a little more self possession and self determination left to be able to 'walk away'; "Blessed are those who are able to walk away from the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi"
    I mean "Blest -by a special Grace of God- are those..."
    Getting out was the first decision we made in decades -depending on how long you were in- and it was a huge decision - it is too big for most of the members. How sad. I wish Church authorities could grasp this...They are still thinking in terms of normalcy...They just dont get it