Thursday, December 27, 2012
Prominent Legionary accused of Pedophilia in Chile
The best known Legionary priest in Chile, Fr. John O'Reilly, has been under the cloud of accusation for several months. He considers himself a "Dead Man Walking" as described in a series of interviews he recently gave to "El Clinic" in Chile.
I am praying for Fr. John, because in this case, despite my option for the victims, as a former brother of mine in religion and not having any first hand information or testimonies I will consider him innocent until proven guilty. Because of the seriousness of the charge Fr.O'Reilly is ostracized and isolated, maybe even abandoned by the Legionaries he represented for decades. Fr. O'Reilly has been the face and engine behind the Legion's expansion since he arrived there in 1980.
There is now a very long interview with him in the public domain, in Spanish, and as I translate it I will make it available on another blog: