Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Renewal" or "Reform" of the Legion of Christ?

Dear Readers,

Since the process began 3 years ago Vatican autorities have 
never once mentioned 
referring to the LC/RC; 
it has  always been about 

(I INVITE READERS TO DO THEIR OWN RESEARCH ON THIS via Google or any other means.)

Therein lies the difference.

Cardinal De Paolis saw his role, based on the lukewarm instructions of BXVI as helping Legionaries renew their institution. He explicitly echewed the title "Commissioner".

He has prepared that renewal his way, by working with the LC leadership, and now the chapter will carry on along this path of nenewal.
They will have new constitutions and the Vatican will celebrate this as a pivotal point. 

Church authorities do not seem to understand the difference between the written word/theory and the Legion's actions/praxis/Modus Operandi.
Fr. Berg, in his latest First Things article, and others former lc priests, have been talking about deep and radical reform; but the official church never has. According to my interpretation of Cardinal De Paolis words and actions the Legion is not be be reformed but renewed, working with the elements the Cardinal has at his disposition.  A true "conversion' of the Legionaries -deep questioning of themselves, their institute and their charism- does not appear to be underway.
So unless Pope Francis intervenes, it will be business as usual; no earth shattering changes.