Wednesday, September 30, 2015
A Closer Look at the Legion of Christ (recent documentary)
This documentary appeared about a year ago on Irish Television; it was researched by their religion investigative reporter, Mick Peelo, who spent years gathering information and interviewing active and former Legionaries.
He focused on how the Legion penetrated Ireland and so successfully recruited young men despite them being unknown and despite the tight control that His Grace, Archbishop john Charles McQuaid (her seen with Irish Indepedence Leader and First President, Eamonn De Valera) had on the Irish Church at that time. But Fr. Maciel and his men out-charmed the Irish!
(Initially blogged by ReGAIN)
PS one of Maciel's first accusers, F.D., a Spanish born Legionary studying at the major seminary in Rome, was exiled by Maciel to Ireland where he later fell in love with an Irish girl who became his wife and lived happily ever after with him...