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Blessed John Paul II's Secretary Says Meeting With Legionaries Founder Was a Mistake CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 10, 2013 ... bureaucratic structure" where important information was not always shared. A similar lack of communication, he said, led to retired Benedict XVI lifting the excommunication of traditionalist Bishop Richard Williamson in 2009 before finding out the bishop was a Holocaust denier when "it would have been enough to check the internet" to discover it. After John Paul II was elected in 1978, the first non-Italian Pope in more than 450 years, he said, "some in the Curia called him 'the Polish Pope,' ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/11/blessed-john-paul-iis-secretary-says.html
Legionaries to Approve New Constitution in Wake of Scandal CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 11, 2013 ... the conclusion of revising the constitutions", which set out the nature and purpose of a religious order, the way new members are brought in and formed, and govern all aspects of the members' life together. The chapter should conclude by the end of February, the cardinal wrote, but it will be up to the chapter delegates to establish a firm timetable. The constitutions adopted by the delegates – expected to be about 60 priests – must be approved by Pope Francis before they take ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/10/legionaries-to-approve-new-constitution.html
Question for the Legion-Watchers AND SOMETIMES TEA - October 7, 2013 The Legion of Christ, about which I have blogged quite a bit in the past, is announcing its next step in the process of renewal : ROME — The papal delegate overseeing the Legion of Christ has announced that the embattled order's general chapter will begin Jan. 8, 2014, to establish new constitutions and elect its new leaders. "The general chapter should represent the whole institute and be 'a true sign of its unity in charity,'" Cardinal Velasio De ...http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/2013/10/question-for-legion-watchers.html
Irish Priest O'Reilly and Polish Papal Envoy Wesolowski Investigated for Child Sex CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 5, 2013 ... engulfed the Legion of Christ in Chile. O'Reilly, a senior figure in the order, was detained while authorities investigate allegations against him and others at an exclusive school run by the order in Santiago. Officials said O'Reilly is barred from leaving home and has been denied the right to leave the country. He also has been relieved of all his priestly duties and forbidden from having contact with minors. In the Dominican Republic, Attorney General Francisco Dominguez ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/09/irish-priest-oreilly-and-polish-papal.html
Irish Priest Faces Sex Abuse Charges in Chilean Court CLERICAL WHISPERS - August 31, 2013 ... reference to Fr John O'Reilly," read a letter the school sent home to parents and obtained by Chilean local press. "The priest and Colegio Cumbres agreed to the suspension of all of Fr O'Reilly's activities in the school until the situation is clarified." About 50 members of the Legion of Christ and people connected to Colegio Cumbres arrived at court to show their support for Fr O'Reilly. The psychological report also said that he suffered from what it called a "social ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/09/irish-priest-faces-sex-abuse-charges-in.html