It Just Doesn’t Add Up

You may have heard lately about the request of Pope Benedict to the Legionaries of Christ to abolish their “private vows”, by which members of the order bind themselves to avoid criticism of their superiors.  I don’t know particulars of the situation, nor is there any official word from the Vatican and the Legionaries.  It’s a little bewildering, but, as a member of Regnum Christi, I welcome this decision of the Holy Father, for whom we profess great love and obedience.

Sadly, though, this situation is eliciting meanness from some people who appear to have been hurt in the past by men within the Legionaries or people in Regnum Christi.  I am very sorry for their pain and don’t know what has happened to give them such vehement anger.

Naturally, this new edict from the Holy Father is making me wonder if there really is a huge problem with the Legionaries, as some have suggested.  But, try as I might, I can’t see any big monsters hiding in the closet.  Continue reading It Just Doesn’t Add Up