May 19, 2006

The Word From Rome


BREAKING NEWS: Capping a decade-long on-again, off-again investigation of accusations of sexual abuse, the Vatican has asked Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, to observe a series of restrictions on his ministry. In effect, Vatican sources told NCR this week, the action amounts to a finding that at least some of the accusations against the charismatic 86-year-old Mexican priest are well-founded.

Full NCR coverage can be found on Maciel's ministry restricted.

The Vatican's statement on the Maciel case is available here: Vatican Press Office communiqué.

The Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement issued a statement in response tothe communiqué of the Vatican. Here is that statement.

Posted by kshaw at May 19, 2006 11:47 AM