Friday, February 20, 2009

What Have I been doing this week?

Well, the kids had school vacation so that mean some sleeping in.

And I fought the urge to remain obsessed with the American Papist coverage of the Legion/Regnum Christi debacle.

And the boys played in a basketball tournament and lost. But honorably.

And I worked in the convoluted world of bottled water label legal compliance.

{N.B. Drink bottled water. Keep me in business}

And I tried to think of some good ideas for the group I am now the Ladies Coordinator of. (those who voted for me have no idea what they've done....)

And my sister still didn't get engaged. (What is Valentine's Day for anyway?)

N.B. My sister made me CHANGE this image because THIS is the ring that she likes/loves.

And I did hardly any housework and not much cooking.

But I did wallpaper.

And I fretted about bills and my old car, and the rising MA taxes and the economy and my son's lyme arthritis amd my children's future.

And cursed the snow.

And I neglected the Latin Mass Network.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Do you ever think you see a glimpse of God's Grace...

... in the most unlikely of places?

Now I admit that I am big basketball fan. I am especially a fan of any team that one of my children plays for. And even more so, am I a fan of a team that one of my children plays for that is a winning team or a team with a lot of heart.

This is such a great story. God uses the weak, isn't that always the way?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Fr. Maciel, founder of the Legionnaires of Christ and Regnum Cristi Exposed

For those of us who had dealings with Regnum Christi and the Legionnaires of Christ these allegations will confirm what we have long believed and understood. That the movement is one based on lies, duplicity, aggressive fundraising and recruiting tactics, a positive, carefully crafted public image and very little else.

Are there good people who have become involved and who will be disappointed? Of course.

Some good blogservations:

Carol McKinley of Boston.

Inside Catholic

Steve Skojec: a recovering member

Phil Lawler for Catholic Culture

How the Wikipedia War is being waged

I wonder what Fr. Jonathon over at Fox News is saying? Probably something very pastoral.

The spokesperson for the Legion has stated that:

“We can confirm that there are aspects of his life that weren’t appropriate for a Catholic priest."

Inappropriate behavior seems like a bit of an understatement to me. So, in the week that the excommunications of the SSPX bishops have been lifted we may be watching the beginnings of the suppression of the Legionnaires of Christ and Regnum Christi. What a strange time we live in.

Zenit, which is owned by the Legionnaires has this to say about the canonical censure of Fr. Maciel in 2006 go here.:

Very chilling are the comments being left by some apparent members of RC/LC- it still has not hit them that this movement was founded by a drug addicted, homosexual, deviant who was fathering children, stealing money and all the while exhorting Catholics to be just like him, give us your money, your children and your blind unquestioning obedience and we will give you... this.

A sad day and no one takes joy in it. But if this means that some families and individuals will not suffer the abuse of this movement then we can only thank God that the truth is finally being revealed.