Scandal-Ridden Legionaries of Christ Named in Pandora Papers

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair have all been named in the exposé of the financial secrets and offshore dealings known as the Pandora Papers. However, there’s only one Catholic institution named: The Legionaries of Christ religious order. The order was founded by Father Marcial … Read more

Founder of Legionaries of Christ Reportedly Abused More Than 60 Boys

The congregation of the Legionaries of Christ , one of the great movements of Roman Christianity , has published its report on sexual abuse of minors in its bosom, mainly by its founder, the priest Marcial Maciel , three days after Pope Francis has ordered to suppress the papal secret on ecclesiastical pedophiles. It is titled Radiography of eight decades to eradicate abuse .In summary, from 1941 to the … Read more

It’s Not Paranoia If It’s True

Douthat has a good piece this morning about how there are times when conspiracy theorists are actually closer to the truth than their critics. Here’s part of it: And not only true of Epstein and his pals. As I’ve written before, when I was starting my career as a journalist I sometimes brushed up against people … Read more

Vatican Scandals: Follow The Money

On January 4, 2013, a month before Pope Benedict resigned, the Italian Central Bank turned the lights off on the entire Vatican. The Vatican no longer had the ability to make any electronic financial transactions. Italian authorities asserted that the Vatican was not in compliance with international money-laundering rules. This was a clear message that put tremendous pressure on … Read more

Vatican Knew About Legionary Founder Maciel’s Abuse From 1943

Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz, the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, has disclosed that the Vatican had documents on the abusive conduct of the disgraced founder of the Legionaries of Christ, Father Marcial Maciel, from as long ago as 1943. The Brazilian cardinal said “those who covered … Read more