Thursday, December 27, 2012
The best known Legionary priest in Chile, Fr. John O'Reilly, has been under the cloud of accusation for several months. He considers himself a "Dead Man Walking" as described in a series of interviews he recently gave to "El Clinic" in Chile.
I am praying for Fr. John, because in this case, despite my option for the victims, as a former brother of mine in religion and not having any first hand information or testimonies I will consider him innocent until proven guilty. Because of the seriousness of the charge Fr.O'Reilly is ostracized and isolated, maybe even abandoned by the Legionaries he represented for decades. Fr. O'Reilly has been the face and engine behind the Legion's expansion since he arrived there in 1980.
There is now a very long interview with him in the public domain, in Spanish, and as I translate it I will make it available on another blog:
Monday, December 24, 2012
Can't do the humbug today, not after seeing the Joy of Andrew Dalton and parents. The parents see many things wrong with the LC/RC but they have not wanted to interfere with their son's decision; au contraire, they have supported him will still having misgivings about the Legion.
A balancing act that only loving parents know how to do!