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Legion of Christ

Son Of Man Who Donated Millions To Legion Of Christ Wants His Money Back

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge in Rhode Island has agreed to let a lawsuit move forward against the Roman Catholic religious order the Legi...

What Will Happen To The Legion Of Christ?

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — First, one of the Legion of Christ's top officials abruptly quit the troubled religious order in frustration over the slow pace ...

Friar Suggests Teens Seduce Priests In A Lot Of Sex Abuse Cases

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion

In a recent interview* with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel, of the conservative Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, said that...

Abuses Surface At High School Run By Disgraced Religious Order

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Dozens of women who attended a high school run by the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order have urged the Vatican to close ...

Legionaries Of Christ Rocked By Abuse, Secrecy, And Hypocrisy

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion

* Legionaries head asks forgiveness for mishandling case * Scandal concerns popular American priest who fathered a child ...

Legion Of Christ Rocked By Another Priest Scandal

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Legion of Christ religious order, still reeling from revelations that its late founder was a pedophile, admitted Wednesday that it...

Vatican Investigates Legion Priests For Sex Abuse Allegations

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is investigating seven priests from the troubled Legion of Christ religious order for alleged sexual abuse of minors ...

Sex Abuse Book Stirs Controversy Before Pope's Mexico Trip

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Mexico this week to a very public reminder of one of the Catholic Church's most egregious sex abuse s...

Vatican To Assume Control Of Troubled Legion Of Christ

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Members of the Legion of Christ are waiting for Pope Benedict XVI to name officials who ...

Pope Meets With Investigators Of Disgraced Legion

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI met on Friday (April 30) with the leaders of a Vatican investigation o...

Sin Inside the Church

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI called sexual abuse "truly terrifying." In his frank comments to reporters, he seemed to rebut Vatican curial officials who have sought to portray the crisis as somehow generated from the outside.