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Legion of Christ

(see also Catholic Theocracy, Sexual Abuse by Clergy & Opus Dei)

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On the Web: Articles

God in the Hands of Angry Sinners. Garry Wills, NY Review (4/8/04). Review essay on Berry & Renner, Vows of Silence.

Rise of the Catholic Right: Ultra-Orthodox Legion of Christ Displays its Clout. Joseph Contreras, Newsweek International (6/16/03).

Why Hasn't Legion Founder Been Defrocked? Ruth Bertels, Taking Five (5/24/02).

Collateral Damage from Abusers in Collars. Fr. Owen Kearns, LC, National Catholic Register (11/11/01). Father Maciel innocent of all charges.

One Catholic Priest's Story About Life in the Legion. Fr. Peter Cronin (n.d.).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Legionaries of Christ. Official site.

Legionaries of Christ. Anti-LC site maintained by Rick A. Ross Institute for the Study of Destructive Cults, Controversial Groups & Movements.

Religious Groups Awareness International Network (REGAIN).

Regnum Christi. Lay affiliate of the order.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Berry, Jason & Gerald Renner. Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II (NY: Free Press, 2004). Multiple charges of sexual abuse against Legion founder Marcial Maciel Degollado suppressed by Vatican.

Espinosa Alcalá, Alejandro. El legionario (México: Random House Mondadori, 2003).

Martínez de Velasco, José. Los legionarios de Cristo: el nuevo ejército del Papa (Madrid: La Esfera, 2002).

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