The general chapter of the Legion of Christ, which is now taking place in Rome, has seen considerable disagreement about the degree of reform that is needed in the troubled order, John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter writes.
In conversation with Legionaries who are taking part in the chapter,
Allen discovered that the meeting has reached general agreement on the
need for a more decentralized structure and greater transparency.
Legionaries are split on whether they should jettison the way of life
and the spiritual writings given to them by their founder, the late
Father Marcial Maciel.
Although Maciel died in disgrace, some
Legionaries remain committed to the vision the founder gave to the