Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I sent an open letter

Today I sent an open letter to all RC members and other people I know. It was something I had wanted to do for a long time. I greatly appreciate the affection I have received from everyone since I have been here. (I know you don’t know where I am and it’s driving you crazy. If you haven’t received my letter, I am nowhere nearby)

I have to admit, I was provoked. My local superior has been taking away all my responsibilities little by little. Today he asked me (and in turn I offered freely) not to continue with what I was doing.

As I couldn’t just disappear off the radar screen without explanation, I decided to give everyone an explanation. I have seen others get transferred or just disappear, and I have seen what it does to the people they leave behind. Out of respect for them and real charity, I couldn’t do that.

The emails and phone calls haven’t stopped. So many expressions of support, gratitude and love! A few tears too. Many have invited me to dinner. Since I no longer have any more responsibilities, I think I’ll live it up a bit.

7 comments:

  1. Those people are your community, Father, and will help you to transition to a new place. They are friends, and could be life-long ones.

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  2. I admire you for sending this open letter. At the same time, since I didn't receive it, I must conclude you're not one of the LCs I know.

    How happy I am for you, how worried I am for them. God bless you through this journey.

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  3. Father, your genuine love of Christ and care of those He entrusted to you shines through this blog. I am no longer RC, but still pray for those left behind b/c I believe some of them are truly trying to serve Christ.
    God bless & keep you.I will keep you close in my prayers & sacrifices!

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  4. Father, thank you for breaking the cycle and treating those in your sphere of influence as adults. I pray your example becomes the norm rather than the exception.

    God bless you on your journey!

    ATL Granny

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  5. Good for you, Father. I wish you all the very best.

    If I could, Father, I would give you a hearty high-5 for your efforts. I admire the way in which you have manfully faced your experiences with the legion and dealt with them. It is so much more admirable than that weak, passive, weasel tone that so often emanates from most other legion men.

    That said, sometimes when I read your posts, I can't help but wonder if, on some level, you avoid dealing with the systemic corruption of the legion and regnum.

    Note: I don't use our dear Lord's name in the same sentence as those institutions founded by one of the biggest charlatans in Church history.

    Maciel's deceipt has drug you and your legion brothers though quite an ordeal over the past few years. It must be traumatic, and everyone needs his own space, time, and place to heal. It isn't for me to impose any artificial timelines on you. It is just my hope and prayer that the questions you are asking, that the dots you are connecting, will reveal to you that not only is the maciel bedrock of the legion corrupt, but that the entire legion/regnum ediface built on maciel is corrupt as well. This fact does not change because some members of legion and regnum have or had good intentions.

    Blessings !

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  6. Congrats for your decision. It must be a difficult thing to get yourself in your interior and to start a new journey, now with Christ as your one and only source of love and peace. I´ll keep you and your brothers in my prayers, so each one of you can start having that real sense of peace only Jesus can give.

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  7. I just discovered this blog through an email you sent me. I hope you have in fact taken those invitations to visit people before you leave! The week before I came back to the USA to join a diocese, I didn't know anyone outside the LC community but I did as much tourism as I could in the country I was visiting.

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