Monday, July 26, 2010

Glad to see it

I read the responsibilities of the Apostolic Delegate and was very happy. Most of all I was glad to see the extent of his authority over every level of the legion. I was also pleased to see that all members of the congregation will be taking an active part in the revision process. My biggest fear was that only the members of a general council would take part. This give me greater peace of mind for all the legionaries I care about.

I realized that when I send my letter asking for a dispensation from the vows, a copy must go to the Delegate. I pray for him, his personal advisers and all legionaries, that they may honestly and sincerely seek the truth.


  1. Fr. J~

    I'm glad you have taken the time to unwind and smell the fresh newness of freedom.

    You are in an excellent position to highlight for the Delegate some of the issues that you feel are most egregious within the LC. I hope you take the time to share your experiences with him as I believe the only way there will be a true healing is if those inside the system shine the light into those dark places that the Delegate may not hear of otherwise.

    ATL Granny

  2. Is this for real, or an experiment to see how many people and their heartstrings will follow an anonymous drama?

    I'm smelling a hoax - and the last time I smelled a hoax and put my intuition aside, it was with MM. Once burned, twice shy. With all due respect, why stay anonymous now?

  3. Your blog seems real to me. It seems like the honest reflections of someone breathing the fresh air for the first time in years.
    Enjoy your time with your family.
    This is the best preparation for your life as an "ordinary" priest. The concerns, problems, hopes and dreams of the people who come to the parish you will serve will probably be very diferent than the concerns of those in the legion of maciel. Or they will be different than what the macielistas felt comfortable talking about. IT's not all about recruitment and the club maciel. ITs about life.
    "I have come that you may have life, and have it in abundance!"

  4. Anonymous #2 has my spidey sense going; there's a pretty good chance he's an LC wanting to know who "needs" to be harassed.

  5. I would like to thank Jeannette for articulating what my family feels. Thank you also Lizzie.

    When Father Jack is truly free from the legion, or sooner, or never, he will reveal his ID. But really, why does it matter? Anonymous, is he a "hoax?" Roger, is he a "farsante," a "fake?"
    I look forward to the time when Father Jack has a new blog site with a different mission statement.

    But for now, my opinion is that this one is still necessary. Jack, however, may feel differently. Far be it for me to try to sway him!

    I CAN tell you, that finally, for the first time in years, I went to Holy Mass on Sunday morning. I was alone...well, I went to Mass alone, but experienced wonderful people!

    My brother is spreading hope!

    BTW, I prayed for all of my brother's bloggers. For me, it was a Thanksgiving!

  6. Jeanette, with all due respect, that makes no sense.

    Since Fr Jack has spoken about how open he has been in communicating with the Legion that he is leaving- and has left, obviously they are aware of him and his situation. As far the Legion is concerned, it's out - it's not a situation of fearing that the Legion discover his identity. They know - he has told them. And if he's celebrating mass in a new place, he had to apply for faculties - which means the Legion knows where he is right now too.

    And not only that, he's in the company of around 20 other American LC priests who have left and not hidden their identity... so it's not like he's a lonely target standing out. It's no longer a taboo.

    So what am I missing? What's the piece of the puzzle that makes it make sense to stay anonymous? I would like to understand.

    It's like - I'll share who I am with you - but only up to THIS wall - then you'll just have to believe the rest b/c I say so. Sorry, perhaps I'm too jaded for that. To me it doesn't add up.

    Don't get me wrong. I applaud honesty and acting on principals - but this seems like a half-truth blog to me, whether it's that way b/c deception or some justifiable caution is what I'm trying to understand.


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