Tuesday, July 3, 2012


This is big news, and it is a long time coming. During my retreat last week I spoke to my Bishop, Sergio da Rocha. He mentioned that my petition to be incardinated into the Archdiocese of Brasília was brought before counsel and has been approved.

As I said, it was a long time coming. This because Archbishop Sergio was appointed to the Archdiocese in the middle of the process.

Within the next few days I should be receiving this news in writing, which I will forward on to Rome. From there it is just a matter of time and I will be granted a dispensation from the vows that still tie me to the Legion.

Although living diocesan life and named Pastor of a parish, I am still officially a Legionary. Be that as it may, I have not been contacted in these two years since I have left to see how I am doing, to ask my opinion on the renewal process, to offer me any kind of assistance, or even to ask for my help. Once you step out the door, no matter how canonically linked you are to the Legion, you are literally on your own.


  1. Congratulations. This is great news.

  2. Jack, have you received this news in writing???
    If so, it is a HUGE answer to all of our prayer!


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