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October 7, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two local Catholic newspapers have been sold to a group said to have ties with a fast-growing but low-profile religious order whose traditionalist views are held in high esteem by the Vatican. The National Catholic Register and Catholic Twin Circle, owned for more than two decades by wealthy businessman Patrick J. Frawley Jr. of Los Angeles, have struggled financially in recent years, though the right-of-center Register has earned plaudits in the religious press for its news coverage.
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May 1, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
The Vatican on Saturday ordered the overhaul of one of the Catholic Church's largest and most influential organizations following an investigation into decades of sexual abuse by the group's founder and systematic efforts to cover it up. Mexican-born Father Marcial Maciel engaged in "very serious and objectively immoral behavior," the Vatican said — including fathering at least one child and sexually molesting boys and seminarians. The abuse dates to the 1950s and continued into the 1990s, years in which Maciel led a double life, protected by silence and obedience and his ability to sideline his accusers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995 | JOHN DART
Two Catholic newspapers published in Encino have been sold to a group said to have ties with a fast-growing but low-profile religious order whose traditionalist views are held in high esteem by the Vatican. The National Catholic Register and Catholic Twin Circle, owned for more than two decades by wealthy businessman Patrick J. Frawley Jr.
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March 28, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
He hobnobbed with Mexico's rich and famous, cut lucrative real estate deals and was rumored to travel on occasion with a briefcase full of cash. He fathered at least one child, molested seminarians and boys and is said to have boasted that he had the pope's permission to get massages from young nuns. And all the while the conservative priest was building one of the most influential organizations in the Roman Catholic Church. Two years after the death of the Rev. Marcial Maciel, a Mexico native, scandals continue to unfold: Just the other day in Mexico City, two brothers came forward, claiming tearfully that not only was Maciel their father, he had also sexually abused them.
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September 26, 2004 | Jason Berry, Jason Berry has published six books. His most recent, with Gerald Renner, is "Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II."
The Los Angeles archdiocese faces about 500 civil cases stemming from alleged priestly sexual abuse and a grand jury seeking voluminous personnel files on accused clerics. And it may be courting another problem. The Legion of Christ, a Catholic order of priests whose leader has been trailed by accusations of sexual abuse and whose schools have attracted controversy, is seeking to open a prep school in Ventura County.
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May 1, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
The Vatican on Saturday ordered the overhaul of one of the Catholic Church's largest and most influential organizations following an investigation into decades of sexual abuse by the group's founder and systematic efforts to cover it up. Mexican-born Father Marcial Maciel engaged in "very serious and objectively immoral behavior," the Vatican said — including fathering at least one child and sexually molesting boys and seminarians. The abuse dates to the 1950s and continued into the 1990s, years in which Maciel led a double life, protected by silence and obedience and his ability to sideline his accusers.
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February 5, 2009 | Associated Press
A staunchly conservative religious order said Wednesday that its founder had committed misconduct. Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel was a Mexican priest who was disciplined by the Vatican several years ago after allegations by former seminarians of sexual abuse.
WORLD
March 28, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
He hobnobbed with Mexico's rich and famous, cut lucrative real estate deals and was rumored to travel on occasion with a briefcase full of cash. He fathered at least one child, molested seminarians and boys and is said to have boasted that he had the pope's permission to get massages from young nuns. And all the while the conservative priest was building one of the most influential organizations in the Roman Catholic Church. Two years after the death of the Rev. Marcial Maciel, a Mexico native, scandals continue to unfold: Just the other day in Mexico City, two brothers came forward, claiming tearfully that not only was Maciel their father, he had also sexually abused them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Legion of Christ order is in discussions with city and county officials on a site to build a private university. The Catholic order wants to first open a downtown graduate school, and then expand with a core campus in another location, possibly at the Mather Air Force Base. The school, which will be named the University of Sacramento, would be the area's first private four-year college. The Legion of Christ is a conservative Roman Catholic order of priests founded in 1941 in Mexico.
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May 20, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
The Vatican announced Friday that it was disciplining the Mexican founder of an influential Roman Catholic order after an investigation into decades of allegations that the now elderly priest sexually abused seminarians and boys in his care. Father Marcial Maciel appears to be the highest-ranking priest to be sanctioned in an abuse case.
WORLD
February 5, 2009 | Associated Press
A staunchly conservative religious order said Wednesday that its founder had committed misconduct. Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel was a Mexican priest who was disciplined by the Vatican several years ago after allegations by former seminarians of sexual abuse.
OPINION
September 26, 2004 | Jason Berry, Jason Berry has published six books. His most recent, with Gerald Renner, is "Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II."
The Los Angeles archdiocese faces about 500 civil cases stemming from alleged priestly sexual abuse and a grand jury seeking voluminous personnel files on accused clerics. And it may be courting another problem. The Legion of Christ, a Catholic order of priests whose leader has been trailed by accusations of sexual abuse and whose schools have attracted controversy, is seeking to open a prep school in Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two local Catholic newspapers have been sold to a group said to have ties with a fast-growing but low-profile religious order whose traditionalist views are held in high esteem by the Vatican. The National Catholic Register and Catholic Twin Circle, owned for more than two decades by wealthy businessman Patrick J. Frawley Jr. of Los Angeles, have struggled financially in recent years, though the right-of-center Register has earned plaudits in the religious press for its news coverage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995 | JOHN DART
Two Catholic newspapers published in Encino have been sold to a group said to have ties with a fast-growing but low-profile religious order whose traditionalist views are held in high esteem by the Vatican. The National Catholic Register and Catholic Twin Circle, owned for more than two decades by wealthy businessman Patrick J. Frawley Jr.
WORLD
October 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that clerical sex abuses were "egregious crimes" that had damaged the standing of the Roman Catholic Church and its clergy, in his first explicit remarks on the subject since becoming pontiff. It is urgent "to rebuild confidence and trust," Benedict told a group of bishops from Ireland, an overwhelmingly Catholic country where all seminaries but one have closed following repeated scandals. "The wounds caused by such acts run deep," Benedict said.
OPINION
May 23, 2006
EVEN SOME OF HIS MOST heartfelt admirers acknowledge that the late Pope John Paul II was slow to comprehend the magnitude of the harm caused by priests who sexually abused young people. The same cannot be said of Pope Benedict XVI after the pontiff's disciplining of a Mexican priest favored by John Paul.
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