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January 27, 1996 | JOHN DART
Two national Catholic newspapers published in Encino will move next weekend to Connecticut offices owned by the Legionaries of Christ, a rapidly growing but little-known priestly order that was involved in the sale of the weeklies last year.
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March 31, 2010 | Tim Rutten
One of the decisions confronting Pope Benedict XVI as he struggles to contain an abuse scandal whose tendrils now appear to extend into the Vatican may have a particular resonance in the United States. That decision involves what to do about a wealthy and influential order, the Legionaries of Christ, and the worldwide lay movement it operates, Regnum Christi. The former includes 800 priests and the latter as many as 75,000 members. Around the globe, the Legionaries operate 120 seminaries, universities, schools and Catholic newspapers.
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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.
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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.
OPINION
March 31, 2010 | Tim Rutten
One of the decisions confronting Pope Benedict XVI as he struggles to contain an abuse scandal whose tendrils now appear to extend into the Vatican may have a particular resonance in the United States. That decision involves what to do about a wealthy and influential order, the Legionaries of Christ, and the worldwide lay movement it operates, Regnum Christi. The former includes 800 priests and the latter as many as 75,000 members. Around the globe, the Legionaries operate 120 seminaries, universities, schools and Catholic newspapers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Papal aides say more than 2.8 million people attended Pope John Paul II's audiences, liturgical services and midday prayers at the Vatican during 2002. The number of people who turned out to see and hear the ailing 82-year-old Roman Catholic pontiff during his trips this year to Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Guatemala and Mexico has been estimated unofficially at 5 million.
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October 27, 2007 | From the Hartford Courant
Gerald Renner, who won international recognition for his pioneering reporting in the Hartford Courant on allegations of sexual abuse within a Roman Catholic religious order, died Wednesday at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut after a battle with abdominal cancer. He was 75. Renner joined the Courant as a religion writer in 1985, after serving as editor and director of Religion News Service in New York and vice president of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
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May 1, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Before hundreds of thousands of the Roman Catholic faithful, the late Pope John Paul II was beatified Sunday in a ceremony that declared him "blessed" and put the Polish pontiff one step closer to sainthood. A packed St. Peter's Square erupted in applause when the current pope, Benedict XVI, recited the words that elevated his predecessor, whose massive portrait was then unveiled over the doorway of the basilica. A choir broke into a chorus of "Amens" as some in the crowd wept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1996 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two national Catholic newspapers published in Encino moved this week to Connecticut offices owned by the Legionaries of Christ, a rapidly growing but little-known priestly order that was involved in the sale of the weeklies last year. But the new owners of the National Catholic Register and Twin Circle have declined to spell out the relationship between the publications and the tight-knit religious order that some term "mysterious" in its dealings with outsiders.
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February 18, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
The Roman Catholic Church is facing a shortage you may not have heard about: qualified exorcists. And so, on Thursday about 100 priests stood, prayed for protection, then sat down to begin an eight-week study of how to distinguish and fight demonic possession. The course at Rome's prestigious Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, represents the first time a Vatican- sanctioned course in exorcism is being offered at this level.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1996 | JOHN DART
Two national Catholic newspapers published in Encino will move next weekend to Connecticut offices owned by the Legionaries of Christ, a rapidly growing but little-known priestly order that was involved in the sale of the weeklies last year.
OPINION
May 28, 2006 | Jason Berry, Jason Berry is coauthor, with Gerald Renner, of "Vows of Silence." He is directing a documentary based on the book's account of the Maciel saga.
ON MAY 19, Pope Benedict XVI disgraced one of the most powerful priests in the Roman Catholic Church, Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder of the ultraconservative Legion of Christ. Benedict's decision to publicly discipline the priest came after an investigation into allegations that Maciel had sexually abused "more than 20 and less than 100 victims" in seminary, according to the National Catholic Reporter.
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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