When one considers the problems with the Legion, we must recognise that there was more than paederasty at the heart of the "charism" of Maciel. Interestingly, for some reason his mission overlapped with this initiative supported by Carlos Slim--one that has nothing to do with advancing the influence and prerogatives of the Catholic Church. Curious.
Worldfund's mission is to raise the quality and relevance of k-12 education in Latin America - they key to transforming lives and breaking the cycle of poverty. Worldfund delivers intensive training to public school teachers and principals, and provides support to non-profit schools and after-school programs serving impoverished communities. Worldfund works in partnership with state governments so we can grow our programs to scale across entire school systems, and brings private corporations to the table to invest resources and expertise. Our programs impact approximately 340,000 children annually in the region, and we expect to reach over 1.2 million annually by 2015. Worldfund has offices in New York City, Mexico City, and São Paulo.
So did Maciel contribute to Worldfund, or did Worldfund support Maciel's schools? And why? And why does the accompanying program that distributes the books, have only a smattering of Catholic titles but reams of nonCatholic or antiCatholic offerings? Is this really the best way to use Catholic donations?
These are the high-powered circles that should be as troubling as the evidence of sexual abuse, because these associations have never been investigated.