Claudia Madero is also disappointed with reform, according to Milenio:
Claudia Madero, who for 35 years was a consecrated member of Regnum Christi, decided to leave the Legionaries of Christ because, despite the Vatican having control of the congregation, there is no change in substance. In addition, she claimed, there is an internal prosecution against the those consecrated who "think and analyse."
In a 10-page letter addressed to the general director, Alvaro Corcuera, she details her disappointment about the founder Marcial Maciel, saying: "We were not formed to love, promote and seek the truth" but were "given to lying" and what seemed like a growth in humility was really "becoming slaves to instructions and protocols."
She explains the reasons that lead her to take that step that was "in itself difficult, painful and heartbreaking," and she shares what she considers her "spiritual journey" from July 29th, 2008, when she heard Father Luis Garza said the truth about the founder's life.
In analyzing the errors of Maciel, said: "I was able to capture the founder presented us with a perfect ideal of holiness, angelic" than he, "as described, was the flagship model. There were others like John Paul II, but no life as a martyr in the persecution allegedly suffered so tremendous that during his lifetime. "
In addition, the consecrated were subjected to a multiplicity of rules calling for the strictest perfection, "we become slaves to instructions and written protocols with the greatest thoroughness, and were not to develop any individual qualities," she explained.
The former consecrata reflects in her letter that "it appears that they were not prepared as an institution, to see, live and promote the truth, because we are not educated in love to promote the truth." Madero said that in 1997 someone asked Maciel: "Why, if lying is sin, we sometimes allow white lies, such as inflating the number of vocational growth or incorporated members."
The founder said, "Why, if the children of darkness lies used for their evil purposes, we can not use these little white lies for good ends?
In assessing the current situation, after the appointment of papal delegate Velasio De Paolis, Madero stated that "there were no essential changes. It has been 64 years, for how many more years will we continue to deceive our people and those to come later? "
She adds that the founder used to discredit and isolate those who doubted his upright conduct, and this form of government still remains, justified as necessary to maintain unity, so enemies are made of those who simply want to contribute to the reform.
At present, considered three groups of dedicated, those who suffer a kind of internal persecution because they are "thinking and analytical" and put in "the position of being enemies."
There are others who have become chronically ill or are affected in their psyche. And the third that are "tagged," the elderly, who are directors.
The former consecrated provides dates and details of correspondence sent to the director Alvaro Corcuera concerning the bias that was influencing the affairs of the Legion and the Movement, but of this she said, "I have not found any resonance, not an attitude of listening, being open or willing to compromise," so she states that "the form of government has not changed, it remains as it was during the founder's life, with the same injustices, judgments and decisions made about those people who begin to differ."
"It seems that there is a vacuum of authority," she said.
The consecrata concluded with four thoughts: "The way you're facing this time of purification will discover the true desire of structural change.
The ex3gf concluded with four thoughts:
1. "The way you're facing this time of purification will discover the true desire of structural change.
2. "We must accept that the founder created an institution with a religious guise that basically entails systems, procedures, traditions and habits that do not correspond at all to the Gospel.
3. "All of us who dealt with the founder are affected by his un-Christian vision and we need ... to get help, advice.
4. "To preserve the structure, governance and formation, there will have to be resources dedicated to the members' physical or mental health."
Kindly remember, dear reader, that there was a Visitation of every house of consecrated members in Regnum Christi, and even if the follow-up report was finished and turned in (as it was supposed to be this past summer) it still hasn't been made public in any way. There are a few reasons to consider:
- Rome works slowly (yes, we get that);
- Lay vocations are secondary to priestly vocations (so what's the hurry);
- The report is being blocked by someone;
- The RC will only hinge on the Legion, so no report is forthcoming;
- There are financial complications (please, no ...)
Let this stand, then, as an accounting of the those members who are obviously a state of great distress. (Those who aren't have evidently acclimated themselves to a horrid situation, based on lies and manipulation.) We've known for a long time that the situation inside isn't healthy on any level. These women have been generous, self-effacing and loyal for decades: we beg Rome to regularise their situation, so that they can move forward in a healing way for their good and the benefit of their long-suffering families. Either allow them to reform apart from the Legion under the proper canonical forms, or send them home. This is abusive and scandalous.
Nota bene: This is why we work so hard against the apostolates that are bent on recruiting more young women into this life. It is not Christian, and is unworthy of the most basic norms of human dignity. We continue to speak out because we love, and we pray without ceasing because we want these men and women free. God bless Miss Madero for having the conviction and courage to break away, and for going public in a manner that had to be enormously difficult.