Legionary Frs Owen Kearns and Patrick Langan have penned a book, The Quest for the Core: of the Regnum Christi Charism [sic], that is meant to "refine the expression of the charism we all share and live." In other words, it will offer talking points for the rank and file who are not sure what to share or how to live after discovering the duplicity and depravity at the heart of the methodology (previously shared and lived). According to the Amazon summary:
Reading this book is a journey into joy. It’s a joy to accompany these two so very different Irish Legionaries on their adventure around the world into the heart of the Regnum Christi charism. It’s a joy to accompany Regnum Christi members around the world, as they refine the expression of the charism we all share and live. It’s a joy to watch the inner core of the Regnum Christi charism gradually crystallize into a thing of wonder, a beautiful harmony. It’s a joy to grasp the inner working of the Regnum Christi charism -- its core. It’s a joy, once you’ve read this book, to feel the competence and confidence as you yourself explain to the next generation of Regnum Christi members the amazing beauty and humble power of a charism you live in communion with other Regnum Christi members --Legionary priests and religious, diocesan priest members, consecrated men and women, and lay members in Regnum Christi sections around the world. Enjoy the joy!
I suppose we should be grateful that they've moved past "serenity," which was their watchword for some time. Remember that Fr Kearns has had a troubled history with forming others, and even admitted in the RTE piece [roughly 40:15 mark] that he doesn't consider himself responsible for the lies written in his name because he only put his signature to what others put before him. (Integral formation (TM) evidently allows for such a disconnect.)
I would also say that -- without having read this book -- the emphasis on joy is unsettling, because an outward manifestation of joy was previously a part of the cult-like method, explained in the "Norms of Urbanity:"
9. The face of the legionary belongs to others. Always display happiness and serenity as a manifestation of inner richness. At the other extreme, avoid all sign of depression, insecurity or timidity. Do not display a worried, sad, melancholy or disgusted face, or show an exaggerated form of happiness.
10. The look of a legionary must be natural, agreeable, contained, serene and luminous, as an expression of God’s presence in the soul. Therefore, avoid all indiscretion, affectation, inertia or unhealthy curiosity; do not irresolutely fix your gaze on other persons, do not look all around or out of the corner of your eye. Guard against useless and dangerous distractions.
11. The behavior of the legionary should be calm and mature at all times, like the fruit of life's authenticity which should impregnate all manner of his being and expression.
Thus, if we now press "joy" as part of the charism, be aware that it is not foreign to this Congregation to focus on such externals, which may be masking a variety of difficulties.