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By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine, February 21, 2020

Michael Warren Davis is the editor-in-chief of Crisis Magazine.

Michael Warren DavisFr. Marcial Maciel makes Theodore McCarrick
 look like Barney the Dinosaur in a red mozzetta. The founder of the Legion of Christ sexually assaulted dozens of boys and girls, men and women, who had placed themselves in his care. He had at least four mistresses, whom he kept in lavish apartments paid for by the Legion. He sired several illegitimate children; two of them also claim to have been abused by their father.

A couple of years after his death, the Vatican admitted that Maciel led a life “devoid of any scruples and authentic sense of religion.” It was the first time Rome formally acknowledged Maciel’s crimes—and yet the Holy See had been hearing the allegations for decades. Maciel enjoyed papal favor beginning in the reign of Pope Pius XII, though it probably wasn’t until late in John Paul II’s pontificate that Rome first caught a  whiff of his debauchery. John Paul dismissed the charges, however, and went on showering Maciel with praise.  ….

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