A recent “Vaticano” report broadcast on the EWTN network featured
Fr. Benjamin Clariond LC discussing the Legion of Christ and
Regnum Christi reform process.
The report gave an overview of our
history and renewal, and Fr. Benjamin clarified how the appointment
of Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda as consultant to the Legion of
Christ will help in that process.
“He will participate in those
general council meetings which he considers important to participate,” said
He said Fr. Ghirlanda will also help with the
“daunting challenge” of finding a canonical structure for the whole
of Regnum Christi, and the relationship between all the vocations
within the movement.
Fr. Benjamin stressed the most important issue facing
the Legion is regaining trust. He said the Legion and
Regnum Christi have been undergoing a process of “soul searching,”
attempting to clarify our charism and renew our constitutions.
people who don’t trust us to follow through on the
reforms we have already started, and that’s only normal and
they have the right to do that,” said Fr. Benjamin.
“I would ask them also to give us a chance.
We really want to do things right. And the presence
of the assistant in Fr. Ghirlanda is also helpful because
he will help us avoid pitfalls along the way of
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see the report on YouTube.