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June 28, 2010. The Regnum Christi Live blog is
now online as a place for Regnum Christi members, friends,
and onlookers to ask questions, get answers, and share their
thoughts on a range of issues, including the current situation
of the Legion and the Regnum Christi Movement.
The blogspot is
moderated by Jim Fair, the official spokesman for the Legion
of Christ in the North American territories.
Referring to the
current state of affairs in the wake of the Maciel
scandal, Fair writes, “I believe we have reached the point
of acceptance. But that doesn’t mean that the pain has
ended – or the shame. Healing will take time and
I hope this blog will help the process.”
What to expect
on Regnum Christi Live
Blog entries will fall into several different
• A response to a particular social or political issue
• A journey of self-discovery for the particular blogger.
• The shameless promotion of a particular product or cause.
forum for the sharing of ideas among people of common
• A place to get answers to questions.
• A place
to clarify things when an organization is facing challenges.
purposes are to promote the good of the Church, clarify
and correct misconceptions about the Legion and respond to comments,”
He adds, “I have no illusions about this venture.
I expect some who read this will fume at what
I have to say. Others may enjoy it. I hope
that we can open a dialogue and keep it going.”
Fair ground rules
1. I’ll be posting a commentary several times a
week. During hectic news times, I’ll probably have something to
say each day.
2. There will be a place for readers to
post comments. I’ll have the discretion about whether or not
to post a comment. A comment likely will be posted
if it is relevant, rational and constructive. A comment likely
won’t be posted if it is simply an attack, is
longer than 250 words, is filled with profanity or involves
a personal issue.
3. This site isn’t the place to report abuse
allegations. If anyone has a question about safe environment policies
or a complaint regarding sexual abuse of a minor by
a Legionary or consecrated member of Regnum Christi, Fr Steven
Reilly can be reached at Sreilly@Legionaries.org or called at
301 580 0340. His mailing address is 10211 Norton Road,
Potomac, MD 20854. Having said that, if someone makes a
comment that suggests there has been any sort of misconduct,
I will report it to Father Steven and it will
be reported to the appropriate authorities. In other words, I’ll
react to a comment about abuse in the same manner
an airport screener would react to a joke about a
bomb in a suitcase. With what we have been through
the past couple years you can rest assured that we
take this with deadly seriousness.
4. If you post a comment or
question that is of a personal nature, I will do
my best to respond to you and get an answer.
the end, the purpose of the blog is to open
a dialogue, giving people the chance to talk about issues,
share ideas, raise valid concerns, and get information and answers
to their questions.
“The Legion and Regnum Christi have been
controversial,” writes Fair. “I believe we have done great good.
We also have made many mistakes and, in some cases,
hurt and alienated people. With the help of the Holy
Spirit, we can start to heal those wounds. I ask
for your prayers.”
Log on to Regnum Christi Live at this
For Spanish-speakers, there is also a Spanish version
of the blog, Regnum Christi En Vivo, at this link:
The English and Spanish blogs are also both available
as iPhone applications.