Father Jonathan Morris, a Fox News analyst, was on Bill O'Reilly lecturing America about Obama's decision that Catholic institutions do not get to discriminate on birth control coverage for their employees due to their religious convictions. Bill introduced him as a 'Roman Catholic' priest, but he's much more than that. He's a premium member of the Legion Of Christ. I've written at length about the Legion Of Christ, a Catholic offshoot cult-like sect of the church and its sickening founder. The Legion of Christ is another Catholic order covered in Sin : UPDATED 1,2,3
As a man who grew up Catholic I have to say I'm horrified at all this breaking news that shows how the church and the current Pope covered up child molestations, booze and everything else under the sun. The LA Times wrote a story about the multi-billion dollar order that is flourishing in Mexico: The Legion of Christ
As the Catholic Church is rocked by scandals about abusive priests and the failure of its hierarchy to confront them, Maciel in many ways embodies the insidiousness of the problem.
Maciel was dogged for years by allegations that he sexually molested young men studying to be priests, had affairs with women and was a drug addict. He evaded sanction thanks in large part to the privileged status granted him by the late Pope John Paul II. Only in 2006 did John Paul's successor, Benedict XVI, discipline Maciel by ordering him to stop functioning as a priest; by then, Maciel was 85.
Maciel was popular at the Vatican because the Legion was one of the fastest growing orders in the Catholic Church, able to produce wealth and recruit priests at a time of declining memberships and severe shortages in the clergy — and because it espoused the conservative brand of Catholicism that recent popes have favored.
Today the Legionaries, as they are known, operate in nearly 40 countries with 800 priests, 2,600 seminarians and a lay branch called Regnum Christi ("Christ's Kingdom") that has more than 75,000 members....read on
The horror. Read the full article to understand the depths of depravity that Rev. Marcial Maciel, the Saint of their Catholic order, sank into. It truly is disgusting beyond belief.
They have also been the target of International probes into their sexcapades, and Morris is the face of this order:
But while Opus Dei, the other controversial conservative Catholic order, was made famous in Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," the Legion of Christ is virtually unknown to most Americans – at least on the surface.
Two of the most visible priests in America are Father Thomas Williams, a movie-star-handsome CBS News analyst, and Father Jonathan Morris, who is sometimes referred to as "Father Knows Best" on the Fox News Channel. They belong to the Legion of Christ but rarely identify themselves as such on camera.
"Dan Brown got the wrong group," said Genevieve Kineke, an orthodox Catholic who was a member of Regnum Christi, the legion's lay movement, from 1992 to 2000 and writes a blog about her experiences. "The Legion of Christ is the scary cult embedded in the bosom of the mother church. Not Opus Dei."
Watching this man pontificate on religion and America is blood curdling. In this video Fr. Thomas Williams tries to say that maybe their founder had multiple personalities. I don't hear much shame from these two over Maciel's behavior, do you? In the above video, Bill O'Reilly shifts the discussion very quickly away from any mention of sexual abuse that was allowed to go on by the church across the world for decades and and how disgusting it is that men like Morris then try to lecture Americans on our system of government or the rights of women.