TV News LIES

Saturday, Apr 19th

Last update01:36:33 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Documents of disgraced Legion of Christ released in RI

Documents of disgraced Legion of Christ released in RI

E-mail Print PDF
Legion of Christ

Documents related to a disgraced Roman Catholic order called the Legion of Christ were released to the public Friday amid a legal battle over an elderly widow's bequest of $60 million to the organization.

The Associated Press, The New York Times, the National Catholic Reporter and The Providence Journal sought to unseal the documents. A Superior Court judge agreed but gave the Legion time to ask the Supreme Court to intervene. The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Thursday declined to delay the documents' release.

Pope Benedict XVI took over the Legion in 2010 after a Vatican investigation determined that its founder, the late Rev. Marcial Maciel, had lived a double life: He sexually molested seminarians and fathered three children by two women. The pope ordered a wholesale reform of the order and named a papal delegate to oversee it.

The will of Gabrielle Mee, who died at age 96 in 2008, is the focus of the lawsuit. Mee's niece, Mary Lou Dauray, had alleged that Mee was defrauded by the Legion and unduly influenced by its priests into giving away her fortune. Her late husband was a onetime director of Fleet National Bank, which has since been absorbed by Bank of America.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87"Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin...

Ferry sinks in South Korea, nearly 300 still missing

Ferry sinks SeoulA multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a...

Snowden email provider loses appeal

LavabitA federal appeals court has rejected an appeal of contempt of court findings against a now-defunct...

Pope Francis Asks Abuse Victims' Forgiveness

Pope FrancisPope Francis asked Friday for forgiveness from the victims of pedophile priests in some of his...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!