Friday, December 20, 2002

LC in the Curia

The much-maligned priestly congregation Legion of Christ yesterday saw one of its own appointed to an important Curial position. Father Brian Farrell, LC was appointed by John Paul II as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. Fr. Farrell (soon to be Bishop Farrell) is replacing Bishop Marc Ouellet, who was named Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada last month. (Bp. Ouellet is also an outstanding theologian, having taught at the John Paul II Center for Marriage and Family at the Lateran University in Rome.)

IMHO, the LC doesn't deserve the bad rap it often gets, even from Catholics of every stripe. Perhaps there are some problems, but all in all, I think LC is and will be a great gift to the Church. Time will tell...

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