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Yet another "Founder" forced to step down

The Holy See has reportedly ordered Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, founder of the Institute of the Word Incarnate (IVE), to step down from his post as General Superior. He is currently reported to be in a monastery in France.

(A short English-language post can be seen here; articles in Spanish here, here, here and here; more articles in this blog and in yet another blog).

The command comes in the wake of an investigation by Bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig of San Rafael, Argentina of various accusations against the Fr. Buela. However, some conservative and traditionalist Catholics are claiming that Fr. Buela and his institute are simply being persecuted by the "liberals" in the Argentine hierarchy.

Alongside the Legionnaries of Christ, the Institute of the Word Incarnate has been one of the largest and more successful of the "conservative" religious congregations of recent decades, having been founded in 1984 and reputedly with 1,400 members in its three branches. As of 2006 it counted 289 priests.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are the offenders always being put in monasteries? If the monks had wanted to have bad company in isolation, they would have committed a crime and go to prison instead.

Anonymous said...

In the Middle Ages, monasteries often served as de facto prisons. If someone lost a war and it was impolitic to kill him, off to the monastery! Cf. Widukind: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widukind

~Bonifacius

Anonymous said...

Human nature is what it is: fallen and fragile. Conservative vs. Liberal does not mean much in the face of the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Anonymous said...

"In the Middle Ages, monasteries often served as de facto prisons."

I wish that the Middle Ages were imitated in even more aspects, such as total sacralization of public life.

Woody said...

First, Miles Jesu (although in their case, the founder, Fr. Duran, had already stepped down due to bona fide ill health, as far as I know), then the Legion, now the IVE. Granting the malice and gravity of the acts involved (although, again to be fair, I do not think that the Holy See has pronounced as definitively in the case of MJ or IVE as it has in the case of Fr. Maciel), but also granting fallen human nature, as Anonymous at 14:24 pointed out, and therefore the possibility that bad things may well happen anywhere, one wonders if this is all the coincidence that it seems to be on its face.

Fr. Bernard Hapax said...

Dear friends,
As the letter in Spanish says, he steps down because of age and health reasons. Fr. Buela requests the Pope that he accept his request, and it seems that the Pope did so. This is all. So, why to worry about the other stuff? It's all made up...
By the way, I just saw him, and he is helping with missionary duties in Italy (he resides in Rome).
Fr. Buela has suffered persecution since he was a seminarian, and for one reason: for being faithful to the Magisterium of the Church!
Persecution is the sign that things are going well.

Vincent said...

All these articles are very vague. What are the actual charges against Fr. Buela?

Anonymous said...

If you think the corruption in the Legionaries of Christ and other "traditional" organizations is bad, just wait till all the scandals (sexual and otherwise), come out involving the "New Movements", so strongly supported by the late John Paul II.

The Neocatechemical Way (an abyss of liturgical abuses) is already suspect in Rome. But just wait for the tremendous scandals to come to ligt involving so many of like mided groups supported by John Paul II.

A "New Springtime"? Not. More like the beginning of the end, not only for so many so-called "conservative" Orders (which are nothing of the kind in reality becasue they do not allow for the TLM), but also for the new "Christian communities" and others so highly praised by John Paul II's Vatican (Emmanuel Community, Community of the Gospel, The Beatitude Community, etc. etc. etc.

Joshua said...

Fr. Bernard, I do think we ought to avoid all rash judgment on any case, regardless of our sympathies. But may I advise that we be very careful of calling accusations a "persecution" and using the very fact that there are such as proof of sanctity. The is what the LoC did with Fr. Marciel, especially after Rome told him to retire from public ministry. He too had always been "persecuted" including being kicked from more than one seminary. I have no idea about the veracity of any charges against Fr. Buela, and I pray you are right. But to invoke the same defense that the Legion gave for Fr. Marciel is at the very least not helpful

Tony said...

Any comparisons with the case of Maciel and the Legion are unfair at this point.

No one knows what the charges are.

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Anonymous said...

Ya que estamos en tema quería hacer una aclaración respecto a ciertos bloggs. Existen bloggistas como algunos de los arriba mencionados que sufren del así denominado "síndrome de Avatar", es decir, en lo virtual unos "héroes" y en la realiad unos inútiles.

Odysseus said...

-pertenecieron al grupo de los Nobles.-

Que significa cuando digas eso? Quienes son los Nobles en este caso?

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New Catholic said...

That is enough. This thread is being closed.

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Gracias a todos. No nos parece ser éste el foro adecuado para discusiones internas del Instituto.

NC