A former Roman Catholic priest, John Paul Lennon of
The complaint was filed August 2 and identifies the Legion of Christ of having been founded in 1941 as “a missionary congregation of Catholic priests committed to love Christ…” that relies on “proprietary materials, including letters and other documents compiled by Legion members intended only for internal dissemination.” Allegedly stolen, certain documents and materials, the summons charges, are in the possession of Lennon. The Legion of Christ is also suing the ReGAIN website, of which Lennon is president. Lennon and ReGain now have counsel and are soliciting donations for their legal defense. The suit also demands that Lennon reveal the identities of certain of his collaborators.
According to the Washington Post, Lennon responded to the summons and the recent court order and said of the Legion “They’re also trying to scare anybody else who would dare to share these documents with the public,” … “It’s the
Lennon left the Legion some 20 years ago and now works as a family therapist in
Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.