But it occurred to me that one of the reasons for all the heated comments in the earlier posts is that people who are in the LC/RC or who are Legion defenders really don't get how difficult it has been for those of us outside the Legion even to figure out who and what are Legion apostolates or ministries. Some might have assumed, for instance, that everyone knows that Catholic.net is a Legion apostolate, when in reality some people still don't realize that Faith and Family or the National Catholic Register are. Sure, most of the Legion apostolates' websites now contain information (usually a small mention at the bottom of a web page) which says who is behind the site. But it wasn't all that long ago that information like that was very difficult to find. Even today the Legion connections aren't always that easy to spot.
For instance, take the National Catholic Register's website. At the bottom of the page there is copyright information which says "Copyright 2010 Circle Media, Inc." Okay, well, everybody knows that Circle Media is the Legion, right? Or do they? I know I didn't always know that.
Okay, but the "About Us" page mentions the Legion, yes? Actually, as of this writing, the "About Us" page only mentions that Circle Media is a nonprofit company located in North Haven, CT. The page giving information about the publisher does mention that Father Kearns is a Legionary of Christ--but to see that Circle Media is, indeed a Legion-affiliated company you have to visit Circle Media's webpage.
It's like that with many other websites. Oh, "X" is a Mission Network apostolate! And Mission Network is affiliated with Regnum Christi! And Regnum Christi is, of course--etc. For the newcomer to Legion affiliates and apostolates this can all seem like a tangled puzzle, especially when you start getting information or fund-raising solicitations from groups you've never heard of, and have no idea that these groups are Legion affiliates or apostolates.
So, as a service to those who, like me, are seriously pondering what connection, if any, we ought to have with Legion of Christ apostolates or affiliates until after Rome has issued directions for the future, whatever those might be, I'm providing an alphabetical list of all the Legion of Christ/Regnum Christi apostolates I could find on the Internet in various places. I'd be happy to add more names if people know of other apostolates/affiliates I haven't listed here; I'll also be happy to remove and clarify if anything listed here is definitively not a work of the Legion.
To make it easy to update the list and for people who want to use it to find it, I'll keep a link to this post available on my sidebar.
Here's the list:
Alpha and Omega Clinic
Anahuac Network of Universities
Canyon Heights Academy (San Jose, CA)
Catholic Kid's NEt
Catholic Spiritual Direction website * (heavy LC/RC involvement; not necessarily owned by Legion)
Catholic World Mission
Catholic Youth World Network
Center for Family Development
Center for Integral Formation
Clear Water Academy (Calgary, Canada)
Cypress Heights Academy, Baton Rouge, LA (heavy RC connections)
Dublin Oak Academy (Dublin, Ireland)
El Arca Business Group
Everest Academy (IL)
Everest Academy (Manila)
Everest Academy (MI)
Faith and Family
Gateway Academy (St. Louis, MO)
Guadalupe Radio Station (NOTE: Not Guadalupe Radio Network in TX & NM)
Grupo Integer (see here)
Helping Hands Medical Mission
Holy Spirit Prep. School, Atlanta, GA. * Not a Legion school; has Legion priest at head of Campus Ministry
Hombre Nuevo Multimedia Center
Immaculate Conception Academy, RI
Immaculate Conception Apostolic School, NH
Institute for the Psychological Sciences
International Center for Integral Formation (a term, by the way, the LC is trying to trademark)
Leadership Training Program
Moda Real (a Pure Fashion-esque program begun by Regnum Christi women as a similar program for Hispanic young women)
National Catholic Register (Note: has been sold to EWTN)
National Consultants for Education, Inc.
Northwoods Catholic School (Houston, TX)
Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
Oak International Academies (some individual schools already on this list)
Oaklawn Academy (Edgerton, WI)
Our Lady of the Apostolic Family Center, Indianapolis
Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center
Our Lady of Mount Kisco Retreat Center, NY
Overbrook Academy (Warwick, Rhode Island)
Pilgrim Queen of the Family
Pinecrest Academy (Atlanta, GA)
Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College
Rolling Hills Academy (San Antonio, TX)
Royal Palm Academy (Naples, FL)
Sacred Heart Apostolic School
School of the Faith Pontifical Catechetical Institute
Springhill Center for Family Development
St. Rafael Guizar y Valencia Missionary Center
The Highlands School (Dallas, TX)
TORCH homeschooling * has many lay leaders with strong LC/RC ties
Triangle Center for Family Development, Cary, NC
Universidad Interamericana Para el Desarrollo
University of Sacramento
Vocation Action Network
Walking With Purpose (Catholic women's Bible study--not an official RC apostolate but containing heavy RC ties and use of RC materials.)
Why Not Priest? (whynotpriest.com)
Woodlands Academy (Dublin, Ireland)
Woodmont Academy (Baltimore) NOTE: a commenter informs me that this academy was shut down a couple of years ago. Information on the web says the school closed in June of 2011.
Total: 77 (and counting...)
If you know of more, please send them along!
Also, any asterisks beside a name indicate less formal connections or ties. If you have proof that any of these listed groups, ministries, etc. are NOT LC/RC, especially the asterisked ones, please send that to me as well (or list it in the comments here). I will gladly remove any group which either a) is not formally associated with LC/RC or which b) does not have more than 50% of leaders, instructors, board of director members, etc. who are involved in LC/RC.
[Update 3/29: I've removed the spaces in the list since it's growing so lengthy. If this makes it too hard to read, let me know.]
Update 7/1/2012: Woodmont Academy in Baltimore closed last year (see list). If readers know of other updated information, please continue to share it! I make the best effort possible to keep this list current. Thanks!