It seems that at the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, the Deatheaters have taken over the ministry.
Rorate Caeli has a long and detailed post with multiple documents that make clear the scope and brutality of the Apostolic intervention as it also makes clear the reason. The crime of the FFI was a ‘traditionalist drift’ within the order, as if traditionalism itself is an unholy crime deserving of punishment.
“The founder and ex- MinisterGeneral, Father Stefano Maria Manelli, in January 2012, had already evaded constructive dialogue with the religious who had complained of a crypto-lefebvrian and definitely traditionalist drift [in the community].
They have transferred the administration without cause saying their vow is to obey. They have closed the seminary. They have ceased their publications. They closed their ministries and disbanded the third order.
The draconian nature of this attack on the FFI is unprecedented in modern times and I will remind that NONE of these happened to the LCWR who are in open rebellion and in many cases open heresy. None of these things were done to them.
This is monstrous and it is time that more people started saying so.
Please read it all at Rorate.