This came from a priest, from a priest of the Legionaries of Christ:
On Tuesday, July 15, the Apostolic Visitation of the Legion of Christ is due to begin (the official statement of the Legion is on the “news” page of the website www.legionariesofchrist.org).
In your charity and kindness, and for the good of the Church and of all the people who are affected by the scandal, please pray for the effectiveness and fruit of the Visitation – that it may bring about whatever is best for all involved, according to God’s plan.
If you think it appropriate, please ask your many readers to effectively help “spike our prayer stats” before God. Prayers to St. Joseph, St. Paul, St. John the Evangelist, and St Michael the Archangel, would be particularly apropos, as they are the patrons and protectors of the Congregation. [NB...] (We don’t want to be “protected” from the Visitation, but rather from any internal or external obstacles to the work of the Holy Father’s representatives in helping us live and serve the Church in truth and charity). The Legion is also dedicated to the Sacred Heart and the Mother of Sorrows, so prayers using those devotions would also be appreciated.
If you chose to make this petition public, please keep it anonymous. [As I will always do for priests if they wish.]
Thank you for your charity and prudence in your coverage of this and other priestly scandals – and for a great blog overall!