Patrick Madrid has a post up about new allegations developing against Marcial Maciel.
Whether the story that Pope John Paul II and others were acutely aware of the liberties taken by Maciel to sexually abuse and the subsequent coverups (and bullying of whistleblowers) by the Legion - to me is immaterial. There is a long history of evidence that demonstrates the Vatican, the Episcopal Conference of Bishops, Chanceries and Catholics all the way into the pews go along with the institutional flaws of protecting evils perpetrated at the hands of priests, Bishops and Cardinals.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: This cult mentality has got to be pried out.
Somewhere between allegations and due process of the accused is righteousness and justice. The rights of the innocent are just as trampled as the rights of authentic victims.
It's unacceptable. It cannot and must not be tolerated.