Maciel did not just have a secret double life. He was not a sinner like the rest of us.
When are people going to understand that he was a serial child rapist, a sex offender of the worst kind that deserved to be in prision after raping one of the de Isla brothers when the pig was only 20 years old? Come on, people! I understand the need for forgiveness and moving on, but let's be honest. We don't condemn the sinners, but we certainly do put them in jail.
Legionaries over the years may have been duped, but every time they excused any weird behavior on Maciel's part, they refused to allow themselves to question. Even his constant self pampering was excused. When a Legionary saw the powdered drugs in a suitcase, he told himself that Maciel suffered so much that he needed constant medication. This was sick and perverse. A pity.
Apologies are owed to the victims of Maciel's sexual abuse and the victims of his obsessive need to control "his legionaries".