On a personal level, it is painful for me to see you looking to the founder's words and trying to find a physical excuse for his behavior. What we know now about Maciel is that any good work that came out of the Legion was truly from God alone--not an "imperfect instrument." That is the real miracle--not that God can use an imperfect instrument, but that He can make grace abound where the vilest sin abounds.
It is up to the Legion now to show the world that it will proactively work to abolish all traces of Maciel's sin in its midst. Apologizing for its ad hominem attacks on all Maciel's accusers--for continuing to call them liars even after the communique--would be a start.