From a comment on American Papist:
"I myself am so scandalized by the Legion (especially by it's callous and completely unchristian treatment of Maciel's accusers), and I am a believing Catholic. I can only imagine how much this scandalizes those who are nominal believers or those who don't think much of the church in the first place.
If it does turn out that JPII knew more about Maciel's sexual exploits (as evidenced by the mere existence of several children) than any of us would like to believe, what then? The scandal will mushroom like an atomic bomb. I can't even begin to imagine what that would do to the Church. I am very angry at Maciel and the Legion for creating such a scandal, and I am angry at the intrigue in the Vatican that allowed the situation to continue for 65 years. There were people in high places in the Church who knew this man was a pervert back when the first visitation (aka by Legion fans as "The Great Blessing") occurred in the 50's. The mere continuing existence of such a diabolical institution is a huge black mark on the face of our beautiful Mother Church."