A very personal note was sent to this blog by someone who got it from a priest who left the Legion a few years ago:
"These days, many people are asking me about news reports concerning the life and works of Marcial Maciel Degollado. I am really convinced that I am not the person to pass judgments, but analyzing my years in the Legion of Christ, and tying together the lose ends, I feel duped, embarrassed, and angry in front of so many lies. I think, without wishing to make false accusations, that this priest did not work alone, that there were Legionaries who knew what went on with Maciel and kept silent, maybe out of fear or maybe just to cover it all up. This is my doubt now. Remember how priests who left the Legion were condemned, and considered evil and God forsaken? Remember on top of that how we could not have any sincere friendships between us because they were always considered disordered; we couldn't even join with the same people twice in a row in recreation time. This was like an attack on fundamental human rights.... I always asked myself in prayer to Jesus Christ why I was not happy, and now I understand why I wasn't...."