Let's face it, the entire Legion debacle is about credibility and confidence: the credibility of the Legion of Christ, and confidence in it, and the credibility of the Catholic Church and confidence in it.
The Legion has no credibility. No need to go into it; it's just a fact that is more evident now then ever. So can we place our confidence in the Legion to change? Can we trust the Legion if the investigation ends with some rule changes, changes of superiors and a stern lecture on how the charism does not depend on the founder, and "you guys have to face the facts about him?" Is this enough? Can we trust the people who have been trained to lie and deceive "for the Kingdom"? Can we trust the people trained to pick and choose the souls they will work to save? Can we trust the structure which covered up for Maciel; his structure; his monster child who looks good by day but is a demon in its actions?
Now that the Church needs more of a credibility boost than ever, are these bishops going to slap the Legion on the wrist, call for impossible reforms, and cover it all up with some theological language which will remain just a bunch of pious words which say all the right things but mean nothing? We have come to expect this from the Catholic Church. They have never learned and it looks like they are not about to start, or will they?
This is the time. This is the one situation which is in their hands. Will they strive to protect the "good of the Church" the "good priests" and let down a whole population? To hell with us who have suffered, as long as they protect their priests. Here is the Church and here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the priests. (?!)