When Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legion of Christ, was asked by the Vatican not to exercise his priestly ministry in public in May, many took it as a slap ? either a slap in the fa

When Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legion of Christ, was asked by the Vatican not to exercise his priestly ministry in public in May, many took it as a slap – either a slap in the face to a visionary, charismatic leader who is being persecuted despite his innocence, or a slap on the wrist to a man who has betrayed and abused young men in his care. Nobody, it seems, believes that Father Maciel, who also founded the Regnum Christi movement, either got what he deserved or deserved what he got.