The Legion has posted a "communiqué regarding the meetings of the central governments of the Legion of Christ and the Consecrated Men and Women of Regnum Christi and the commission for the First and Second Degree members of the Movement." It could be coincidental that they offer it while the Catholic world's eyes are on Rio, but that distraction works well to draw our attention away from an unfortunate turn: the nailing of the 3gf's to the Legion's cross.
We asked ourselves what form of government would best safeguard the unity in spirituality and mission, at the same time respecting the diversity of vocations and states of life. There is a general agreement that, besides the statutes proper to each branch, there must be statutes that are common to the whole Movement. We agreed that there must be a common government to maintain our communion and ability for joint apostolic action. We see the need of personal authority, moderated by a council in which the different parts would participate to make decisions regarding issues held in common, such as spirituality, apostolic mission and administration.
Perhaps there was never a realistic possibility that Regnum Christi would separate from the Legion, but it would have been the healthiest prospect short of disbanding. They will rise or fall together, since (1) the lay formation will always be provided by the Legion; and therefore (2) the priority of the Movement will always be recruiting (using their duplicitous "methodology.") That means that the needs of the local parish, the diocese, or the larger Church will always take second place to the needs of the Movement--supporting a congregation that has not purged itself of the very leaders who abetted MM in his sordid life, not to mention that they stood back even more recently, knowing that Fr Williams was living a life inimical to his vocation.
For those who would suggest that this is a witch hunt, I would remind readers that the investigation surrounding MM has been truncated, lawsuits are still active, no one has owned up to misleading the 3gf's about their norms and statutes (for decades!), and there has still not been a canonical clarification concerning the "consecrated" life.
And need I mention? There is still no charism, although the members are busy pooling ideas. Indeed, since the this post, I have noted when and how the Church uses the word "mystery" in my own spiritual reading, in the liturgy, and in approved prayers. It always refers to the economy of grace which hinges on the humility of God and the freedom of the individual which combine to bring salvation to a fallen world. Try this exercise: each time you hear "mystery," insert the Legion spin, which is that God called a sacrilegious pederast to build a healthy religious community, and see how it enhances your faith. (To the contrary, it's a wretched thought that destroys one's peace--as long as one can see clearly.)