This is how it's done:
The president of the French bishops’ conference has issued a public response to calls for recognition of the “human damage” caused by ecclesial movements that were guilty of abusive practices.
The statement by Bishop Georges Pontier on behalf of the French hierarchy addressed charges of “spiritual abuse” as well as sexual abuse. Critics of the several new ecclesiastical communities had complained of the “destruction of personalities” by cult-like practices. The complaints had centered on groups such as the Legion of Christ, the Beatitudes community, and the Community of St. John—all of which had seen formal charges of misconduct lodged against their founders.
In his statement Bishop Pontier warned against the dangers of generalization, but acknowledged difficulties with some groups, involving the manipulation of individual consciences. He said that the French bishops oppose such practices, remarking: ”The Gospel of Christ, which we seek to serve, is a school of spiritual freedom.”
Specific charges of sexual misconduct and "manipulation of consciences." These are the two major points that need to be acknowledged addressed by the wider Church. One can only hide behind the excuses of growing pains and a few bad experiences.
The Church in France is in dire straits, with Mass attendance down, marriage redefined, and secularist laws threatening the very identity of Catholics. No matter, their leaders won't cling to straws, hoping that aggressive recruiting by the new movements can make up for these losses. The Church of the future may be smaller, but it will have to be built on bedrock, not the shifting sands of enthusiasm and personality cults. God bless them for this forthright stand.
ADDENDUM: It should be noted that this step came as a result of diligent work by a collaborative, including Yves Hamant and Xavier Leger. A letter signed by forty persons affected by abusive behaviour within various Movements can be found here. Well done!