Excellent thoughts from AnonObserv via the combox:
Since the Delegate took over very little commentary has been put forth about the reform by other bishops and cardinals. Now that the Delegate's role is at an end, expect Bishops to begin to voice opinions; the first of which seems to be from His Eminence, Juan Cardinal Sandoval, Archbishop of Guadalajara where the LC has a number of institutions. It appears here, wherein he reiterates his conviction that Maciel was a total psychopath. This question was the most interesting:
Q. Benedict XVI ordered a thorough reform of the structures of the congregation. At first your name circulated as a possible papal delegate to guide the renewal. What is needed for the order to "survive" such a negative legacy like Maciel ?
A. Bishop Ricardo Watty Urquidi, bishop of Tepic, and recently deceased, was one of the five visitors charged by the Holy See's with visiting the houses of the Legion. Upon completion of this investigation, the bishop told a journalist that I could be appointed papal delegate, but it was not serious. Also because of my age, nationality, competence or incompetence, I was not the right person for the job.
What is required to put things in order? Above all to clearly establish who was the founder and what were his actions, because many inside and outside the Legion are still defending him and saying that everything said against him was slander. One needs to separate the wheat from the chaff: who covered up or were his accomplices--whoever they were--they must be removed from the congregation. Those with misconduct should at least be removed from leadership positions within the institution. A revision of the Constitutions and the "modus vivendi" of its members, to conform with canon law with regard to religious and consecrated life is required. Then insert the Legion in the life of the universal Church and the particular Churches where they have a presence, so that they stop being untouchable islands and foreign bodies.
The Consecrated of Regnum Christi, who have led a life of consecration with much fidelity and with the responsibility of many colleges with notable achievements in education, should be given a juridical autonomy, as like other communities of consecrated. To date they have totally depended even in the field of confession on Legionary priests. I think this has begun to change.
*As it is, there is still no genuine autonomy for the 3GF-- LCs still act as confessors, chaplains to their events, LC are the title holders of all their properties, they are their money managers, and what is worse the 3GF that remain have a co-dependent dysfunctional need for the LC without whom they have no identity or purpose.
*Untouchable Islands, Foreign bodies: The inability to interface with the Church offering a singular, selfless service is still not accomplished in the current reform, not even close. Remember RC is the principle tool in apostolate that permits the LC communities to become an insular reality where they serve. The RC needs them and they need the RC and not much else. If they cannot recruit RC or LCs in sufficient numbers, they have no interest in the diocese.
I want to say to those wanting Bishops here to act and to take measure to limit LC activities-- save the comments of other Bishops, they carry a great deal of weight when Bishops and priests are trying to size up the LC.