The Dauray case is moving forward, which is heartening, knowing the duplicity with which Gabriela Mee's money was diverted from authentic Catholic endeavors and given to the Legion. Previously, the Rhode Island court ruled that her niece, Mary Lou Dauray, not being a beneficiary, didn't have standing to sue, but if undue influence can be proven, then there is a chance that Ms Dauray can at least divert the $60 million taken by the Legion towards charities that Mrs Mee would have supported had she known the truth about Maciel--a truth, it seems, was known by the very men who encouraged her to support the Legion.
Interestingly, the bank (!!) argues: "Maciel was neither the Legion of Christ nor the personification of the Legion of Christ." Tell that to the rank-and-file who believe that very thing for over 60 years. Wasn't he "the Perfect Legionary" and the Founder "who never said No to God"? The conflation in the minds of the men who believed his stories should be easy to prove. That is at the heart of every accusation of cultishness in this group -- not to mention the Church's teaching of how Congregations and Movements are formed.
And across the pond, the Oriel family is also suing the Legion. Several Oriel brothers were in the Legion, as well as a sister who was a 3gf with Regnum Christ (a sister who has since left to start another community, Totus Tuus, that allows them to live with authenticity that which they mistakenly thought they could do in the Movement). According to our reader, Estatua:
The Oriol family is trying to regain their property. When the last of Oriol brothers left the Order, the Legionaries placed a huge mortgage on the property to "protect" the real estate (?).
Godspeed these worthy cases.