I have an easy time sympathizing with these words. But I recognize that the Holy Father may choose to act in a different manner, out of concern for those people, priests and lay, who are still so bound up in the Legion. I think the end result--the eventual disappearance of the Legion--will be the same whatever intermediate actions may be taken; I just realize that the Holy Father's pastoral care for the people still very much caught up in the Legion may make the total suppression of the Legion at this time not the best option (however much I might personally think it a good idea).
The Maciel case is a perfect example of seeing only what one wants to see, and one reason why victims of child sexual abuse are rarely believed. Who could imagine that someone so "holy" could ever be guilty of such crimes?
Maciel's victims, including his own biological children, continue to suffer, and the fact that the Legion of Christ still exists is a scandal. It was created completely in immorality through a web of deception and abuse woven by a man whose behavior can only be described as sociopathic. The order purchased its influence with the kind of bribery that would make the characters of the Godfather blush. And through its many arms, including Regnum Christi and the National Catholic Register, it has sown nothing but discord in the Body of Christ.
There is only one remedy for this corruption, and that is to eliminate it. The Legion of Christ must be suppressed, along with Regnum Christi. Its members must be helped to discern new communities in which to live out their vocations, and the order's billions of dollars in assets and institutions must be investigated and disposed of according to church law.
To put this in blunt language, I'd be pretty happy if the Holy Father also decided to suppress some of the orders--or at least local houses of orders--of nuns who may have been found to be more or less openly heretical during this apostolic visitation. I can't be sure how the blog writer at U.S. Catholic would feel about that, though. I think it's possible that he might argue that among those congregations were entirely innocent members who perhaps misunderstood or failed to grasp the seriousness of the group's slide into heterodoxy. Those members should be treated with pastoral concern, should they not?
Again, I'm not saying that out of my own desires. If it were up to me, I'd probably suppress the Legion outright and shut down all dissenting religious orders; then I'd can a couple hundred bishops (worldwide) and give Father Z. a red hat and make him head of the CDF (accepting Cdl. Levada's retirement, of course).
Good thing I'm not in charge. :)