The Legionaries of Christ are suing a noted critic, former Legionary priest John Paul Lennon (REGAIN), demanding that he return certain secret documents, including the order’s constitution, norms for etiquette, etc. Why these things should be secret in the first place is a mystery.
Reportedly, the Vatican has directed the order to get rid of a couple of secrets–its private vows:
1. Never to desire, seek or scheme to obtain responsibilities or positions in the congregation for himself or others. …
2. Never to criticize externally the acts of government or the person of any director or superior of the congregation by word, in writing or any other way. And if he knows for certain that a religious has broken this commitment, to inform the latter’s immediate superior.