Maciel’s Money

Jason Berry, the first journalist to bring the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic church (and hierarchical malfeasance) to light in the early 1990s, has written the first of two articles on how Fr. Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, bought his way into Roman favor. Berry first exposed the corruption of Maciel and the Legion in 1997–his investigative reports were dismissed by the hierarchy and apologists for the Legion.