This is relatively tame compared to the actual criminal charges expected to come out of the Los Angeles Catholic Church sex scandals. Even the news that a prominent founder of a religious order was seducing male seminarians and fathering children with two women isn't unheard of. But the fact that the Vatican knew, yet looked the other way because said founder was recruiting a lot of new priests and large cash donations? Pretty hypocritical. I don't think the church faithful are going to be all that happy about it:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Documents released Friday shed light on the inner workings of a secretive and now-disgraced Roman Catholic order called the Legion of Christ, including new details on how the organization took control of an elderly woman's finances and persuaded her to bequeath it $60 million.
The documents, previously sealed in a lawsuit brought before Superior Court in Rhode Island, include thousands of pages of testimony from high-ranking leaders at the Legion, its members and relatives of wealthy widow Gabrielle Mee. They are the first-ever depositions of high-ranking Legion officials and include how the order's former second-in-command learned in 2006 that its founder had fathered a child.