Quite curious: we have never heard the "Legionaries of Christ" called "Macielists" by the mainstream media. (For our previous posts on the extremely difficult cleansing of the Legionaries by Pope Benedict XVI, click here).
Note to all North American Legionaries and Consecrated from Territorial Director Fr Luis Garza, LC ...
It is with sadness that I send you this note, especially at a time when we are experiencing renewed enthusiasm for our mission within the Church. The last thing I would wish is to add a fresh wound when older wounds may not have healed fully.
Nevertheless, it is my duty to inform you that Father Thomas Williams, LC, after consultation with his superiors, will undergo a period of reflection, prayer and atonement without public ministry, and has just issued the following statement:
“A number of years ago I had a relationship with a woman and fathered her child. I am deeply sorry for this grave transgression and have tried to make amends. My superiors and I have decided it would be best for me to take a year without active public ministry to reflect on the wrong I have done and my commitments as a priest. I am truly sorry to everyone who is hurt by this revelation, and I ask for your prayers as I seek guidance on how to make up for my errors.” [Source]
Perhaps the "Degollados"?