This is huge - and very encouraging news. Pope Benedict XVI has decided to launch an investigation of the Legionaries of Christ, the cult once presided over by the sexual abuser, Marcial Maciel. This is a very big deal because it suggests that Benedict understands that the large amount of cash the Legion has brought into the church may not be worth the loss of integrity it has entailed. The Dish has covered this story for years now - and, for all my past criticism, Benedict deserves great praise for this belated move.

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