Losing money, family and all your earthly possessions pale in comparison to losing the most important thing you have. Namely, you own ability to make free and independent choices
[see article Why Don't People Leave, below]
After reading Apostolic Visitator's De Paolis Homily, official Legion statements, and hearing inside and outside reactions, a few ideas pop into my mind
1] De Paolis first step is to prevent a Wholesale Stampede by the rank and file.
2] De Paolis puts faith in reform of constitutions and General Chapter
- what about getting rid of the leadership cadre?- asks blogger
3] The still-believing are awaiting orders from the Apostolic Delegate, church leaders, their superiors.....
As they have been groomed into Co-DEPENDENT OBEDIENCE to their superiors since first entering the Legion, their automy and self-determination pruned by years of Legionary "training", they are now IMPOTENT to make any decisions on their own. "Been there, done that". Read article about Why Don't People Leave?
4] In the blogger's opinion a solution can only begin when the Legion is understood and treated like a "High-Demand Group" that uses persuasive methods of recruiting, retaining and expelling members
Patrick Madrid's blog has a video