Follow the money
Now Catholics on line has a money trail connecting the institution with some rich Mexican families.
One of the problems with catching a sociopath like Mariel was that John Paul II was skeptical about the gossip, probably because the communists would "frame" troublemaking priests this way to get rid of church influence and justify their persecution of religion. (and not just Catholic priests, of course, also Orthodox clergy and Tibetan monks).
Naive? Possibly...it is unbelievable to Catholic parents that so many bishops followed the "compassionate" treatment of pedophiles instead of removing them (yet I remember when Newsweek insisted we shouldn't jail incestuous fathers because it would destroy the family, and we in the medical profession were told not to make a big thing of incest or child sexual abuse because the court case would upset the child more than the actual abuse. Alas, this is true, but this meant a lot of pedophiles got off after a slap on the wrist to protect the child from testifying and being humiliated by cross examination in public).
The dirty little secret is that there is a fine line between brainwashing of cults and the training of traditional religious orders. The "work" of the group seems good, but I remember talking to some women who were associates, and they had the blank stare I had seen in Hari Krishnas and one of my friends who joined a guru's Hindu group. Not a good sign.
Yet one rarely saw the blank stare in the sisters of the good old days, so there is a difference. Maybe the stress on inner conversion, maybe the voluntary nature, and maybe because most convents etc. had wise novice mistresses. The way I understood it was that in the novice year, they were stressed into holiness, but in the next year they were brought down to earth and made to integrate their religion into practical matters.
And this report on how the church mishandles money surprises no one: LINK
the problem is that if you want to run institutions, churches, orphanages etc. you have to be involved in money, and there are those who will take kickbacks, siphon off money, or even divert huge amounts from the church, and often it is because the bishops are too naive to realize it.
Heck, even Jesus was bilked by Judas who asked for kickbacks from those who wanted to see Jesus, and siphoned off some of the donations into his own pocket.
So it's been going on a long time.