Sunday, 1 October 2017

THE OPUS DEI CULT




Opus Dei's Questionable Practices
The following practices of Opus Dei are not common knowledge and need to be examined and questioned. The serious issues ODAN raises are based on a collection of first-hand personal experiences.
  • Corporal mortification
  • Aggressive recruitment / undue pressure to join
  • Lack of informed consent and control of environment
  • Alienation from families

Corporal Mortification
Corporal mortification (self-inflicted pain and deprivation) is perhaps the most shocking practice. See the corporal mortification web page for more details.
Aggressive Recruitment
 “University residences, universities, publishing houses. . . are these ends? No, and what is the end? . . . to promote in the world the greatest possible number of souls dedicated to God in Opus Dei…”(Founder of Opus Dei, Cronica, v, 1963)
Within Opus Dei, a heavy emphasis is placed on getting individuals to commit their lives to Opus Dei. Members' pursuit of potential members is aggressive and similar to the tactics used by totalistic groups. Because of this, ODAN believes the group violates the personal freedom of individuals.
  • Opus Dei has a highly structured apostolate. Opus Dei members form "teams" and develop strategies to attract new members. For example, if the potential recruit is an avid skiier, then the numeraries may plan a weekend ski trip, when the "numerary friend" is pressured to tell the recruit that she may have a vocation, after which the numerary must report back to the Director. If the recruit is receptive, then the Director may talk more in depth about the vocation. They discuss "promising recruits" at their daily get-togethers (for members only) and during spiritual direction with Opus Dei priests and lay members. Opus Dei members often know which recruits are closest to joining, even if the person is hundreds of miles away.  
  • Opus Dei members are typically taught to always have twelve to fifteen "friends," with at least three or four who are very close to joining. This leads to the utilization of friendship as "bait." Far too often, Opus Dei members drop friendships with those who are unlikely to join Opus Dei.
  • Opus Dei members are required to report regularly to their lay Spiritual Directors on the progress of their personal recruiting. They also fill out statistics on their "friends," which may include the following: number of apostolic visits made; Opus Dei meditations attended; Opus Dei retreats made; confessions with an Opus Dei priest, etc. How does Opus Dei use this information? Why is it necessary? The recruits do not know they are being discussed and targeted in this way, a violation of their freedom and privacy.
  • Opus Dei members befriend and cultivate young idealistic individuals through front groups at universities and schools and/or through affiliation with groups like Right to Life, young adult Catholic groups and St. Thomas More Societies. Some groups are completely Opus Dei-run and exist primarily for the purpose of attracting potential Opus Dei members. The groups' affiliation with Opus Dei is typically not immediately recognizable nor initially disclosed. An example of an Opus Dei "front group" is UNIV, an international convention of college students that is used by Opus Dei to attract "select" individuals who could potentially become members, particularly by participating in a yearly trip to Rome during Easter week when unsuspecting participants are aggressively pursued to make a commitment to Opus Dei while in Rome at the Opus Dei headquarters. These statements are based on the personal testimonies of former members, who also witnessed first hand the targeting of potential Opus Dei members while participating in groups not necessarily run by Opus Dei. The Opus Dei members joined these groups in order to find and befriend individuals who would more likely join Opus Dei.

    In addition to groups targeting young people, Opus Dei also attempts to attract potential "supernumerary" members by infiltrating parishes throughout the world. It is often very difficult to determine the extent of Opus Dei's influence in a given parish. Opus Dei members very often conceal their identity to "outsiders."
Undue Pressure to Join
Selected individuals are relentlessly pursued to consider a vocation or calling to Opus Dei.
  • Opus Dei members carefully stage "vocational crises" at vulnerable moments in recruits' lives. The recruits are often told that God calls people at certain times in their lives, and if they say "no" they will never receive God's grace in their lives because they are "on the wrong track."
  • Opus Dei members often tell their "friends" that failure to follow a calling to Opus Dei will lead not only to a life of misery and discontent, but possibly to eternal damnation.
Lack of Informed Consent and Control of Environment
When recruits decide to join Opus Dei, they vaguely commit themselves to live "the spirit of Opus Dei" without knowing the details of that commitment. The initial commitment, called "whistling," involves the writing of a letter to the prelate of Opus Dei asking to become an Opus Dei member. From that moment, new members are greeted with exuberance and welcomed into the fold. Eventually, the details of new memberships are revealed, and the new members are expected to comply, even if they object or have reservations. A great psychological burden is placed on the new members: they must be faithful to the commitment they have made by obeying all that their directors tell them is "the spirit of Opus Dei;" otherwise, they are turning their back on God. If they decide to leave Opus Dei, they have often already heard that they will surely live a life without God's grace, and may even be damned.
Opus Dei tightly controls the lives of its members, especially the numerary members who pledge celibacy and typically live in Opus Dei residences. The following are some examples of the controls placed on Opus Dei numeraries, which are part of the "spirit of Opus Dei:"
  • Opus Dei numeraries are expected to hand over their entire salaries to Opus Dei, and generally may not hold their own bank accounts.  The numeraries are told to use money as if they were the mother in charge of a large and poor family.  They ask for the money they need each week and are then required to report how it was spent to the penny.  Opus Dei does not provide any financial report that indicates how the members' money is spent.
  • Both incoming and outgoing personal mail is generally read by the Directors of each Opus Dei residence, without the knowledge or consent of family and friends.
  • Reading material is strictly controlled, as are television viewing, listening to the radio, and other forms of recreation and entertainment.
  • Opus Dei numeraries notify their Directors of (and secure permission for) their comings and goings.
  • Opus Dei numeraries are required to practice corporal mortification such as the use of a cilice (a spiked chain worn around the thigh), flagellation, and sleeping on the floor or on boards.
  • Opus Dei numeraries are required to confess weekly and are strongly discouraged from confessing to a non-Opus Dei priest.
  • Opus Dei numeraries typically may not attend events which are not conducive to proselytizing, such as athletic games, theater, concerts, movies, etc.  In the rare instances when they may attend these events, permission must be secured from the Opus Dei directors.
  • Opus Dei members are enjoined to confess even their slightest doubts to Opus Dei priests and/or Spiritual Directors; otherwise, "the mute devil takes over in the soul."
Alienation From Families
Communication to family about involvement with Opus Dei is limited and even discouraged.
  • Opus Dei teaches individuals (despite their ages) that it is acceptable and even advantageous to leave parents and loved ones out of the decision-making process because "they will not understand."  Most parents learn of their child's lifetime commitment to Opus Dei months and even years later.  Many times, parents do not realize their children have  joined because the numeraries are told to remain in university residences and do not move into centers designated exclusively for numeraries, so as not to raise any suspicions.  Gradually, the bond of trust between child and parent is broken.
  • Display of pictures of loved ones is discouraged, not by rule, but by subtle example.

PAT SAYS:

OPUS DEI is indeed a cult. As the above piece shows it operates in ways that are typical of cults. 

To be a good person you do not need to whip yourself or to wear a spiked chain around your upper leg. These practices are a mixture of twisted religious beliefs and pure sadomasochism. 

All of us have enough things in our lives that cause us pain and suffering without turning to medieval psychosis to try and please a God that is some kind of Sadistic Master.

In the Scriptures, God tells us that he wants LOVE, not SACRIFICES.

Add to this the brainwashing and destruction of families that Opus Dei engage in.

Opus Dei is also interested in taking people's wealth and comes off them. It has become a very rich cult with a massive property portfolio.

It's interesting to see who among the Irish bishops support Opus Dei.

We know Phonsie in Waterford does - and this week we have seen the fruits of Phonsie's love affair with Opus Dei.



Not so long ago Diarmuid Martin gave Opus Dei one of the wealthiest parishes in Dublin - Merrion.

However, Diarmuid does not whip himself or wear the spiked chain around his upper leg. A senior Dublin priest told me that Diarmuid gave the OD a wealthy Dublin after he was asked to do so by someone in Rome whom Diarmuid thought would help him secure a red hat.



That stunt of Dermo's does not seem to have worked for him.

As we know everything Dermo shoes is done for reasons of church politics and his own career.

There are many families in Ireland and all over the world who can tell stories of losing family members to Opus Dei for many years - and sometimes permanently.

Never allow yourself or a loved one anywhere near Hokus Dei.




69 comments:

  1. Diarmuid Martin courts much more actively 'Communion and Liberation' an up and coming sect with Roman influence. He marches around the Phoenix Park with them every Good Friday while the Pro-Cathedral is left to lesser minions. But his red hat days are almost gone he's 72 now and the chances are waning by the day. Papa Francesco would spot a careerist like him from a mile, he'll die as an Archbishop, and the sooner the better.

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    1. I think it better to look forward to Diarmuid retiring rather than dying?

      In any event his replacement may not be much better?

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    2. Well Pat let's agree to pray for a happy death for him, an ancient Catholic tradition! :-)

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    3. :-)

      Or we could pray for his conversion to openness, transparency, kindness to his straight priests and that he might be moved to get Gorgeous a job as trainee manager of The George?

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    4. DM should be f*****g hung, drawn and quartered if he ordains Byrne. What a two faced double speaking twit of a bishop Dublin is lumbered with.

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    5. He has refused to make his intentions for Gorgeous known for over a year now!!!

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    6. MB has decided to leave. It is very clear that he is gone. It is beyond my comprehension that you still continue to go after him. What is with your obsession?

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    7. The only one saying Gorgeous is gone is an ANONYMOUS reader!

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    8. Do you think DM or MB are going to contact you to let you know???

      All people have a right to privacy. You got what you wanted MB decided to leave. Move on

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    9. Look on the brightside Pat he is single now :-)

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    10. I have never harboured any personal negativity towards Gorgeous or indeed had any personal interest in him.

      One night we communicated for two hours and I was more than happy to give him the benefit of the doubt.........until I discovered that he had lied to me and was trying to sell me a false story.

      Wherever he is - or whatever he will do I wish him well.

      However he played a major role in the whole Maynooth saga last year and he and DM co-operated in a charade.

      The ordinary Catholics and the decent priests of Dublin are entitled to a statement about him.

      But again it is DM playing politics.

      This saga will come back to haunt DM.

      Michael Byrne also has a lot of info on Maynooth, DM nad Dublin and other diocesan priests.

      If they do not keep him sweet he will sing like a nightingale.

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    11. It is another shocking indictment of Maynooth & Diarmuid Martin that Byrne has decided to leave of his own accord (if this is the case). Michael Byrne should have been asked to leave the seminary and/or diocese long before he was ordained a deacon.

      The sad thing about vocations in Ireland is that there are many but they are put off from entering Maynooth precisely because of the fact that scoundrels like Byrne and Jones can waltz along to ordination while the good guys are surgically and ruthlessly expelled.

      It is frightening to think that it took a scandal of international magnitude to make the Dublin & Kerry bishops have second thoughts about ordaining these two guys who should have never been presented or approved for ordination to the priesthood.

      God has made his judgment on Maynooth and has simply withdrawn his maintaining Grace from a thoroughly corrupt institution.

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    12. I stand to be corrected but no one was expelled because of the actions of Byrne or Jones?

      Conan and others were expelled directly from the antics of Ronan Sheehan and Brendan Marshall; who have yet to be made accountable.

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    13. Mammy Fanny will protect all her little girls as best she can...

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    14. the only reason puck and MB hit a roadblock to ordination was pat buckley published their grindr pics for all the world to see. if that didnt happen they'd be on the pigs back smoking incense.

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    15. Amen 16:35! Exposure is the only thing the hypocrites fear. Keep exposing them Pat. Because the bishops are useless and Maynooth is a madhouse.

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    16. I know a man who is joining a diocesan seminary in France. I asked him would he not stay in Ireland due to the shortage of priests here? His answer: "I would fear for my faith were I to go to Maynooth."

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    17. MournemanMichael2 October 2017 at 00:53

      Pat, What do seek to achieve by publishing stuff like this anon @ 22.26? It demeans your blog and adds fuel to those who criticise you.
      MMM

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  2. A lot of what you describe may apply to one section of Opus Dei, that is the "numeraries" who have taken the decision to go to that level and live almost as if they were monks and nuns. That is their choice. But there are also 'supernumeraries". There is yet another choice of involvement called "associates". Are you going to explain to people these layers as well? There are WIDE differences in the levels of commitment which a person can choose to make if he decides Opus Dei is something he would like to try.
    Some people request membership and are dissuaded if it is felt that they are not going to enjoy membership and personally benefit from it. Or they may be advised to join a section which encourages the individual to live fully in the community and follow his usual profession, marry - - live at home etc if they sense that this person would not be happy in an enclosed order or separated from his family.I haven't time now to describe these further sections and explain how it's definitely not one size fits all! Perhaps some other insider will do so...

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    1. Is there also a wide differences in the levels of financial commitment to the prelature? I wonder.

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  3. Cork and Ross supports 'The Work'. We give them the same church for one day every week. Their priest travels to Cork and conducts their business.

    To be fair, for each criticism you make 'The Work' is not unique in those practices.

    My experience is that they can be very friendly and personable but sharp in the face of a questioning mind.

    Given the choice of prefer to be surrounded by Jesuits that 'The Work'

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  4. Please explain how a bishop can give a parish to OD,as in Merrion

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    1. Diarmuid did not gift or sell them the parish as such.

      But he handed over the daily running of it to OD.

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    2. Yes and they have virtually emptied it. They carry on as though they were stuck in a clerical time warp. Lots of bells and smells here and enough lace to make Marie Antoinette's knickers look plain! It's a sad spirituality , deeply jansenistic and devoid of joy.

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  5. Opus Dei has six classes of membership - http://www.odan.org/what_is_opus_dei.htm - but the membership basically divide into two groups 1. the privileged elite 2. the cash cows.

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  6. A tendency to veer towards cults or alternative expressions of faith smack of deep dissatisfaction with the standard model which is itself worrying. The church will thrive by trying to get closer to God. Changing the "furnishings" will not solve the problem. The church needs to " come away to a holy place and think and pray"

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  7. Pat. I was sitting at home last nite looking for a comedy film on the box. Nothing took my fancy. However a wee scroll through google and I came upon "Cardinal Burke enters basilica". Fuck I roared with laughter all night. He must have had his ring kissed a hundred times and his lackeys in lace genuflecting in front of him dozens of times. Meanwhile the conceited prelate sat soaking it all up !! So people if you want a howl then check it out. A gay fiesta.

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    1. Yes. He is like something you would see at an up market gay pride event.

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  8. For fs what is wrong with people
    All we need in our lives is love, belief in our daily work and try to be there for others...only if they want you there.
    Dontfallout with anyone....ever or hate

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  9. When I was in my 20s my then girlfriend and I went to a piano concert at the fancy Opus Dei student halls of residence in Hampstead. My gf was duly love bombed and urged to consider joining, whereas I wasn't. I was offended that the cult didn't try to recruit me.

    Opus Dei is very wealthy. For the canonisation of the founder they charted a huge cruise liner, which berthed at the coast near Rome.

    They also paid the Vatican to put up a statue of the founder, Escriva, in one of the empty niches on the exterior wall of St Peter's basilica. This dismayed many as the niches were deliberately left empty by the basilica architect as part of his design, and no previous promoter of a saint's canonisation cause had had the impertinence to erect a statue on the building. Not even statues of popes were put there.

    Mind you, St JPII was a prolific saint maker, canonising more people than all his predecessors put together. Every religious order in Italy, however obscure, spends a fortune to get their founder canonised.

    And we know have the farce that the post-Vatican II popes canonise their recent predecessors. I've no doubt that it will be Santo subito for Benedict and Francis when they die.

    Paul VI won't get higher than Blessed because of his Italian actor boyfriend.

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    1. Having a boy friend or a girl friend only becomes a problem when it becomes known about,

      Secret boy friends and girl friends are no block to either ordination, consecration or canonization.

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  10. I agree with you, Sean when you say the Church needs to ".. come away to a holy place and think and pray"
    In spite of all the things that people outside it say about Opus Dei, do you know what my(controversial) opinion is? - - I have often thought that some of the seminarians who felt that they had a vocation and entered Maynooth and then found that they had real problems with the celibacy and single life re/loneliness etc would have found more satisfaction and contentment as members of Opus Dei. They could have opted for celibacy and community life if they had wanted that level of commitment but alternatively they could have opted for family life, children and even pursued another daily profession if they preferred a lesser involvement. Leaving Opus Dei after maybe years of work within in would not be a snap decision,but entirely possible especially if there's sickness or other unexpected circumstances in one's life and family. It happens all the time. No-one can take away your free will to "vote with your feet".

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    1. And what would Opus Dei have offered the gay ones?

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    2. Re/Pat's question.. What would Opus Dei have offered the gay ones?

      Since my own experience is that of a "straight" person, I can only do my best to give an honest answer from my own perspective... I found that the attitude to homosexuality seemed to be in line mainly with traditional Catholic viewpoints and since Opus Dei has a huge mix of people from different cultures, walks of life and levels of education, it is very likely(especially nowadays) that you would have maybe a surprising range of opinions... But a few things I can say for certain--
      Promiscuity, either single-sex couples or mixed is definitely strongly discouraged and regarded as an abuse of your sexuality and a sign of your treating other people as objects for your satisfaction and that means you are not treating them with love, dignity and respect. If you are a "supernumerary" you can marry provided that the Church would have married you anyway - - if you know what I mean.
      Secondly, it is their belief that it is seriously wrong to discriminate against a gay person in a way that makes him feel he is not being treated with fairness and compassion. If a gay person tries to be a full "numerary" he may be dissuaded by his spiritual advisor if they feel he will have real difficulty with the celibacy expectation. But exactly the same commitment is expected of the single straight members. It is very likely that in your "life plan" your spiritual director would try to persuade you that promiscuous short-term encounters were not going to bring you happiness in the long run or even lift your loneliness.
      Maybe some gay people would not at all be willing to have someone say that to them and would decide Opus Dei was too difficult and they would not join when their probationary period was over. A few, both gay and straight, would feel rancour towards the organisation and they would keep that bitterness afterwards.

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    3. Thank you.

      But even celibate gay people do not like to be called "disordered".

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    4. I am poster 16.!0.
      I do agree with you. I genuinely think that even in this day and age, people - - both inside and outside Opus Dei, - struggle to fully understand homosexuality. It appears to be "disordered" from the norm of what is required for procreation but how can we say that thousands and thousands of gay people are all "disordered". That's how they were born,how the Creator made them. Some,if they had any choice in the matter, would be exactly as they are and some would choose otherwise for certain family reasons. But they are what they are. I am. as I said in my previous post, a "straight" person but I cannot accept the use of the term "disordered" or at any rate in the sense it is often used. We really don't fully understand the whole thing...

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  11. Opus Dei members carefully stage "vocational crises" at vulnerable moments in recruits' lives. The recruits are often told that God calls people at certain times in their lives, and if they say "no" they will never receive God's grace in their lives because they are "on the wrong track."
    Opus Dei members often tell their "friends" that failure to follow a calling to Opus Dei will lead not only to a life of misery and discontent, but possibly to eternal damnation.

    Sounds like standard Roman Catholicism to me. Taking advantage of children to get them to follow a religion they would not follow if they had a real free choice is how Christianity and Islam have got to be so powerful. In that sense they are worse than Opus Dei!

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    1. Opus Dei does not admit people under 18 yrs. So your "children" comment is incorrect.

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  12. No pain, no gain. What's wrong with a little mortification? Keeps you in check. And the high connections are useful to gain power and glory for the order. Take a chi pill and don't dis it until you've tried it. Mortification naked is always best easier to place clean bandages on fresh wounds.

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    1. Is there enough pain in all our lived without inventing manufactured pain?

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  13. Canon Law allows a bishop to entrust the pastoral care of any parish or ministry to any religious institute or order to which he feels fit. This includes the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross and that is how Opus Dei have been entrusted with the care of parishes all over the world, the same as other Religious Orders and Institutes have been entrusted with parishes such as the Dominicans.

    Having had a reasonable amount of experience with Opus Dei I find many of these comments, and your commentary Pat to be the complete opposite of my experience. While I am not a member of 'The Work' I have been associated with it for a number of years which in the past has included weekly confession, monthly spiritual direction, attending vocation retreats, talks by the previous prelate, reading a lot of Opus Dei writings, and also attended formation evenings.

    I also know a good amount of members of Opus Dei both numeraries and supernumeraries, and I have found them all to be good living Christians and people full of virtue who live a holy and prayerful life. I think if we all emulated them then The Church would be alive and vibrant. I have never ever come across anyone being forced to join Opus Dei, nor coerced into joining in anyway. In fact I know of two young women who were discouraged from joining not for lack of suitability (and both were young single professionals) but it was discerned that it wasn't the right calling for them.

    Yes they do practice acts of physical and spiritual penance, but I see nothing wrong with this. It is not a hatred of the body or the physical, but rather as a sacrifice to offer up with the sufferings of Our Lord on the Cross. Yes they do support the work of Opus Dei with both time and money which is the same as what we do with our parishes and various charities we support.

    While there have been some people who have genuinely had some bad experiences with Opus Dei, I struggle to see that as common or the norm. People have also been the victims of Priests, Religious and even Bishops yet we don't condemn the Priesthood, all Religious, and the entire Episcopate because of some bad eggs. There is failings and shortcomings in any group or institution that involves humans. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" (Jn 8:7)

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    1. Why do you see 'acts of physical and spiritual penance' (mortifications) as suitable offerings to God?

      Why not just try to love someone more (especially the more difficult...why, someone like me, for instance) in spite of the pain of doing so?

      I suspect that Opus Dei members have put this cart before its horse.

      Seek first to love not to suffer, for if you seek the first, you'll surely find the second.

      BUT IT IS SPIRITUALLY IMPORTANT THAT THE SECOND COME SECOND.

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  14. Opus Dei is a church within the church, as are the Neo-Catechuminate, Communion & Liberation, and Charismatic Renewal.

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    1. I don't know why you believe Charismatic Renewal 'is a church within the church'.

      I have been a member of Charismatic Renewal for years, and there is (as far as I am aware) nothing in our constitution that is in any way theologically or spiritually maverick.

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    2. Opus Dei is not "a Church within a Church"

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    3. Lol, well that explains everything.

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  15. Pat, have you seen the video of Papa Bergolio having a Phonsie-style hissy fit? Google Pope Francis gets angry. It's a gas.

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    1. I saw that. The Pope understandably got angry. How would you like it at his age to be pulled and hauled like that? They could have broken the Pope’s arm! If you think that is funny it says more about you!

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    2. I thought that Pope Francis The Humble said "who am I to judge"?

      What happened to turn the other cheek?

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    3. Yes, I felt sorry for the poor man.

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    4. Arlene's on fire2 October 2017 at 17:48

      I'm surprised that Frank didn't get the popemobile to run over the man he was roaring at, as happened in Columbia.

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    5. Incorrect.. with regard to Colombia.. and not just your spelling either!

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  16. Just watched the video of Cardinal Burke entering the basilica. Any wonder our separated brethren lave a laugh.

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    1. What has all that transvestitism to do with Jesus of Nazareth?

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    2. Pat, I worked in a Parish where Opus Dei had a house for members, mostly professional. They came to mass most mornings or evenings, supported our Parish in whatever way possible, took part in some activities and seemed very normal to me. While I might question some of their practices, I found nothing unusual or sinister. I think it's unfair to allow some bloggers to make unverifiable accusations on the evidence of one or two articles in a mocking and sneering manner. I certainly wouldn't be Opus Dei material but for thousands of members throughout the world, they are enabling them to grow daily in their faith, spirituality and prayer. They encourage members to seek holiness snd live the gospel in their everyday lives. What's wrong with that? Every group will have its challenges and difficulties - and its detractors but Opus Dei is essentially Truly Catholic and somehow in the minds of some, that's just too much!!

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    3. It's not their being truly Catholic which is the problem. It's their Manichaeistic Jansenism that is.

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  17. I have heard of the 'option for the poor'. I'm just wondering is Opus Dei the 'option for the rich', on the posh end of the spectrum? They seem to be quite selective as to whom they will approach whether it be in seminary, the workplace, or other spheres of social influence.

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    1. It is absolutely right that Opus Dei should be selective as it would be wrong and frankly a waste of time to coerce people who were obviously not going to be able to live to the exacting standards. Some other people more or less make their own way towards Opus Dei by constantly enquiring and turning up to participate in open retreats and events or by writing in requesting information etc.

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  18. I imagine the Opus will also be full of closet pooves, saying one thing, but pooving on anything in trousers.

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    1. 'Pooves' and 'pooving'?

      Is this the new slang?

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    2. Maybe a typo for poofs

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    3. You must have been pooved on at some point, I'm sure.

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    4. I doubt that very much.

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  19. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1308090/Why-does-Opus-Dei-member-Sarah-Cassidy-attach-cilice-leg-day.html

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  20. What a load of old cobblers. Opus Dei, The Knights of whom ever never mind the boy scouts of Ireland. There's always a price to be paid. For some it's their very soul I suspect.

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  21. Curious in the West2 October 2017 at 15:16

    What's the relationship between OD and the Fraternity of St Peter? Was the young Galway priest who recently transferred to the latter not really a member of the former after all?

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