Friday, December 30, 2011

Opus Dei

by Edd Doerr

Opus Dei is a secretive ultraconservative Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928 by a priest, Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. It is active in the US and elsewhere. It was given a bit of a slam in Dan Brown's book and movie The Da Vinci Code. Numerous books have exposed its cultlike operation.

Abundant info on the group is available from the Opus Dei Awareness Network (ODAN), Box 4333, Pittsfield, MA 01202. See their web site ---


Don Wharton said...

Frightening stuff!!!

lucette said...

A few years ago, an American member of Opus Dei was convicted of spying. His colleagues called him "Mr. Death". Opus Dei was in the news for a few weeks. They are still very timid compared to the CIA, I guess.

Edd.Doerr said...

After posting this comment I ran across the 3-page article "Opus Dei: Holy Mafia?" that I published in Americans United's magazine Church & State in October 1970. The comprehensive piece is available from me for $2 (postage & handling).

Edd Doerr, Box 6656, Silver Spring, Md 20916

(Note: I was editor of Church & State from 1970 to 1982.)