A few years ago, E. Michael Jones wrote a book called "The Man Behind The Curtain", which was basically a hit piece on Michael Voris of Church Militant TV. I read the book, too. One thing that immediately took me aback was the admission that Jones got some of his material from conversations with Voris's spiritual director at the time. I thought to myself, "what kind of spiritual director reveals information divulged to him in confidence?" If the information was gleaned during the Sacrament of Confession and the director was a priest, then said director violated the Confessional Seal and incurred automatic excommunication.
I did find it odd that Jones never mentioned Opus Dei, even though I clearly recall when Voris touted it on one of his Vortexes (I blogged about it at the time). Randy Engel, author of "Rite Of Sodomy", today released her piece "All The Men Behind The Opus Dei Curtain". In it, she details not only Voris's connection with Opus Dei, but that of Jones himself (why he never mentioned OD)?
As you read the piece, you'll see how Opus Dei puts out its tentacles into all sorts of ventures, each of these hiding under various names but all having common directors (not unlike the various progressive organizations sharing their "usual suspects"). I share her conclusion that Opus Dei is a cult that engages in destructive thought-reform control of its members. By far it is not the only organization with a Catholic veneer to do so. We all recall how the Legionnaires of Christ / Regnum Christi empire went down in flames as Father Marcel Maciel was disciplined by Pope Benedict XVI. I myself was a member of a charismatic cult so I've experienced first-hand the tactics employed by these outfits.
Ladies and gentlemen, even though the Catholic Church is under vicious attack, even from the papacy, it is she who bestows the Sacraments and Teachngs. Anything else is, at best, extraneous.
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