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13,037. Opus Dei: Blessed by pain. Loved by pain. Sanctified by pain. Glorified by pain. (Catholicism & Pain & Opus Dei) Satanic Vatican
13,038. Opus Dei: they took the darkest of Catholicism with a fascist political character. (Catholicism & Opus Dei) ibid.
60,075. Within the Catholic Church is a powerful group. Opus Dei ... Critics call it secretive and cult-like. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) Decoding the Past: Opus Dei
60,076. It began in 1928 with a divine inspiration experienced by a devout Spanish priest. Following what he believed was God’s holy call Father Josemaria Escriva formed a new Catholic group. He would later name it Opus Dei, Latin for God’s work. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) ibid.
60,077. The Da Vinci Code also dramatically introduces the controversial ritual of corporal mortification. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) ibid.
60,078. Opus Dei has 87,000 members in 61 countries. Its membership is comprised mostly of lay people. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) ibid.
60,079. Escriva and Opus Dei have been repeatedly accused of supporting Franco’s fascists and repressive reign. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) ibid.
60,080. Later in 1939 Escriva published The Way, his book of 199 short passages known as Maxims. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) ibid.
60,081. But many of their practices invite suspicion and scepticism ... What separates Opus Dei members from other Catholic lay organisations is their rigorous daily routine. Members attend mass and receive communion daily. Prayer is constant. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) ibid.
60,082. Perhaps the most controversial aspect of Opus Dei is the practise of corporal mortification. Acts of self-denial or voluntary pain as penance, a kind of bodily sacrifice. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) ibid.
60,083. But it’s the more extreme forms of mortification practised by the numeries that draw the most scrutiny. (Opus Dei & Catholicism) ibid.
60,084. If you don’t get up at a set hour, you’ll never fulfil your plan in life. Josemaria Escriva, The Way 78
60,085. Unless you mortify yourself you’ll never be a prayerful soul. ibid. 172
60,086. Blessed be pain. Loved be pain. Sanctified be pain. Glorified by pain. (Opus Dei & Pain) ibid. 308
25,822. War has a supernatural object ... But at last we must love it. (War & Opus Dei) ibid. 311
60,087. Be slow to reveal the intimate details of your apostolate. Don’t you see that the world in its selfishness will fail to understand? ibid. 643
60,088. There are many people, holy people, who don’t understand your way. Don’t strive to make them understand. It would be a waste of time and give rise to indiscretions. ibid. 650
60,089. Winning new apostles. It’s the unmistakable sign of true zeal. ibid. 793
60,090. Obedience, the sure way. Blind obedience to your superior, the way of sanctity. (Opus Dei & Obedience) ibid. 941
60,091. It’s meant to be uncomfortable. That’s the point of it. Father John Wauck, Opus Dei member
60,092. They have a programme of life. A spiritual programme that they follow every day as Opus Dei members ... These people have chosen to live a fairly controlled and disciplined life of spiritual sacrifice. John Allen, author Opus Dei: An Objective Look
60,093. We were always being encouraged to get more members, make more friends. Charles Shaw, member 1991-1993
60,094. It was a fear of Hell that allowed me to stay for so long. Dennis Dumbro, Opus Dei member 1970-1987
60,095. When I joined Opus Dei I was told you can’t call your family and you can’t visit them. Colleen O’Neill, Opus Dei member 1985-2005
60,096. What I am doing is pointing out something I believe is like a cancer. They ruin people’s lives, and tear families apart. Dianne DiNicola, Opus Dei Awareness Network
60,097. Reactionary secret political and theological organisation from Franco’s Spain, which has been involved in scandals connected with banks, universities and governments ... which has features characteristic of the Middle Ages and counter-Reformation. Hans Kung, The Catholic Church: A Short History 2002