Saturday, April 09, 2005

Opus Dei Pope?

Opus Dei has welcomed the election of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope.

"This is a time of great joy," Opus Dei's prelate, Bishop Javier Echevarria, said in a statement pledging support for the new pontiff.


Justice Antonin Scalia of the US Supreme Court is Opus Dei.,12271,1317386,00.html
Challenged about his views on sexual morality, Justice Scalia surprised his audience at Harvard University, telling them: "I even take the position that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged."

Opus Dei was founded in Spain in 1928 by Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer.

The greatest (in terms of damage to the National Security) Spy in the U.S. was FBI ex-Special Agent Robert P. Hanssen, an active member of the Opus Dei; as reportedly was his superior, the Former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

In July 2000, Mark Belnick, top lawyer at Tyco International Ltd., received a $2 million payment toward a $12 million bonus.

Prosecutors said that payment bought Mr. Belnick's silence about the looting of Tyco.

Mr. Belnick, formerly an observant Jew, had converted to Catholicism and become an active supporter of Opus Dei


Their Kingdom Come: Inside the Secret World of Opus Dei, written by Robert Hutchison claims that Opus Dei were active in Chile through the Institute for General Studies which the CIA financed at the direction of President Nixon. It was that Institute that allegedly planned the coup against Allende by General Pinochet in 1973.

Not only did Pinochet have Opus Dei ministers in his regime, but also his foreign minister was later identified as a CIA agent by the LosAngeles Times, as reported by Penny Lernoux in her book, People of God.

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