Thursday, April 27, 2006

Let the spin begin ...

Opus Dei is on the offensive as it awaits (with fear and trembling?) the release of The Da Vinci Code movie on May 19. Voice of America, of all outlets, posted this profile.

It's hard to feel sorry for Opus on this one. The can't refuse to identify members or explicitly name their ministries and then complain when they're accused of secrecy. And, although I doubt they're as sinister as Dan Brown makes them in his WORK OF FICTION (!!!), for a group of only 80,000, they exert incredible influence in a church of 1.2 billion.

So no more whining, OK?


At 12:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I checked, parishes don't publish lists of registered parishioners, either. Sounds suspiciously secretive to me...

Couldn't have anything to do with-- respecting people's privacy??? No, no, no. It's so much more fun to make it sound sinister.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger CtotheL said...

Nonsense. Parishes publish directories all the time, and parishes by the their nature are public entities, as is the church itself.

Besides, what was that Jesus said about hiding your light?

If all Opus was involved in was the individual spiritual perfection of its members, I might be willing to agree with you. But as an organization it vigorously pursues influence in both ecclesial and civil society. So I'm afraid the demand for privacy falls a little flat.

At 1:49 PM, Blogger Heidi said...

I would think Opus Dei members would be proud to be members of that organization. I don't hide my religious affiliations.


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