Thursday, January 08, 2009

Benedict XVI the Vicar of Opus Dei

Benedict XVI is a secret member of the Opus Dei and he reads and follows all the writings of the founder St. Josemaria Escriva. Therefore he says Mass in Latin and perform the black magic of the Eucharist and turn flour-into-flesh of Christ. But Opus Dei is intrinsically evil as they silenced the Jesuit Jon Sobrino who has worked all his life as a missionary with the poorest of Christ in El Salvador.

Opus Dei do not tolerate any criticism about them or the Pope, and they buy out or silence all their enemies and critics like the Opus in Brasil -- see ODAN's article below.

John Paul II, Cardinal Ratzinger his right-hand man during his papacy, and the Vatican Opus Dei elite supplied the El Salvadorian Army with the whereabouts and activities of religious people which made it easy for them to kidnap or kill these religious servants of the poor. The Jesuit President of the University of Central America was one of the victims of John Paul II's oppressive papacy and he was massacred by the army together with 5 other Jesuit professors and two female colleagues. This year on November 16, 2009 marks their 21st martyrdom anniversary. - Read excerpts, sample pages, table of contents,etc.

John Paul II travelled around the world but he used the poor people as his props (like an actor and politician) and hardly knew their true conditions. He kissed babies left and right but he ignored the thousands of little boys (and little girls) - 12,000 in America alone -- sodomized by his papal-priests-pedophiles. In El Salvador, he suppressed the poor Crucified Peoples and the Jesuits Martyrs who were working for social justice - whose anniversary is November 16.

Below is an excerpt from Jon Sobrino's book that speaks of John Paul II's un-realistic papal attitudes and ignorant perception towards the poor. These are the paragraphs that made Benedict XVI issued the "Notification" and the Opus Dei Bishop of El Salvador "silence" Sobrino, meaning he can no longer teach or preach and help the poor to whom he has given all his life in service.

Witnesses to the Kingdom: The Martyrs of El Salvador and the Crucified Peoples

Page 141. Important ecclesial events, like a papal visit, are often organized in such a way that they too produce a feeling of unreality. In the Pope’s 1996 visit to El Salvador, it is true that most of the people who attended were poor. But all one could see of their reality was their religious enthusiasm, more or less effectively organized. One didn’t see their poverty, their fears, their discouragement and helplessness, not even their true faith and hope; one didn’t see their reality. As the event was organized, the poor served more as a backdrop than as the reality of the country; in the foreground were minorities that do not represent the reality: the government, legislators and politicians, the rich and powerful, and the Church beside them. The Pope’s visit neither reflected reality nor, to judge from the consequences, had any important effect on it.

On page 140. This applies to the allocutions and homilies of the Pope to the Congregation when he was an "adult-pope’. And that is still a serious problem: humanistas without sarx, factuality without reality (in the world of the poor). To give a few examples: one often gets a feeling of unreality from homilies, documents and messages that do not make central - although they may mention it - the poverty of reality, the injustice and corruption that cause it, and the cover-up that accompanies it. The feeling of unreality comes especially from the lack of commitment to get involved in the conflict, to struggle against injustice and to suffer the consequences. Words, words, words, as J. Comblin calls such messages in the article mentioned above. At another level, one gets the same feeling of unreality from a seminary formation that protects the seminarian from reality; or from the spiritualities and pastoral practices promoted or tolerated by movements that lead the human being into an a-historical transcendence with infantilizing consequences. (From Martyrs of El Salvador. By Jon Sobrino)

Links: Benedict XVI and Jon Sobrino

Benedict XVI-God's Rottweiler voracious appetite for the Jesuits

New Pope Benedict XVI's first bite: the Jesuits

The El Salvador Martyrs November 16, 1989

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December 15, 2008

Dear Friends of ODAN,

This past year ODAN learned that our Portuguese sister website,, located in Brazil, no longer is a source for information about Opus Dei. Opuslivre was one of three organizations that formed “The International Collaboration for Truth about Opus Dei” (ICTOD). The other two, ODAN and Opus Libros of Spain joined together to show Opus Dei’s questionable practices existed around the world, wherever Opus Dei was located. After the managers of Opuslivre inadvertently let the domain name expire, it was purchased by Opus Dei. Reflecting on this action by Opus Dei, the question to ask is this: What does Opus Dei fear about the free flow of information that it would pursue shutting down those who have experienced firsthand Opus Dei’s deception and manipulation? This is the type of action employed by extremist regimes, whether fascist or communist, where information is routinely stifled through control of all forms of media.

ODAN supporters and those familiar with cult information may remember the similar demise of the Cult Awareness Network (CAN) which was completely taken over by Scientology in 1997. Opus Dei’s actions speak louder than its words.

Opus Dei also withholds information about itself. Sometimes the information withheld is so important that it denies a person the right to an informed opinion about what Opus Dei is. An example of Opus Dei withheld information happened recently when a well known supernumerary member of Opus Dei was a guest on a Catholic radio show that took live phone calls. His topic was “no more secrets” in the Catholic Church and his new book on the subject. When a caller asked him why Opus Dei was still permitted to have secret Constitutions, he replied he was reading a book which had the Constitutions in the back. The caller pointed out he was in error, that he was talking about the Statutes, which was different. The caller asked if he knew supernumerary members are not full members, as it says in the Constitutions. The supernumerary did not know what to say but pointed to John Allen’s book “Opus Dei”. The caller said that John Allen got a copy of the English Statutes under a non disclosure agreement, so how can he say they are not secret. The difference between the 1950 Constitutions and the 1982 Statutes which erected Opus Dei as a Personal Prelature is important because the Statutes do not tell the whole story.

The 1982 document was necessary because Opus Dei changed its canonical status from a Secular Institute to a Personal Prelature. This gave them the opportunity to rewrite their governing documents. They wrote them according to the criteria relevant to them at the time and the legal criteria (especially how priests were to be members within the norms of Canon Law, and the Prelature's relationship to the bishops) were the driving force of the revision. The revision was not a complete revision and the authors carried forward many of their foundational traditions, rights and obligations by stating in the concluding paragraphs of the 1982 Statutes that anything not directly abrogated or superseded by the 1950 Constitutions is still in effect. This allowed a certain efficiency; the 1982 document is significantly shorter and more compact. It also allowed the 1982 document to be more inspiring and less revealing than the 1950 one, should it ever become public, which was increasingly likely as Opus Dei grew and became more widely known and accepted. (Opus Dei has kept their governing documents secret from their very first erection as a diocesan pious association.) The 1950 document tells a lot more about the internal manner of being of Opus Dei. Opus Dei continues to hold this document as secretly as possible.[1]

To the unsuspecting public, it appears that Opus Dei is revealing its innermost secrets and governing documents when in reality it is not. Opus Dei uses unsuspecting members and others to promote erroneous information about itself. This is not only untruthful but morally wrong.

Opus Dei did not make public these governing documents for the world to read and they are still withholding information. The ODAN website was the first place the Opus Dei Constitutions and Statutes could be read in English. If you would like to read the Opus Dei Statutes and its Constitutions, go to the ODAN website and

The ODAN web site is a clearing house for information about Opus Dei. We intend to continue this important site. Many of you have sought information about Opus Dei from ODAN and know how important it is to maintain this valuable resource. ODAN needs your support financially to continue the task at hand. Please keep ODAN in your prayers. We need your prayerful and financial help.

Yours truly,

Dianne R. DiNicola

Executive Director


[1] 1950 Constitutions of Opus Dei -- Latin and English –Introduction, Dennis Dubro, January 25, 2005. ODAN Website

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