Despot Benedict XVI does not allow freedom of speech in the Catholic Church
Freedom of speech is one of our American basic human rights. Unfortunately under the totalitarian government of the Vatican, the despot Pope does not allow any form of freedom of speech. That is why Benedict XVI and the Opus Dei Bishop of El Salvador “silenced” our hero the Jesuit Jon Sobrino and forbid him to preach and teach in all Catholic venues.
We have featured in detail, see our earlier posts, why Jon Sobrino was silenced by Benedict XVI and the Opus Dei Bishop see also the John Paul II Millstone www.jp2m.blogspot.com. And ODAN explains it clearly that Opus Dei, who controls the papacy since John Paul II, do not allow freedom of speech.
Official Announcement of ICTOD, the International
Collaboration for Truth about Opus Dei
A collaboration of three separate groups who have experienced
firsthand the deceptive, manipulative and cult-like practices of Opus Dei
has been formed in response to Opus Dei's depiction of itself to the
media and the general public.
Note: Regrettably, it is our understanding that the domain name www.opuslivre.org has been purchased by Opus Dei and is no longer a source for information about Opus Dei. Nevertheless, concerned individuals and former Opus Dei members remain in Brazil. Please contact ODAN if you would like to be placed in contact with others from Brazil.
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...
OpusLivre, Opus Dei Awareness Network, Inc. and Opus Libros http://www.opuslibros.org/ have announced the formation of The International Collaboration for Truth about Opus Dei (ICTOD). The collaboration is the result of three separate groups of people who have had harmful experiences with Opus Dei in locations from all over the world wherever Opus Dei operates.
ICTOD was formed to challenge the statements made by Opus Dei in its recent media campaign to dispel the image depicted in the book and recent movie, The DaVinci Code.
The collaboration consists of Opuslivre, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Opus Dei Awareness Network, (ODAN) based in the United States, and Opus Libros, http://www.opuslibros.org/ based in Madrid, Spain.
ICTOD believes Opus Dei has focused on the extremes of the movie, such as bloody use of the discipline (whip) and the cilice (spiked chain) while saying nothing about how the organization takes away a person's freedom through a subtle indoctrination process consisting of aggressive recruiting techniques, the withholding of information necessary to make an informed choice and the use of subtle pressure, fear and guilt to exact blind obedience upon its members. ICTOD will focus its resources to educating the public about the absolute control and obedience that exists in Opus Dei along with deceptive and manipulative recruiting practices.
For more information about ICTOD, including contact information and a statement from the coordinator of Opus Libros: ICTOD http://www.odan.org/ictod.htm