The following sites are
provided for information purposes only. External sites are not endorsed
by the Opus Dei Awareness Network, Inc. (ODAN), nor are the views
expressed necessarily those of ODAN, Inc.
Sites about Opus Dei
BEWARE THE CULT OF OPUS
DEI - from Traditio.com, Traditional Roman Catholic Network.
Scroll down to "June 22" to
read this account of the cult-like tendencies in Opus Dei, including blind
obedience to superiors, the belief that the group is entirely perfect as it was
established by the Founder, and fascist tendencies turned to religious purposes.
On the same website, there are further comments about Opus Dei at the following
link (scroll down to "Opus Dei" in the alphabetical listing:
website about Opus Dei in Spanish! Opus
Libros was created by former numeraries of Opus Dei. Opus Libros
has over 500 testimonies and other writings under Tus
Escritos (Your Writings), and entire books written by former
numerary members about their experiences in Opus Dei under Libros
Silenciados or (Silenced Books).
Website about Opus Dei in Portuguese! Opus
Livre based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has testimonies from former members,
books written about the negative aspects of Opus Dei and links in Portuguese.
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..
Unofficial Homepage of Opus Dei - Based in Austria, this site
has an article called "Frequently
Asked Questions about Opus Dei", by Franz Schaefer, and
page from people who have been adversely affected by Opus Dei.
the open directory project, is a search engine with many links to
information about Opus Dei.
website Includes various Opus Dei-related articles.
Dei's Official Homepage. This is where you can find Opus Dei's
point of view.
Information and Support
in Massachusetts, Steve Hassan's Freedom
of Mind website provides resources, news and information about
destructive cults and mind control techniques, as well as nformation
in order to help oneself or others.
International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is an interdisciplinary
network of academicians, professionals, former group members, and
families who study and educate the public about social-psychological
influence and control, authoritarianism, and zealotry in cultic
groups, alternative movements, and other environments. Founded in
1979 as AFF (American Family Foundation), ICSA took on its current
name in late 2004 to better reflect the organization's focus and
increasingly international and scholarly dimensions.
of the United Campus Ministry at Colorado State University and Interfaith
of Fort Collins, the Religious
Movement Resource Center provides information on destructive
cults and provides services including counseling, legal referrals,
an extensive library, workshops, and more.
Religious Groups Awareness International Network (REGAIN) is a not-for-profit organization, stemming from the
negative and abusive experiences caused by the Legionaries of Christ
and their counterpart, Regnum Christi. Based in Illinois, REGAIN's
goal is to provide counseling and support to individuals and their
families, while helping them to deal with the guilt and shame associated
with abuse, understanding the experience and regaining a healthy
balance for the rest of their lives.
Before his death, Legionaries of Christ Founder
Father Marcial Maciel Degollado
was forbidden by the Vatican
to engage in any public ministry in the wake of allegations
made by several individuals that Maciel had sexually
molested them over a period of time that encompasses decades.
For more information:
Legion of Christ
in London, the Family
Action Information and Resource (FAIR) offers support to families
and individuals who have been adversely affected by cult involvement.
in London, The
Cult Information Center, (CIC) is an educational charity providing
advice and information for victims of cults, their families and
friends, researchers and the media.
in Spain, Asesoramiento e Información
sobre Sectas (AIS) is located at Diagonal 430, 1º 1ª,
08003 Barcelona, SPAIN. Tel. 93 301 30 24; Fax 93 301 87 44. Their
e-mail address is email@example.com.
This website is in Spanish.
in Australia, the Cult Information
and Family Support Incorporated (CIFS) has the following address:
P.O. Box 385, West Ryde NSW 1685 AUSTRALIA. The fax number is 02-9868-7245.
e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIFS publishes the Cult Watcher, a quarterly Australian Review
of articles relating to cultism and unethical social influence.
Retreat and Resource Center provides a program of counseling
and instruction to individuals who have suffered psychological and
spiritual distress resulting from trauma due to destructive cults
or cult-like organizations/relationships.
December 13, 2010