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Opus Dei


Opus Dei’s Influence Is Felt in All of Washington’s Corridors of Power

“Opus Dei is an efficient machine run to achieve worldly power,” wrote investigative reporter Penny Lernoux in her book, People of God.

The Secret Money Behind the Push to Ban Abortion

Carrie Severino leads the Judicial Crisis Network, a nonprofit that has spent millions of dollars promoting conservative judges.

Opus Dei’s Influence on the U.S. Judiciary

When John Roberts was nominated for the Court, Opus Dei’s Austin Ruse said his fellow conservative Catholics could "breathe easy".

Teen Rape Victim Jailed for 30 Years for Stillbirth in Catholic Controlled El Salvador

El Salvador - one of five countries where abortion is illegal in all circumstances - has imprisoned dozens of young women for murder.

Holy Smoke and Mirrors: The Vatican Conspiracy

In its zeal to stamp out communism, the Vatican set up alliances during WWII with various secret societies, fascist groups and spying agencies.

Welcome to El Salvador – Forty years’ jail for your miscarriage

Up until 1998, the law in El Salvador permitted abortions in cases of rape, incest or in which the health of the woman was threatened.

Opus Dei & Christian Dominion

The Catholic Church is dominionist by deed. ‘Christian Dominion’ is most easily described as the ‘rule of God’s law’ trumps the ‘rule of secular law’.

How the Vatican Infringes on US Sovereignty

The Vatican acts in part, often soundlessly and most effectively, through a relatively small number of Americans who give the Church their loyalty.

Pope Francis is not anti-capitalism. By his actions, he supports the plutocracy

Three cardinals have emerged as the most powerful in Francis' papacy; all have close ties to Opus Dei. Two now control Vatican finance.

A Primer on Opus Dei in Latin America

Opus Dei (Latin for “the Work of God”) is one of the most conservative orders in the Catholic church.