Criticism of Opus Dei. "Opus Dei" is Latin for "Work of God." Opus Dei is a unique organization in the Catholic Church. It is the only personal prelature in the world--something between a religious order and a worldwide diocese. Opus Dei purports to promote lay spirituality, but critics say it is secretive, elitist, harmful, and even cult-like.

Other languages: Spanish.

Media publications

  • "Inside the Hell of Opus Dei": Book lifts cowl on 'misogynist' Opus Dei Defector tells of threats and humiliation she suffered during 13 years in secret sect. From The Telegraph, UK. [RSS] (Published 2007-11-05 00:00:00)
  • 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' Transcript from show about Opus Dei, including observations from an anti-cult expert and Catholics who have been severely harmed but the cult. From (Published 2005-06-09 00:00:00)
  • A creepy scrape with the Da Vinci Code set Before he knew it, Damian Thompson had learnt some unsavoury truths about the Catholic sect – and become one of its 'secret enemies'. The Telegraph, UK. (Published 2005-01-18 00:00:00)
  • Alito and Opus Dei A Senate staffer confirmed that the Judiciary Committee received numerous "notes and letters" stating that Judge Samuel Alito is a member of the Opus Dei cult. From Counterpunch. (Published 2006-01-30 00:00:00)
  • An inside look at Opus Dei For such a small group, Opus Dei is a huge source of intrigue. A glimpse at the most controversial group in Catholicism. From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (Published 2006-04-16 00:00:00)
  • Ancien Régime Meets High Finance in Opus Dei Book review of "Their Kingdom Come." [National Catholic Reporter] (Published 1998-10-23 00:00:00)
  • Brownback for President In 1996, Brownback fell under the spell of Rev. John McCloskey, an anchor at the right-wing Catholic organization Opus Dei. He was baptized a Catholic “not in a church but in a chapel tucked between lobbyists' offices on K Street that is run by Opus Dei." From BeyondChron. (Published 2006-12-20 00:00:00)
  • Club Class Simon Cox gains access to the hidden world of Opus Dei, one of the most mysterious and controversial clubs in the world, to separate the fact from the fiction. To their critics, they are a secretive elite cult who brainwash their members, control the Vatican and have tentacles reaching into governments all over the world. From BBC Radio 4. Requires RealPlayer. (Published 2005-10-27 00:00:00)
  • Duceppe assails Tory candidate's Opus Dei affiliation A candidate for the Canadian parliament is revealed to be a member of the Opus Dei cult. From The Toronto Star. (Published 2008-09-09 00:00:00)
  • Ex-Opus Dei Members Decry Blind Obedience It's been more than 15 years since Tammy DiNicola left Opus Dei, but she still tries to raise awareness about the secretive and conservative Roman Catholic group. From ABC News, USA. (Published 2006-05-16 00:00:00)
  • Forget Scientology, how about Opus Dei Thanks to the fervor over “The Da Vinci Code,”, this close-knit Catholic movement is the only fringe religious group that is also a household name. From (Published 2006-05-16 00:00:00)
  • Italian magazine publishes fresh cartoons of Holy Prophet An Italian magazine run by the influential Catholic conservative Opus Dei cult has published a new caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, sparking outrage among Muslim associations. From Daily Times, Pakistan. (Published 2006-04-16 00:00:00)
  • Meet the real Opus Dei He removes his shirt and reaches for a five-tailed whip. Quietly intoning a recitation, he starts to scourge his back. The cords bite painfully into his flesh, but again and again the erect figure lashes himself. From The Times Online, UK. (Published 2006-05-14 00:00:00)
  • Mi General Opus Dei activity in Chile. [Z Magazine] (Published 2000-04-01 00:00:00)
  • Muscular Catholicism Article detailing Opus Dei's operations in the United Kingdom, including the use of tranquilizers on members and using student residences as recruitment fronts. By Annabel Miller, from The Tablet, United Kingdom. (Published 2001-11-17 00:00:00)
  • Novak’s Sect Appeal Does Bob Novak owe his uncanny capacity for secrecy to the right-wing Catholic sect Opus Dei? The columnist has so far managed to ignore persistent demands that he reveal his involvement in the Valerie Plame leak—a feat of rare internal fortitude that some say is a hallmark of the shadowy Catholic group. From Radar Online. (Published 2005-08-09 00:00:00)
  • Opening the Doors of Opus Dei report from Harvard University, USA; from The Harvard Crimson student newspaper. (Published 2003-04-10 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei NPR's religion reporter Duncan Moon delves into the criticisms of Opus Dei. 4 minutes 50 seconds in length. RealAudio file. [All Things Considered] (Published 2002-10-06 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei Transcript of PBS program which interviewed both members and critics. [Religion and Ethics Newsweekly] (Published 2001-06-29 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei, Vilified in `Da Vinci Code,' Runs Global MBA Schools excellent article detailing Opus Dei's cultic aspects, recruiting techniques, infiltration activities, financial assets and worldwide operations. From (Published 2006-04-26 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei and John Paul II He was groomed for the Papacy, long before he was elected Pope, by the ultra-right-wing sect Opus Dei. From (Published 2005-04-08 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei and the Pope Members of the conservative Roman Catholic group Opus Dei occupy leadership positions throughout the church. The late Pope John Paul II made the founder a saint in 2004. But critics of the movement accuse Opus Dei of unscrupulous brainwashing. From NPR; requires RealPlayer. (Published 2005-04-05 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei as a Political Force in Post Cold War Latin America American Political Science Association, Wash DC, USA; Panel "Comparative Political Manifestations of the Roman Catholic Church", 2nd draft, 1:30 PM (Published 1997-08-29 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei in the United States Written by Father James Martin, an Associate Editor at America Magazine in New York City, USA. (Published 1995-02-25 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei lifts lid without revealing secrets An Opus Dei official in Spain was anxious to convince an English reporter that there is nothing unusual about the organisation. [Telegraph] (Published 2002-03-23 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei must shed light on its dark image The conservative Roman Catholic group which gained international notoriety in The Da Vinci Code is too secretive for its own good. [Reuters] (Published 2005-10-05 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei paper prints prophet in hell cartoon A cartoon depicting Muhammed in hell has been published by an Italian magazine close to Opus Dei, bringing angry criticism from Muslim groups and disapproval from the Vatican. From The Guardian Unlimited. (Published 2006-04-17 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei Saint Report on the controversial canonization of Josemaria Escriva. RealAudio. [Weekend Edition] (Published 2002-10-06 00:00:00)
  • Opus Dei Sisters Lesley Hickson's terraced house looks like all its neighbours - with nothing to identify it as an Opus Dei centre. Article details the self-torture in the Opus Dei cult. From The Sunday Mail, UK. (Published 2006-05-07 00:00:00)
  • Power and Mystery As Opus Dei's founder is canonized, Catholics wonder if the secretive lay group will one day help pick the next Pope; from Time Magazine - Europe (Published 2002-10-07 00:00:00)
  • Scalia and Opus Dei: Radicals on the High Court Article that discusses Justice Antonin Scalia's involvement in Opus Dei and the effects that such involvement may have on the US Supreme Court and the US legal system.By Mike Whitney; Counterpunch political newsletter, Weekend Edition. (Published 2004-01-17 00:00:00)
  • Secret Service Review of Maria del Carmen Tapia's book "Beyond the Threshold: A Life in Opus Dei." With a link to the first chapter of the book. [New York Times] (Published 1997-10-12 00:00:00)
  • Secretive sect dubbed 'Mafia shrouded in white' Fine article that discusses the problems with Opus Dei in Glasgow, Scotland. From The Scotsman, Scotland, UK. (Published 2005-01-21 00:00:00)
  • Secrets and spies The Da Vinci Code and claims about the new cabinet minister, Ruth Kelly, have put Opus Dei in the headlines. What sort of organisation is it today? By Michael Walsh, from The Tablet, The International Catholic Weekly. (Published 2005-01-01 00:00:00)
  • Selling orthodoxy to Washington power brokers from the National Catholic Reporter, the independent newsweekly (Published 2003-09-05 00:00:00)
  • Special Report - Decoding Opus Dei It's one of the most mysterious and controversial groups in the world, and it's sanctioned by the Vatican! To the critics, Opus Dei is a secretive cult, where members are brainwashed. From WHDH-TV, Boston. (Published 2006-03-20 00:00:00)
  • Spotted history aside, Opus Dei forges close campus links Article looking at the problems that Opus Dei has caused. Also details mysterious finances in New Jersey, USA. The Daily Princetonian. (Published 2005-03-22 00:00:00)
  • State Education Ministry Rejects Opus Dei School The Opus Dei cult fails in its bid to open a school for recruiting purposes in Potsdam, Germany. From. Deutsche Welle (Published 2007-05-03 00:00:00)
  • Survivor Describes Days in Opus Dei Review of Maria del Carmen Tapia's book "Beyond the Threshold." [National Catholic Reporter] (Published 1997-09-05 00:00:00)
  • The Crusaders A powerful faction of religious and political conservatives is waging a latter-day counterreformation, battling widespread efforts to liberalize the American Catholic Church. Fr. C. John McCloskey and Opus Dei discussed throughout the article. [Boston Globe Magazine] (Published 2003-11-02 00:00:00)
  • The Da Vinci Senator Senator Brownback, an Opus Dei cult member, attempts to merge church and state by trying to change the US Constitution using a report from an Opus Dei-backed think tank. From AlterNet. (Published 2006-06-19 00:00:00)
  • The Dei today Opus Dei, a mysterious arm of the Catholic Church, has been thrust under the spotlight. So what is known about the group? (Published 2005-01-24 00:00:00)
  • The hand of Opus Dei in El Salvador The gap between rich and poor is widening, and more Salvadorans are dying of violent acts than during the civil war. The martyred Oscar Romero's successor is an Opus Dei man who preaches individual salvation and attempts to squash liberation theology. [The Tablet] (Published 2000-11-18 00:00:00)
  • The Rev. John McCloskey: The Catholic Church's K Street Lobbyist The high-profile Opus Dei priest preaches good news to the rich, and wants to throw Catholics who disagree with him out of the Church. [Slate] (Published 2002-08-09 00:00:00)
  • The Rise of Opus Dei A report on the controversy surrounding the secretive organisation and the meteoric rise of its founder to canonisation. [BBC News] (Published 2002-10-04 00:00:00)
  • The secret life of Opus Dei Ruth Kelly says the Catholic group's support is a private matter, but it is surrounded by a reactionary miasma. By Michael Walsh, author of an excellent book on the Opus Dei cult. From The Guardian Unlimited, UK. (Published 2005-01-26 00:00:00)
  • The Way of the Faithful Review of Maria del Carmen Tapia's book "Beyond the Threshold: A Life in Opus Dei." Includes a link to the first chapter of the book. [Washington Post] (Published 1997-08-10 00:00:00)
  • Their Will Be Done Article looking at the intersection of Opus Dei, CIA, dictatorial regimes and the Knights of Malta as they attempt to fight liberation theology throughout the world. Opus Dei is mentioned in the second part of the article. From Mother Jones, USA. (Published 1983-08-01 00:00:00)
  • Too far back to the future from The Guardian (Published 2002-10-07 00:00:00)
  • Watergate in Lima Story about an Opus Dei cardinal facing accusations of complicity in a massacre and of collaboration in the possible assassination of his Jesuit predecessor. From Chiesa, Espress Online, Rome, Italy. (Published 2004-07-30 00:00:00)
  • What's the problem with Opus Dei? Ruth Kelly has tried to unknot the ties between her new job and her sympathy with the Catholic group Opus Dei. From The Guardian Unlimited. (Published 2005-01-20 00:00:00)
  • What do Americans make of Opus Dei, often described as a 'secretive Catholic sect' Former member and journalist discuss problems with the Opus Dei cult and problematic aspects of group. From The BBC Radio 4; requires RealPlayer. (Published 2005-02-07 00:00:00)
  • What Is Opus Dei? Controversy surrounds this organisation and its founder. [BBC News] (Published 2001-12-21 00:00:00)

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