Friday, September 23, 2011

Former Opus Dei [like RC] Sues over Unslavement

This is not Van Morrison's 'entrainment' but rather "enslavement" a charge being brought against her previous "employer" Opus Dei by a Numerary

[From a source]

The Telegraph at this site:

reports a story about a former Opus Dei numerary (similar to 3gf) who is suing because she feels she was enslaved for over ten years, forced to make vows of poverty chastity and obedience and was cut off from the outside world. She was 14 years old when she started and left when she was 27.
She has made some interesting claims that sound quite similar to the situation with 3gf's. Assuming she is telling the truth, she was given a wage and then had to provide blank checks to kick back the money. It sounds as if she was subjected to mind control, isolation, excessive work load and when she needed medical help she was sent to a doctor who was also an OD member. He prescribed heavy doses of anti psychotic drugs for her. She was "chaperoned" by her spiritual director. 

In her case, there are some striking parallels to life in RC. I realize that you can't judge from one case and of course it is possible that she really was psychotic. But the circumstances sound quite familiar. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

1- Miles Jesu and Legion of Christ Intervention; The Founder

Everything about the Legion and the Vatican Intervention of the Legion has been so secretive it continues to cause confusion;

first thing the Vicariate of Rome does when they start intervening with the Miles Jesu is ask the founder to step down; it  says so and says it publicly, through this statement. 

In the Legion's case it was never clear why Fr. Maciel stepped down when he did in Dec 2004 [?]; for ill health or some other cock and bull reason? Of course, at that time Cardinal Rode -a great protector of the Legion- was in charge of  the Congregation for Religious and Institutes of Consecrated Life [?]. Maciel and the Legion were handled with kid gloves...

Was Maciel asked to step down by the Vatican, or did he choose to do so when he got wind that he was going to be investigated in April 2005 by the Congregation for Faith [Scicluna sent by Ratzinger], or for some other reason. Why did he step down? The Legion is so deceptive that as a matter of course I never believe their face reason for anything. I am sorry to say but "once bitten, twice shy" as they say in Dublin.

Why so much secrecy and confusion related to the Legion of Christ and the Vatican investigation?