Friday, June 20, 2008

The Disappointment that is OPUS DEI

I'm about a quarter of the way through John Allen's Opus Dei: An Objective Look Behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church. Allen is the Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter as well as a Vatican analyst for CNN and NPR, and the book comes highly recommend - which is why I am so crushed.

Opus Dei employs no assassins - NONE, albino or otherwise! All I'm hearing is this rhetoric about our whole lives (work, family, play, study, entertainment, formal prayer) forming a unity, all of it being an opportunity to unite ourselves with God. That's all fine...eerily familiar (New Testament?) I'm too crushed to even dwell on that though. So much promise...

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