Opus Dei In US
The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
And Their Faith
The purpose of this note is to bring to
the attention of those who need to know what we consider a very serious
functional anomaly that has crept in, unnoticed, in the government of
the United States of America.
Considering the reality of the Opus Dei phenomena (1) , which makes the Dan
Brown's allegations look like child's play, every level headed citizen of this great Nation
should take careful note of this and do what is within their legitimate
and lawful means to neutralize, as much as possible, what, in effect
is, the takeover of the most powerful branch of the US government. Let
us face the reality that, when compared to the Executive Branch and the
Legislative Branch, both of which are answerable to the voters,
the Supreme Court of the U.S. only answers to God.
The problem we now seem to
face is - Which god?
Anyone who may think that this document is anti-Catholic propaganda
should take good note of our position about the Catholic Faith (2) before passing a failed
After a fairly thorough literature search we have found that the
following Justices are Catholic and conservative, however, rumors of
their active Opus Dei membership cannot be confirmed. There are some
family and parish associations with Opus Dei, but nothing else can be
ascertained through what is published in what is accepted as legitimate
Samuel Anthony Alito
No immediate or remote OD tie found.
Anthony McLeod Kennedy
Of this group, he is the most
centrist; he has voted in both “liberal” and “conservative” directions.
No immediate or remote OD tie found.
John Glover Roberts
Roberts’ “children reportedly attend
an Opus Dei school in Maryland.” (3)
Antonin Gregory Scalia
John Allen, author of a friendly book
on Opus Dei, was told that Scalia is not a member, despite rumors to
the contrary. (4) Scalia “attends St. Catherine of Siena
Church in Falls Church, Virginia, St. Catherine's has a strong Opus Dei
presence, complete with Sunday morning Latin Mass. It is the
Washington, DC parish for many Opus Dei members and cooperators, such
as former Senator Rick Santorum.
In addition his son Paul has been reported, to be a priest in the Order
of the Holy Cross, Opus Dei's priestly order, as well as being
affiliated with Fr. Frank Pavone's Priests for Life. (3)
Allen was also told that Thomas is not
a member, despite rumors to the contrary.(4) Thomas’ conversion/return to the
Roman Catholic Church was handled by the Opus Dei "priest to the
political stars" John McCloskey, with the assistance from Paul
Scalia (another OD priest, and son of Justice Scalia). (3)
Other high profile Catholic
Republicans, not on the Supreme Court:
John Allen says:
old joke about the Church of England dubbed it the ‘Tory Party at
prayer.’ From an external point of view, it would be easy enough to
draw a similar conclusion about Opus Dei in various parts of the world.
In the United States, links between the Republican Party and certain
members of Opus Dei are well documented. A number of American
conservatives, such as Robert Bork, Robert Novak, and US Senator Sam
Brownback, none of whom are members of Opus Dei, nevertheless were
brought into the Catholic Church through the efforts of Father C. John
McCloskey. In the American press, Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia
and Clarence Thomas are frequently identified as Opus Dei members.
Though neither man is a member, the fact that it's the most
conservative justices of the Court who attract such speculation says
something. The Opus Dei-affiliated Catholic Information Center on K
Street in Washington DC has become a crossroads for conservative
Catholics involved in lobbying and public policy on the Hill; the daily
noon Mass sometimes collects a ‘Who's Who’ of that world.” (5)
We must now consider the following statistics.
Out of a total of nine US
Supreme Court Justices, five
are conservative Catholics - that is 55.6 % of the membership.
+ Out of
those five, two have "too close for comfort"
ties with the Opus Dei - that is 22.2 % of the membership.
to a 2007 survey (6)
there are only 23.9 % Catholics (of every stripe - but mostly center
and liberal) among the adult population in the US
the clearly established record of infiltration by conservative
Catholics - mostly "closet Opus Dei cases" - in the US security
establishment [CIA and FBI] (7)
it should be easy to see the serious impact the Opus Dei cult has had,
and currently has, on the day-to-day lives of Americans and the long
term impact on national and global affairs.
Imagine the hue and cry that would be raised by
Main Street America if those five gentlemen in the Supreme Court were
Muslims, Jews or Mormons, faith groups which do not have an agenda that
comes even close to that of Opus Dei. (8)
A review of world public servants who have acknowledged
being part of the Opus Dei cult (9)
- a number which, because of their "discretion", must be only the tip
of the proverbial iceberg - should be enough to raise a few red flags
Considering that we firmly believe that:
The Catholic Faith is the most complete Faith available to man [but not
an absolute requirement for Salvation (10)];
(b) We live it - not just talk about it; and
(c) We wish that everyone would benefit from
richness of its many spiritual fruits
....we find that the most
troubling issue in today's world is what we have brought to light in this document.
Dei Unmasked by their own.
positive position about
the Catholic Faith
Cocozzelli, "An Opus
Focus on SCOTUS?", Street Prophets (blog), May 2, 2007, http://www.streetprophets.com/storyonly/2007/5/2/123852/3758, viewed in 1/26/10
John L. Allen, Jr., Opus Dei,
Doubleday, 2005, p. 145.
Allen, Jr., Opus Dei, Doubleday, 2005, p. 278.
Traditions in the US
(7) An index of Opus Dei
involvement in US governmental affairs
The Ultimate Opus Dei Agenda
Opus Dei members in the world stage
(10) In Spite of
what the Catechism
of the Roman Catholic Church claims
Published on February 10, 2010
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