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 Opus Dei

Wednesday December 7, 2011
FraudOpus DeiRNB's Religion News Blog:
Vickram Bedi A wealthy musician lost $20 million over six years to scammers who persuaded him of threats against him coming out of Central America, the conservative Catholic movement Opus Dei and the CIA, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Vikram Bedi’s co-defendant, Helga Invarsdottir, pleaded guilty last year to grand larceny and is awaiting sentencing.

Friday November 25, 2011
Opus DeiRNB's Religion News Blog:
Opus Dei A French woman has lost her “enslavement” court case against two followers of Opus Dei and an association closely linked to the powerful conservative Catholic group.

Thursday September 22, 2011
Opus DeiRNB's Religion News Blog:
Opus Dei Two members of the secretive Roman Catholic society Opus Dei were due in a Paris court Thursday accused of subjecting a disciple to years of abuse.

Catherine Tissier says she was forced to work 14-hour days and brainwashed, resulting in charges of “undignified punishment” and illegal employment.

Tuesday November 9, 2010
FraudOpus DeiRNB's Religion News Blog:
A noted music composer and oil-family heir was fleeced out of as much as $20 million over a six-year period by a Westchester computer repairman and his girlfriend, authorities said Monday.

The saga began in August 2004 when Roger Davidson, 58 years old, a pianist and jazz composer who once won a Latin Grammy, took his computer to Datalink Computer Services in Mount Kisco, saying the machine had been infested with a virus.

The owners of the company, Vickram Bedi, 36, and his girlfriend, Helga Invarsdottir, 39, became aware of Mr. Davidson’s high profile and allegedly proceeded to convince him that he was the target of an assassination plot ordered by Polish priests affiliated with Opus Dei, a conservative Roman Catholic organization, authorities said.

Monday June 8, 2009
Catholic ChurchOpus Dei:
Opus Dei British film-maker Roland Joffe is to recreate the life and miracles of Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer, the Spanish priest who founded Opus Dei, one of the most influential and secretive organisations within the Catholic Church.

The film seems set to stir up more controversy, following in the wake of several screen hits tapping into public fascination with tales of Opus-inspired crimes and conspiracies, which have set Vatican chasubles aflap.

Sunday November 4, 2007
Opus Dei:
An Opus Dei defector tells of threats and humiliation she suffered during 13 years in the secret sect.

Wednesday January 24, 2007
Opus Dei:
The controversial religious sect, Opus Dei has accused the BBC of portraying its members as murderers, thieves and adulterers in a furious row over a popular fictional drama.

Monday October 16, 2006
Opus Dei:
The Liberal Democrats have launched a fierce attack on Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly – insisting her personal beliefs were incompatible with defending gay rights. Equality spokeswoman Lorely Burt called on Ms Kelly – a practising member of the Opus Dei branch of the Catholic church – to stand down immediately.

Monday July 24, 2006
Opus Dei:
Opus Dei, the conservative Catholic organisation, has paid a rare and fulsome tribute to Gianmario Roveraro, an Italian banker who was found murdered last week, chopped into pieces beneath a motorway bridge.

Sunday July 23, 2006
Opus Dei:
The badly beaten and mutilated corpse of Gianmario Roveraro, one of Italy's reputedly most pious financiers, was discovered "cut to pieces" under a motorway overpass near Parma yesterday, some two weeks after he was kidnapped while returning home from a meeting of the conservative Roman Catholic group Opus Dei.

Tuesday May 16, 2006
Opus Dei:
Each Saturday evening, in the privacy of his modest bedroom in north London, he removes his shirt and reaches for a five-tailed whip. Quietly intoning a recitation, he starts to scourge his back.

Opus Dei:
The most potentially damaging portrayal in "The Da Vinci Code" is of Opus Dei, the pious religious movement founded by St. Josemaria Escriva in 1928 as a way of bringing ordinary people closer to God in their everyday work and life.

Monday May 15, 2006
Opus Dei:
Conservative Catholic group defending itself as controversy swirls

Opus Dei:
Blockbuster bonus: Despite the rigors of belonging the secretive sect, the group finds itself enjoying unprecedented levels of public interest

Monday April 17, 2006
Opus Dei:
April 15, 2006(CBS) No matter how hectic Elizabeth Heil's day gets, the graduate student sets one priority above all others.

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