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Opus Dei members on trial in France

Catholic World News - September 23, 2011

Two members of Opus Dei, the personal prelature founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer (1902-75), are on trial in France on charges of involuntary labor.

Catherine Tissier, who came into contact with Opus Dei as a 14-year-old girl, joined the prelature, remained a member for over a dozen years, and claims she was brainwashed. Tissier alleges that she worked 14-hour days and had to write blank checks to her employer upon receiving her paycheck.

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  • Posted by: jmoore20082145 - Sep. 23, 2011 2:40 PM ET USA

    The claims by Catherine Tissier are so ludicrous! In one of the linked sites she is quoted as having been forced to take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience! Such vows are taken by members of religious orders. Opus Dei is not a religious order and no member takes vows. I know. I am a member. The stories are so crazy, it appears to me that the woman is either deluded or outright lying! It appears that she failed in an earlier lawsuit. I sincerely this one is thrown out too.

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