Letter: Illiberal Opus Dei? (1)

June 29, 2001

Paul Bompard claims Jesuits are particularly opposed to Opus Dei and uses my name as evidence ("Sainted or tainted", THES , June 22).

I am not a "British Jesuit". I left the Society of Jesus in 1975. My book, The Secret World of Opus Dei , was not published until more than a dozen years later, in 1989.

I thought then, and continue to think, that Opus Dei is an illiberal organisation. But I have also come to realise that it is no more so than a number of other recent "movements" in the Roman Catholic church.

Michael J. Walsh
Heythrop College
University of London

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments