The Opus Dei according to Maria del Carmen
Former Head of the Women's Branch of Opus
Their "Reality" could not be any clearer
The following Post was brought to our attention recently [as of 2001]:
Opus Dei is the organization of the Council, and in fact Msgr
Escriva is by far more the "man of the Council" than John Paul II. The Holy Father is much more
grounded in tradition than Opus Dei.
... I would suggest that anyone interested in Opus Dei read
"Beyond the Threshold", which is written by Maria del Carmen Tapia, who was the head of the
women's branch. She has been severely maligned since the publication of the book.
We chose to investigate Mrs. Tapia's book to see how closely it agreed with what we have already
exposed about The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei.
miguel de Portugal set out to find the book in a major educational and intellectual center in
Spain. The quest was short and the results were mixed.
The book was not available but we found out why, which in itself, tells the whole story.
The largest bookstore in the city was first visited. After much stumbling we were informed that
the book, which was dubbed a novel, was out of print.
A second and well established bookstore, a husband and wife operation, was visited. At first he
could not remember anything about the book, then, suddenly all came back to him and pouring out of
his mouth in a torrent!
He said that he had featured the book in the window of the store. Shortly thereafter, a gentleman,
who identified himself as a physician of the area, came into the store and asked the owner to step
aside with him for a chat. The visitor informed the shopkeeper that he belonged to a large group
of professionals in this particular city and that, if he did not remove Mrs. Tapia's book from the
window, they would boycott his bookstore.
Later on the shopkeeper wanted to get additional copies. He called the publisher in Spain and was
told that it was out of print, never to be printed again by them. Upon inquiring, the shopkeeper
was informed by the publishing house that, after the original publication of the book, they
received a call (or visit - we do not know for certain) informing them that a number of authors
who were having their books published by said publishing house would take them elsewhere if they
ever printed Mrs. Tapia's book again.
Thus... the Spanish original version of Maria del Carmen Tapia's book
"Tras el Umbral" [Beyond the Threshold] was killed.
We Thank God for being able to bring to you, at a worldwide level, this information as well as a
sample of Mrs. Tapia's book (1).
We encourage you to obtain it and review it. Having been the head of the Women's Branch of the
Opus Dei, we are confident that Mrs. Tapia will give you all the background that you could
possibly need so that, in conjunction with what we have published in the Name of God, you will be
able to appreciate the gravity and danger that The Prelature of the Opus Dei presents to the Roman
Catholic Church and the world at large.
For those who are having difficulty in believing what Ms. Tapia reported and wish to ascribe it to
the "ranting of a hysterical woman", there are volumes of supporting and enhancing her revelations
from individuals and clergy of greater stature than Ms. Tapia. Just take a look at this brief
We take this opportunity to remind the reader that the former FBI Director
(3), Mr. Louis Freeh, is associated with
such organization. This is also the case with members of other key U.S. Intelligence agencies,
like the CIA (4).
We entreat our friends to keep The M+G+R Foundation and
its work in your prayers - obviously, we have many enemies..
NOTE Added April 17,
2001 (after original publication)
These same bookstores, in this particular city and throughout Spain, carry and display books
covering subjects from Satanism, New Age, Tarot Card Readings to merciless criticism of prominent
figures from the Roman Catholic Church: from H.H. John Paul II on down. However, no one complains
about it and much less coerce the bookstores to discontinue displaying and selling them.
We saw the same "syndrome" when the Portuguese magazine VISAO
(5) published a critical cover story on the
Opus Dei. In this occasion, Opus Deites did not tire of writing to VISAO in defense of their group
- whereas any attack of the Catholic Faith published by VISAO goes unchallenged.
Curiously enough, the offices of VISAO went up in flames shortly thereafter and since then VISAO
has lost their appetite to criticize the Opus Dei.
They only defend their own... and obviously God and His servants are not counted amongst them.
October 6, 2005 (after original publication)
On October 2002, the The Catholic Weekly (Sydney, Australia), published what they claimed were
statements made by Maria del Carmen Tapia, in essence, denying everything that she had written in
her book about Escrivá and Opus Dei, published under her authority in both English and
Statements as "she supports the canonisation of Opus Dei's
founder and has never doubted the group's 'divine origin'" and "To me, a saint is the person
who fulfills and carries out God's will to the end of his or her life", she said.
"And faith was, in my opinion, the most relevant feature in the
life of Mons Escriva - his unshakeable confidence in God."
We thank and Praise God for placing these gems of disinformation in our hands; as we have said
many times, even satan has to serve God! Of course, for those who do not have eyes to see and ears
to hear, Ms. Tapia alleged retraction will be a vindication for what they want to believe. This in
turn, using the same reasoning that Jesus used when explaining to His disciples why He spoke if
parables [Matthew 13: 9-17], will prevent them form conversion since they do not
belong to the Father.
Of course, those who indeed have eyes to see and ears to hear
(6), will immediately see through the
disinformation sham and, even if they were temporarily misled by the false piety of Opus Dei,
return to the true Way, Jesus Christ and His Gospel, and not the falsified "Way" published by Jose
Ecclesiastical Masonry - Sects within the
Roman Catholic Church
(1) A sample of Mrs.
Tapia's book "Beyond the Threshold, A Life in Opus Dei"
(2) The referred brief index is now part of
Documents Regarding the Opus Dei Sect (in Spanish) - see Section
(3) The United States of America Is
Betrayed by FBI Special Agent Robert Philip Hanssen, A Member of Opus Dei
(4) Index of documents
linking Opus Dei with Intelligence Services [This document has been withdrawn and is no
longer online; confirmed April 2023]
(5) The Opus Dei - The Secret Army of
(6) Eyes to See and Ears to
Hear. Who Are Those Who Possess Them?
En Español: El Opus Dei según
María del Carmen Tapia
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