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Does Bob Novak owe his uncanny capacity for secrecy to the right-wing Catholic sect Opus Dei?

 
Anonymous Coward
08/09/2005 05:50 PM
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Does Bob Novak owe his uncanny capacity for secrecy to the right-wing Catholic sect Opus Dei?
Novak’s Sect Appeal


Does Bob Novak owe his uncanny capacity for secrecy to the right-wing Catholic sect Opus Dei? While his Network-like turn on CNN last Thursday seemed to suggest a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown, the columnist has so far managed to ignore persistent demands that he reveal his involvement in the Valerie Plame leak—a feat of rare internal fortitude that some say is a hallmark of the shadowy Christian group.


Members of the 76-year-old sect are known for self-flagellation and wearing spiked metal garters underneath their clothes as forms of penance—the kind of extreme self-discipline that’s said to have also appealed to one of Opus Dei’s most infamous initiates, ex-FBI agent and convicted Russian spy Robert Hanssen.


Despite the controversy that’s dogged it from its inception, the sect has emerged as one of the most conservative and influence-seeking wings of the Catholic Church and is said to enjoy a uniquely close relationship with the Vatican. Though Novak’s adherence to Opus Dei has never been confirmed—as a policy, the organization doesn’t reveal its rolls—D.C. insiders have for years noted the pundit’s close relationship with Father C. John McCloskey III, an eminent member of the group who helped baptize the Jewish-born Novak into Catholicism in 1998. McCloskey is also believed to have brought other high-profile Washington conservatives into the group, including book publisher Alfred Regnery, Republican Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, and Novak’s former CNN colleague, Larry Kudlow. No prominent Democrats are known to be members of Opus Dei, a fact that makes the organization’s donkey mascot more than a tad ironic.


But while Novak appears to have adopted the sect’s cloak-and-dagger affectations, some accuse him of discarding the underlying themes of fellowship, humility, and charity that were stressed by Opus Dei founder Saint Josemaria Escriva, who preached that people should do “small things with great love.” (An axiom quoted by George W. Bush in his first inaugural address.)
von Doom
12/08/2005 10:08 AM
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Apply self-flagellation to cure all of your open sores of sinful excess.
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:08 AM
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vatican again
kennnthomas
12/08/2005 10:08 AM
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rovegate+novak+chicago

this guy is in communication with a net of protestant ordained ministers who occasionally consult me {kthomas} . he claims rovegate grand jury has contacted him.

thats all i know or care to know.

[link to cornwell-scandal.tripod.com]
kris
12/08/2005 10:08 AM
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bump so people could find this and readbook
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:08 AM
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Agree
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12/08/2005 10:08 AM
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There have also been rumours that some senior members of the U.S. judiciary and FBI are Opus Dei members. Some people also allege connection between Opus Dei and the CIA. [47]

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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He probably heard about their great homosexual orgies
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:08 AM
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He used to be Jewish. Now he belongs to this travisty. What does it all mean to the NWO?

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