Opus Dei movie on St. Josemaria Escriva “There Be Dragons” cost $36 million from Opus Dei investors. Opus Dei covered-up priest pedophilia
John Allen predicts that the movie “There Be Dragons” could stir the same sort of ferment as Mel Gibson’s “The Passion”... well we know today that Mel Gibson after pocketing almost a billion dollars profit from that movie (together with Opus Dei investors) revealed himself soon enough as an anti-Jew and an ego-maniac woman-beater of his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. As we write this blog, headlines abound that Mel Gibson to Plead Guilty in Abuse of Former Girlfriend, Mel Gibson agrees to plea deal on domestic violence charges http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/mel-gibson-plead-guilty-abuse-former-girlfriend-03-10-2011-0. The Passion of Christ director is nothing but a farce and it is impossible to meditate on Christ in holiness through his movie. Likewise, the movie on St. Josemaria Escriva will mislead people just like Mel Gibson misled Christians with his movie.
John L. Allen points out that the Opus Dei movie “There Be Dragons” written and directed by acclaimed director Roland Joffé, whose previous works include classics such as “The Mission”, about a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. The main difference is that -- the Jesuits did not have to finance any of this movie nor were they obsessed about making movies about the Jesuits unlike the Opus Dei who have orchestrated this movie. For the Opus Dei to use the same producer of the Jesuit movie shows they are really obsessed in trying to out-do the Jesuits. John Allen's book on Opus Dei were full of subtle insinuations to knock down the Jesuits.
Opus Dei has planned the private viewing of the movie at the Vatican and flew in John Allen from New York. The public release will be on March 25, feast of the Annunciation, (just like it was for the Passion of the Christ) premiers in Spain on March 25, and in the United States on May 6. Just in time for the post beatification of John Paul II on May 1, 2011.
But the most important thing to remember about the Opus Dei is that they controlled the 26 years papacy of John Paul II and now of Benedict XVI and therefore they are the ultimate guilty party that covered-up the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army
Read Saint? John Paul II slept in peace at the Vatican knowing that Fr. Marcial Maciel plus thousands of pedophile priests were raping thousands of boys http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/02/saint-john-paul-ii-slept-in-peace-at.html
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The Nazis of Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church of Benedict XVI are similar: They both burn human beings in Auschwitz and in Hell http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2011/02/nazis-of-hitler-and-roman-catholic.html
John Paul II versus Our Lady of Guadalupe: The contrast between two Catholic Suns http://stella0maris.blogspot.com/
Reasons why Opus Dei covered-up the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army for decades: Words of Opus Dei Joaquin Navarro-Valls http://jp2army.blogspot.com/2010/04/reasons-why-opus-dei-covered-up-john.html
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Movie on Opus Dei founder sure to set Catholic tongues wagging
By John L Allen Jr
March 08, 2011
NCR Today 
Six years ago I published a book on Opus Dei, attempting to sort myth from reality about the controversial Catholic group. One question I hoped to answer was this: What was it about St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, which inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world, far beyond the group’s relatively meager membership of roughly 90,000?
I presumed that all those people weren’t drawn to Opus Dei’s reputation for being a fanatical right-wing cabal seeking to hijack financial markets, topple governments, and restore the church militant. So beyond that black legend, what was it about Escrivá that people found compelling?
This spring, a new movie, which is sure to set Catholic tongues wagging, tries to offer a dramatic answer to that question: “There Be Dragons,” written and directed by acclaimed director Roland Joffé, whose previous works include classics such as “The Mission” and “The Killing Fields.”
Depending on how things break, “There Be Dragons” could stir the same sort of ferment as Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” – fierce devotion in some quarters, and strong backlash in others.
The movie features some major Hollywood talent, such as Derek Jacobi and Wes Bentley (of “American Beauty” fame), as well as Brazilian soap opera star Rodrigo Santoro. The role of Escrivá is played by English actor Charlie Cox.
“There Be Dragons” premiers in Spain on March 25, and in the United States on May 6. Last Friday, I was part of a small group invited to see an advance screening of the movie in Rome.
From a journalistic point of view, it’s tempting to style “There Be Dragons” as a sort of anti-Da Vinci Code – a pop culture portrayal of Opus Dei, in the person of the group’s founder, which makes the group seem as heroic and sympathetic as Dan Brown’s potboiler, and the subsequent film, made it appear weird and menacing.
In the abstract, if you didn’t know anything about Opus Dei and Escrivá, you would probably experience “There Be Dragons” as a powerful story of forgiveness and reconciliation. Without giving too much of the plot away, it opens with a journalist at odds with his father being assigned to cover Escrivá’s canonization in 2002, and he soon discovers his father had a hidden, and devastating, tie to the saint. The story veers between the present and flashbacks to the Spanish Civil War, when Escrivá drew together his first band of followers.
Naturally, however, lots of people do know something about Opus Dei, and it will be fascinating to see how that colors their approach to the film.
Some may dismiss “There Be Dragons” as Opus Dei agit-prop, a well-heeled effort to whitewash the controversy around Escrivá. There’s no doubt that Opus Dei’s fingerprints are all over the project: Although Joffé himself is a leftist who describes himself as a “wobbly agnostic,” two co-producers are Spanish Opus Dei members, and an American Opus Dei priest, Fr. John Wauck, served as an adviser. The movie cost $36 million to make, and a good chunk of that money came from Opus Dei investors.
In that light, it will be fascinating to track whether the inevitable controversy around the movie serves to get people in the door, thereby boosting its commercial success, or whether it alienates people who might otherwise find it inspiring.
As a footnote, here's something worth thinking about. Joffé has now made films lionizing members of two groups historically regarded as sort of the matter and anti-matter of the Catholic universe: The Jesuits and Opus Dei. It’s ironic – and, perhaps, not a little bit revealing – that it has taken a “wobbly agnostic,” rather than a Catholic, to make movies with something positive to say about both.
The film’s official website is here: http://www.therebedragonsfilm.com/ 
The Legionary priests who were hoping for real change aren’t the only ones who have been disappointed by the reform process to date. For ex LC’s and ex RC’s and for family members and loved ones of current LC’s and RC’s it has been frustrating and agonizing to watch the rescuers seemingly become the cheering section for the Legion.
The powers that be in the Legion and Regnum Christ have shown that they are incapable of reforming their ways and instead they intend to reassert the old ways a la Maciel, including secrecy, information and behaviour control, manipulation, deceit, instilling fear of leaving and spiritual malformation. They have shown no intention of recognizing the issues regarding freedom of conscience, following a false prophet, lack of unique charism and developing a healthier environment.
Is the Vatican giving the Legion leaders enough rope to hang themselves? There are several other obvious possibilities that we would prefer not to consider because they indicate a much deeper problem in the Church.