(CBS) CHICAGO The Catholic Church's most controversial group is the villain at the center of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code." But what's the truth behind Opus Dei?
The group has some 85,000 members worldwide and 3,000 in the U.S. CBS 2's Antonio Mora reports 800 of them live in Chicago, where Opus Dei got its American start almost 50 years ago and where it still has a powerful presence.
A powerful mysterious cult sends a masochistic albino monk to murder anyone who might reveal a centuries-old secret that could destroy the church. The killer cult is "The Da Vinci Code's" version of Opus Dei.
Then there's the issue of corporal mortification. Numeraries are expected to flail themselves weekly for about 30 seconds with a small whip called a discipline and to wear a small, spiked chain called a cilice for a couple of hours a day.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Da DaViny Code Stuff
Yep it is all true.