The rest of the story?
All the Men behind the Opus Dei Curtain: Randy Engel weighs in on the Drama surrounding Church Militant
[UPDATE 16-JUL-2017: Randy Engel’s reponse to E. Michael Jones added]
In July of 2016, Novus Ordo editor and author E. Michael Jones published a sordid tell-all book against Church Militant and its frontman, Michael Voris, entitled The Man behind the Curtain: Michael Voris and the Homosexual Vortex. The official description of the publication reads as follows:
The Man Behind the Curtain: Michael Voris and the Homosexual Vortex by E. Michael Jones. In April 2016 Michael Voris’s homosexual past finally caught up with him. The crusading on-camera face of Church Militant TV who had been the scourge of homosexuals in the Catholic Church turned out to be a homosexual himself and tried to bring closure to the scandal by outing himself. But even if damage control brought about a quick fix, many questions remained unanswered. The Man Behind the Curtain addresses all of those questions.
(Source: “The Fidelity Press E-Book Collection”, Culture Wars; bold print replaced with italics.)
Apparently there were many more unanswered questions than the ones addressed by Jones, however.
In a lengthy new monograph, author and researcher Randy Engel endeavors to open the curtain a bit further to expose what she argues are connections tying not just Michael Voris, “Fr.” Paul Nicholson, and others behind the scenes but also the very E. Michael Jones to the secretive elite Novus Ordo prelature of Opus Dei.
Engel’s 45-page exposé can be read here:
- “All the Men behind the Opus Dei Curtain” by Randy Engel (Apr. 19, 2017)
It is no secret that Michael Voris is a big fan of Opus Dei, as he endorsed them directly in a Vortex episode of Mar. 25, 2010, which can be watched here. The issue Engel strives to shed light on is the influence the cult-like Opus Dei has on various organs of the Novus Ordo Church and in particular on the movers and shakers behind the scenes at Church Militant, and why these connections are not mentioned by E. Michael Jones in a book that claims to address “all of those” unanswered questions. Her monograph thus endeavors to fill the reader in on the rest of the story, so to speak.
Randy Engel is not a sedevacantist. To our knowledge, she accepts Francis as the Vicar of Christ and the Vatican II Sect in Rome as the Roman Catholic Church. She is, however, a credible researcher and investigative journalist, as can be gleaned from her many writings and her biographical blurb at Renew America. Engel is the author of the 5-volume The Rite of Sodomy, a detailed and explicit exposé of homosexuality in the Vatican II Sect. She has also written against the so-called “Theology of the Body” of “Pope” John Paul II. In 2013, she published a scathing open letter to “Pope” Francis about homosexuality and pederasty.
A day after Engel released her “All the Men behind the Opus Dei Curtain”, Jones posted a reaction on his web site, in which he disavows all connections to Opus Dei:
- Response to Randy Engel by E. Michael Jones (Apr. 20, 2017)
- Response to E. Michael Jones by Randy Engel (July 10, 2017)
Needless to say, we’re not going to get involved in the dispute between Jones and Engel. This is basically an internal argument between members of the Novus Ordo Sect. However, since both Engel and Jones are big names in the English-speaking circles of the Vatican II Church, and since Opus Dei is a controversial group even among Novus Ordos, the matter is certainly newsworthy.
In addition, this topic should be of special concern to anyone who outsources his understanding of Catholicism to Church Militant.