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The Holy Trinity Contemporary Roman Catholics (CRC)

The CRC is based at Holy Trinity Parish on West 82nd St, between Amsterdam and Broadway, Manhattan, NYC
Join the CRC each Sunday for the 5:30 PM Contemporary Mass and then meet afterwards on the steps of the Church
as we head to a local watering hole .

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PLEASE NOTE: In the opinion of some neutral observers, it appears that a number of people affiliated to and/or involved with the cult-like Catholic group called Opus Dei may be currently operating within the CRC in order to potentially gather detailed personal information about individual members. In addition, they may be using high-pressure psychological cultic recruiting tactics against the CRC community with the theoretical goal of possibly infiltrating the CRC leadership and/or membership.
Also, please note that additional neutral observers have observed a large percentage of people who are possibly recruiting for, involved with and/or affiliated to Opus Dei within the groups Wall Street Catholic Young Adults in downtown Manhattan, the Cathedral of St. Patrick's Young Adults, Love and Responsibility Discussion Group, Annual Ball for Life and Theology of the Body-Times Square/St. Malachy's in midtown Manhattan. Please note that this is only the opinion and/or observations of some individuals who are connected to, concerned about and/or involved with the CRC-Holy Trinity community; it is not the official opinion and/or observation of the CRC, Holy Trinity, and/or this website. Please see additional information below.

Links of Interest to Catholic Young Adults
The Catholic organization called Opus Dei has generated a substantial amount of controversy within the Catholic young adult community in New York City. Please follow the links below for additional information. Also, we have become aware of another controversial Catholic group called Regnum Christi which is also active in New York City as well.
For any interested parties, please see the Legal Disclaimer below.

- Opus Dei Awareness Network (ODAN) - ODAN is a 501c3 non-profit based in the US that supported, funded and run by practicing Catholics loyal to the Church, the Pope and the Magistrum. Its goal is to provide complete information about Opus Dei to other practicing Catholics throughout the world.
- Opus Dei in America - considered to be one of the best articles available today on Opus Dei; written by the eminent Jesuit scholar Father James Martin, SJ, an Associate Editor at America Press in New York City.
- Sample Cease and Desist Letter - Sample Cease and Desist letter for use when one is being intimidated, pressured and harassed by members of Opus Dei
- How To Prevent Opus Dei Infiltration - Guide on how to prevent Opus Dei from infiltrating and taking over a Catholic young adult group
- Informational Flyer About Opus Dei - flyer designed to be handed out to potential recruting targets of Opus Dei to quickly inform them about the danger they are faced with.
- Intelligence Gathering Form - form used by Opus Dei recruiters to help gather and store information about potential recruits
- Links from the Open Directory Project - good collection of links about the cult-like group Opus Dei
- Religious Groups Awareness Network (REGAIN) - REGAIN is a 501c3 non-profit based in the US that seeks to support and assist former members of Regnum Christi/Legion of Christ. They also work to inform others of the dangers that this group presents to the Church. Composed of Catholics faithful to the Church.
- Estimated Financial Report of the Archdiocese of New York - drawn from publicly available sources; very rough estimate.
- Jesuit young adult community at St. Ignatius parish that is highly resistant to Opus Dei infiltration.
Psalm 23:
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want...
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of rightousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
For thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

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