Religion: Dennis Bubro: Disenchanted by Blind Obedience

Dennis Dubro strives to bring the principles of his spiritual beliefs to his job as an engineer in the nuclear division of a utility company in Fremont, Calif. He begins and ends each day with quiet prayer. Both are practices he developed in his 17 years as a member of Opus Dei. But Dubro, now 55, left the organization almost 20 years ago, disillusioned by the rigid obedience it demanded of its members.

After growing close to the organization while he was a student at M.I.T., he took the major step of becoming a numerary--a member who lives in an Opus...

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