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An Opus Dei Worldwide Update

JUNE and JULY 2008



Given the ever increasing importance that the Opus Dei has for the events leading to the End of These Times (1), we have initiated this page wherein we will publish the headlines, with links, of stories somehow related to the activities of the Opus Dei and which appear in the world wide media. No editing will be made - the good, the bad and the indifferent will be published alike.

We have full confidence on the Holy Spirit of God and know that those who have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear (2) will see and hear what they need to better prepare for the events which started to publicly unfold when H.H. John Paul II (3) was elected to the Papacy of the Roman Catholic Church and which were "kicked" into high gear when Cardinal Ratzinger assumed the name of Benedict XVI. (4)

July 25th

Opus Dei Marks 1 Year in Russia
Zenit News Agency - Rome,Italy
The Opus Dei prelature has completed a year of service in Russia, a year in which its members say they have learned the great richness that the Catholic and ...

.....and for the ultimate in incoherence.....

Opus Dei Pope Benedict XVI overpowers Blessed Virgin Mary
By Peter H.(Peter H.)
Opus Dei Pope Benedict XVI overpowers Blessed Virgin Mary By Paris (Paris) Opus Dei and Benedict XVI hate the Jesuits so much that Benedict XVI did not celebrate ONE single Mass with them at their General Congregation 35 in Rome. ...

July 13th - July 18th

WYD: Media Finally Learns Good Things Come to Those Who Publish ... - Sydney,Australia
Overington has also written a heart warming piece on Opus Dei’s Rancho Relaxo. It includes the thoughts on WYD of Opus Dei member and headmaster of Redfield ...

Crikey (subscription) - Templestowe,Australia
The elite Opus Dei with their stranglehold on power in the Vatican will of course be there but not far behind are the newer and more youthful right-wing ...

Pope Benedict holds emotional encounter with terminally-ill police ...
Catholic News Agency - Denver,CO,USA
After resting two days at the Opus Dei Center in the Australian Blue Mountains, Pope Benedict XVI held an emotional encounter with members of his security ...

50 Ugandans join Pope for youth event
New Vision - Kampala,Uganda
He will spend four nights at the tightly-guarded Opus Dei-run study centre. He will spend the vigil of Saturday with the youth at Randwick Racecourse, ...

Hummerstons in Lane Cove asked to feed the Pope
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
For the three days Pope Benedict stayed at the Opus Dei Centre at Kenthurst, the Lane Cove butchers provided all of his carnivorous desires - from ...

Pope ready to take up Sydney abode
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
The motorcade carrying Pope Benedict XVI was scheduled to leave the Opus Dei-run retreat at Kenthurst, on Sydney's northwestern outskirts, at 6pm (AEST). ...

Catholic Youths In Sydney Celebrate World Youth Day
The pope will stay for two days at the Opus Dei-run hostel. The World Youth Day cross was on the final leg of its 12-month journey throughout Australia. ...

Warm Welcome
Hills Shire Times - Castle Hill,NSW,Australia
Pope Benedict XVI enjoys a stroll on the grounds of the Opus Dei Kenthurst Study Centre. WELL-WISHERS lined the streets of Kenthurst to greet Pope Benedict ...

WYD: Catholics Gone Wild! - Sydney,Australia
His Holiness is resting at Opus Dei’s Rancho Relaxo, happily texting pilgrims with his new cat and piano. (Can WYD get any goofier? ...

Resting Pope Takes to Prayer, Work, Music
Zenit News Agency - Rome,Italy
But the Vatican spokesman presented a video Monday afternoon, local time, showing the Pope praying and walking with his secretaries at the Opus Dei retreat ...

Security scare at Pope’s Sydney retreat - Sydney,NSW,Australia
Around 9:30 last night an ambulance was called to the Opus Dei Study Centre in Kenthurst - the rural retreat housing the Pope for his visit to Sydney. ...

Pope rests at retreat
Sky News Australia - Australia
He was then shuttled to the Opus Dei facility under tight security - but that didn't stop plenty of people from lining the route to offer a warm welcome. ...

Security scare at Pope Benedict's Sydney retreat - Australia
A policeman on guard outside the Opus Dei Kenthurst Study Centre - where the Pontiff is resting - was injured last night in a mishap, which initially ...

Welcome to the papal moshpit
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A group of neighbours gathered at the house opposite the Opus Dei retreat, making their way through a case of beer as they enjoyed their prime position. ...

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Sydney for World Youth Day
Xinhua - China
During his stay in the country, he will spend four nights at the tightly-guarded Opus Dei-run study center before officially joining the WYD program in a ...

Sydneysiders, pilgrims primed for WYD
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
But that did not stop several hundred excited supporters lining the streets near the Kenthurst Opus Dei retreat where he will spend the next few days. ...

Pope's Australia visit overshadowed by abuse case
Independent - London,England,UK
... in April – will spend the first three days of his trip at a retreat on the outskirts of Sydney, run by the ultra-conservative Catholic group Opus Dei. ...

Pope sorry for sins of clergy
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Today Pope Benedict arrives at Richmond RAAF Base before travelling to the Kenthurst Opus Dei study centre for rest. Thursday Visits Mary MacKillop Chapel; ...

July 12th

Thank God for the oil crisis
Manila Times - Philippines
One of the things the sage and saint, Josemaria Escriva, taught is for us to thank God for humiliations, sufferings and whatever gives us pain and ...

Pope to rest at Opus Dei centre before WYD
Total Catholic - Manchester,England,UK
Pope Benedict XVI will spend his three days of rest prior to World Youth Day at an Opus Dei-run centre, it has emerged. Cardinal George Pell of Sydney said ...

Pope heads Down Under for youth extravaganza
... of his visit recovering from the long flight from Rome at a retreat run by the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei in Sydney's northwestern outskirts.

Opus Dei Center to Host Resting Pope
Zenit News Agency - Rome,Italy
Benedict XVI's pre-youth day rest Down Under will be spent at an Opus Dei education center surrounded by the Australian bush. Cardinal George Pell of Sydney ...

Aussies indifferent towards Church: Pell
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
... first four days of his visit recovering from the long flight from Rome at a retreat run by the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei in Sydney's north-west.

July 10th

Pope Benedict "rock star" of World Youth Day
International Herald Tribune - France
Inside a Catholic retreat on the outskirts of Sydney, the Pope will rest, pray and play a little piano, says an official from Opus Dei which runs the centre ...

July 9th

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups
Crikey (subscription) - Templestowe,Australia
While George Pell claims not to be a member of Opus Dei, he is certainly backed by this extremist wing of the Church. I note that the Pope will be resting ...

Pope's quiet time at study centre
The West Australian - Perth,Western Australia,Australia
The centre, run by Catholic organisation Opus Dei, is set on 10 hectares of bushland north-west of the city and boasts bushwalking trails, a swimming pool ...

Inside Pope's Aussie bush retreat
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Catholic leader, who arrives in Richmond on Sunday, will later travel to the Opus Dei-run Kenthurst Study Centre, in the city's northwest. ...

July 8th

Pope to relax at Opus Dei center before World Youth Day
Catholic World News - USA
7, 2008 ( - Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) will spend 3 days at a retreat house administered by Opus Dei before joining World Youth Day ...

London: Cardinal Cormac visits Opus Dei parish
Independent Catholic News - London,UK
He commented on the youth, dynamism and life he encountered in the parish, which has been under the pastoral care of Opus Dei since 2005. ...

Reflections on St Thomas More: an 'uncomfortable' witness for our time
Independent Catholic News - London,UK
Thomas More was an exemplary family man, professional and witness whose figure continues to be acutely relevant for the modern day, argued three Opus Dei ...

Pope still has pulling power over irreligious Aussies
New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
Travelling by helicopter and Popemobile after a three-day break at a private retreat run by Catholic organisation Opus Dei on the northwestern fringes of ...

Ruth Kelly should be excommunicated
By Cranmer(Cranmer)
It has dawned upon them that there is a gulf between Mrs Kelly’s private religious adherence and her public political expression; between her membership of Opus Dei and her membership of the Cabinet. The House of Commons votes today on ...

Sample Anti-Cult Cease and Desist Order for Harassment
By mjr40
This CEASE AND DESIST ORDER is to inform you that your and the Opus Dei cult's harassing and intimidating actions against my fellow Catholics and I has become unbearable. Such anti-social behavior is completely unacceptable and will not ...

July 6th

Everyone can be holy
Malta Independent Online - Malta
With those words, St Josemaría summed up the objective of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church he founded in 1928. When he started Opus Dei ...

Pope to holiday at semi-rural Australian retreat: report
The centre is close to Richmond RAAF Air Base, where the Pope will fly in, and is run by the conservative Catholic organisation Opus Dei. ...

Pope to be guest of Opus Dei
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
THE Pope will spend his first three days in Australia unwinding at a camp run by controversial Catholic organisation Opus Dei. Details of the pontiff's stay ...

Pope's Sydney digs unveiled - Australia
By Marnie O'Neill THE Pope will spend his first three days in Australia unwinding at a semi-rural retreat run by conservative Catholic organisation Opus Dei ...

July 5th

Friday: Films Of The Day
Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Tom Hanks (top with Tautou) stars as an academic who finds himself drawn into a murder mystery involving sinister religious organisation Opus Dei, ...

Ruth Kelly should be ashamed to call herself a Catholic - United Kingdom
If Kelly is true to her beliefs - they are so deeply held that she is a member of the Opus Dei movement - she could not possibly deliberately contrive to ...

Freed Betancourt lands in France
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
"The operation had the light of the Holy Spirit and the protection of Our Lord and the Virgin," Mr Uribe, a member of the conservative Opus Dei Catholic ...

Breast's not always best
South Manchester Reporter - Manchester,UK
How dare I say compare breast-feeding to a religion, they wailed, all the while making Opus Dei and the scientologists look like a loose collective of ...

Chávez, Lula ... and Lugo - UK
... one of the bishops murdered by the Argentine junta, to a rightwing Brazilian prelate who made Opus Dei look like a band of Trotskyites. ...

July 4th

Colombian president basks in glow of hostage rescue
Khaleej Times - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
A high-profile member of the conservative Opus Dei Catholic group, Uribe -- who often prays in public -- earlier met with Catholic bishops to celebrate the ...

July 2nd

Your Name Your Email Address Recipient's Email Address
Newsweek - USA
... disgruntled military officers and "far-right elements" such as the conservative Roman Catholic sect Opus Dei in a conspiracy to topple her government. ...

The Fast Track To Sainthood
Newsweek - USA
Until recently the record was held by Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, who was beatified in 1992, 17 years after his death, and canonized 10 ...

Mystery of RP government corruption
Manila Times - Philippines
That is the key teaching of St. Josemaria Escrivá, whose feast was celebrated on June 26. Ordinary work and the ordinary circumstances of our lives are what ...

June 30th

Kenya: Bishop of Embu Moved to Kitui to Fill Three-Year Vacancy - Washington,USA
Muheria, 45, the only Opus Dei bishop in Kenya, will remain apostolic administrator of Embu. With this appointment, Embu becomes the third vacant diocese in ...

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Religions should not be allowed to make ghettos
Independent - London, England,UK
Millions of Muslims like me – and others too – recoil from the ideas promoted by this multi-religious Opus Dei. Let's hope God's on our side, not theirs.

Come all ye faithful
Times Online - UK
Since the birth of our first home grown terrorist - Guy Fawkes - through to the more modern-day representation found in the Opus Dei sect - the Catholic ...

Diocesan phase of canonization process for St. Josemaria Escriva’s successor closed
Catholic News Agency
Even though there are still many people who question the wisdom of the 'rush to canonization' of St. Josemaria Escriva.

June 28th

Difficult to find structure for Opus Dei
B.C. Catholic Newspaper - Vancouver,Canada
Only those who know the genesis of Opus Dei (Latin for Work of God) and the ideas of its founder, St. Josemaria Escriva, understand how difficult it was to ...

Legacy of Strathmore College founder
Daily Nation - Nairobi,Kenya
... he was requested by the founder of Opus Dei, Fr Josemaría Escrivá (later made a saint by Pope John Paul II) to move to Kenya to help start Opus Dei as ...

All in the great big family
Globe and Mail - Canada
... onetime fascist, former member of Opus Dei, and mother to his three children, as well as her new lover; and an aging dog rescued from the pound. ...

June 26th

What would Paul do?
The Pilot - Brighton,MA,USA
June 21 was the 25th anniversary of the death of Father Joseph Muzquiz, who was ordained in 1944 and was one of the first three priests of Opus Dei. ...

Angels vs. Demons
National Catholic Register - North Haven,CT,USA
This time, however, instead of battling a murderous “Opus Dei monk,” Langdon is on a mission to save the Vatican from being blown up by a canister of ...

Obama’s image dented - Philippines
As I have written earlier, this Thursday is the 33rd death anniversary, or “birthday in heaven,” of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the Spanish founder ...

Must eat in Manila
Sun.Star - Philippines
Add: Escriva Road, Ortigas Center. For the finicky, a French meal at Je Suis is pure heaven. The chef used to work in Michelin star establishments in France ...

June 25th

Saint in waiting: John Paul II's cause for canonisation faces delay
Times Online - UK
Moves to make the late John Paul II a saint may face delays because of a new Vatican clampdown on the fast-tracking of candidates for sainthood. ...

Opus Dei Bishop Closer to Beatification
Catholic Online - Bakersfield,CA,USA
Bishop Álvaro del Portillo was prelate of Opus Dei from 1975 to 1994. His beatification process was opened in 2004. ROME (ZENIT)- The diocesan phase of the ...

Holy See issues ultimatum to Pius X Society, Vatican expert reveals
Catholic News Agency - Denver,CO,USA
... final incorporation of the St. Pius X Society into the Church by means of the canonical procedure of personal prelature, similar to that of Opus Dei. ...

Past Opus Dei Prelate Closer to Beatification
Zenit News Agency - Rome,Italy
The diocesan phase of the beatification cause of former Opus Dei prelate Bishop Álvaro del Portillo will officially close Thursday. ...

Personal prelature mooted for Lefebvrists
CathNews - Australia
In return, the Vatican offers the group a canonical framework similar to that of Opus Dei, namely a personal "prelature", which would allow the Society to ...

June 24th

Vatican halts John Paul II's 'saint factory'
Independent - London,England,UK
Equally controversial was the canonisation in 2002 of Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, known as the "Holy Mafia". And yesterday, the Pope set ...

Origins of a personal prelature
B.C. Catholic Newspaper - Vancouver,Canada
In May 1943, in the midst of War World II, the future St. Josemaria Escriva sent his alter ego, Alvaro del Portillo, to Rome. The young engineer spoke to ...

The UP spirit - Philippines
June 26 is the 33rd anniversary of the death of Opus Dei’s beloved founder, Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, who was canonized by Pope John Paul II on Oct. 6, ...

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - Italy
The Vatican, according to what has been revealed by Tornielli, offers the traditionalist group a canonical classification similar to that of Opus Dei, ...

Media Watch
Windy City Times - Chicago,IL,USA
... Catholic New World magazine ( early May ) switched from a liberal priest advice columnist to an priest ( severe Catholic sect: think Opus Dei...

over there
Catholic World News - USA
There's certainly a shadow of dismay in Baumann's account of John Allen's increased sympathy for Joseph Ratzinger and his largely positive take on Opus Dei. ...

Cistercians Hit the Charts
Zenit News Agency - Rome,Italy
Benedict speaks of [it as the] "work for God" -- in Latin, "opus Dei." Thus, it isn't a waste of time. It isn't something absurd; it's an action full of ...

Only one personal prelature exists today
B.C. Catholic Newspaper - Vancouver,Canada
By Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo The first group to be listed as a secular institute was Opus Dei, on February 24, 1947, with approval in 1950. Opus Dei was the ...

The 'Da Vinci' No
Hartford Courant - United States
It also depicted a conservative Catholic movement, Opus Dei, as a murderous cult. Hours before the death of veteran NBC newsman Tim Russert was announced by ...

'Angels and Demons' is refused access to two Rome churches!
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... to the concept that Jesus was married and fathered children and that the conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei is a maniacal bloodthirsty cult. ...

Do you care if Rizal is in heaven?
Manila Times - Philippines
A scholar, Fr. Javier de Pedro, a secular Catholic priest incardinated in the Opus Dei prelature, who has been a spiritual director of many, ...

The Da Vinci Code: Sequel Non Grata
... in Catholic history and its cast of highly unappealing church figures, including a homicidal albino monk from the conservative lay group Opus Dei. ...

NOTE: We have discontinued this Opus Update page because it is not worth our time. Their "triumph" will be soon, a "triumph" that will be quickly be followed by their final defeat by God Himself.

(1) Religious Secret Societies - Who are they? How to detect them?
(2) Who has Eyes to See and Ears to Hear?
(3) The Trajectory of H.H. John Paul II
(4) About Benedict XVI

Related Documents

Index of documents regarding the Opus Dei Sect

Published on June 20, 2008 - EU

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