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Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz

Opus Dei announces an extraordinary general congress to change its statutes

Oct 5, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, announced in a letter Oct. 5 that he will convene the congress... Read more


Pope Francis orders new canonical process in abuse case at Opus Dei school in Spain

Sep 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga of Bilbao has announced that Pope Francis has ordered a new canonical process for an abuse... Read more

Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz

Opus Dei’s prelate asks for prayers for reform ordered by Pope Francis

Sep 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, has asked the members of the Catholic institution for their prayers for the reform process ordered by... Read more

St. Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei

Opus Dei in Argentina responds to accusations of exploiting women

Aug 3, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The BBC published an article Aug. 2 reporting that 43 women from Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia made a complaint against... Read more

Mons. Fernando Ocariz.

‘To guard the charism’: In new decree, Pope Francis makes changes to Opus Dei

Jul 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis issued a document on Friday that changed the oversight of Opus Dei. It also decreed that its leader,... Read more

Screenshot of Jeff Anderson & Associates press conference.

New sex abuse lawsuit names Theodore McCarrick, Fr. Michael Barrett

A new civil sex abuse lawsuit has been filed against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, also naming Opus Dei priest Fr.... Read more

Fr. Miguel Ángel Tábet. Photo courtesy of the Pontifical University of Santa Croce.

Retired Scripture professor is first priest known to die in Rome of coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Fr. Miguel Ángel Tábet is believed to be the first priest to die of the coronavirus in Rome. Two other... Read more

St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. Courtesy of Opus Dei.

What is Opus Dei? A CNA Explainer

Jan 8, 2019

By JD Flynn

Opus Dei is in the news this week. What is it?  Read more

Msgr. Thomas Bohlin, US Vicar of Opus Dei. Courtesy photo.

Opus Dei US head confirms misconduct settlement against popular DC priest

Jan 8, 2019

Opus Dei announced Monday that it had paid a settlement following accusations of misconduct against a priest of the society... Read more

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri.

Life of Spanish chemistry professor shows 'holiness is in the ordinary'

Dec 22, 2018

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri, a Spanish member of Opus Dei who is moving toward beatification, teaches us that sanctity can... Read more

How a teen who fought a tumor showed 'you can be holy living your daily life'

Aug 19, 2018

A young woman whose cause for sainthood is being considered by the Church demonstrated by her life that “you can... Read more

Saint Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. Photo courtesy of Opus Dei

Opus Dei vicar: We are fully united with the pope

Apr 5, 2018

In a letter to the New York Times, the U.S. vicar of Opus Dei said that the personal prelature has... Read more

Father Arne Panula, the former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei. Courtesy of Opus Dei.

Nation's capital remembers former US Opus Dei head

Jul 24, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic figures from Washington, D.C. are remembering the legacy of Fr. Arne Panula, former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, and... Read more

Father Arne Panula, the former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei. Courtesy of Opus Dei.

Former US head of Opus Dei dies at 71

Jul 20, 2017

Father Arne Panula, the former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, passed away at his Washington, D.C. home on July 19,... Read more

Mons. Fernando Ocariz.

There's a new leader of Opus Dei. Here's what he wants to do.

Jan 24, 2017

By Elise Harris, Kevin J. Jones

The new head of Opus Dei has been confirmed by Pope Francis, and his plan for the prelature is simple.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Guayaquil in Ecuador on July 6, 2015.

Pope Francis sends condolences on death of Opus Dei leader

Dec 13, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On hearing of the Dec. 12 death of Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, Pope Francis sent... Read more

Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, Prelate of Opus Dei, who died Dec. 12, 2016.

Leader of Opus Dei dies at 84

Dec 12, 2016

Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, died Monday evening at the age of 84 in Rome, several... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Put your gifts at the service of others, Pope Francis exhorts

Oct 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis dedicated his weekly general audience to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, saying that rather than making... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo (Right) with St. Josemaría Escrivá. Photo courtesy of Opus Dei.

Opus Dei to display remains of Bishop del Portillo after beatification

Jul 1, 2014

The Opus Dei press office announced that the remains of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor to St. Josemaria... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo.

Opus Dei prelate beatification expected to draw 100,000 attendees

Jun 7, 2014

The first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, will be beatified Sept.... Read more