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Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani is archbishop emeritus of Lima, Perú.

Peru cardinal celebrates 36 years as a bishop, thanks Opus Dei founder, John Paul II

Jul 6, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The cardinal in a July 4 video message from Rome posted by Diario Expreso recalled the day of his episcopal... Read more

Central to the charism of St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer was his insistence that all Christians are called to aim for holiness in their ordinary lives, especially through their everyday work.

Opus Dei founder St. Josemaría Escrivá: You can be a saint doing your ordinary job

Jun 26, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Today the Catholic Church honors St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás (1902–1975), Spanish priest, founder of Opus Dei, and... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, at the Vatican on June 24, 2024.

Pope Francis meets with Opus Dei prelate Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz

“The audience, which lasted about half an hour, took place in an atmosphere of warmth and affection on the part... Read more


Opus Dei updates outreach to young people with new website: ‘Youth’

Jun 7, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The new website offers testimonies on social initiatives, podcasts with prayer resources, and infographics on Catholic doctrine. Read more

Saint Josemaría Escrivá inspired and promoted UNIV, an international meeting of young university students seeking to deepen their faith. Since 1968, thousands of students travel to Rome every Holy Week for this purpose.

Thousands of young people gather in Rome to delve deeper into meaning of Holy Week

Mar 25, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

St. Josemaría Escrivá inspired and promoted UNIV, an international meeting of young university students seeking to deepen their faith. Read more


New Opus Dei program ‘Youth’ hopes to answer young people’s questions

Feb 22, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

The “Youth” initiative is the result of the combined efforts of people from around the world. Read more

Dr. Ernesto Cofiño was a pediatrician in Guatemala and father of five.

Guatemalan physician Ernesto Cofiño declared Venerable 

Dec 15, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

Dr. Cofiño lived the Christian virtues in his family, in the performance of his profession as a doctor, and in... Read more

Father Fadi Sarraf, 51, was a recently ordained Opus Dei priest.

Opus Dei priest dies from heart attack while preaching at retreat

Nov 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Fadi Sarraf, a recently ordained priest of Opus Dei, reportedly died of a heart attack while preaching at a... Read more

Bishop-elect Raimo Ramón Goyarrola Belda of Helsinki, left, and Archbishop Julio Murat, apostolic nuncio to the Nordic countries.

Spanish Opus Dei priest announced as new Helsinki bishop

Sep 29, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Father Raimo Ramón Goyarrola Belda, a priest of the Personal Prelature of Opus Dei, was appointed by Pope Francis to... Read more

Procession at the Sanctuary of Torreciudad in Spain.

Spanish bishop open to mediation regarding non-Opus Dei priest as rector of Opus Dei shrine

Sep 12, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop Ángel Pérez Pueyo said he has waited for things to calm down before making a statement about the Torreciudad... Read more

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, prelate of Opus Dei.

Opus Dei does not want to be an exception in the Church, prelate says

Aug 28, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, the prelate of Opus Dei, said the institution he has led since January 2017 “does not want... Read more

St. Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei

Pope Francis changes canon law on Opus Dei and any future personal prelatures

Aug 8, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The updated canons now state that the statutes that govern a personal prelature can be “approved or issued by the... Read more

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

St. Josemaría Escrivá’s call to sanctify daily work is a modern spiritual call to arms

Jun 26, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Today, The Work continues and millions across the world have been inspired by Escrivá’s call to holiness, finding God in... Read more

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 Sánchez 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