Opus Dei, which literally means Work of God, is a Roman Catholic lay and clerical movement whose members are seeking personal Christian perfection and who are determined to realize Christian precepts and values in their particular vocations. Its official name is “Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei.” Opus Dei, a doctrinally conservative movement, assents to the teaching authority of the Church without reservation and question. Observers and critics have accused this group of secrecy, taking advantage of social capital in the Vatican and creating a class of elites.


To understand Opus Dei, it is imperative to pay attention to its founder. Opus Dei was established on October 2, 1928, by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás, a law-trained priest. He was canonized ...

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