Hail Mary, full of....
um.... what was that, again? The only Pope many of us have known, John Paul II, has decided that a millenium is long enough to change a prayer. Odd that two millenia are not enough to revisit female and married priests.
posted by dwivian
on Oct 14, 2002 -
Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer
, the founder of the Opus Dei
movement, was canonized
today. Opus Dei is a conservative
movement within the catholic church, and counts many powerful people among its adherents
- the current pope among them. However, it is not
without its detractors
. Some of
the most important people in the Franco
were part of the group, as were several of the participants in the Venezuelan coup
earlier this year. Should
we keep an eye on
? They are certainly secretive and aggressive
, but are they just a group of
concerned, pious Catholics, or a power-hungry fraternity? I'm half-catholic myself, and certainly curious to hear if any Catholic MeFiers have thoughts on this subject. Even better, an Opus Dei member to clarify some of these misunderstandings...
posted by charlesv
on Oct 6, 2002 -