An Inside Look at the Secretive Catholic Organization Made Famous by The Da Vinci Code
Opus Dei a spiritual institute dedicated to preserving Catholic
orthodoxy in the face of modernist assault? Or is it an independent
society, a "church within the Church," promoting its own allegiances and
preserving an antiquated set of spiritual and penitential practices?
small organization wields enormous power within the Catholic Church.
Due to its status as a "personal prelature" of the pope, it operates
independently of local Church authority. The influence of Opus Dei has
only grown since this book first appeared.
- Opus Dei's
founder, St. Josemaría Escrivá, was beatified and canonized over the
vehement objections of many in the Catholic Church.
- Powerful members of the Vatican hierarchy, including the pope's own spokesman, are members.
- The bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code has made millions aware of Opus Dei.
classic investigation is needed now more than ever. It tells the real
story of this mysterious organization -- a probing but balanced
examination of the organization, its charismatic founder, its practices,
and its effect upon the Catholic Church at large.