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May 16, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saints are the icons of their church, but there will be acrimony as well as reverence Sunday when Pope John Paul II beatifies a controversial Spanish priest in what opponents call a rush to judgment. In perhaps the most contentious beatification in modern times, John Paul will honor Msgr. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, founder of the disciplined, ultraconservative Roman Catholic organization Opus Dei. Beatification will leave the Blessed Escriva one step short of sainthood.
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July 12, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the silver-haired senior spokesman for the Vatican and longtime confidant of the late Pope John Paul II, resigned Tuesday after more than two decades in the post. Navarro-Valls, who turns 70 this fall, will be replaced by Father Federico Lombardi, a Jesuit who runs Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Center. Navarro-Valls' retirement had been expected for some time, as Pope Benedict XVI, elected nearly 15 months ago, assembles his own team of advisors.
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June 17, 2006 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
So a guy walks up to the doorman at Opus Dei's red brick national headquarters in New York City, points at an upper floor and asks, "Is that where you keep the torture chamber?" "That's ridiculous!" says the doorman. "The torture chamber's in the basement." That's not just a joke. It's a true story as told by the doorman in question, Robert Boone.
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June 17, 2006 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
So a guy walks up to the doorman at Opus Dei's red brick national headquarters in New York City, points at an upper floor and asks, "Is that where you keep the torture chamber?" "That's ridiculous!" says the doorman. "The torture chamber's in the basement." That's not just a joke. It's a true story as told by the doorman in question, Robert Boone.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2006 | From Associated Press
The conservative Roman Catholic group Opus Dei said Tuesday that it had no intention of calling for a boycott of the upcoming film "The Da Vinci Code," but said it hopes the much-awaited film could still be changed so that "there aren't references that would hurt Catholics."
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April 15, 2006 | From Bloomberg and Reuters
Vatican officials and Opus Dei, the Roman Catholic group portrayed negatively in "The Da Vinci Code," spent part of Good Friday reminding the public of their objections to the film, which has not yet been released. Opus Dei's Japan office asked Sony Corp. to include a disclaimer that would label the thriller as entirely fictional, calling such a decision "an expression of respect toward Jesus Christ, the history of the church and the religious beliefs of viewers."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Roman Catholic scholars gathered in Rome on Thursday to explore whether the soon-to-be-released film version of "The Da Vinci Code" will spread hostile sentiment against the church or provide an opportunity to draw people closer to religion.
NEWS
December 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Vatican department has given the initial green light for Msgr. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the Spanish founder of the controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei, to be declared a saint by Pope John Paul II, sources said. The Vatican sources said the Congregation for the Causes of Saints also approved the sainthood cause of Padre Pio, an internationally famous mystic Italian monk who died in 1968.
WORLD
July 12, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the silver-haired senior spokesman for the Vatican and longtime confidant of the late Pope John Paul II, resigned Tuesday after more than two decades in the post. Navarro-Valls, who turns 70 this fall, will be replaced by Father Federico Lombardi, a Jesuit who runs Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Center. Navarro-Valls' retirement had been expected for some time, as Pope Benedict XVI, elected nearly 15 months ago, assembles his own team of advisors.
WORLD
April 19, 2005 | Larry B. Stammer and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
When Pope John Paul II arrived at Opus Dei headquarters one March day 11 years ago, even members of the ultraconservative lay religious movement long accustomed to Vatican favor saw the visit as a singular moment in the group's ascendancy within the Roman Catholic Church. The pope had come to pay his respects to Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the prelate of Opus Dei, who had died that day.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Roman Catholic scholars gathered in Rome on Thursday to explore whether the soon-to-be-released film version of "The Da Vinci Code" will spread hostile sentiment against the church or provide an opportunity to draw people closer to religion.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2006 | From Bloomberg and Reuters
Vatican officials and Opus Dei, the Roman Catholic group portrayed negatively in "The Da Vinci Code," spent part of Good Friday reminding the public of their objections to the film, which has not yet been released. Opus Dei's Japan office asked Sony Corp. to include a disclaimer that would label the thriller as entirely fictional, calling such a decision "an expression of respect toward Jesus Christ, the history of the church and the religious beliefs of viewers."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2006 | From Associated Press
The conservative Roman Catholic group Opus Dei said Tuesday that it had no intention of calling for a boycott of the upcoming film "The Da Vinci Code," but said it hopes the much-awaited film could still be changed so that "there aren't references that would hurt Catholics."
WORLD
April 19, 2005 | Larry B. Stammer and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
When Pope John Paul II arrived at Opus Dei headquarters one March day 11 years ago, even members of the ultraconservative lay religious movement long accustomed to Vatican favor saw the visit as a singular moment in the group's ascendancy within the Roman Catholic Church. The pope had come to pay his respects to Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the prelate of Opus Dei, who had died that day.
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June 27, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Marking the first time he had celebrated a memorial Mass for Opus Dei, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony on Saturday called on an estimated 2,000 members and friends of the conservative Roman Catholic group in attendance to lead saintly lives. Speaking on the feast day of St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A New Jersey priest has been named the U.S. leader of Opus Dei, one of the Roman Catholic Church's most controversial and fastest-growing movements. The Rev. Thomas G. Bohlin was appointed vicar for the United States by Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of the Rome-based movement. Opus Dei was founded in 1928 by St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer to encourage Catholic laity to bring holiness to daily life. Pope John Paul II elevated Escriva to sainthood Oct. 6, 27 years after his death.
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October 7, 2002 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II raised to sainthood Sunday the founder of Opus Dei, in effect giving the ultimate seal of approval to an influential but much criticized Roman Catholic group that calls for holiness in everyday life. Spanish-born Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer "was a master in the use of prayer, which he considered an extraordinary 'weapon' with which to redeem the world," John Paul said in his homily at the canonization service in St. Peter's Square.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Marking the first time he had celebrated a memorial Mass for Opus Dei, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony on Saturday called on an estimated 2,000 members and friends of the conservative Roman Catholic group in attendance to lead saintly lives. Speaking on the feast day of St.
WORLD
October 7, 2002 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II raised to sainthood Sunday the founder of Opus Dei, in effect giving the ultimate seal of approval to an influential but much criticized Roman Catholic group that calls for holiness in everyday life. Spanish-born Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer "was a master in the use of prayer, which he considered an extraordinary 'weapon' with which to redeem the world," John Paul said in his homily at the canonization service in St. Peter's Square.
NEWS
December 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Vatican department has given the initial green light for Msgr. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the Spanish founder of the controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei, to be declared a saint by Pope John Paul II, sources said. The Vatican sources said the Congregation for the Causes of Saints also approved the sainthood cause of Padre Pio, an internationally famous mystic Italian monk who died in 1968.
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