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New film shows Opus Dei, founder, in favorable light

Catholic World News - May 06, 2011

Commenting on the new film There Be Dragons, which depicts the life of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, David Gibson can't help noticing the contrast with another film that famously (and absurdly) portrayed Opus Dei: The Da Vinci Code.

The new film, Gibson reports, offers "a human and sympathetic portrait of Escrivá and, by extension, of Opus Dei." He observes that while the movement was once very controversial within the Church, Catholicism has a history of gradually accepting new movements, while encouraging the groups to smooth out their own rough edges.

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  • Posted by: frjpharrington3912 - May. 10, 2011 2:02 PM ET USA

    "We are called to use the gifts God has given us as instruments to help others discover Christ." These words, delivered in a homily by Saint Josemaria Escriva, express the deep supernatural outlook he had on life and his desire to bring the good news of salvation to all mankind. Let us hope and pray that "There Be Dragons" will too be an instrument that encourages people to get to know this saintly man of God who dedicated his life to doing God's Work (Opus Dei).

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