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Upcoming TV program on Opus Dei and St Josemaria

February 1, 2011

Tags: Opus Dei, Television
WATERTOWN, MA (January 28, 2011) - During the week of February 7th, CatholicTV will air the documentary Opus Dei: Decoding God’s Work.

Opus Dei was thrust into the international spotlight after Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code sold more than 40 million copies.

The Da Vinci Code left many people wondering, what is the real Opus Dei? What is their agenda? What is their place in the Catholic Church? And are they anything like the depiction in Dan Brown's novel?

Opus Dei: Decoding God's Work unveils the history and significance of St. Josemaría Escrivá and "The Work" God entrusted to him. Featuring interviews with Opus Dei leaders throughout the world and Vatican Affairs expert John Allen, the documentary examines The Da Vinci Code's many myths and distortions and presents another portrait of Opus Dei.

"The mission of Opus Dei is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society. It produces not fundamentalists but disciples who are open to the world. It does not harbor secrets, but shouts out from the rooftops the Good News about Jesus Christ, his life, message, and Church. Opus Dei is a dynamic witness to the universal call to holiness embraced by the Second Vatical Council." Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B

The documentary will air during the week beginning February 7th at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets at the following times (Eastern): Monday 10:30 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m., Friday noon, and Sunday 2 a.m.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops created a website addressing the myths and historical inaccuracies of the book “The Da Vinci Code”. The web address for this site is www.jesusdecoded.com

Opus Dei: Decoding God's Work was produced by Salt and Light Television, Toronto, Canada (www.saltandlighttv.org)

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