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The riches of the Faith

An article by St Josemaria Escriva published in ABC, a Madrid daily, on November 2, 1969. In this article the Opus Dei founder spoke of love for freedom as one of the treasures of the Christian faith. Tags: Freedom, Madrid

What is an Angel?

Benedict XVI

In a homily given in St Peter's Basilica in 2007 for the liturgical memorial of the three Archangels, Pope Benedict explains who the Angels are, and what role they play in our lives. Tags: Angels

What is the significance of holy pictures and statues?

Paintings and sculptures reflect the progress of thought, the shades of feeling of each stage in history. A picture or statue may suggest very different ideas in different eras. Christian art: it is also a projection of a meditative, lived faith. Tags: Beauty, Pope Benedict XVI, Iconography, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva

Newman and Escriva

by Fr. Mario Arroyo Martinez

On September 19, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will preside at the ceremony to beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman in the UK. The Holy Father accepted a friendly invitation from the British Government to make the first State visit of a Pope to the United Kingdom. Tags: Pope Benedict XVI, Consistency, lay, Beatification, UK

Christians who live as Christians convince others

Joaquín Navarro-Valls

Navarro-Valls spent over twenty years as press spokesman for the Holy See, working very closely with Pope John Paul II. He highlights John Paul II’s insistence that our faith should become our culture, and transform the world from within. This will happen if Christians really live as Christians. These were some of the themes from a recent conference on Catholics and Public Life. Tags: culture

The Little Football Team that Could

By The News Today

Never mind the losses, the team was told, the important thing was to try hard and do your best, echoing the sporting determination encouraged by St. Josemaria Escriva, patron of Paref-Westbridge. At the same time they were reminded to give due importance to academics and other pursuits that would further develop their personalities. Tags: sports, school, success, Philippines

Cornerstone or stumbling block?

Dwight G. Duncan

Dwight G. Duncan is professor at University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth (formerly Southern New England School of Law). He holds degrees in civil and canon law. Tags: Church, Pope Benedict XVI

Antidote to consumerism

Bernardo Villegas

As an antidote to consumerism it is necessary to create "lifestyles in which the quest for truth, beauty, goodness and communion with others for the sake of common growth are the factors which determine consumer choices, savings and investments." Tags: Detachment

A magnet drawing people to Christ

Joseph Pearce

Converted to Catholicism at the age of 28 after reading G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce is the author of Literary Converts and many biographies of converts and literary figures. In this recent interview for www.josemariaescriva.info he speaks of how much he was helped by St Josemaria. Tags: Conversion, culture, Church, books

Thank God, it’s Monday!

Scott McKellar

We are all familiar with the more common expression “Thank God, it’s Friday!” We all meet people who are forced to work at jobs they find difficult or unexciting and who seem to live for the weekend. The Genesis narrative makes it clear that the addition of “toil” to human work did not occur until after the Fall. While we may all sympathize with the person who wants to relax after a long work week, the “toil” of work is not God’s original plan. Tags: Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life