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The Family Impact

Since 1968, UNIV has offered a profound experience to roughly 3000 young people each year, encouraging their ideas to come to life and grow, all in the context of Rome’s cultural, spiritual and artistic heritage. Year after year, our students come together and listen to leaders [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Solidarity, University, family, Josemaria Escriva
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Pope to Mayors: We Cannot Separate Care for the Environment from Care for People

Video (Rome Reports). Pope Francis participated in a global meeting of mayors about climate change and human trafficking. His encyclical, "Laudato Si,” was a major inspiration for the mayors who attended the conference. He explained to them that before all else, his encyclical is a social [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Church, development, Pope Francis, Ecology
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Citizenship

The world awaits us. Yes! We love the world passionately because God has taught us to: Sic Deus dilexit mundum... — God so loved the world. And we love it because it is there that we fight our battles in a most beautiful war of [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Responsibility, Society
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Making study into prayer

Murielle Heena A. Catabui, Philippines: St Josemaria showed us that we can be saints by being ourselves – being very good students and very good citizens.
Tags: Citizenship, Study, Youth, Prayer, Philippines
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University of the Andes, Chile

Serving with one’s intellect At the feet of the Andes mountain-range in Chile stands the campus of the University of the Andes. It was founded in 1989 by a group of academics and businessmen who were convinced that love for work done well, as preached by [...]
Tags: Citizenship, culture, Youth, University, Society
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Cahir bronze plaque to commemorate 1959 visit by St Josemaría Escrivá

On Tuesday 18 August 2009, Mr Liam Ahern, South Tipperary County Chairman, unveiled a bronze plaque on the external wall of the library in Cahir’s market square by Irish sculptor Dony MacManus. The plaque commemorates the visit to the town on that day fifty years ago [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Citizenship, Opus Dei, Ireland
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The Church’s social teaching will get across when people practice it

Fr. Enrique Colom lectures in moral theology (justice and the social teaching of the Church) at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. He first met St Josemaria in October 1960, a few months after joining Opus Dei. Over the following ten years he [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Justice, Solidarity, Work, Consistency
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The freedom of the laity

One characteristic of all Christian life, no matter what form it takes, is the 'dignity and freedom of the children of God'. Throughout your teaching, you have insistently defended the freedom of the laity. To what exactly do you refer? I refer precisely to the personal [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Freedom, Responsibility
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The influence of Opus Dei in Spain

Some people, precisely because of the presence of laymen of Opus Dei in influential positions in Spanish society [in 1967], speak of the influence of Opus Dei in Spain. Can you explain what this influence is? Opus Dei’s influence in civil society is not of a [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Citizenship, Opus Dei, Politics
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The mission of women in the Church and the world

Not infrequently, in speaking of the laity, people tend to ignore women and thus they give a confused picture of the role of women in the Church. Similarly people tend to understand the social emancipation of women simply as the participation of women in public [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Women