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50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Opus Dei. Founded with the mission of promoting Christian values in secular life, Opus Dei began to adopt an increasingly radical viewpoint as the Church tentatively modernised its practices after the Second Vatican Council. Still in existence today and comprising nearly 100 000 members, Opus Dei remains shrouded in mystery and scandal, particularly regarding some of its more controversial practices and the rumours provoked by popular culture.
In just 50 minutes you will:
• Learn Opus Dei’s complete history, including its unlikely survival following the exile of its founder from Spain
• Understand the organisation’s rise to prominence after finding favour with John Paul II and taking a firm traditionalist stance against innovation in the Church following the Second Vatican Council
• Discover the secrecy and scandal surrounding Opus Dei and its controversial practices, including mortification
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