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Large families: lots of work and lots of fun

"Having a large family is certainly hard work, but it is immeasurably rewarding and can be lots of fun." John Perrotet, 46, works in the tourism sector in Sydney, Australia, where he lives with his wife Anne and their family.

Personal testimonies

Crotona, an educational program in the Bronx

The Crotona Center’s programs help about 200 boys a year expand their horizons and gain important virtues.

Social initiatives

Noteworthy statements on Bishop del Portillo

Álvaro del Portillo

A priest and a father

An article by Bishop Javier Echevarría, published in L'Osservatore Romana on the day Bishop Alvaro del Portillo died.


Holy humbug

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Theological issues raised in the Da Vinci Code

Although this book was published as a work of fiction, claims have been made that it is “meticulously researched” and useful as a tool for theological reflection. We wish to alert readers to the fact that it many of its claims about Christian history and theology are contrary to the conclusions of mainstream Christian scholarship.

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The Media and the Family: A Risk and a Richness

On the feast of St. Francis of Sales, patron of journalists, the Holy See published Pope John Paul II's message for the 38th World Communications Day. Excerpts follow.

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Harambee 2002: Phase Two

Harambee 2002, the solidarity project promoting educational initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa, starts its second phase with an Africa awareness campaign and a new round of fund-raising to finance more projects.

Social initiatives

A São Paulo professional school helps women find work and serve their community

Veleiros is a women’s health care training school started by members and friends of Opus Dei in an impoverished São Paulo barrio.

Social initiatives

Web page for the memorabilia of St. Josemaría

The Italian company Formula srl that prepared the memorabilia for the canonization of St. Josemaría, has introduced some changes in their website ( and they are offering the possibility of purchasing these items on the web.

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