Kianda Foundation, a non-profit trust established in 1961 to provide education to women in Kenya, has embarked on building an Endowment Fund that will provide education to 350 girls and 500 women in Kenya in perpetuity. Besides providing women with professional preparation, Kianda’s institutions offer programs of spiritual formation, which they have entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church.
Rianne Spoon, a 22-year-old Dutch medical student, was received into the Church this past December 12 during a solemn Mass in the Cathedral of St. Catherine in Utrecht, Netherlands. Here is her account:
“To educate a woman is to educate a family” goes the motto of the Centro de Formación Integral para la Mujer (CEFIM), which was established in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1986. CEFIM offers women of limited means a broad-based program of training and education, which qualifies them for jobs and helps them improve their life situation.
On December 29, 2004, the Archdiocese of Denver announced that Pope John Paul II has appointed Bishop Jose Gomez as Archbishop of San Antonio.
An article published in the March 2004 edition of "Catalyst," the Journal of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Statements on Opus Dei made by American Catholic figures.
"The Da Vinci Code" falsely portrays Opus Dei as being focused on wealth and power. The reality is that Opus Dei is focused on helping people grow in their faith and integrate it with their ordinary activities, not on gaining power to implement some political agenda. Similarly Opus Dei and its members have great concern for the poor, which is an important element of the Christian faith.