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  • Opus Dei - OFICINA DE PRENSA - Inauguración del "St. Josemaría Institute" en EE.UU.
    que ha sido escrito dirigido y producido por Cresta Group de Chicago Se pueden obtener copias del documental a través del website del Instituto www stjosemaria org A quien solicita el vídeo se le invita a hacer una contribución voluntaria para sufragar los gastos de producción Entre las peticiones que hasta ahora han llegado las hay procedentes de Trinidad y Tobago Kuwait India Australia Canadá América del Sur y Europa CNN y ABC News han emitido fragmentos del programa En el Lighthouse Auditorium de New York A la presentación de Passionately Loving the World que tuvo lugar en el Lighthouse Auditorium de Manhattan la sala que se utiliza para la proyección en Nueva York de la entrega de los Oscars asistieron 300 invitados San Josemaría nos enseña que santidad es felicidad y que felicidad es santidad dijo Mons James Socias presidente del nuevo Instituto Queremos ayudar a tantas personas como sea posible a descubrir el mensaje de San Josemaría acerca de la posibilidad de hacer de la vida cotidiana una ocasión de encuentro gozoso con Dios Además de vídeos el Instituto ofrece una vasta gama de propuestas seminarios y actividades varias para quienes deseen saber más sobre San Josemaría Escrivá El Instituto tiene un número gratuito 1 877 stjosemaria Mons Thomas G Bohlin vicario del Opus Dei en Estados Unidos explicó que los planes para la creación del Instituto se remontan al año 2002 cuando San Josemaría fue canonizado Manifestó su confianza en que el Instituto pueda extender el mensaje de San Josemaría a personas que no están en relación con el Opus Dei San Josemaría ya no es sólo para el Opus Dei Cuando una persona es canonizada deja de ser una bien privado y pasa a ser patrimonio de la Iglesia universal Lo ejemplificó con un antiguo eslogan publicitario Hace algunos años hizo fortuna la frase El zumo de naranja ya no es sólo para el desayuno Bueno pues yo pienso que ahora podemos decir que San Josemaría ya no es sólo para el Opus Dei San Josemaría fundó el Opus Dei en 1928 También intervino en la presentación John F Coverdale que entre 1960 y 1968 trabajó en Roma con Josemaría Escrivá y es ahora el director académico del Instituto San Josemaría afirmó Coverdale nos dice que la santidad no es algo para unos pocos privilegiados con dotes excepcionales como la Madre Teresa de Calcuta y Juan Pablo II no tampoco para quien viven fuera del mundo lejos del frenesí de la vida ordinaria San Josemaría nos recuerda que Dios quiere que el conductor de metro el abogado y la maestra del jardín de infancia sean tan santos como la religiosa encerrada en su claustro Y quiere que sean santos que le amen y amen al prójimo no a pesar de sus obligaciones profesionales familiares y sociales sino precisamente en y a través de ellas Enlaces relacionados Web del Instituto Saint Josemaria de EE UU tamaño texto imprimir enviar a pda enviar a un amigo Facebook Twitter

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  • Opus Dei - OFICINA DE PRENSA - La Vanguardia: Código averiado
    marketing y la literatura fácil En una época caracterizada por el acelerado desarrollo de las redes de distribución mundial de las ideas y las mercancías se crean oportunidades sin duda propicias para una literatura baja en calorías literarias y con muchas grasas ideológicas polisaturadas acción misterio esoterismo teoría de la conspiración y ausencia de rigor histórico La creciente prevención ante la comida basura parece que todavía no alcanza a los productos culturales de baja calidad Vivimos muy atentos a la salud corporal a la ingesta de según qué tipo de platos y bebidas pero mucho más relajados ante la alimentación espiritual lo cual no deja de ser una curiosa paradoja en una época en que Occidente no el resto del planeta parece haberse emancipado del fantasma del hambre La globalización de la cultura apenas acaba de comenzar y seguramente asistiremos a más fenómenos como el que hoy representa El código Da Vinci de la misma manera que también tiende a aumentar el consumo de bienes culturales de alta calidad Basta ver las cifras de afluencia de público a los grandes museos No hay que ser catastrofistas No hay duda de que el esoterismo vende y entretiene especialmente en una época como la actual caracterizada por la aceleración de los cambios La reacción del OPUS Dei organización católica que merece todo el respeto a la cruel caricatura de que es objeto en la novela y la película ha sido mesurada inteligente y consecuente con los nuevos tiempos tamaño texto imprimir enviar a pda enviar a un amigo Facebook Twitter Delicious SAN JOSEMARÍA Biografía Estampa Vídeos breves del Fundador Textos ENLACES Página de San Josemaría Escritos del fundador del Opus Dei Romana Boletín de la Prelatura del Opus Dei 2014 Oficina de información del Opus Dei ARCHIVO Versión móvil 2014 01 25

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  • Opus Dei - OFICINA DE PRENSA - El otro Código
    un trato de favor no querían poner entre paréntesis la libertad de expresión La petición de respeto es de sentido común y responde a los compromisos que Sony ha adquirido con la sociedad He aquí a título de ejemplo algunos textos del Código de Conducta del Grupo Sony aprobado por las máximas autoridades de la Corporación el 28 de mayo de 2003 que muestran ese compromiso En el apartado 1 3 se afirma Reconociendo que una conducta social y profesionalmente aceptable en una cultura o región puede ser vista de modo diferente en otras el personal de Sony debe ser cuidadosamente respetuoso hacia las diferencias culturales y regionales en el cumplimiento de sus deberes El apartado 2 4 explica las normas de comportamiento que deben observar todos los miembros de la empresa Nadie puede expresar insultos raciales o religiosos ni bromas ni otros comentarios o comportamientos en el lugar de trabajo que creen un ambiente hostil Por lo que se refiere a la publicidad apartado 3 4 Sony se compromete a no hacer una publicidad falsa que desoriente o calumnie a otros Los dirigentes de Sony han manifestado repetidas veces ese compromiso ético En una reciente publicación de la empresa un alto ejecutivo reconoce que sus negocios tienen impacto directo e indirecto en las sociedades en las que operan Otro afirma que la ética y la integridad tienen que formar parte del DNA de la empresa Y un tercero asevera que no puede haber prosperidad para una compañía que no respeta el ambiente y la sociedad en la que vive Nadie en estos meses se ha atrevido a llegar tan lejos en sus afirmaciones como los directores de Sony aunque sus declaraciones son desmentidas por la penosa falta de respeto que supone la película para cientos de millones de cristianos El fin económico no justifica los medios ofensivos Además es el agresor quien se degrada no es la víctima quien pierde su dignidad Pero no se trata aquí de formular juicios La cuestión que queda abierta es si esta película respeta el Código de Conducta del Grupo Sony o si por el contrario estamos también en este caso ante un Código de ficción y cualquier parecido con la realidad es pura coincidencia Los acontecimientos de los últimos meses han impulsado a muchos creyentes a profundizar en su fe cristiana a conocer mejor el Evangelio y la Iglesia su historia y su presente Como hace 20 siglos Jesucristo sigue siendo escándalo y locura para algunos Pero son muchos más los que por un don recibido no por méritos propios creemos que Jesucristo es verdaderamente el Hijo de Dios y el Redentor del hombre que vino al mundo para difundir la caridad Hoy termina un episodio lamentable pero pasajero Los cristianos han reaccionado siempre ante la falta de respeto con una actitud pacífica buscando el diálogo y evitando el conflicto Además este episodio puede servir para que los cristianos nos tomemos más en serio la fe y para que todos aprendamos a

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  • Opus Dei - OFICINA DE PRENSA - "How Opus Dei Tries To Break the Spell Of 'Da Vinci Code'"
    Pictures purchased the movie rights Mr Mora and his colleagues started to shift gears hoping to soften the film s portrayal In early 2004 Thomas G Bohlin Opus Dei s top official in the U S wrote a letter to Sony asking that the group s name not be used and asking for a meeting with Amy Pascal chairman of Sony s Motion Picture Group Ms Pascal declined Opus Dei then released an open letter to the shareholders directors and employees of Sony that encouraged the company to run a disclaimer at the start of the film stating that the movie was based on a work of fiction Sony s reply no disclaimer Sony Pictures spokesman Jim Kennedy says the company is confident that audiences will understand the movie is a fictional thriller not a religious tract or historical documentary Sony he says has been sensitive to Opus Dei s concerns He cites a Web site set up by Sony to air debate Opus Dei spurned the Sony controlled site as a marketing gimmick Mr Mora says several PR companies approached Opus Dei offering their services but the group declined Opus Dei he says prefers its pasta homemade It began thinking up ways to reach the movie s future audience with its own message Having taught several courses on crisis management Mr Mora was familiar with the basic principles He realized that Opus Dei shouldn t stay silent a mistake that many companies make when faced with bad news and one that backfired on the Catholic Church during the U S scandal over sexual abuse of children by priests But textbook cases of damage control had only limited value for a religious organization says Mr Mora Opus Dei didn t have a product it could pull from shelves and repackage Opus Dei which is made up largely of laypeople but also includes some priests offers a strict brand of Catholicism It calls on members to extend the spirit of Sunday worship into their everyday lives through frequent prayer and good works It wasn t about to change that but decided it could alter the packaging So while some Catholic groups are boycotting the film and threatening legal action Opus Dei is calmly promoting its work and presenting itself as a victim of Hollywood Instead of generating buzz it wants to be seen as banal People who come here looking for something surprising or shocking are going to be very disappointed said Jean Granier a schoolteacher father of 10 and Opus Dei member who this week took part in an open house at the group s center in Marseille France What we do is very very ordinary His oldest daughter Aude also a member handed out pamphlets explaining that contrary to The Da Vinci Code Opus Dei has no monks no murders no masochism and no misogyny tamaño texto imprimir enviar a pda enviar a un amigo Facebook Twitter Delicious SAN JOSEMARÍA Biografía Estampa Vídeos breves del Fundador Textos ENLACES Página

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  • Opus Dei - OFICINA DE PRENSA - Fotografías de libre descarga (JPG)
    San Josemaría fundador del Opus Dei Mons Javier Echevarría prelado del Opus Dei y Terri Carron portavoz de la Oficina de Información 2006 05 19 Las fotografías son de libre descarga y calidad suficiente para ser impresas Si las desea con más calidad puede solicitarlas en su país IMÁGENES CEREMONIA DE CANONIZACIÓN DE SAN JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ PLAZA DE SAN PEDRO 6 OCTUBRE 2002 Descargar con resolución profesional JPG SAN JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ DE BALAGUER 1972 Descargar con resolución profesional JPG SAN JOSEMARÍA EN UNA CATEQUESIS CELEBRADA EN 1975 Descargar con resolución profesional JPG MONS JAVIER ECHEVARRÍA PRELADO DEL OPUS DEI Descargar con resolución profesional JPG BENEDICTO XVI RECIBE AL PRELADO DEL OPUS DEI 10 IV 2006 Descargar con resolución profesional JPG MONS JAVIER ECHEVARRÍA PRELADO DEL OPUS DEI DESDE 1994 Descargar con resolución profesional JPG TERRI CARRON PORTAVOZ DE LA OFICINA DE INFORMACIÓN DEL OPUS DEI EN EE UU Descargar con resolución profesional JPG SILAS AGBIM BROKER EN BROOKLYN Y SUPERNUMERARIO DEL OPUS DEI Descargar con resolución profesional JPG SAN JOSEMARÍA Biografía Estampa Vídeos breves del Fundador Textos ENLACES Página de San Josemaría Escritos del fundador del Opus Dei Romana Boletín de la Prelatura del Opus Dei 2014 Oficina de información del Opus Dei ARCHIVO Versión móvil 2014 01 25 BUSCAR Seleccione idioma y país haciendo clic en el siguiente menú Alemán Alemania Alemán Austria Alemán Suiza Árabe Líbano Catalán Andorra Catalán España Checo República Checa Chino simplificado Chino tradicional Hong Kong Chino tradicional Taiwan Coreano Corea Croata Croacia Danés Dinamarca Eslovaco Eslovaquia Esloveno Eslovenia Español Argentina Español Bolivia Español Chile Español Colombia Español Costa Rica Español Ecuador Español El Salvador Español España Español Guatemala Español Honduras Español México Español Nicaragua Español Panamá Español Paraguay Español Perú Español Puerto Rico Español República Dominicana Español Uruguay Español Venezuela Estonio Estonia Euskara España

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  • Opus Dei - OFICINA DE PRENSA - HOLLYWOOD HERESY: Marketing “The Da Vinci Code” to Christians
    like that of candidates for a religious order with a critical core about twenty five per cent pledging celibacy and living together in gender segregated Opus Dei centers such as the building on Thirty fourth Street The women s portion of the building is entered from Lexington Avenue Opus Dei now has eighty seven thousand members worldwide with about three thousand in the United States Its traditional rival the Jesuits an order of Catholic priests and brothers claims about twenty thousand A little more than half the members are women and the great majority called supernumeraries are married and apart from the intensity of their devotion lead conventional lives A sizable proportion of Opus Dei members under the guidance of a spiritual director voluntarily take up the practice of corporal mortification wearing the cilice for two hours most days and using the discipline Both items are produced in monasteries Father William Stetson who runs the Catholic Information Center in Washington D C and who joined Opus Dei in the mid nineteen fifties when he was at Harvard Law School says that he learned the larger meaning of corporal mortification the first week he joined I understood that what was being demanded of me was an ascetical practice he says Not just the cilice and the disciplines but an austerity of life living in the middle of the world Stetson and others frequently point out that corporal mortification which may seem a throwback to medieval mysticism was not uncommon even among recent exemplars of spiritual piety Mother Teresa of Calcutta wore a cilice and used the discipline telling her Sisters If I am sick I take five strokes I must feel its need in order to share in the Passion of Christ and the sufferings of our poor Pope John Paul II particularly favored Opus Dei and in 1982 accorded the community the status of personal prelature a sort of worldwide jurisdiction unbounded by the geographical lines that define a diocese Members are extremely loyal to the Pope and to Church orthodoxy Dan Brown s novel portrays Opus Dei as a powerful force for regression which is exactly how the prelature is seen by Vatican II era progressive Catholics whose hopes for reform such as the admission of women into the priesthood and a more liberal policy on contraception have long been frustrated As John Paul neared death Father Richard McBrien of the University of Notre Dame a consistent liberal voice said that one of his complaints against John Paul was his affinity for Opus Dei Opus Dei is as close to a fascist organization as there is in the Catholic Church he told me last year They re a very very definite militant ultra conservative group in the Church who are basically trying to undo the work of the Second Vatican Council In this Pope they had a willing ally because there was a quid pro quo They gave him a lot of money and a lot of support for his efforts going way back to support the Solidarity movement in Poland And they had a great influence in John Paul s pontificate That deeply critical view of Opus Dei is reflected by Brown in The Da Vinci Code except that Brown s quid pro quo involves an Opus Dei bailout of the Vatican bank repaid in part by fast tracked sainthood for Father Escrivá The Vatican canonized Escrivá in 2002 Opus Dei insists that the Da Vinci Code portrait of the group is malicious nonsense but the larger worry is how much of the rest of the book readers will take as gospel The distortions that The Da Vinci Code has in it about Christ the Church Christianity in general are a source of deeper concern than any misrepresentation of Opus Dei Peter Bancroft the group s national communications director says The Church won t stand or fall on whether Opus Dei exists or not But whether Christ is divine is central The premise of Brown s story is that Jesus of Nazareth was in the words of a Da Vinci character a great and powerful man but a man nonetheless A mortal The Brown theology asserted lecture style in speeches by two of his main characters both scholars holds that Jesus was a proto feminist married to Mary of Magdala his favorite disciple and the mother of his offspring This Jesus preached a message that was in harmony with goddess worship and the early Christians practiced a life affirming faith devoted to the sacred feminine until in the fourth century a Catholic power play replaced this true Christianity with the patriarchal sin and atonement version According to Brown the softer Christianity s books were burned by the Church as were five million of its more assertive women female scholars priestesses gypsies mystics nature lovers and the like Even so this original Christian Church could not be wiped out and left clues everywhere telling of the sacred feminine not only in Leonardo s work the artist was in on the secret but even in church architecture The entrance of a Gothic cathedral one of Brown s characters observes is like a vagina complete with receding labial ridges and a nice little cinquefoil clitoris above the doorway While secular critics and Hollywood producers plainly saw Brown s story as a mystery that happened to have some religious material in it the Church saw the book as an anti Christian and particularly anti Catholic polemic disguised as a beach read As church leaders Protestant and Catholic increasingly heard questions from their congregants about Da Vinci postulations book sales skyrocketed to date more than sixty million copies have been printed in forty four languages and Sony set out to make the movie The Christians were broadly united in their opposition to the book and to the movie but badly divided on the question of how to deal with it Mainstream Hollywood has an orthodoxy of its own upheld in some quarters as insistently as that of any church and by the fall of 2003 Mel Gibson had come to be regarded as a deeply misguided perhaps even dangerous heretic His movie about the arrest trial and crucifixion of Christ was still in the cutting room but Hollywood already knew more than enough from accounts of a bootlegged screenplay to render judgment Gibson s vision of Jesus last hours reflecting what he considered a literal reading of the Gospels offended progressive Christian scholars Jewish groups concerned about anti Semitism and secular opinion writers For people in the film business an even greater offense perhaps was Gibson s putting his own money into the film one that used relatively unknown actors speaking lines written in dead languages This seemed the act of someone who had truly lost his bearings and Gibson began to feel the sting of ostracism in a community that had once given him a Best Picture Oscar Major studios shunned the project producers were quoted anonymously as saying that they wouldn t work with him again and he was snubbed at his Beverly Hills cigar club But it was still the movie business which meant that somewhere in all the negative publicity there was a marketing opportunity Gibson seized it through the services of a man named Paul Lauer a Catholic who sensed that opprobrium aimed at Gibson by the press and by Hollywood people could be leveraged to Gibson s advantage Lauer worked the Catholic network arranging private screenings of The Passion of the Christ for friendly archbishops and Knights of Columbus chapters personally attended by Gibson Lauer urged Gibson to reach out to evangelical Protestants who had long felt estranged from popular culture and who now embraced the Hollywood star for standing on their side of the culture divide After Gibson showed clips from his film to a convention of Pentecostals in Anaheim members of the crowd laid hands on him and prayed for his success Gibson s film became a Christian cause and when it opened on Ash Wednesday 2004 church groups that had bought ticket blocks filled the theatres some houses were sold out for several days The Passion of the Christ scorned by critics and rejected by establishment studios provided Gibson with a revenge that spoke clearly to Hollywood a domestic box office return of three hundred and seventy million dollars Eight months after The Passion arrived the born again President was reëlected over Hollywood s candidate greatly helped by the alliance of evangelicals and Catholics who had flocked to Gibson s film Suddenly people like Paul Lauer and A Larry Ross the publicity man for Billy Graham and Rick Warren who helped with Passion were getting calls from producers asking their advice on how to market their films Scripts were vetted for content that might offend Christians who had become the hot new market segment Producers began using terms like Christian values without irony It was at this moment in November 2004 that Sony moved toward production on The Da Vinci Code The studio had hired Ron Howard to direct the film and Tom Hanks as its star safe choices who were not likely to botch the project s blockbuster inevitability by going arty But the environment had changed dramatically since Sony acquired the property Dan Brown s best seller was now under steady assault its theology attacked by a series of books bearing titles such as De Coding Da Vinci and Breaking the Da Vinci Code which deconstructed Brown s scholarship and convincingly refuted many of his key claims such as Christ s divinity having been decided by the fourth century Council of Nicaea on a close vote Brown s art scholarship was also broadly assailed The Times published a critique of The Da Vinci Code by the Renaissance art expert Bruce Boucher who gently mocked Brown s shaky grasp of the historical Leonardo pointing out for example that the artist s name was not Da Vinci Boucher concluded his article by suggesting that The Da Vinci Code might make a better opera than a film offering the old advice that if it s too silly to be said it can always be sung Such confutation was notable because the ostensible veracity of Brown s history if not his theology had been part of the book s allure Brown had asserted this veracity both implicitly through the device of assigning historical exposition to his fictional scholars and explicitly beginning the book with a fact page that erroneously asserted for example that his shadowy Priory of Sion a European secret society founded in 1099 is a real organization Book reviewers had praised his research and Brown in promoting the book vouched for its validity he told Charles Gibson on Good Morning America that if the book had been nonfiction his factual assertions would not have changed Meanwhile Sony s fortunes seemed to have taken a downward turn In 2003 its Ben Affleck Jennifer Lopez movie Gigli had tanked embarrassingly and two big budget sequels Bad Boys II and Charlie s Angels Full Throttle had not met expectations The whole movie industry was entering a prolonged box office slump Sony needed The Da Vinci Code to be a hit and it could not predict how an angry and motivated Passion constituency might affect the film s fate Sony decided not to take any chances As it began to devise its marketing strategy for Da Vinci it hired the services of Sitrick Company a public relations firm that specializes in reputation salvaging The firm whose unofficial slogan is If you don t tell your story someone else is going to tell it for you worked with Rush Limbaugh after his revelation of prescription drug addiction and with the comedian Paula Poundstone when she was charged with child endangerment Sony wanted Sitrick to manage any potential Da Vinci fallout It s not that big studios don t like controversy Allan Mayer Sitrick s managing director told Variety What they fear is a controversy that gets out of control And controversy gets out of control when people start using a movie as a tennis ball in their own match Darrell Bock a research professor of New Testament Studies at the Dallas Theological Seminary was on sabbatical in Tübingen Germany last summer when he received an e mail from a Sony representative wishing to discuss a project connected to The Da Vinci Code This seemed odd because Bock was the author of Breaking the Da Vinci Code the attack on Brown s scholarship which had also reached the Times best seller list Bock agreed to meet with the Sony representative when he returned to the U S that fall The Sony strategy following the Sitrick model was to try to turn the controversy over The Da Vinci Code to the film s advantage There was no way to stop a Christian critique of Brown s ideas but if leading Christian voices could somehow be coaxed into an association with the Da Vinci movie the criticism might seem less like an attack and more like engagement Many in Hollywood remembered the passionate reaction to Martin Scorsese s The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 which proved to be a public relations nightmare for Universal It was better to paraphrase Lyndon Johnson to have the Christians inside the theatre discussing Da Vinci than outside picketing The man Sony chose for the task of shepherding Christian leaders to the Sony cause was Jonathan Bock of Grace Hill Media one of the new breed of faith oriented consultants now thriving in Hollywood It was he who had got in touch with Darrell Bock they are not related last summer and with several dozen other such leaders Jonathan Bock a former studio publicist had a demonstrated ability to translate Hollywood to the Christian faithful and to explain Christians to movie people He had a sophisticated understanding of the relatively small and interconnected circle of Christian opinion leaders especially those in the new media Where a studio executive might reflexively equate Christian leader with Jerry Falwell Bock knew that in important ways this is a post televangelist era a few well regarded Christian bloggers or scholars fully conversant with popular culture can have as much impact as any broadcast Jeremiah Christian critics meanwhile had yet to come up with a unified coherent strategy to protest the movie On Palm Sunday a powerful cardinal urged a boycott of the film saying that the book was full of calumnies offenses and historical and theological errors but there has been no official Church endorsement of his call Bill Donohue the president of the Catholic League and a usually reliable volunteer in the culture conflicts decided early on that he was not going to participate in any boycott of the film First of all it s a useless exercise he says The movie s going to be a box office extravaganza the first weekend or two After that if it s a good movie it ll continue if not it ll fail Donohue says that he is galled by Dan Brown s insistence on the book s factuality and that he has asked Sony and Ron Howard to add a disclaimer to the film labelling it as fiction He says I have to be prudent I want to win This book has sold forty million copies It s got Tom Hanks Sony behind it Ron Howard To the extent that we can get the word out Look go and be entertained this is good fun but this movie is a fable to that extent that s about as good as I can get That ambivalence made Jonathan Bock s job framing the dispute over the film on Sony s terms much easier In February Bock launched The Da Vinci Dialogue which contains some forty five essays by religious leaders and Christian scholars questioning and correcting in civil tones various of Dan Brown s assertions Opus Dei declined to participate in the site but evangelicals have been eager to be heard Darrell Bock perhaps preëminent among the Da Vinci debunkers contributed two essays to the site and says that the Christian participation in the project reflects the community s growing sophistication in dealing with popular culture The Christian response this time around has been different Bock says Rather than simply whining and complaining although there are still elements that do that there is a substantial group that says No on this one we re going to engage So we re not going to talk boycott We re not going to protest we re simply going to take the facts that were presented in this novel and we re going to engage them and we re going to try to show people that there s a good substantive reply to what s going on here The theme of engagement has come to define the Christian response to The Da Vinci Code well beyond the Sony discourse Ministers across the country have arranged discussion groups and courses of instruction tied to the questions raised by Brown s work and even Opus Dei leaders now speak of it as a teaching moment Sony is undoubtedly pleased by this outcome If Christian leaders are speaking of dialogue and engagement they are not saying Don t see this film In the realm of damage control that may be a serviceable definition of controlling the controversy That is precisely what annoys Barbara Nicolosi a screenwriter and an influential Christian blogger whose friendship with Jonathan Bock has been strained recently She says that when she first heard that Bock was working with Sony on The Da Vinci Code she was optimistic Bock s connection with the project suggested to her that Sony wanted to mollify Christians and Nicolosi urged her friends and readers to withhold judgment on the film perhaps Ron Howard and his screenwriter Akiva Goldsman would not use the name Opus Dei and would make the assertions

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  • Opus Dei - OFICINA DE PRENSA - Una respuesta constructiva al Código Da Vinci: una fiesta por África
    propiciar en el resto del mundo una toma de conciencia que estimule una visión positiva de la cultura africana Desde 2002 Harambee ha financiado 24 proyectos gestionados por los propios africanos en 14 países distintos Para tener una información más amplia se puede visitar www harambee2002 org Terri Carron Muchas personas se sienten dolidas por la falta de respeto de El Código Da Vinci a las creencias de los cristianos ha dicho Terri Carron portavoz del Opus Dei Nosotros hemos decidido organizar un acto que pueda animar a la gente a expresar estos sentimientos de modo pacífico y constructivo Carron describió la velada como un modo de llamar la atención sobre las actividades reales de la Iglesia Católica real de la que tan lejos está la caricatura de Iglesia que presenta El Código Da Vinci Teniendo en cuenta los buenos resultados de la labor hasta ahora realizada y las agobiantes necesidades de África Harambee prevé recaudar en 2006 un millón de dólares para algunos proyectos centrados especialmente en la educación de la mujer 1 Sudán programa de formación profesional para mujeres y jóvenes del sur del país que han huido de la guerra civil que desde hace años asola la región 2 Kenia programa de formación para profesores de enseñanza elemental y secundaria 3 Madagascar programa de formación profesional para artesanos y para sus familias 4 R D Congo programa de asistencia sanitaria para mujeres y niños de la periferia rural de Kinshasa La velada comprende Palabras de bienvenida de emcee Kwesi Blair Presentación de los nuevos proyectos para el año 2006 por Linda Corbi coordinadora internacional de programas de Harambee Palabras de Susan Kinyua de Kimlea School Kianda Foundation Kenia becada por Harambee Proyección del nuevo documental en DVD de Harambee 15 minutos Quien desee más información sobre Harambee

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  • Opus Dei - OFICINA DE PRENSA - Respuesta a unas declaraciones del director de la película 'El Código da Vinci'
    referirse a las recientes declaraciones de algunas autoridades de la Iglesia Me atrevería a rogar a Ron Howard que mantenga la serenidad y se exprese con respeto No conviene perder de vista la realidad de la situación esta película es ofensiva para los cristianos Howard representa al agresor y los católicos son víctima de una ofensa No se puede quitar al agredido incluso el último derecho el de expresar su punto de vista No son las declaraciones de algunos eclesiásticos o la petición respetuosa del Opus Dei de incluir una advertencia al inicio del film de que se trata de un trabajo de ficción las que generan violencia son más bien los retratos odiosos falsos e injustos los que alimentan el odio En sus declaraciones Howard repite también que es simplemente una película una historia inventada y que no hay que tomarla demasiado en serio Pero no es posible negar la importancia del cine y de la literatura La ficción influye en nuestro modo de ver el mundo sobre todo entre los jóvenes No es serio no tomársela en serio Ciertamente la creatividad artística necesita un clima de libertad pero la libertad no se puede separar de la responsabilidad Imagine usted una película que cuente que Sony esta detrás de los atentados de las Torres Gemelas que promovió porque quería desestabilizar los Estados Unidos O bien una novela que revele que Sony pagó al pistolero que disparó al Papa en la Plaza de San Pedro en 1981 porque quería oponerse al liderazgo moral del Santo Padre Son sólo historias inventadas Supongo que Sony una empresa respetable y seria no estaría contenta de verse retratada de este modo en las pantallas y que no se quedaría satisfecha con una respuesta del tipo no se preocupe es sólo ficción no hay que tomarla demasiado en serio la libertad de expresión es sagrada En todo caso quienes han participado en el proyecto de la película no tienen motivos para preocuparse Los cristianos no reaccionarán con odio ni violencia sino con respeto y caridad sin insultos ni amenazas Pueden seguir calculando tranquilos el dinero que recaudará la película Porque la libertad del beneficio económico parece la única libertad sagrada de verdad la única exenta de toda responsabilidad Es probable que recauden mucho dinero pero están pagando un alto precio al deteriorar su prestigio y su reputación Espero que la polémica de estos meses no sea estéril que sirva para que se reflexione sobre el carácter relativo del beneficio económico cuando están de por medio valores más altos sobre la importancia de la ficción sobre la responsabilidad que acompaña y protege siempre a la libertad El plan de comunicación de la Oficina ante este caso se puede encontrar en la página web del Opus Dei Allí se explica con detalle la posición que ha mantenido en estos meses Manuel Sánchez Hurtado encargado de relaciones con la prensa internacional Oficina de información del Opus Dei en Roma SAN JOSEMARÍA Biografía Estampa Vídeos breves del Fundador Textos

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