Opus Dei – Research Resources

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A Glimpse Inside a Catholic ‘Force’: Opus Dei Includes an excerpt from Opus Dei : An Objective Look Behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church by John L. Allen, Jr.


Opus Dei: An Investigation into the Powerful Secretive Society within the Catholic Church, by Michael Walsh. “This classic investigation is needed now more than ever. It tells the real story of this mysterious organization — a probing but balanced examination of the organization, its charismatic founder, its practices, and its effect upon the Catholic Church at large.” [Book description]

Opus Dei : An Objective Look Behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church by John L. Allen, Jr.

Interview with John L. Allen

Book Review

News and News Archive

Opus Dei news tracker at Religion News Blog.

Web Sites

Official sites

Opus Dei (Official site)


Information handbook on the Opus Dei Prelature“[P]ublished to help journalists and other media professionals. It contains a summary of the nature, history and organisation of the Opus Dei Prelature.”


ODAN Opus Dei Awareness Network” The Opus Dei Awareness Network, Inc. (ODAN) was founded in 1991 to meet the growing demand for accurate information about Opus Dei and to provide education, outreach and support to people who have been adversely affected by Opus Dei. ODAN challenges many of Opus Dei’s Questionable Practices because of the way they affect an individual’s personal freedom, choices and family life. Since 1991, ODAN has been in contact with countless individuals, families, the secular and religious press, clergy, religious, cult awareness organizations, campus ministers, home-schooling parents and more. ODAN is a worldwide community of people who have had painful experiences as a result of their association with Opus Dei.”


Opus Dei: The Unofficial Homepage The author writes: “These pages are intended to be an independent source of information and a collection of links about the Opus Dei sect. It is not meant as an anti-Opus Dei propaganda – both the positive and negative sides of the organisation will be mentioned. Of course, since they only present themselves in a good light, there is an emphasis on critical points of view.”