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Opus Dei opens school in Warsaw


poland_
29 May 2010  #1
I recently heard that Opus Dei had opened a school in Warsaw. To compete with the other International schools. Any updates on this one.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
29 May 2010  #2
I was recently talking to an Irish priest who was a member of Opus Dei, we talked about it.
Of course the fictional writings of Dan Brown came in to our discussion because I am not familiar with the group, are you?
OP poland_
29 May 2010  #3
I am not familiar with the group, are you

Not really apart from the standard stuff you read, of course I know it was founded by a spanish priest in the 1930's and in the 1980's Opus Dei were alleged to have loaned the vatican bank a lot of money to save it from going under. If it is true then it would be easy to understand why they became accepted by the vatican.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
29 May 2010  #4
in the 1980's Opus Dei were alleged to have loaned the vatican bank a lot of money to save it from going under.

That doesn't sound right, I could be wrong but in the 1980's the Catholic church was immensely rich, still is.
OP poland_
30 May 2010  #5
There was a guy by the name of Roberto Calvi who fronted one of the largest private italian banks and a big scandal broke in 1982 in which Calvi was implicated and because he was connected to the Vatican bank the V.B had to bail out the investors. Roberto Calvi was found hanging underneath a bridge in London. I think that is how the story goes. Google Calvi you will get the facts.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
30 May 2010  #6
Didn't Pope JP II make them a vatican favourite over the Jesuits? I believe he was very keen on OD.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
30 May 2010  #7
A lot of rich Catholics belong to Opus Dei...Much speculation about their purposes...Here is their website, judge for yourself:

od

Opus Dei USA: A very unusual image

Some questions about Opus Dei:

opusdeialert.com/99q.htm
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
30 May 2010  #8
Roman Catholic Church is a highly politicized institution. Religion is just used as a front for their political activity. Wasn't Pope Pius XII or was it the XI kicked out of Poland in 1925 for political meddling? (It was the WWII pope).

In 1930's Spain Opus Dei was involved in the Spanish Civil War and took the side of the Franco's fascists.
plk123 8 | 4,150
30 May 2010  #9
I recently heard that Opus Dei had opened a school in Warsaw....... Any updates on this one.

Later this year, Opus Dei, whose IESE Business School in Barcelona is considered one of Europe's best, plans to open a Warsaw branch. Radoslaw Koszewski, director of the Warsaw program, insists the school will not mix business and religion.

btw. that's from 2006
OP poland_
30 May 2010  #10
The thread is about a school for children.

Two books were written about the 1982 situation, " The last supper " that attempts to link the death of R Calvi to Opus dei and "Gods Banker" which is another attempt to uncover the story.

Opus Dei vehemently denies any link to R Calvi.

Didn't Pope JP II make them a vatican favourite over the Jesuits? I believe he was

Culminating one of the most controversial decisions of his reign, Pope John Paul II beatified the Spaniard who founded Opus Dei in 1992.The beatification of the Reverend Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer occurs only 17 years after his death, at age 73, and is a record in this century and one of the fastest in the 2,000-year annals of the church
1jola 14 | 1,879
30 May 2010  #11
The thread is about a school for children.

Is it really?
OP poland_
30 May 2010  #12
Yes actually it is, I was informed that Opus Dei had opened a school in warsaw out towards Anin, I could not find any information on it so I thought I would ask some of the Polishforum. Come on 1jola this is the place of the well informed, on all matters Polish is it not.
1jola 14 | 1,879
30 May 2010  #13
It isn't. This the place to crap on things Polish mainly. There are a few expats here and a few Poles who would have more to say but the level of discussion is constantly brought down by various foreign yahoos having no interest in anything Polish. Good posters, after a while, just log off.

BTW, the school is in Falenica and the kindergarden in Józefów.
opusdei.pl/art.php?p=26635
internaldialog 4 | 145
30 May 2010  #14
This the place to crap on things Polish mainly

Only by the minority like you pointed out

Good posters, after a while, just log off

some do yes ... others watch from a distance and some do return to posting :)
OP poland_
30 May 2010  #15
BTW, the school is in Falenica and the kindergarden in Józefów.

That is the one I understand many people are taking their kids out of the British school and American school and putting them into this one.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
14 Aug 2010  #16
Yes, I heard that the first school excursion will go to interview the cross loonies.
You have to stay in your habitat as it is :)
jeden - | 226
14 Aug 2010  #17
catholic schools are ver good, so I think that also that school will have a good lvl
Boz - | 23
18 Jan 2011  #18
Kids 'bleeding for Jesus' would be met with outrage.....'Normally'
Harry
18 Jan 2011  #19
They're not so much bleeding for Jesus as bleeding because of the priest.
Boz - | 23
18 Jan 2011  #20
..........or Nuns. My Mother had extremely painful memories of an Irish Convent.
Harry
18 Jan 2011  #21
I imagine that that would have been bleeding from a different place.


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