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Fr. Michael J. Barrett

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Priest

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Opus Dei
Murray Hill Place 139 E. 34Th St.
New York , New York 10016
United States

Company Description: After researching Opus Dei for a book, John L. Allen, the Vatican correspondent for The National Catholic Reporter, has concluded that its power and wealth have...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Columbia College
  • Columbia University
  • doctorate , Moral Theology
    Pontifical Atheneum
  • doctorate , moral theology
    Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
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Fr. Michael Barrett, a ...
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Fr. Michael Barrett, a priest of Opus Dei, responds to some of the most common questions about Opus Dei. A transcription of this video interview can?...
Fr. Michael Barrett, a ...
opusdei.org.uk [cached]
Fr. Michael Barrett, a priest of Opus Dei, responds to some of the most common questions about Opus Dei. A transcription of this video interview can be found at the bottom of this page.
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TRANSCRIPTION: Questions & Answers about Opus Dei with Fr. Michael Barrett
1. What is Opus Dei?
Fr. Barrett:
Opus Dei is a Catholic organization for lay people. It is worldwide and it was founded in 1928 by St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer who was a Diocesan priest in Madrid, Spain, at the time that he founded Opus Dei.
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Fr. Barrett:
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Fr. Barrett:
They continue to be members of their own parishes, their own dioceses and they receive all the benefits and the support that every Catholic receives from his or her parish, but they receive the additional benefit of being guided in how to develop a spiritual life that's stronger and deeper, as well as how to understand their faith better and put it into practice through the activities of Opus Del. It's supplementary.
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Fr. Barrett:
He recounts how he got the name, is that he was one day talking with his confessor, who was a man that he always spoke to about these things that were going on in his soul to make sure that they really were from God and not just his own imaginings. And one day when he was talking to the confessor, a priest, the man asked him, he said how's that work of God coming along that you're doing? And, you know, because it's the work of God in a very general sense, and he thought, gee, that's what it is because up until then he almost did not even want to put a name on it because it was something that was so grass roots and so much a part of the Catholic faith that it was, to name it, was almost to separate it from what it meant to be in the universal sense. But when the man said, now is that work of God going? He thought, I like that. Opus Dei, operatio Dei, the two ways of talking about work of God in Latin, and then he settled on Opus Dei, the Work of God.
His definition, the one that strikes me the most is he used to say, it's a grand catechesis. Catechesis is a word in the Catholic Church that means teaching; teaching the faith, teaching the meaning of the faith, and he used to see Opus Dei as a grand catechesis, that the members of Opus Dei would go out, and by their lives and by their words, teach the faith to the people around them without doing anything strange or special but just being who they are in the middle of the world. So it's a grand catechesis. He used to talk about it as being a mobilization of Christians moving into all of the corners of society.
4. What are the different ways of being a member of Opus Dei?
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St. Josemaria liked to point out that our Lord told the Apostles, after he rose from the dead in the upper room, as the Father has sent me, so I also send you. And so Jesus sent the Apostles forth into the world to bring the good news, to bring the message that God has come among us, that he died and redeemed us, and that he's risen from the dead.
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... in order to grow even closer for those people who are trying to go deeper in their spiritual understanding of the redemptive sufferings and to really grow in spirituality, he recommended traditional practices of corporal mortification that had been in the church for centuries, such as using a cilice...
Opus Dei - Videos about Opus Dei
www.opusdei.ca [cached]
Fr. Michael Barrett, a priest of Opus Dei, responds to some of the most common questions about Opus Dei. A transcription of this video interview can?...
Opus Dei - Videos about Opus Dei
www.opusdei.org.uk [cached]
Fr. Michael Barrett, a priest of Opus Dei, responds to some of the most common questions about Opus Dei. A transcription of this video interview can?...
VIDEO: Q & A about Opus Dei - Opus Dei
www.opusdei.org.au [cached]
Fr. Michael Barrett, a priest of Opus Dei, responds to some of the most common questions about Opus Dei. A transcription of this video interview can be found at the bottom of this page.
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TRANSCRIPTION: Questions & Answers about Opus Dei with Fr. Michael Barrett
1. What is Opus Dei?
Fr. Barrett:
Opus Dei is a Catholic organization for lay people. It is worldwide and it was founded in 1928 by St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer who was a Diocesan priest in Madrid, Spain, at the time that he founded Opus Dei.
...
Fr. Barrett:
...
Fr. Barrett:
They continue to be members of their own parishes, their own dioceses and they receive all the benefits and the support that every Catholic receives from his or her parish, but they receive the additional benefit of being guided in how to develop a spiritual life that's stronger and deeper, as well as how to understand their faith better and put it into practice through the activities of Opus Del. It's supplementary.
...
Fr. Barrett:
He recounts how he got the name, is that he was one day talking with his confessor, who was a man that he always spoke to about these things that were going on in his soul to make sure that they really were from God and not just his own imaginings. And one day when he was talking to the confessor, a priest, the man asked him, he said how's that work of God coming along that you're doing? And, you know, because it's the work of God in a very general sense, and he thought, gee, that's what it is because up until then he almost did not even want to put a name on it because it was something that was so grass roots and so much a part of the Catholic faith that it was, to name it, was almost to separate it from what it meant to be in the universal sense. But when the man said, now is that work of God going? He thought, I like that. Opus Dei, operatio Dei, the two ways of talking about work of God in Latin, and then he settled on Opus Dei, the Work of God.
His definition, the one that strikes me the most is he used to say, it's a grand catechesis. Catechesis is a word in the Catholic Church that means teaching; teaching the faith, teaching the meaning of the faith, and he used to see Opus Dei as a grand catechesis, that the members of Opus Dei would go out, and by their lives and by their words, teach the faith to the people around them without doing anything strange or special but just being who they are in the middle of the world. So it's a grand catechesis. He used to talk about it as being a mobilization of Christians moving into all of the corners of society.
4. What are the different ways of being a member of Opus Dei?
Fr. Barrett:
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Fr. Barrett:
...
Fr. Barrett:
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Fr. Barrett:
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Fr. Barrett:
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Fr. Barrett:
St. Josemaria liked to point out that our Lord told the Apostles, after he rose from the dead in the upper room, as the Father has sent me, so I also send you. And so Jesus sent the Apostles forth into the world to bring the good news, to bring the message that God has come among us, that he died and redeemed us, and that he's risen from the dead.
...
Fr. Barrett:
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Fr. Barrett:
...
Fr. Barrett:
...
Fr. Barrett:
... in order to grow even closer for those people who are trying to go deeper in their spiritual understanding of the redemptive sufferings and to really grow in spirituality, he recommended traditional practices of corporal mortification that had been in the church for centuries, such as using a cilice...
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