In this podcast episode of Morning Air, John Morales speaks with Father Francis Hoffman, known as Father Rocky, the CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei. The discussion centers around the 95th anniversary of the founding of Opus Dei, a Catholic organization that emphasizes sanctifying ordinary life.
Opus Dei founder St. Josemaria Escriva’s vision challenged the notion that only priests or religious figures could attain holiness. Father Rocky explains that Opus Dei focuses on doing God’s work in ordinary life, with members spanning various demographics globally. The organization emphasizes prayer, frequent sacraments, and a spirit of service. Opus Dei’s approach includes rigorous commitment to prayer and incorporates elements like an hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament, daily Mass, the Rosary, and mortification.
Father Rocky shares his personal journey, highlighting how Opus Dei changed his life significantly and discusses his role in hosting the Family Rosary Across America, connecting with people and offering them hope through prayer.
The conversation also delves into Opus Dei’s structure, emphasizing the organization’s lay focus and its impact on individuals’ lives, encouraging them to live according to Christian principles and find happiness in faith.