Tag: Manuel Larrain

  • The jocist bishops who signed the Pact of the Catacombs

    The jocist bishops who signed the Pact of the Catacombs

    It is no surprise to find a strong jocist influence in the text of the Pact of the Catacombs, notably in its concluding sentences, which explicitly refers to the jocist “review of life.”

  • Marx, Houtart, Wojtyla and the “See” in Gaudium et Spes

    Marx, Houtart, Wojtyla and the “See” in Gaudium et Spes

    Many would be surprised to learn that the introduction on The Human Condition in the World of Today to, Gaudium et Spes, was originally drafted by an avowed Marxist.

  • Enrique Angelelli and Pepe Palacio

    Enrique Angelelli and Pepe Palacio

    Today is the 40th anniversary of the death of Argentine Bishop Enrique Angelelli of La Rioja diocese, a former JOC and JUC chaplain, who was killed in a staged car accident just nine months after his JOC co-worker, Pepe Palacio, was killed.

  • Plus ça change: Synod bishops battle the See Judge Act

    Plus ça change: Synod bishops battle the See Judge Act

    Several working groups at the current Synod on the Family are questioning the utility of the method for an “ecclesial document”, according to press reports.

  • Suenens clears the decks

    Suenens clears the decks

    Suenens, who had become archbishop of Malines-Brussels in November 1961 just eleven months before the opening of the Council, worked hard to clear the decks among the personnel of the diocese..

  • Who locked Cardijn out?

    Pope John XXIII appointed Cardijn as a member of the Vatican II preparatory “Pontifical Commission on Lay Apostolate” and he played a very active role there. Then in February 1963, he was appointed as an expert for the conciliar “Commission on the Apostolate of the Faithful, the Press and the Moderation of Shows”, which was…