Category: Catholic Action

  • Bottom up or top down?

    Bottom up or top down?

    Romeo Maione’s views about Cardijn certainly offer an interesting counterpoint to those of his Canadian compatriot, Fr Sheppard, that we looked at earlier.

  • 1912 and all that – Cardijn and YCW history

    1912 and all that – Cardijn and YCW history

    On 12 October 1964, in the middle of the Third Session of Vatican II, Cardijn wrote a short note entitled “Writing the history of the YCW“.

  • René Rémond and the influence of the JEC-YCS

    René Rémond and the influence of the JEC-YCS

    In this interview, the late French political analyst and historian, René Rémond, offers some insight into the way the French JEC (YCS – Young Christian Students) transformed his own outlook.

  • Santamaria’s Salesman

    Former Australian YCW leader Kevin Peoples has written an excellent historical memoir, Santamaria’s Salesman, detailing his own youthful experiences working with the National Catholic Rural Movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Originally from Terang in the Western District of the state of Victoria, in 1956 Kevin joined a local YCW team in his…

  • Interviews on Catholic Action in Australia

    Interviews on Catholic Action in Australia

    This great resource is a set of interviews by Dr Helen Praetz with a series of people involved in Catholic Action in Australia over the years 1940-65.

  • Dabin again

    Dabin again

    While on the subject of Paul Dabin, here are a couple more references to his work and influence.

  • Paul Dabin – Conscious and responsible

    Paul Dabin – Conscious and responsible

    Paul Dabin was a Belgian Jesuit who died too young on 14 June 1949 at the age of only 58. In 1941, he published Le sacerdoce royal des fidèles dans les livres saints.