Category: CELAM

  • What is the “new evangelisation”?

    What is the “new evangelisation”?

    The term “new evangelisation” has gained much currency since Pope Saint John Paul II adopted it on his return from the Latin American Bishops Conference at Puebla, Mexico in 1979.

  • 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.

  • The jocist origins of Argentina’s theology of the people

    The jocist origins of Argentina’s theology of the people

    More background on the Argentinian “theology of the people” made famous by Pope Francis in an excellent new book, Le pape du peuple, which is a series of interviews with theologian Juan Carlos Scannone.

  • A Cardijn apostle, Bishop Manuel Larrain

    A Cardijn apostle, Bishop Manuel Larrain

    After Cardijn was left off the list of experts for the First Session at Vatican II, one of the bishops who, according to Helder Camara, worked (successfully) to have him appointed to the Commission on Lay Apostolate, was the Chilean Bishop Manuel Larrain of Talca.

  • Liberation and the New Evangelisation

    It’s always good to go to conferences because you meet people and find out things you would never have otherwise learned. So it was at the Vatican II and the New Evangelisation conference at Leeds Trinity University College in Leeds in June. There I met Maryknoll Fr John Gorski who spoke about the origins of…