Category: Conscious and responsible

  • Cardinal Maurice Roy and parish democracy

    Cardinal Maurice Roy and parish democracy

    On my website, I have already started to trace how the phrase “conscious and responsible” based on the Sillon definition of democracy slowly began to emerge into Catholic social teaching.

  • Cardijn the canonist

    Cardijn the canonist

    There is always something to surprise you in the Cardijn Archives. This week I discovered that on 9 November 1965 Pope Paul VI appointed him to the Pontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code of Canon Law.

  • Karol Wojtyla channels Cardijn

    Karol Wojtyla channels Cardijn

    In his book ‘Sources of renewal’ on how to implement Vatican II, young Polish Bishop Karol Wojtyla only cites by name one Council participant besides Popes John XXIII and Paul VI.

  • The role of Marie-Louise Monnet

    The role of Marie-Louise Monnet

    Speaking of Pat Keegan, we should also mention Marie-Louise Monnet, who founded the JIC – the Jeunesse Indépendente Chrétienne Féminine (Young Christian Business Women) in France in 1931. This happened after she had participated in a pilgrimage to Lourdes where was inspired by the example of the YCW and decided to do something similar for…

  • Pat Keegan – not such a bland speech to Vatican II

    Pat Keegan – not such a bland speech to Vatican II

    Pat was the first lay person to address V2, and I think he was the first lay person in history to address an ecumenical council of the Church.