Category: COPECIAL

  • Fears for the ICO Conference… in 1967!

    Fears for the ICO Conference… in 1967!

    To understand the development of an organisation, it’s often useful to look at its origins. Thus, looking at the problems that developed between the Pontifical Council for the Laity (PCL) and the ICO Conference, it’s useful to look back at the origin of the former body.

  • 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.

  • Deja vu of the doctrinal-inductive clash at Vatican II

    Deja vu of the doctrinal-inductive clash at Vatican II

    Here is a nice bit of context for the doctrinal vs inductive, Suenens vs Cardijn clash in the drafting of Gaudium et Spes document of Vatican II.