Today, 19 September 2021, we celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, known for his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, which described the literacy education programs he had developed for promoting critical consciousness and action among the poor.
Uriel Gadessaud, a master’s student at the Université Sorbonne Panthéon in Paris has just completed an interesting research paper entitled “Les catholiques dans le diocèse d’Alger : un fragile apogée (1930-1939)”.
Very sad to record and report the death on Saturday 7 November of French priest, Fr Antoine Sondag, a friend for over 30 years, chaplain to the International YCS and to Pax Romana.
In her article, “Doing It Rite: Specialized Catholic Action and Liturgical Renewal in Quebec, 1930s–1960s,” Indre Cuplinskas highlights the role of Specialised Catholic Action movements (SCA).
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.”
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.