Category: Pietralata

  • Pietralata: The forgotten Mass and Message

    Pietralata: The forgotten Mass and Message

    If the Mass for the Poor and Pact of the (Domitilla) Catacombs have remained largely forgotten until recently – at least outside Latin America, Cardijn’s Worker Mass on 17 November 1965, hasve languished in even greater obscurity.

  • Cardijn, Camara and the Pact of the Catacombs

    Cardijn, Camara and the Pact of the Catacombs

    As the Synod for the Pan-Amazon region reaches its conclusion in Rome, around 150 participants have met in the Domitilla Catacombs to commit themselves to a new updated “Pact of the Catacombs” modelled on the original.

  • No pomp and privilege for Cardijn

    St Michael Archangel Church at Pietralata, Rome: Cardijn’s titular church as cardinal Here’s a great little Cardijn anecdote told by Francois Houtart of how Cardijn had a visceral reaction to pomp and circumstance. “Just before the war (World War II),” Houtart writes, “Monsignor Cardijn was hosted by a Yugoslav bishop and the experience horrified him.…