Category: Pope Francis
Pope Francis has announced that this year he will visit Belgium for the 500th anniversary of the Catholic University of Louvain/Leuven.
Today, 11 December 2021, marks the 46th anniversary of the abduction by security forces of José Serapio “Pepe” Palacio, an Argentinian JOC leader, later a trade unionist and leader of the Workers Catholic Action and finally the first lay collaborator of the IYCW.
For the first time in over 80 years, the Australian Catholic Church is holding a Plenary Council, which will take place over two sessions in October 2021 and July 2022. It has the potential to shape the Church’s role for perhaps the rest of this century.
Sixty years ago today on 13 April 1960, Cardijn wrote to Pope John XXIII enclosing a 5000 word note entitled “L’Eglise face au monde du travail” – “The Church and the world of work/labour.”
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.
Pope Francis has promulgated a decree recognising the martyrdom in 1976 of Bishop Enrique Angelelli and three of his co-workers, the French Fidei Donum priest, Gabriel Longueville, the Franciscan Fr Carlos de Dios Murias and the lay pastoral worker, Wenceslao Pedernera.
German Cardinal Walter Kasper offers some interesting insights on the sources of Pope Francis’ thought, particularly regarding the Argentine theologian and jocist chaplain, Lucio Gera.
After Pope Francis’ visit to Fatima for the canonisation of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, young shepherd children, who with their sister Lucia witnessed the famous Marian apparitions of 1917, let’s recall Cardijn’sattitude to Our Lady of Fatima.
Remembering the 40th anniversary of Bishop Angelelli’s death on 4 August 1976, I can’t help but think of another event, another kind of death, that occurred 30 years ago today on 4 August 1986.
Addressing volunteers at World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, Pope Francis has re-packaged Cardijn’s see-judge-act in the form of listen-decide-act.
Pope Francis has made mercy a major theme of his pontificate. Which raises the question: What did Cardijn have to say about the subject?
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. Here’s what the reports say, according to George Weigel writing at Catholic News Live: ⇒ While many groups praised the “See-Judge-Act” methodology that seems to have framed the ordering of the…
More background on the Argentinian “theology of the people” now made famous by Pope Francis from an excellent new, little book, Le pape du peuple, which is a series of interviews by Bernadette Sauvaget with theologian Juan Carlos Scannone.
“The thought of Pope Francis is profoundly marked by the ‘theology of the People’, an Argentinian version of the theology of liberation,’ writes Belgian Benedictine monk, Dom Armand Veilleux, “of which three representatives were Juan Carlos Scannone, Lucio Gera and Rafael Tello.”