Category: See Judge Act
Addressing French Specialised Catholic Action movements in January 2022, Pope Francis drew a parallel between the “judge” process that is the second step of the see-judge-act and the process of discernment.
The Romero Trust great Sunday has published a beautiful reflection from St Oscar Romero, illustrating his use of the see-judge-act method.
Here is the video and slides of my Australian Cardijn Institute webinar talk on Léon Ollé-Laprune and the origins of the See-Judge-Act. Slides
Young domestic workers at Vatican II? Unless they were serving any of the 2500 Council Fathers and 500-odd periti and other officials, there were certainly no young domestic workers there.
In 1911, the Laymen’s League of New York organised social study groups using an early form of the see-judge-act.
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.
As the new year dawns, it’s time to glance at the significant anniversaries Cardijn and Cardijn-movement anniversaries that are coming up in 2021.
Today, I’d just like to share a “new” or in fact very old photo of French philosopher, Léon Ollé-Laprune (above top left), that I have “found” on the web.
Archbishop Oscar Romero is reputed to have been greatly influenced by the assassinated Jesuit, Fr Rutilio Grande, who had learned the Cardijn methods while studying in Brussels.
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.
We have seen previously that Suenens-Cardijn tensions date back at least to 1953 when Suenens wrote to Legion of Mary founder Frank Duff reacting to what he interpreted as Cardijn’s criticism of the Legion of Mary.
We have seen in these pages that Cardijn’s See Judge Act method had many historical antecedents. As I also have mentioned previously, the earliest specific reference to the See Judge Act that I have been able to trace is in the 1930 pamphlet La JOC et la détresse intellectuelle et morale de jeunes travailleurs. The same…
Even before she met Cardijn, Victoire Cappe had started to make a name for herself as an emerging trade union leader. Born in 1886, four years after Cardijn, she was only twenty when she founded Le Syndicat de l’Aiguille at Liege in 1907 under the influence of a local priest, Abbé Paisse. See my article here.…
It has often been noted that the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes follows what is sometimes called “the inductive method”, starting from the bottom and moving up from the specific to the general. In fact, after its opening paragraphs, Gaudium et Spes does commence in Paragraph 4 with an overview of the world situation.…
I initially stumbled across the role of Léon Ollé-Laprune in the development of the See Judge Act method while following Cardijn’s list of his reading at various stages of his life. Indeed, I found Cardijn’s personally annotated copy of Ollé-Laprune’s master work, Le prix de la Vie in his library which is now housed at…
I first read Paolo Freire’s famous book Pedagogy of the Oppressed in about 1973 while studying law at Melbourne University. It was fantastic to read about his reflection/action praxis method of education and conscientisation.
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.
Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace of which he is president are both emphasising the importance of Cardijn’s See Judge Act method. Addressing a 30 March – 1 April congress in Lyon, France, organised by UNIAPAC, the ecumenical business leaders movement, Cardinal Turkson pointed to the method as a…