Category: World Congress of the Lay Apostolate

  • 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.

  • Cardijn and the First World Congress on Lay Apostolate 1951

    Cardijn and the First World Congress on Lay Apostolate 1951

    This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of Cardijn’s keynote speech to the First World Congress on Lay Apostolate in Rome from 7-14 October 1951.

  • Plus ça change: Synod bishops battle the See Judge Act

    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…

  • The missing movements mystery

    I’ve written several times about the bewildering absence of Cardijn from the literature relating to Vatican II. See these two recent posts: No man is a prophet… in his own movement Cardijn vs Mother Teresa on Amazon.com Today, I have just published a short review of Alberigo and Komonchak’s History of Vatican II which a…