Tag: Cardinal Léon-Joseph Suenens

  • Cardijn and Paul VI: Empowering young workers.

    Cardijn and Paul VI: Empowering young workers.

    My article on “Cardijn and Paul VI: Empoweing young workers,” first published on Social Policy Connections.

  • Louis-Joseph Lebret: Architect of Populorum Progressio

    Louis-Joseph Lebret: Architect of Populorum Progressio

    How did the Cardijn method come to be used in the drafting of Populorum Progressio?

  • Make Cardijn a cardinal: Camara to John XXIII

    Make Cardijn a cardinal: Camara to John XXIII

    As we know, Paul VI made Cardijn a cardinal on 25 February 1965. But how did Paul VI get the idea?

  • Cardijn and Blessed Paul VI: a 30 year partnership

    Cardijn and Blessed Paul VI: a 30 year partnership

    Giovanni Battista Montini, the future Blessed Paul VI, had already been working for several months as an official at the Vatican Secretariat of State when Cardijn first arrived in Rome for his first and famous meeting with Pope Pius XI

  • 1912 and all that – Cardijn and YCW history

    1912 and all that – Cardijn and YCW history

    On 12 October 1964, in the middle of the Third Session of Vatican II, Cardijn wrote a short note entitled “Writing the history of the YCW“.

  • Cardijn ‘pre-conciliar’: Suenens

    Cardijn ‘pre-conciliar’: Suenens

    As we can see, Suenens opens by seeming to contrast the “prec-conciliar” Cardijn with the dynamic figure of Cardinal Liénart of Lille, whose intervention during on the first meeting day of the Council changed the course of Vatican II

  • The roots of the Suenens-Cardijn conflict

    The roots of the Suenens-Cardijn conflict

    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.

  • Suenens clears the decks

    Suenens clears the decks

    Suenens, who had become archbishop of Malines-Brussels in November 1961 just eleven months before the opening of the Council, worked hard to clear the decks among the personnel of the diocese..

  • The literary eclipse of Cardijn

    Today, here are several more Ngraph Viewer comparisons of references in the literature (Google Books) to Cardijn and to several of his Vatican II contemporaries, including Helder Camara, Cardinal Suenens, Congar, Chenu as well as Opus Dei founder Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. The first chart compares the frequency of English language book references to Cardijn…

  • Who locked Cardijn out?

    Pope John XXIII appointed Cardijn as a member of the Vatican II preparatory “Pontifical Commission on Lay Apostolate” and he played a very active role there. Then in February 1963, he was appointed as an expert for the conciliar “Commission on the Apostolate of the Faithful, the Press and the Moderation of Shows”, which was…