Tag: Helder Camara

  • What is the “new evangelisation”?

    What is the “new evangelisation”?

    The term “new evangelisation” has gained much currency since Pope Saint John Paul II adopted it on his return from the Latin American Bishops Conference at Puebla, Mexico in 1979.

  • 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.

  • Paulo Freire and the Jocist movements

    Paulo Freire and the Jocist movements

    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.

  • 2021 in anniversaries

    2021 in anniversaries

    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.

  • Dom Tavora, a Brazilian ‘bishop of the workers’

    Dom Tavora, a Brazilian ‘bishop of the workers’

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the premature death of another remarkable Cardijn bishop, José Vicente Tavora, who liked to consider himself as and in fact became known as a “bishop of the workers.”

  • The jocist bishops who signed the Pact of the Catacombs

    The jocist bishops who signed the Pact of the Catacombs

    It is no surprise to find a strong jocist influence in the text of the Pact of the Catacombs, notably in its concluding sentences, which explicitly refers to the jocist “review of life.”

  • Cardijn, Camara and the Pact of the Catacombs

    Cardijn, Camara and the Pact of the Catacombs

    As the Pan-Amazon Synod 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.”

  • Marx, Houtart, Wojtyla and the “See” in Gaudium et Spes

    Marx, Houtart, Wojtyla and the “See” in Gaudium et Spes

    Many would be surprised to learn that the introduction on The Human Condition in the World of Today to, Gaudium et Spes, was originally drafted by an avowed Marxist.

  • The surveillance of the Brazilian JOC during the 1970s

    The surveillance of the Brazilian JOC during the 1970s

    While writing my previous posts about Bishop Angelelli and the JOCI, I stumbled across another document from Brazil that illustrates very well the climate of mistrust against the JOC during the 1970s.

  • Enrique Angelelli and Pepe Palacio

    Enrique Angelelli and Pepe Palacio

    Today is the 40th anniversary of the death of Argentine Bishop Enrique Angelelli of La Rioja diocese, a former JOC and JUC chaplain, who was killed in a staged car accident just nine months after his JOC co-worker, Pepe Palacio, was killed.

  • 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?

  • 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..

  • René Rémond and the influence of the JEC-YCS

    René Rémond and the influence of the JEC-YCS

    In this interview, the late French political analyst and historian, René Rémond, offers some insight into the way the French JEC (YCS – Young Christian Students) transformed his own outlook.

  • 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…

  • Brazil’s “red bishop” has died

    Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales Retired archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales died last month at the age of 91. Well, he had a good long life but I’m sorry to see him go in particular because I had just written to his office to try to get an interview with…