Tag: John XXIII
My presentation for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marc Sangnier.
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.
Let’s take a look at Cardijn’s theology of work present in the encyclicals of Popes Leo XIII, Pius XI, and John XXIII.
Sixty years ago today on Monday 14 November 1960, Pope John XXIII launched the Central Commission and the 10 specialised preparatory commissions that were to work for the next two years to prepare the Second Vatican Council.
Two live recordings of JOC founder, Joseph Cardijn, and Catholic Worker founder, Dorothy Day, speaking in Australia during their visits to Australia in 1966 and 1970 respectively have just been posted online.
It’s a hundred years this month since the birth on 18 May 1920 of Karol Wojtyla, now better known as St John Paul II. Remarkably, the Polish pontiff was the fifth and last 20th century pope known personally by Cardijn
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.”
To start the new year, here is a starter list of significant anniversaries that fall this year.
“The signs of the times”. Since Vatican II, this expression from Gaudium et spes (§4) has entered the mainstream of Catholic social teaching.
According to Marguerite Fiévez and Jacques Meert, it was Cardijn who suggested to Pope John XXIII that he write an encyclical to mark the 70th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, which eventually became Mater et Magistra.