Tag: Pope Leo XIII

  • Cardijn, work and the worker

    Cardijn, work and the worker

    It was Joseph Cardijn, who in February 1960 first made the original proposal to John XXIII for an encyclical to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Rerum Novarum

  • Marc Sangnier – 70 years

    Marc Sangnier – 70 years

    I can’t let today pass without mentioning that it is the 70th anniversary of the death of Marc Sangnier, founder of the French movement, Le Sillon, and who died on Pentecost Sunday, 28 May, 1950.

  • Cardijn’s proposal to John XXIII

    Cardijn’s proposal to John XXIII

    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.”

  • Was Cardijn a ‘Christian socialist’?

    Was Cardijn a ‘Christian socialist’?

    More than fifteen years ago when I first began researching Cardijn’s life and work, I decided to look up Ben Tillett, the British trade unionist whom Cardijn had held up as a model worker leader.