Saturday 24 March 2012

Vatican II canonised Cardijn

"'Vatican II canonised Cardijn,' I remember late Melbourne Archbishop Frank Little saying as he regaled us with his story of meeting the YCW founder while studying in Rome," writes Stefan Gigacz at CathNews.

What's more there was a whole generation of Australian bishops and priests, who told similar stories, starting with his predecessor Archbishop Justin Simonds, and including Brisbane Archbishop Frank Rush, Adelaide's James Gleeson, Perth's Redmond Prindiville and many others.

Archbishop Little's message stayed with me, and was later reinforced by a biography of Cardijn by his co-workers, Marguerite Fievez and Jacques Meert, that detailed his role at the Council in promoting the specific task of the laity as the building up of the world.

Read the full article here:

The Saint of Vatican II (CathNews Blog)

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Unfinished business: Cardijn at Vatican II

Unfinished business: Cardijn at Vatican II

A conversation with Stefan Gigacz

Convenor, Cardijn Community International

Currently researching Cardijn's role at Vatican II

Saturday 24 March 2012
2.00pm – 4.30pm

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YCW cooperatives in Melbourne

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