A Lent 2024 begins, ACI chair, Pat Branson, has undertaken to prepare a special series of six See-Judge-Act Gospel Enquiries, one for each week.
The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Human Development has hosted its first conference on mental health.
Spanish priest, Fr Gabriel Delgado, founded the Cardijn Association in the port city of Cadiz in 1993 to work with with young people from poor neighbourhoods.
First published in March 2023, the International Survey of Catholic Women (ISCW) provided a first-of-its-kind insight into the perspectives of Catholic women globally, across all ages, Hippocampus reports.
Dr Paul Lentern will present our ACI webinar for March 2024 addressing the theme “Promoting the mission and vocation of lay people.”
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium, which presented the Church as the “People of God” and includes the pathbreaking Chapter 4 on The Laity.
ACI’s most important initiative is the Joseph Cardijn Digital Library (JCDL), an online research and resource library, which already houses over 1500 original Cardijn documents.
In Sicily, Paola Gurrieri, together with her brothers, heads La Mediterranea, a leader in the cultivation of chrysanthemums, Cecilia Seppia from Vatican News reports.
Pope Francis has appointed Mumbai priest, Fr Bernard Lancy Pinto, former chaplain to the Mumbai YCW and to the Christian Workers movement, as coadjutor bishop of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
The Maltese YCW has denounced the exploitation and ghettoization of migrant workers in a strongly worded statement marking the UN’s International Migrants Day, Newsbook reports.
Thanks to executive officer, Hilary Regan, himself a former YCS leader, ATF Press is offering a 15% Christmas discount on a range of books and journals, including Cardijn Studies.
In one of the most powerful and hard-hitting documents of his pontificate, Pope Francis has challenged humanity to address the “indubitable impact of climate change” on “our suffering planet” that he fears will devastate the lives of people around the world, and particularly the poorest.
Pope Francis is known as a pope of surprises, and his decision to approve a document that cracked open the door to blessing same-sex unions and other “irregular” couples is a big one, writes Michael Sean Winters at National Catholic Reporter.
ACI is pleased to announce that the Cardijn Lecture for 2023 will be presented on Thursday 13 December 2023 by Dr Alana Harris from King’s College London.
In a message marking the 10th anniversary of his 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis re-emphasised the centrality of the poor in the Church’s joyful proclamation of salvation in Christ.
Addressing the 42nd Session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris from 7-22 November 2023, IYCW president, Basma Louis, stressed the importance of raising awareness among young people by providing training spaces to compensate for the failure of public institutions.
Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire ministries and bishop of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota in the USA, has said that he emphasised the vocation of lay people during the First Assembly of the Synod on Synodality in Rome in October 2023.
After Joe and Stephanie Mancini graduated in 1982 from St Jerome’s University, a federated partner of the University of Waterloo, they opened The Working Centre in downtown Kitchener to serve people facing unemployment and poverty in the community.
What the world and the Church need today is “a fundamentally contextual theology,” writes Pope Francis in a new Motu Proprio entitled Ad theologiam promovendam.
Following on from his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis published a new apostolic exhortation, Laudate Deum, on 3 October 2023.
On Saturday 21 October, ACI, the Cardijn Cardijn Community and the two YCW Internationals (IYCW and ICYCW) hosted a special mass at the St Domitilla Catacombs to celebrate the memory of Blessed Enrique Angelelli and Jose Serapio (Pepe) Palacio.
On 15 October 2023, Pope Francis published an Apostolic Exhortation entitled “C’est la confiance” (It’s confidence) in memory of St Therese of Lisieux, patron saint of the YCW and other Specialised Catholic Action movements.
Over 120 current and former local, national and international leaders of various lay apostolate movements and groups from 32 countries – many from the Global South – have added their names to a Contribution to the First Assembly of the Synod on Synodality.
Our next ACI webinar on Tuesday 10 October 2023 will focus on Pope Francis’ newly announced apostolic exhortation, Laudato Deum, which is due to be published on 4 October.