Robert Pennington, Catholic Practical Theology, A Genealogy of the Methodological Turn to Praxis, Historical Reality and the Preferential Option for the Poor, Pacem in Terris Press.

Kevin Ahern, Structures of Grace: Catholic Organizations Serving the Global Common Good, Orbis Books.

Stefan Gigacz (ed.), Cardijn Studies on the Church in the World of Today, Vol. 1, ATF Press.

History of the YCW and other Jocist movements in the USA

Mary Irene Zotti, A Time of Awakening, The Young Christian Worker story in the US, 1938 – 1970, Loyola Press, Chicago, 1991.

Mary Irene Zotti, The Young Christian Workers, in U.S. Catholic Historian, Vol. 9, No. 4, Labor and Lay Movements: Part Two (Fall, 1990), pp. 387-400


Robert Tuzik, Reynold Hillenbrand: The Reform of the Catholic Liturgy and the Call to Social Action, Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago.

Bob Ghelardi, You are Church : The Life and Times of Louis J. Putz, C. S. C. , Prophet, Servant, and Visionary, GOAL/QPC.

Richard P. McBrien, Theodore M. Hesburgh CSC, Leadership Spanning Two Centuries, in Thomas H. Groome, Michael J. Daley, Reclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, 2010.

Paul Leingang, Dynamic duo: Pat and Patty Crowley, in US Catholic, October 2012

Frank Ardito, The Y.C.W. I Remember, ACTA Publications, 2014

Frank R. Ardito, Jr, The Street Sweeper, Vesuvius  Press, 2015.
To purchase, please contact the author, Frank R. Ardito:

Victor Salandini, The Confessions of the tortilla priest, 1992, Publica Press, San Diego

Carlos Tablada Pérez, El alma en la tierra: memorias de François Houtart, Ruth Casa, Quito, Ecuador, 2010.


Carlos Tablada Pérez, The decline of certainties – Founding struggles anew: The biography of François Houtart, Ruth Casa/Global University, 2018.

Congar and Chenu, Interface/Theology 6/1 2019

Labor Movements

Paul Misner, Catholic Labor Movements in Europe: Social Thought and Action, 1914-1965, Catholic University of America Press, Washington DC, 2015

Paul Misner, Social Catholicism in Europe, From the onset of industrialization to the First World War, Crossroad Publishing, 1991.


Joseph Cardijn, Laypeople into Action, ATF Press.