Category: Vatican II
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.
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.
Betty Villa, vice-president of the International YCW from 1961-65, has died in her native Philippines at the age of 96.
Expecting only those with a “religious vocation”, a miniscule percentage of the total Catholic population, to carry the mission of the whole is a recipe for disaster, writes Sr Christine Burke IBVM in Catholic Outlook.
The life of the youth movements of the Catholic Church, and the Young Christian Students (YCS) in particular, cannot be disengaged from the events of Vatican II and the 1960s.
Thanks to American Dominican Sister Maureen Sullivan OP, who presented the ACI webinar for March 2023 on the theme “The Women of Vatican II.”
For our next ACI webinar we are proud to present Sr Maureen Sullivan, who will share her research on the women auditors who attended and contributed to the Second Vatican Council.
Marking the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Council, Stefan Gigacz outlines struggle to make understood the concept of the specifically lay apostolate.
Leuven Emeritus Professor Mathijs Lamberigts recalls the life of Gerard Philips on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Remembering the Belgian promoter of the laity and key figure at Vatican II on the 50th anniversary of his death.
And endorses see-judge-act method
ACI calls forum to discuss implementation of its proposals to the Australian Plenary Council.
With French theologian, Fr Eric Mahieu of the Catholic Institute of Paris, on 7 June 2022.
Appointed by Paul VI.
Collaborator of Cardijn
Died at the age of 96 on 21 January 2022
Insights from Bishop Peter Cullinane, emeritus bishop of Palmerston North, Aotearoa-New Zealand
Venezuelan lay theologian and Synod of Bishops advisor, Rafael Luciani, will present the inaugural Cardijn Lecture on 13 November.
For his major work “The Vision of Vatican II, Its fundamental principles.”
Watch the presentation of Mgr Philippe Bordeyne, president John Paul II Pontifical College for Marriage and Family, and Clara Staffa Geoghegan, from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, has sent a message recalling the “enormous contribution” to the the Vatican II Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the World of Today, Gaudium et Spes, by French priest, Pierre Haubtmann.
On the 50th anniversary of his death on 6 September 1971
ACI secretary, Stefan Gigacz, presented a paper entitled “The jocist bishops and the Vatican II Church of the Poor group” at the Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition conference organised by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, USA.