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.
ACI secretary, Stefan Gigacz, will present our April webinar marking the 150th anniversary of the birth on 3 April 1873 of Marc Sangnier, founder of the French democratic movement, Le Sillon, which had such a great influence on Cardijn and the YCW.
Jenny Brinkworth reviews a new book based on a series of interviews with Fr Bob Wilkinson with Hilary Regan.
Book review of the English translation of YCW pioneer, Fr Jean Boulier.
Featuring speakers from Belgium, France, the UK, Uruguay, Australia and the US, the Jocist Women Leaders Seminar took place at Leuven, Belgium on 27-28 October 2022.
Jean has died in Johannesburg just a few days before her 95th birthday.
Is this a model for Australia and other countries?
Tang Lay Lee tells the story of the Singapore YCW.
Russ Tershy also co-founded the Center for Employment Training in San José, California, a model of its kind.
Fr Joe Falkiner op recalls his work with the YCW under South Africa’s apartheid regime in our next ACI webinar on Tuesday 12 July 2022.
Join us for an exceptional event in Adelaide on the weekend of 28-29 May.
Former YCW leader, Kevin Peoples, recalls how the movement transformed him into a “lay apostle.”
A new ACI project
A legendary YCW chaplain in Melbourne
Collaborator of Cardijn
Former YCW Bill Armstrong AO and current YCW president Marilyn Bellett share their experiences
A webinar with Bill Armstrong AO and Marilyn Bellett
As international movements elect new leadership teams
Former US YCW leader Frank Ardito Jr recalls his efforts to combat racism and violence on the streets of Chicago.
This month marks the 80th anniversary of the formal establishment of the YCW in Melbourne, the first Australian diocese in which the movement was launched.
30 June 2020 witnessed the funeral in Adelaide of former YCW full time worker Lesley Campbell. In a true sign of our times, it was conducted online due to the Coronavirus.
Des Tobin has variously been a failed student, a springboard diver, a discontented apprentice panel beater, a junior pole-vaulter, a VFL and Olympic Australian Rules footballer, a YCW extension worker, and a successful business executive in the funeral industry.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ important encyclical Laudato Si’ on “Care for Our Common Home,” updating Catholic Social Teaching on environmental as well as labour and other issues.
Rod Orange’s book, “See, Judge, Act, Training Catholic Activists in New Zealand, 1939-1983” is a history of the lay leadership training groups In this country, variously known as the Catholic Youth Movement (CYM), later the Young Christian Workers (YCW).