Australian Cardijn Institute
Our first international visitor this year will be Fr Mike Deeb O.P., a former YCS chaplain in South Africa and also former chaplain to the International YCS and International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS).
It is rare for local YCW branch records to come to light. Kevin Ryan’s records of St Agnes Parish Highett include letters from members in New Guinea, records of activities such as the YCW campaign to rebuild houses burnt after a bushfire, and organisation of YCW athletic carnivals.
This month the world will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation by the Soviet Red Army of the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp on 27 January 1945.
Stefan Gigacz visited France in October to take part in a conference on the theme Fr Guérin and the YCW, Yesterday and Today
We are pleased to welcome Dr Gregore Lopez, a lecturer at the Murdoch University Executive Education Centre in Perth, as a new member of the Board.
Over 50 people gathered at Mary MacKillop Church, Ballajura in the northern suburbs of Perth on Wednesday 13 November to celebrate the 137th birth anniversary of YCW founder, Joseph Cardijn.
ACI held its first Annual General Meeting at Catholic Theological College, Melbourne on Saturday 24 August 2019.
A former JOC chaplain, Bishop Enrique Angelelli, and three companions, Franciscan Fr Carlos Murias, French priest Fr Gabriel Longueville, and lay catechist Wenceslao Pedernera, who were all martyred by the military during Argentina’s military dictatorship, have been beatified.
ACI has now opened its first physical centre leasing space initially for one day per week at Purpose Studio, 3rd Floor, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.
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.
Stefan Gigacz addressed the theme “Cardijn, Vatican II and the 21st Century” at the second ACI Study Circle meeting held at Catholic Theological College, Melbourne, on Monday 12 November 2018.
“’Twelve bishops gathered with Cardinal Pierre-Marie Gerlier for the first meeting,’ reads a contemporary report on the origins of group of bishops at the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) that took as its motto, ‘Jesus Christ, the Church and the Poor.'” writes Stefan Gigacz.
Melbourne YCW fulltime worker spoke on the theme “The Work of the YCW in light of the Synod on Young People” at the ACI Study Circle meeting at Catholic Theological College, Melbourne on Monday 29 October 2018.
Sober observers insist the real direct influence on Pope Francis is Joseph Cardijn, writes John L. Allen Jr.
Former YCW fulltimer and Minister of Education in South Australia, Greg Crafter AO, addressed the ACI foundation meeting on 19 August 2018.
The official incorporation meeting for the Australian Cardijn Institute Cooperative Ltd took place at All Saints Hall, Fitzroy on Sunday 19 August 2018.
“This is the Christian Democratic program presented by Fr Cardijn to the readers of the new daily, Le Démocrate,” wrote Marc Walckiers in his 1981 doctoral thesis on Young Cardijn.
ATD Quart Monde founder, Fr Joseph Wresinski, reflects on the student and worker demonstrations in Paris in “May 1968”.
This is a Scripture enquiry based on the Acts of the Apostles for use by individuals and groups.
Robert Kothen, one of if not the first priestly vocation to emerge from the JOC, reflects on the role of the priest in the working class
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