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Le Démocrate

posted 25 May 2018, 16:32 by Stefan Gigacz

As a young priest, Cardijn was deeply involved in the promotion of democracy in Belgium as this 1919 article announcing the launch of the newspaper, Le Démocrate, shows.

Bishop Enrique Angelelli a martyr of Argentina's Dirty War

posted 10 Apr 2013, 13:55 by Cardijn Community

Bishop Enrique Ángel Angelelli (17 June 1923 – 4 August 1976) was killed during the Argentinian Dirty War for his involvement with social issues.

Read his story here:


Follow the Cardijn Walk in Halle, Belgium

posted 9 Apr 2013, 01:56 by Stefan Gigacz

Enthusiasts in Halle Belgium, Cardijn's home town, have created the Cardijn Wandeling - the Cardijn Walk, which follows the streets that Cardijn walked as a child, going past his family home.

The spirit of the YCW

posted 4 Jan 2013, 01:53 by Stefan Gigacz

Seventy years after it was first published by the British Catholic Truth Society, here is Cardijn's 1943 pamphlet on the Spirit of the Young Christian Workers.

Cardinal Jean Margeot

posted 3 Oct 2012, 21:51 by Stefan Gigacz

Cardinal Jean Margeot was the founder of the Young Christian Workers movement in Mauritius.

More from GWO Addleshaw

posted 2 Oct 2012, 01:17 by Stefan Gigacz

GWO Addleshaw was an Anglican priest who attended a JOC training program with Cardijn in Belgium in 1938. He was also vice-principal at St Chad's College which is now part of the University of Durham.

Later he wrote a series of booklets setting out his findings and expounding the JOC doctrines as well as Cardijn's theology of work.

Read the new articles here:

Cardijn Priests

posted 15 Aug 2012, 00:33 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 15 Aug 2012, 00:33 ]

Pleased to announce that we have a new section of this website dedicated to Cardijn Priests, i.e. those priests who followed Cardijn in their ministry. So far we have 14 priests listed - a very small sample of the thousands of Cardijn priests. However, it is enough to start. We hope to add more as time progresses. Our latest priest is Fr Tom Danaher MM, former Hong Kong YCW chaplain who died this week.


The influence of Fr Daens

posted 23 Jul 2012, 22:27 by Stefan Gigacz

In this short interview extract, Cardijn recalls the influence of his father as well as the famous labour priest Fr Adolf Daens in his decision to become a priest.

Cardijn remembers John XXIII and the New Pentecost

posted 27 May 2012, 07:52 by Stefan Gigacz

When Pope John XXIII died on 3 June 1963, on the second day of Pentecost, Cardijn wrote this tribute to the New Pentecost Pope.

A Roman Secretariat on the Lay Apostolate

posted 24 Feb 2012, 22:46 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 24 Feb 2012, 22:49 ]

Cardijn had a clear vision of the kind of Vatican Secretariat that he wished to see developed after Vatican II.

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