In the 1940s Dominican Father Jacques Loew started the worker-priest
movement, where priests joined workers on the factory lines.
In 1950, however, the Vatican had condemned this Nouvelle Theologie, and soon condemned the French worker-priest
Currently, he is a parttime pastor or worker-priest
But somehow I always thought of him in the context of the worker-priest
, a priest moulded into the heart of his community.
He studied theology at the University of Birmingham and was ordained as a worker-priest
. In 1986, he founded the Society of Ordained Scientists to further the science-theology dialogue.
While it is common to see the origin of basic Christian communities in 1960's Brazil, Hinton also sees roots in the worker-priest
movement of 1940's France and the Iona Community in 1930's Scotland.
The use of modern art in church buildings, a historical approach to the Bible, and the worker-priest
movement -- priests who worked in factories, joined unions and supported protests for economic justice -- all alarmed the pope.
Richard sees the market culture as "suffocating the center of our being." Seeing the "immense potentialities of the North American people," Richard writes as an outsider, one who came to this country as a worker-priest
The formations of Dan and his younger brother Phil (now 75 and 72 respectively) in the Catholic tradition and their experiences (Phil in combat, Dan influenced by the worker-priest
movement in France) are noted as are the men's early brushes, as priests, with their religious superiors.
After his pontificate's shaky start -- his condemnation of "Action Francaise" achieved nothing save to split French Catholicism asunder, meanwhile handing opportunities on a plate to future worker-priests
and useful Popular Front idiots -- Pius XI acknowledged, almost too late, Catholicism's political weakness.
They started their married life with two worker-priests
in a poor part of Paris.
Father Jacques Loew's life, which ended at the age of 90 in late February, began in a nonbelieving family in southern France, took him first into the priesthood and then into the heart of the working world as one of the original worker-priests
, across the world through a long career in the labor mission, and finally into the contemplative life.