As the Rome meeting progresses, the Prep Com announces on 4 February that it wishes to launch an enquiry into the history and work of the lay movements and organisations around the world.
As Mgr Glorieux explains in a separate note, the Commission is looking to develop a better understanding of how “Catholic Action” movements operate in various countries.
In effect, it appears to be aiming to develop a typology of the various movements.
As usual, Cardijn sees this as a great opportunity to present the JOC and its methods.
Commission pontificale préparatoire sur l’apostolat des laïcs 04 02 1961 (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)
Preparatory Commission on Lay Apostolate 04 02 1961 (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)