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Merton's Correspondence with:

Editors of the Catholic Action Federations

Catholic Action Federations, Editorial Staff  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968
Volume: 5 item(s); 7 pg(s)

Scope and Content

In 1967, Merton wrote a brief reaction to the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on the Church in the Modern World for a booklet put out by the Catholic Action Federations. His letter is not extant, but the article is a response to the Constitution's message against war.

Biography

The Editorial Staff of the Catholic Action Federations was writing from Chicago, Illinois, and included: Peter Foote, John J. Hill, Lawrence Kelly, John McCudden, and Theodore C. Stone.

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Related Information and Links

See also Men and Nations: Vatican II's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Part 2: Problems of Special Urgency, p. 69.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1967/01/13 TLS to Merton In the Spring of 1966 we published Laymen, which contained Vatican II's Decree on the previous publication on the Decree on the Apostolate of Laity from the Second Vatican Council / asking Merton to contribute to next booklet on Constitution on the Church in the Modern World «detailed view»
2. 1967/02/28 TL[c] to Merton This is just a brief note to express our sincere appreciation for your contribution to our proposed thanks for Merton's brief contribution to booklet on Constitution on the Church in the Modern World «detailed view»
3. 1967/10/18 TLS to Merton In the Spring of 1967 we published World, which contained the first half of Vatican II's «detailed view»
4. 1968/no/no? other   Whence do wars and quarrels come among you? Is it not from this, from your passions which Merton's brief contribution to Men and Nations: Vatican II's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Part 2: Problems of Special Urgency with text and commentary edited by Peter Foote (1968), p. 69, on its strong statements against war «detailed view»
5. undated/no/no other   PEOPLE INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE [alphabetical list of people asked to contribute to series on Second Vatican Council documents for a booklet series by the Catholic Action Federations] «detailed view»

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