1965: Pierre Haubtmann, chief redactor Gaudium et Spes

“With respect to each question, we begin with facts (previously “signs of the times”); we judge them; and we derive various pastoral orientations. This method was explicitly desired by the competent bodies; it manifestly corresponds to the will of the overwhelming majority of the Fathers.”


Pierre Haubtmann, “Le Schéma de la Constitution Pastorale ‘De Ecclesia in mundo huius temporis’,” Etudes et documents, N° 10 (25/08/1965