Posts Tagged ‘liberation theology’

Pope Francis’ theory of economics Comments 0

Friday, December 6th, 2013

It would make for some pretty amazing headlines if Pope Francis turned out to be a Marxist. Between his hints at rehabilitating liberation theology—condemned by his predecessors—and talk about casting off “the economic and social structures that enslave us,” Marxism isn’t totally out of the question. But happily for nervous church leaders, Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation, issued Tuesday, doesn’t quite suggest someone Read more

Vatican welcomes liberation theology ‘founder’ Comments 0

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Pope Francis is set to meet with Peruvian scholar Gustavo Gutierrez, who is considered the founder of liberation theology. A report by the Religion News Service noted that the meeting can be a sign of “increasing favor” for liberation theology, which has been a subject to hostility and censure in the Vatican. Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Read more

John Allen delves into Pope’s record in Argentina Comments 1

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Veteran Catholic correspondent John Allen has delved into the background of Pope Francis as a bishop and cardinal in Argentina and clarified his record on such issues as liberation theology, sex abuse guidelines, civil unions and the former military dictatorship. On the Pope’s record in Argentina, Allen says: = Despite Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio’s reputation as Read more