Thursday, September 05, 2013

Nouvelle theologies, the Pope, & Liberation theology

This morning we received this: Fr. Z, "Pope Francis and Liberation Theology" (WDTPRS, September 5, 2013), which Fr. Z warns may lead some readers to have "a spittle-flecked nutty and start dashing around screaming that the Pope is a Marxist" (I'm not making this up) -- sent so us from our exasperated undercover investigator, Guy Noir, who added this:
"Unless my historical theology is off, it is only in the last 50 years that theologies/theologians are condemned as unCatholic, and later rehabilitated. Criticisms that Catholicism is now more often defined by identification with the person of the Pope than with the office Tradition seem correct.

"Of course, unless someone was already known as quite Conservative, would you expect anything else from the Jesuit Latin hemisphere, honestly?

"Makes one feel like CDF verdicts are rather trifles. What did the Pope say, don't let those slaps on the wrists derail you, or some such?"
[Hat tip to JM]


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