Don't be fooled...
You, like I, have been hearing a lot these days about a Church of “the poor” and a rehabilitation of Liberation Theology. This has caused concern for some who are doctrinally coherent and orthodox and elation for liberals.Fr. Z directs us to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s Instruction on Certain Aspects of the “Theology of Liberation“. Explaining:
Theologians such as Gustavo Gutiérrez are not the problem. Not every strain or aspect of Liberation Theology is unacceptable. So, say both Card. Ratzinger and B. John Paul II. In fact, every sound theology is a “theology of liberation”. As a shorthand way of thinking about this, Liberation Theology without Marxism can fairly be called “Catholic Social Teaching”.
Be alert when you see discussions of Liberation Theology in the future.
The sort of Liberation Theology that Pope Francis eventually became interested in is not the strain that involves Marxism. - Fr. ZThank you Fr. Z - that is most helpful and reassuring.
People, be careful who you read and what you listen to.