Liberation Theology

The Political Pan-Amazon Synod?

NEWS ANALYSIS: A set of ideological presuppositions, derived from the political left and also rooted in some strands of liberation theology, informed both the synodal discussions and the synod’s final document. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, November 15, 2019 VATICAN CITY... read more

Liberation theology never went away. It morphed into liberation ecology.

From Marx to Gaia By Dr. Samuel Gregg, Catholic World Report, October 23, 2019 Thirty years ago, the world rejoiced as the crack-up of Communism’s grip on Eastern Europe, forever symbolized by the Berlin Wall, began. This, however, created enormous dilemmas for prominent representatives... read more
Leonardo Boff with the future and current Pope Francis (circled)

81-year-old liberation theologian is an architect of the Amazon Synod

By Maika Hickson, LifeSite News, September 9, 2019 In recent weeks, there has been much discussion among solicitous Catholics about one of the inspirers of the upcoming October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod, Leonardo Boff. He is one of the founders of Liberation Theology and a co-author of Laudato Si,... read more

Cardinal Hummes’s Radical Bedfellows

By James Baresel, Crisis Magazine, October 17, 2019 The faithful laity had reason to be wary of the Amazon synod before it even began—if only because a well-known ally of liberation theologians like Cláudio Cardinal Hummes was appointed first to the pre-synodal council and then as relator... read more

Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider Announce Crusade of Prayer and Fasting

Citing “serious theological errors and heresies” in the Amazon Synod’s working document, they call on the faithful to pray and fast for 40 days to prevent such errors being approved. Edward Pentin, September 11, 2019 Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have issued... read more
Pope Francis is greeted by a member of an indigenous group from the Amazon region Peru, January 19, 2018.

In new interview, pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service, August 9, 2019 The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an "urgent" gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church whose main focus in discussions will be evangelization, Pope Francis said in a new interview. VATICAN CITY (CNS) --... read more

Pan-Amazon Pandemonium

By William Kirkpatrick, Crisis, July 23, 2019 There’s a funny scene in Oklahoma in which Curly sings a slyly mocking song about Jud Fry, the menacing hired hand. Curly assures Jud that though people dislike him now, they’ll miss him when he’s gone. To make the point, he imagines Jud’s... read more
Archbishop Angelelli (left) in a protest march in La Rioja

JORGE’S HEROES: The Dirty War and a Dirty Beatification

By: Christopher A. Ferrara,, April 30, 2019 In June of 2018, Pope Bergoglio approved the “martyrdom” of the leftwing radical Argentine prelate Enrique Angelelli, Bishop of La Rioja, who died in a car crash in 1976. On April 27, 2019 Angelelli and three others who... read more

Saint Oscar Romero

An article published in "Faith Magazine" about Oscar Romero's close relationship with St Josemaría and the spirituality of Opus Dei. He will be canonised this Sunday (October 14th) in Rome by Pope Francis. Opus Dei - Saint Oscar Romero - 10/08/2018 Edited and updated version of an article by... read more

Is Pope Francis Following St. Romero’s Strategy of Silence?

COMMENTARY: Like the new Latin-American saint, the Holy Father has chosen not to respond directly to harsh criticism. Father Raymond J. de Souza, Oct. 19, 2018 Is Pope Francis taking a page from the St. Óscar Romero book — diary, to be specific — in how he handles the accusations made... read more

A New Vileness: The Beatification of Bishop Angelelli

By Daniel Omar Gonzáles Céspedes, June 14, 2018 A new vileness from Francis comes to pierce our souls, and especially the souls of the Argentines. It is about the decree regarding the beatification of Monsignor Enrique Angelelli. We are due to say some words, even knowing that better quills... read more