Rehabilitation of Liberation Theology

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by Bernard D’Mello | MR Zine | Click HERE to read article

Christmas has just gone by, and we’ll soon be ringing in the New Year, a time when a “profound feeling of consolation and peace” overwhelms the faithful.  But the buzz, created by Pope Francis’ “apostolic exhortation”, /Evangelii Gaudium/ (EG, translated as “The Joy of the Gospel”), issued in late November, and the subsequent clarificatory interview by /La Stampa /and /Vatican Insider/ in response to criticism from Right-conservative quarters, has yet to subside.  There are 1.2 billion Roman Catholics worldwide, and so what Francis says makes a difference, and this is what has upset the Right.