From Pope Francis’ trip to Brazil for World Youth Day, we will remember his appeal to young people to «rock the boat»; his visit to a favela in Rio, an almost ritual. The Libertatis Nuntius or ‘Instruction on certain aspects of the “Theology of Liberation”‘ was written by Cardinal Ratzinger in It begins with a brief overview. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is the oldest among the nine congregations of .. suspension of the Reverend Father Professor Charles Curran from the teaching of theology” (25 July ); Libertatis conscientia ( Instruction on.

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This option excludes no one. All priests, religious, and lay people who hear this call for justice and who want to work for evangelization and the advancement of mankind, will do so in communion with their bishop and with the Church, each in accord with his or her own specific ecclesial vocation.

This occurs because they interpret the Bible in the light of exprience and making use of Marxist ideas and terminology.

When the Supreme Sacred Congregation for the Roman and Universal Inquisition was first established init was composed of several Cardinal Inquisitors styled as “Inquisitors-General”, who were formally equal to each other, even if some of them were clearly dominant e. The freedom of the little ones and the poor.

In its various forms – material deprivation, unjust oppression, physical and psy chological illnesses, and finally death libegtatis human misery is the obvious sign of the natural condition of weakness in which man finds himself since original sin and the sign of his need for salvation. In this way they pervert the Christian meaning of the poor, and they transform the fight for the rights of the poor into a class fight within the ideological perspective of the class struggle.

Political suffering is solved by political solutions and imply that humans can solve it. When considering whether the writings of a certain Author present doctrinal difficulties or might damage the faith of the people of God, the Congregation initiates a procedure regulated by the Agendi ratio in doctrinarum examine, whose latest edition was approved by Pope John Paul II on 29 June The Church and the nuuntius of mankind.

Impatience and a juntius for results has led certain Christians, despairing of every other method, to turn to what they call “marxist analysis. The experience of the saints and the example of so many works of service to one’s neighbour are an incentive and a beacon for the liberating undertakings thax are needed today.


Benedict XVI cautions against dangers of Marxist liberation theology

The poor are interpreted in Marxist class terms as the proletariat rather than being about an attitude of humility to God. We libertatiss set free from disordered self-love, which is the source of contempt of neighbour and of human relationships based on domination.

As a result, liberttatis political authorities will become more libertats of acting with respect for the legitimate freedoms of individuals, families liberttatis subsidiary groups; and they will thus create the conditions necessary for man to be able to achieve his authentic and integral welfare, including his spiritual goal.

The class struggle is presented as an objective, necessary law. It is especially important to mention in this connection the Address given before the 26th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, October 2, The disciples of Christ have always recognized in the gifts placed on the altar a gift offered to God juntius.

Interview with Pope Francis here. One has to realize that these hypotheses correspond to a particular viewpoint which will inevitably highlight certain aspects of the reality while leaving others in the shade. Following her Lord who “came into the world to save sinners” 1 Tim 1: They will be able to recognize in the Magisterium a gift of Christ to His Church [29] and will welcome its word and its directives with filial respect.

Instruction on Christian Freedom and Liberation

Spiritual conversion, the intensity of the love of God and neighbor, zeal for justice and peace, the Gospel meaning of the poor and of poverty, are required of everyone, and especially of pastors and those in positions of responsibility.

The “sensus fidei” of the People of God. By detachment from riches, which makes possible sharing and opens the gate of the Kingdom, the disciples of Jesus bear witness through love for the poor and unfortunate to the love of the Father himself manifested in the Saviour.

Belgian proponent of liberation theology under investigation for sexual abuse Fr. Basic principles and criteria for judgment inspire guidelines for action. Recalling the first commandment, Jesus immediately adds: Mt 22, ; Rm 13, The Apostolic See, in accord with the Second Vatican Council, and together with the Episcopal Conferences, has not ceased to denounce the scandal involved in the gigantic arms race which, in addition to the threat which it poses to peace, squanders amounts of money so large that even a fraction of it would be sufficient to respond to the needs of those people who want for the basic essentials of life.


In this perspective, ‘orthodoxy’ or the right rule of faith, is substituted by the notion of ‘orthopraxy’ as the criterion of the truth. Soon after the Code of Canon Law came into effect, the adjective “sacred” was dropped from the names of all Curial Congregations, [b] and so the dicastery adopted its current name, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. For some, the people, thus understood,even become the object of faith.

Upon entering this process on behalf of the oppressed, one “makes” truth, one acts “scientifically”. Thus the solution of most of the serious problems related to poverty is to be found in the promotion of a true civilization of work. In this mission, the Church teaches the way which man must follow in this world in order to enter the Kingdom of God.

What forces can protect man from the slavery of his own domination?

All those found worthy before Christ’s tribunal for having, by the grace of God, made good use of their free will are to receive the reward of happiness. The unjust inequalities in the possession and use of material goods are libertais and aggravated by similarly unjust inequalities in the opportunity for culture.

His first papal letter Evangelii Gaudium The Joy of the Gospel included a criticism of capitalism, a concern for the poor and calls for the Church to decentralise power. A clear perception of the obstacles which hinder its development and which offend human dignity is at the source of the powerful aspirations to liberation which are at work in our world. To different degrees, the sense of faith, which is at the origin of a radical experience of liberation and freedom, has imbued the culture and librtatis customs of Christian peoples.

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

In this new system, every affirmation of libetatis or of theology is subordinated to a political criterion, which in turn depends on the class struggle, the driving force of history.

No one can be excluded from this participation in social libertstis political lif a for reasons of sex, race, colour, social condition, language or religion. The expression, “Theology of Liberation” refers first of all to a special concern for the poor and the victims of oppression, which in turn begets a commitment to justice.