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Synod of Synodality delegates tour the catacombs of St. Sebastian. Rome, Italy, Oct. 13, 2023.

Synod on Synodality delegates make a pilgrimage to Rome’s catacombs

Oct 13, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Hundreds of delegates took a break from their discussions of synodality to visit the catacombs of St. Sebastian and St.... Read more

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Former liberation theologian says movement fueled decline of Catholicism in Brazil

Aug 17, 2023

By Marcelo Musa Cavallari

Friar Clodovis Boff said the Catholic Church needs to return to a Christ-centered theology in Brazil. Read more

Father Arturo Sosa, the newly elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus, prepares to say Mass at the Gesu in Rome, Oct. 15, 2016.

When it comes to Venezuela, new Jesuit head 'critical' of Maduro regime

Oct 21, 2016

By Elise Harris

A fellow Jesuit who has known Fr. Arturo Sosa for more than 50 years has said the newly elected head... Read more

Tim Kaine at the Jesuit Technical School Loyala in El Progreso, Honduras.

The Honduras Tim Kaine knew

Sep 6, 2016

He was only 22 years-old, and he was only there for nine months. But U.S. Senator and Democratic vice-presidential hopeful... Read more

Father Virgilio Elizondo. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, who died in apparent suicide, mourned

Mar 15, 2016

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio has released a statement mourning the death of one of his priests, Father Virgilio... Read more

The Janiculum Hill in Rome, seen from the northeast. Public Domain via Wikipedia. Filter added.

Is this Rome event trying to revive a liberation theologian?

Nov 12, 2015

Spanish liberation theologian Fr. Jon Sobrino, whose works were censured by the Vatican nearly a decade ago, is slated to... Read more

Ion Mihai Pacepa on Raul Castro's yacht in Cuba, 1974. Photo courtesy of Ion Mihai Pacepa.

Former Soviet spy: We created Liberation Theology

May 1, 2015

Espionage deep in the heart of Europe. Secrets in the KGB. Defection from a communist nation. Ion Mihai Pacepa has... Read more

New German Cardinal, Gerhard Ludwig Muller is met by Benedict XVI in St Peter's Basilica Feb. 22, 2014.

Cardinal: Liberation Theology needed separation from Marxism

Feb 25, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

At his recent book presentation, a Vatican cardinal explained that although Marxist ideology had sought to influence Liberation Theology, the... Read more

Pope Francis at Sunday Mass, July 7, 2013.

Vatican analyst: Pope distanced himself from liberation theology

Sep 17, 2013

During a meeting on Monday with priests from the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis reportedly suggested that he does not... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Francis' teacher says Pope never supported Marxist theology

Sep 13, 2013

One of Pope Francis' former teachers says in a new book that the Holy Father has never supported a Marxist-based... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience on May 15, 2013.

'Chasm' exists between Pope, liberation theology

May 16, 2013

Even though Pope Francis is deeply concerned for the poor and has been praised by liberation theologians, there is a... Read more