What is Liberation Theology? Why is it a problem?
“A little more than a year into his papacy, Pope Francis seems to be speaking loudest about economic injustice, alternatively denouncing “trickle-down” economics and calling over and over again for a “poor church for the poor.” ...
Broadly speaking, liberation theology is a social and political movement within the church that attempts to interpret the gospel of Jesus Christ through the lived experiences of oppressed people.
(The most controversial aspect of it,) “was that some strains of liberation theology used Marxist economic theory, applying it to the gospel. In this interpretation, Jesus becomes the “liberator” and always is firmly on the side of the poorest of the poor. Because of this preference for the poor, liberation theology often calls for reorganization of social, governmental, and economic structures so that the poor are not merely cared for, but brought into the fullness of human flourishing. …
The seminal work on liberation theology was written by Dominican Father Gustavo Gutiérrez in 1971. A Theology of Liberation gave the movement its name, and emphasized the church’s mission to those on the periphery of society….
In 1984 the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, led at the time by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, condemned liberation theology because of its use of Marxist principles and its association with political movements. From https://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201410/what-liberation-theology-29433
Pope Francis is a fan!
- “…since his election as pontiff in 2013, Pope Francis’s insistence that the church be “for the poor”, and his pointed criticisms of capitalism and consumerism have gone a long way to rehabilitate the liberation theology movement and incorporate it within the church. …” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/11/vatican-new-chapter-liberation-theology-founder-gustavo-gutierrez
- Jun 11, 2018 – Pope Francis wished a happy 90th birthday to the “father of liberation theology” and thanked him for his contributions to the Catholic Church … https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/06/11/pope-francis-praises-founder-of-liberation-theology/
- On January 26, 2019, at the World Youth Day events in Panama (January 23 – 27, 2019), Pope Francis met with 30 Jesuits, of which 18 were novices, from the Central American Province, … A variety of topics were discussed at the meeting, including liberation theology and the relationship between the Jesuits and politics. The Holy Father answered the questions asked of him, frequently referencing his personal experiences. An account of the interview was published on February 14, 2019, on the website of the Italian Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica. https://fsspx.news/en/news-events/news/pope-liberation-theology-46567
“They will use the message of humanism, love of one another, in terms of your ability to look after the poor, uneducated and needy, as a substitute for the Truth you were given in the Gospels.” – (Book of Truth: Nov. 9th, 2013 @ 11:48)
Pope Francis’ election sparked an almost jubilant outpouring of support and welcome from Freemasons around the world. (www.masonicpressagency.blogspot.com),
Numerous popes have condemned freemasonry throughout the ages. Pope Leo XIII called freemasonry the “synagogue of Satan”.
A Satanic Religion in Disguise
Freemasonry is nothing more than Satanic worship – beautifully packaged as a “humanitarian” movement to unsuspecting victims.
- “On March 15, 2013, the website of the Virtual Grand Lodge of Italy, GLVDI, published a statement (though dated March 13, 2013) of Grand Master Luciano Nistri concerning the election of the new pope:
The Catholic Church has chosen as Pope the Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio who assumed the name of Francis. A clear-cut choice, away from the logic of the Roman Curia and of the temporal power. From the first moment on, Pope Francis, a man who comes “nearly from the end of the world,” rejecting the ermine robe and gold cross and replacing it with an iron cross, made his first tangible act. In his first words of greeting he fostered a desire for dialogue with the world and with mankind, nurturing the vivid hope for laymen and nonbelievers that change is underway. Maybe this is really what the world expects and what it expected. A new Church that knows how to reconnect love with truth in a confrontation among institutions not entrenched in the defense of their own power. It is that same hope for which the world — and especially Latin America, where the Masons Simon Bolivar, Salvador Allende and the same Giuseppe Garibaldi [especially while in Brazil] among the many who have given liberty to those peoples — has always longed for.
A message that Freemasonry itself perceives a sharp break with the past and one which is turned now to listening to the poor, the marginalized and the weakest. To the new Pontiff we send our best wishes for his good work for years to come. Luciano Nistri, Grand Master GLVDI.”
- On 14 March 2013, Gustavo Raffi, the Grand Master of the Grand Orient Lodge of Italy —saluted and praised the new Pontiff. Raffi said: “Perhaps in the Church nothing will be as before.”
- 13) In July 2013, commemorating his friend and late Cardinal Ersilio Tonini, the Grand Master Gustavo Raffi (Grand Orient of Italy) launched a new tribute to Pope Francis, saying:
“Humanity today is poorer and poorer, as is also the Catholic Church. But the one of Pope Francis is a church that promises to be respectful of the otherness and to share the idea that the secular state promotes peace and coexistence of different religions”
- On September 21, 2013, moreover, during the celebrations by the Freemasonry of the Grand Orient of Italy on the occasion of the recurrence of the 20th of September and of the Fall Equinox, the Grand Master Gustavo Raffi stated, inter alia:
“Pope Francis launches messages of humanity that are in tune with what we have been saying for years. He also invites people to come out of the catacombs and not to withdraw but to witness among the different peoples to one’s own values [sic], in speaking to society. The reflections should not be limited to today but should build the future. This is a living Masonry, talking to people [in a dialogue]”
See: https://onepeterfive.com/freemasons-love-pope-francis/ for more examples of freemasonry praises for pope Francis