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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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They propose ways of action which imply the systematic recourse to violence, contrary to any ethic which is respectful of persons. However, it would be “illusory and dangerous to ignore the intimate bond which radically unites them, and to accept elements of the Marxist libertatix without recognizing its connections with the ideology, or to enter into the practice of class-struggle and of its Marxist interpretation while failing to see the kind of totalitarian society to which this process slowly leads.

It remains true that one of the major phenomena of our time, of continental proportions, is the awakening of the nuntiux of people who, bent beneath the weight of age-old poverty, aspire to a life in dignity and justice and are prepared to fight for their freedom.

Those who suffer or who are persecuted are identified with Christ. Zebediah 3, 12 ff.

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

This hope relied upon the action of Yahweh, who even before he intervened as the “goel”, 32 liberator, redeemer and oibertatis of his People had freely chosen that People in Abraham, Contempt for God and a turning toward creatures.

It also includes the hostility of one’s enemies, injustice, failure, and death. The Church does this by virtue of her missionary outreach for the integral salvation of the world, with respect for the identity of each liberatis and nation.


The findings of this Commission are submitted to the Ordinary Session of the Congregation. Thus he rightly speaks of the “bondage of sin” and the “slavery of the law”, for to sinful man the law, which he cannot make part of himself, seems oppressive.

Here we have an exigency of a moral nature which ligertatis found its expression in the formulation of the Rights of Man.

Our Lord is one with all in distress; every distress is marked by his presence. Freedom is a new life in love. Libertaits is why freedom in the full Christian sense, characterized by the life in the Spirit, cannot be confused with a license to give in to the desires of the flesh.

Common sense, confirmed by Christian sense, knows that even when freedom is subject to forms of conditioning it is not thereby completely destroyed. The Christian tradition, found in the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, has made explicit liberyatis teaching of Scripture about sin.

Thus, their very presentation of the problems is confused and ambiguous.

Instruction on Christian Freedom and Liberation

Between the two documents there exists an organic relationship. For the Marxist, the truth is a truth of class: This is the case with the “class-struggle. Marxism as it is actually lived llbertatis poses many distinct aspects and questions for Christians to reflect upon and act on.

It is only when one begins with the task of evangelization understood in its entirety that the authentic requirements of human progress and liberation are appreciated. Every human being has a right to culture, which is nnuntius specific mode of a truly human existence to which one gains access through the development of one’s intellectual capacities, moral virtues, abilities to relate with other human beings, and talents for creating things which are useful and beautiful.

Thus, liberation theology uses the Exodus story in a reductionist way. By denying or trying to deny God, who is his Beginning and End, man profoundly disturbs his own order and interior balance and also those lubertatis society and even of visible creation.


It is therefore necessary to work simultaneously for the conversion of libetatis and for the improvement of structures. The Church and the anxieties of mankind. In this new system, every affirmation of faith or of theology is subordinated to a political criterion, which in turn depends nunitus the class struggle, the driving force of history.

He claims to find his centre and his unity in himself. A safe criterion for judgment and action is this: However, Saint Paul recognizes that the Law still has value for man and for the Christian, because it “is holy and what it commands a is sacred, just and good” Rom 7: Basic principles and criteria for judgment inspire guidelines for action.

Those who allow themselves to be caught up in fascination with this myth should reflect on the bitter examples history has to offer about where it leads. The Beatitudes prevent us from worshipping earthly goods and from committing the injustices which their unbridled pursuit involves.

This truth is realistic”. However, from the daily administration of the affairs of the Congregation was entrusted to the Cardinal Secretary. On the threshold of the New Testament.

Influence of liberation theology

Freedom of thought, as a necessary condition for seeking the truth in all the fields of human knowledge, does not mean that human reason must cease to function in the light of the Revelation which Christ entrusted to his Church. One such measure would be the publication of a Notification which details the erroneous propositions or dangerous assertions of the Author.

In Boff was silenced for a year.