The Left Side of the Church

The Catholic Church is responsible for a litany of injustices. But the glorious tradition of liberation theology can’t be forgotten.

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Curiously overlooked among all the consequential events of 1968 is a gathering in Medellín, Colombia, of the Conference of Latin American Bishops — a pivotal event in the development of liberation theology throughout Latin America. The declarations of the conference broke new ground in expanding the notion of theological liberation to imply a positive humanizing process and […]

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