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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First people must be set in right relationship with God and then the evil structures will change, but changing structures will not change people. Among nnuntius, some have tried to find the most effective means to put a quick end to the intolerable situation. Nyntius first condition for any analysis is a total openness to the reality to be described. This in fact requires the criterion of truth and a right relationship to the will of others.

The new technological power is linked to economic power and leads to a concentration of it.

The first liberation, to which all others must make reference, is that from sin. This is a shared task, which requires a concerted and constant effort to find concrete technical solutions and also to create a new mentality among our contemporaries. Soon after libwrtatis Code of Canon Law came into effect, the adjective “sacred” was dropped from the names of all Curial Congregations, [b] and so the libertatie adopted its ljbertatis name, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.


While nntius is not immune from natural disasters, many natural dangers have been removed. But this encounter presupposes that the Gospel is truly proclaimed. Sacramentality, which is at the root of the ecclesial ministries and which makes of the Church a spiritual reality which cannot be reduced to a purely sociological analysis, is quite simply ignored.

Mt 28, ; Mk 16, Ps 25; 31; 35; 55; Libertatis NuntiusIV, 5: A love of prefererence for the poor. AAS 60p. Liberation is first and foremost liberation from the radical slavery of sin.

To discern clearly what is fundamental to this issue and what is a by-product of it, is an indispensable condition for any theological reflection on liberation.

Anti-Chrsitian ideas are central to Marxism. Rom 13, ; Gal 5, She sees a prefiguring of herself in the People of God of the Old Covenant, made incarnate in the concrete body of a particular nation, politically and culturally constituted as such.

AAS 63pp.

Instruction on certain aspects of the “Theology of Liberation”

The Exodus, the Covenant, the Law, the voices of the Prophets and the spirituality of the “poor of Liberatis only achieve their full significance in Christ. Basic communities and other Christian groups.

The social dimension of the human being also takes on another meaning: They thus live in the freedom which flows from truth and love. And Saint Paul says that love is the fulfilment of the Law.

Too often culture is debased by ideology, and education is turned into an instrument at the service libetatis political or economic power.

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

This identification is in opposition to the faith of the Church as it has been reaffirmed libegtatis the Second Vatican Council. Coat of arms of liberhatis Holy See. But in order that it be able to guide action directly, the Church needs competent people from a scientific and technological viewpoint, as well as in the human and political sciences.


By comparison with previous systems of domination, the advances of freedom and equality in many societies are undeniable.

Benedict XVI cautions against dangers of Marxist liberation theology

Human beings deprived of divine grace have thus inherited a common mortal nature, incapable of choosing what is good and inclined to covetousness. Political suffering is solved by political solutions and imply that humans can solve nuntiys. That is why the borrowing of a method of approach to reality should be preceded by a careful epistemological critique.

The criteria for judgment also concern economic, social and political systems. The new Jerusalem which we fervently await is rightly called the city of freedom in the highest sense.

God is love and truth in the fullness of the mutual gift of the Njntius Persons. Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei.

Benedict XVI cautions against dangers of Marxist liberation theology

Dimensions of an authentic liberation. Thus the Church does not hesitate to condemn situations of life which are injurious to man’s dignity and freedom. Njntius more than this, the Son of God who has made himself poor for love of us 52 wishes to be recognized in the poor, in those who suffer or are persecuted: Their theology is a theology of class.

Retrieved 1 July Impatience and a desire for results has led certain Christians, despairing of every other method, to turn to what they call “marxist analysis. Such is the profound nature of sin: As a consequence, the unity of the Church is radically denied.

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


One of the principal errors that has seriously burdened the libretatis of liberation since the Age of the Enlightenment comes from the widely held conviction that it is the progress achieved in the fields of the sciences, technology and economics which should serve as a basis for achieving freedom. It has to do with a challenge to the ‘sacramental and hierarchical structure’ of the Church, which was willed by the Lord Himself. Whoever possesses technology has power over the earth and men.

The promise of the resurrection is freely made to meet the desire for true justice dwelling in the human heart. Thus it is the new life of nujtius, fruit of justification, which makes us free. The yearning for justice and for the effective recognition of the dignity of nunfius human being needs, like every deep aspiration, to be clarified and guided. The Gospel message and social life. Lk 2, 7; 9, But in order that this reflection may be truly a reading of the Scripture and not a projection on to the Word of God of a meaning which it does not contain, the theologian will be careful to interpret the experience from which he begins in the light of the experience of the Church herself.

In particular, it is at odds with universal love of neighbour.