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  •  Pope understands the power of labels (7+ / 0-)

    Whether the Pope supports liberation theology or not, he will never say it by that term.  Why?  He has shown that using the labels by which right and left have drawn lines in the sand are counterproductive.  He understandably prefers to attack problems directly, especially by example and lets others come up with the labels to describe what he is doing.

    Those of us who hear the message of Christ especially through the Sermon on the Mount, specifically the Beatitudes, and through the lens of  Catholic Social Teaching, welcome his expression of how to live the gospel message.

    I think one of the reasons he confounds right and left is that he is keeping a true line of demarcation between rhetoric and his actions with regard to the poor.  By his visits to the homeless at night, by his kiss to the man with the boils on his face and by the washing of the feet of homeless during Holy Thursday Mass, he has shown that any action based on the message of Jesus is empty unless it is done with Love.

    •  Can't have Holy Mother Church getting dizzy. (0+ / 0-)
      Whether the Pope supports liberation theology or not, he will never say it by that term.
      For the past generation or so, the Church has been condemning liberation theology.  She must at least maintain the appearance of consistency.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 03:03:48 PM PST

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