Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Progressive Church in Latin America
This is a long essay in which a former priest reflects on his slow, undirected, hard-won education in the social implications of the Gospel. It also happens to serve as an excellent overview of the progressive tendencies in the Catholic Church in Latin America during the late 20th century. And it contains the excellent quote from Father Dom Helder Camara, "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why are they poor, they call me a communist".