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9 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Liberation theology gets a boost from Pope Francis’ allegiance to the poor

By advancing the campaign for Archbishop Oscar Romero’s sainthood, which Vatican critics of liberation theology helped stall, Pope Francis is signaling the allegiance of his church is to the poor.

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16 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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Pope’s Focus on Poor Revives Scorned Theology

Pope Francis often uses language that echoes liberation theology, the Latin American movement embracing the poor that conservatives once scorned as Marxist.

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16 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Salvadorans Rejoice As Slain Archbishop Romero Beatified

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds of Salvadorans filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis. It is the first step toward possible canonization, although ...

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MAY 22, 2015 - The Guardian

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Murphy-O’Connor: I should have insisted schools adopt abuse measures

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor at Hay festival voices regret for not enforcing 2001’s Nolan report measures, as abuse continued at some Catholic schools The former Archbishop of Westminster has admitted he was wrong not to insist Catholic schools run by abbots adopt the recommendations of a report on child abuse in the church.Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor said he did not ensure that ...

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MAY 22, 2015 - New York Times

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Op-Ed Contributor: A Victory for Pope Francis

The beatification of an assassinated archbishop is an important marker in the routing of hard-line conservatives in the church.

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