Straight from the Donkey’s Mouth: JPII opposed Liberation Theology

In promoting his new “Bible Commentary,” former president Jimmy Carter has called Blessed John Paul II a “Fundamentalist” and compared him to the late Ayatollah Khomeini.
Carter claims that, during their 1978 meeting, he attacked the Church for “perpetuating the subservience of women” and that they had an “angry exchange” over liberation theology.

It’s very common to hear from members of the Catholic Left that, since JPII and Cardinal Ratzinger where very specific in condemning “certain aspects” of the theology of liberation, that means the notion in general is OK and it’s just those “certain aspects” that aren’t (even though you’d also be hard pressed to find an advocate of “liberation theology” who doesn’t agree with at least some of those specific aspects).

So, here we have no less a liberal than Jimmy Carter saying that JPII wholeheartedly opposed “liberation theology.’

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3 responses to “Straight from the Donkey’s Mouth: JPII opposed Liberation Theology

  1. An interesting post about our most unaccomplished president (an honor that may soon be eclipsed) and certainly most irrelevant ex-president. Why do I suspect all the anger in the “angry exchange” was on Mr. Carter’s side of the table. Like all heretics, he is just so certain he is holier than the Church. Pray for him.

  2. Deacon Dana- Carter will remain our most unaccomplished president. Negative accomplishments are still accomplishments, and I can think of no greater negative accomplishment than Obama’s utterly unnoticed destruction of the Bill of Rights and replacing it with martial law.

    • Ted,

      I was thinking the same thing, but then again, Carter had some negative accomplishments, too; EPA and Department of education.

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