Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thank you, bishops

I've been thinking a lot lately about liberation theology, a Christian theology that started with Roman Catholic priests in Latin America in the 50s and 60s. At the heart of this theology is the idea that God has a "preferential option" for the poor and oppressed. I've always thought this theology was beautiful and elegant.

Today, I see something in the Boston Globe that reminds me of this great tradition. Namely, "The state's four Roman Catholic bishops are urging Congressional leaders not to cut funding for a program that helps low income families pay for heat."  Read the whole article at this link.