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Pope Benedict XVI's Sinks His Teeth Into the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Comments

The university has not understood its Catholic and Pontifical duties.  It has turned its back on the Catholic and Magisterial light, sadly necessitating what is an unprecedented move in the history of the Church.  Though long in coming, it shows that Pope Benedict XVI has teeth. Continue Reading

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  1. Judy Claar
    2 years ago

    Andrew M. Greenwell: Informing Article! I am saddened to hear of more corruption w/in the Catholic Church. But I am more than >happy that Our Holy Father is doing something about it. And yes, as one said on this board, there are many more schools to be dealt with. A cleaning of house, as it were. Our Lady, Pray For Us. Blessings...

  2. Andrew M Greenwell
    2 years ago

    @Jack Gubbaloskis. There is no "People of God" issue involved at all. What's involved is a bunch of administrators and academics (both lay and clerical) that have lost the Catholic faith and dedication to the Magisterium. They have breached their trust to the University, its founders, its vision, and all the worldly assets that its benefactors dispensed for the purpose of enriching and furthering the education of young people within the boundaries of the Catholic faith. In a manner of speaking, they are thieves.

  3. Chris
    2 years ago

    Jack, no, the Pope (who is Christ on Earth) is not joking. Pope Benedict condemned Liberation Theology, but did praise it in some respects: ideals of justice, rejection of violence, and its stress on "the responsibility which Christians necessarily bear for the poor and oppressed." You cannot apply "Catholic" to an institution and teach Liberation Theology, it is not in line with the teachings of the faith. I applaud the Pope for standing up for the church. Liberation theology has roots in Marxism, just do some research. People make mistakes, but the church does not. To mock the Pope or to posit that he is fallible is to say that Jesus himself and his ideals are flawed. There is enough confusion within the church, there does not need to be any more. God Bless!

  4. Jack Gubbaloskis
    2 years ago

    The Pope must be joking. Our church is the church of the "People of God". Lay people have become much more aware of the Christian faith, especially, the women. I applaud the courage of governing assembly of the University to uphold the concepts of "Liberation Theology" which focus of freedom and justice. These concepts are alien to the so-called intellectuals in the Vatican. Civil law is above canon law when it comes to directing students to addressing the realities of daily living.

  5. No Way
    2 years ago

    Example: if the university was named Coca-Cola University of Peru and they decided to serve Pepsi products against policy, I'm more than confident that Coca-Cola would have their heads. But what I am asking is if the university's name as is would be the same thing? For example, can I legally open up a "Mike's Catholic Lemonade" stand on the corner of the street without any legal ramifications ? I mean the pope can decree and decry all the way home, but does it have any more effect than a fleeing bandit snubbing an old-fashioned "Stop! Stop in the name of the Law !!" by an officer ?

  6. Dustoff
    2 years ago

    If the Holy Father is truely intend on making this the first step of an academic house cleaning he can continue with Notre Dame and Georgetown.

  7. abey
    2 years ago

    In other words "Liberation theology" is moving away from the Apostolic faith, which can also be called as moving towards another christ, & is anybody's guess as to who the other christ is. Bodily liberation without Spiritual liberation is no liberation & as a matter of fact is slavery caused through rebellion against Christ, as the Bible calls it "the great deceit".

  8. jh
    2 years ago

    I follow Our Lord Jesus Christ. What did He institute and why? Praise God for Holy Mother Church, the Holy Father, and the Magisterium.

  9. DarthJ
    2 years ago

    So after appointing Archbishop Muller, who is a follower of liberation theology, to head the Inquisition, Pope Benedict then attacks a university professing liberation theology? I think the good Pontiff needs to look closer to home.

  10. Brent2008
    2 years ago

    University of Peru sounds a lot better than Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

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