Decades ago the Vatican doctrinal office investigated and censured liberation theologians. In May, Gustavo Gutiérrez, 86, the Dominican priest from Peru who is known as the father of liberation theology, was a featured speaker at a Vatican event.
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (RNS) The night she miscarried in 1968, Dorothy Caruso remembers remaining calm, as if she was watching someone else losing a much-wanted pregnancy. The baby was about three months along; she’d already bought a white baby sweater and a set of blocks.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Gil Caldwell walked onto the campus of Duke Divinity School, leaning on a cane, alongside thousands of Duke alumni arriving for a reunion. But unlike the others, he wasn’t returning for a stroll down memory lane.
He had come here for a glimpse of what might have been.