Read a March 15, 2013, Associated Press story about how Francis is viewed by the poor in Argentina, some of whom affectionately call him “the slum pope.”
Read a March 17, 2013, post on Liberation Theology on the website of America magazine by the Rev. Daniel Horan.
Read a March 17, 2013, essay written by the Rev. Thomas Reese for the National Catholic Reporter.
Read a March 18, 2013, essay by feminist theologian Mary E. Hunt about Pope Francis and the liberation theology debate.
Read a March 18, 2013, column by George Monbiot for The Guardian about the debate on liberation theology.
Read a March 25, 2013, NPR story that examines Francis’ record on economic issues before he became pope.
Read an April 17, 2013, interview in National Catholic Reporter with James B. Nickoloff, an associate professor emeritus of religious studies at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. He is an expert on liberation theology who lived and worked with the Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, considered the founder of the movement.
Read an April 24, 2013, Religion News Service story about reports that Francis “unblocked” Oscar Romero’s cause for canonization.
Read an April 25, 2013, Sightings column by Joshua Connor, a doctoral candidate in religious ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School.