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March 14, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
The Vatican is preparing to discipline Father Jon Sobrino, a well-known proponent of liberation theology who worked for decades in El Salvador even as fellow priests were murdered, church sources said Tuesday. Sobrino will be sanctioned for alleged errors in his teachings and writings about the divinity of Jesus, according to members of his Jesuit order in Rome. A Vatican spokesman this week confirmed to reporters that an investigation was underway.
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March 15, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
When a Salvadoran army death squad dragged six Jesuit priests from their beds in the middle of a November night in 1989, then dumped their bloodied bodies on a lawn, Father Jon Sobrino was 11,000 miles away, delivering a lecture. But for that assignment, Sobrino would have become another of the "martyrs," the long line of priests, nuns and other religious workers killed during years of civil strife in El Salvador.
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WORLD
March 15, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
When a Salvadoran army death squad dragged six Jesuit priests from their beds in the middle of a November night in 1989, then dumped their bloodied bodies on a lawn, Father Jon Sobrino was 11,000 miles away, delivering a lecture. But for that assignment, Sobrino would have become another of the "martyrs," the long line of priests, nuns and other religious workers killed during years of civil strife in El Salvador.
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March 14, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
The Vatican is preparing to discipline Father Jon Sobrino, a well-known proponent of liberation theology who worked for decades in El Salvador even as fellow priests were murdered, church sources said Tuesday. Sobrino will be sanctioned for alleged errors in his teachings and writings about the divinity of Jesus, according to members of his Jesuit order in Rome. A Vatican spokesman this week confirmed to reporters that an investigation was underway.
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April 25, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING and DIEGO ALEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friends and colleagues have taken steps this week to reopen the investigation into the 1989 murders here of six Jesuit priests--a highly publicized, brutal act that caused the United States to reexamine its long, costly involvement in Central American civil wars.
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April 14, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
A book launch by the pope carries a certain kind of fanfare. The formal presentation Friday of Benedict XVI's first book as pope took place in a large, solemn auditorium. Cardinals in blood-red skullcaps sat in the front row, priests and nuns shared the rest of the leather-covered chairs with diplomats, two former Italian presidents and journalists. The event was broadcast live on television, though the author was not in attendance.
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May 9, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
Father James Crowe says he doesn't like to put a "liberation" label on the grass-roots work that has earned him acclaim in Sao Paulo's infamous Jardim Angela district, one of this sprawling city's toughest neighborhoods.
OPINION
September 1, 2010 | Tim Rutten
At least Glenn Beck isn't among the nearly one in five Americans who believe President Obama is a Muslim. Nor, as far as he's yet admitted, is he among the majority of Republicans who actually told Newsweek's pollsters that they believe the president hopes to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, on America. No, Beck — who appears to be campaigning for prelate of an amorphous new civil religion — believes that Obama schemes to impose collectivism because he is an adherent of liberation theology.
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January 23, 1999 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty years ago this week, the Latin American bishops of an ideologically divided church gathered in Mexico to hear their new pope, on his first mission abroad, proclaim a message that was to shape the politics of his reign and those of the world's most Roman Catholic region. The church's "preferential love for the poor," said Pope John Paul II, must not mean hatred or exclusion of the rich.
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May 8, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
The pop-idol priest strides to the altar like the star that he is, a rock band pounding away to his right, cameras flashing to his left and the multitudes pulsating in this cavernous ex-factory that serves as a church. "Hold the hand of Jesus!" Father Marcelo Rossi, a dynamic giant in a red cassock and billowing white sleeves, proclaims into the cordless mike, urging the faithful to hold hands. "God is tops! God is tops!"
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March 18, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
VATICAN CITY - Few people were more shocked at the choice of a Jesuit as pope than the Jesuits. There had never been a Jesuit pope before Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected last week, and he was the only Jesuit among the 115 cardinals who voted in the papal conclave. (The only other one, from Indonesia, was too ill to attend.) Pope Francis, who will be installed formally Tuesday before more than 100 heads of state and foreign delegations, including Vice President Joe Biden and what will undoubtedly be an adoring crowd, has already shown himself to be a different kind of pope.
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