Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, visionary poet and complicated voice for justice and peace

by Dan Moriarty Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns I was a child in 1979 when Sandinistas guerrillas toppled the brutal and corrupt Somoza regime in Nicaragua. But from those heady years of conflict and prophetic witness, one image emerged that, for me, encapsulates the complexities of the time: the photo of Ernesto Cardenal, white-bearded revolutionary … Continue reading Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, visionary poet and complicated voice for justice and peace

NEWS: Pope Francis lifts 29-year suspension on liberation theology icon

from Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Continuing a bid to revive a movement that was sidelined by his predecessors, Pope Francis has reinstated a Central American priest who was suspended by the Vatican in the 1980s for his involvement in the political activities of Nicaragua’s leftist Sandinista movement. The Rev. Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, 81, was suspended from … Continue reading NEWS: Pope Francis lifts 29-year suspension on liberation theology icon