What Archbishop Romero really thought about Liberation Theology
Despite the many accusations leveled against the archbishop of San Salvador, his Vicar General said that Romero “never had a Marxist thought or Marxist ideology in his mind.”
“If there had been, the Vatican, which has studied so much, would not have beatified him, if they had found that he had Marxist interests.”
The real backbone of his closeness to the poor, he said, was the Gospel and the teaching of the Church.
“He was a servant of the Gospel, he never read anything from Liberation Theology, but he read the Bible.”
Msgr. Urioste noted that the archbishop's library, “had all these books from the early Fathers of the Church, from the current Magisterium of the Church, but (he) never even opened any of the books from Liberation Theology, or Gustavo Gutiérrez, or of anyone else.”
“He read the Bible and there he encountered a Jesus in love with the poor and in this way started walking toward him,” he said.http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/insides-that-didnt-decompose-and-other-stunning-facts-about-oscar-romero-52016/