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Class 20 for Catholic Social Thought

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  1. 1. What we’ll do today:  Romero: how he changes, neutrality  preferential option for the poor (35 minutes)  Pope Francis on The Joy of the Gospel: “Inequality is the root of social ills” (35 minutes) In-class Learning Outcomes  Analyze the theme of political neutrality as depicted in Romero.  Identify links or similarities between Romero and Pope Francis’s teaching in Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).  Self-Assessment (5 minutes)  What did you contribute to class discussion today?  Complete the sentence and briefly explain your response: “If you want to learn about Pope Francis’s views, watch Romero, because ________________.”of the conjoined affect how you view official Chur
  2. 2. Romero & Neutrality “On this point there is no possible neutrality. We either serve the life of Salvadorans or we are accomplices in their death. … We either believe in a God of life or we serve the idols of death”