Rafael Velasco


The author begins with discussing the difficult relation between the Catholic Church and modernity and the changes that came with Vatican II. He then uses Paul announcing his faith at the Areopagus in Athens as an image of the church’s position today. Then looking at the situation in Latin America, he argues that theology needs to be written from the place of the poor. Fraternity needs to be understood as a means of expanding people’s sense of brotherhood/sisterhood to include dialogue with persons of other religions and cultures, and together change society to care for the poor and needy.