Cry of the people: United States involvement in the rise of fascism, torture, and murder and the persecution of the Catholic Church in Latin America

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Doubleday, 1980 - Political Science - 535 pages
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Reviews the increasingly outspoken social commitment of the Catholic Church in Latin America

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We don't torture? We don't commit war atrocities? We're too moral to do these things? A cry from the 1980s about how the US partnered with the devil to crush Christianity in Mexico and points south. Makes Abu Ghraib seem like an afterthought. Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Penny Lernoux, who died in 1989, was an award-winning journalist whose writings chronicled the hopes and struggles of the post-Vatican II church. In addition to her many articles in The National Catholic Reporter, The Nation, and Sojourners, she wrote several books including the landmark work on the church in Latin America, Cry of the People, as well as People of God, an account of the struggle between conservative and progressive forces in the Catholic Church.

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