Such a "commitment to and empowerment of the poor" is consistent with the ideas underlying America's founding philosophy of "liberty throughout the land" (scriptural inscription on Liberty Bell) and Creator-endowed rights to life and the individual liberty to a "pursuit of happiness" (Declaration of Independence).
The counterfeit ideas coercively imposed by "progressives" and so-called "liberation theology" proponents do not lead to "empowerment of the poor," but to subjugation and lack of opportunity for those individuals most in need of individual liberty as "endowed by their Creator."
The battle of ideas is engaged. May Divine Providence enlighten minds and restore the ideas of liberty among today's generations!
Yes, this is great. Pope Francis is thoroughly hated by the leftist Kirchner government, and the “Presidenta Kirchner” even attacks him by name. Of course, one of the big reasons that there is such desperate poverty in Argentina is because of the left, which brings prosperity to no one except members of the government (some local mayors have been found to receive as much as the equivalent of $100,000 per year while their people lived in shacks and had no potable water).