Rafael Luciani is an associate professor of theology at Boston College.
Faith Features
Rafael LucianiAugust 21, 2018
Medellín would be the first and perhaps one of the most successful exercises of appropriation of the Second Vatican Council at the continental level.
Slum bishop. Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, center, and the Rev. José María de Paola, right, visit the Villa 21-24 neighborhood in Buenos Aires in 1998.
Rafael LucianiApril 14, 2016
Pope Francis’ theology begins with the people’s faith.
Pope Francis greets an elderly woman as he meets with people of Banado Norte, a poor neighborhood in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Rafael LucianiNovember 19, 2015
Before pastoral agents or academic theologians present themselves to the poor as authoritative teachers, they must learn from the poor and let themselves be affected by the fraternal solidarity that characterizes their lives.
HOUSE CALL. Pope Francis visits the Bañado Norte neighborhood, a slum in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, 2015.
Rafael LucianiNovember 16, 2015
The pope’s aim is to establish a whole new way of being church.
Rafael LucianiNovember 13, 2015
The option for the poor is not just an option for each poor individual that we find on the roadside. Rather, it is an option that is both structural and structuring.