A branch of Catholic theology that can be said to incorporate the activism and some of the rhetoric of leftist, even Marxist, movements, but it essentially applies the teachings of Jesus towards helping the poor and oppressed. Pope John Paul II (who gets the heebies and the jeebies at the very hint of anything even slightly Left) has pretty much put the kibosh on the whole thing; LT continues, in muted form.

In memoriam: Dom Helder Camara, 1909-1999