You just got to love rags like the L.A. Times when it comes to headlines. Father Joe Sobrino has received a notification from The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for several aspects of his Christology. He is a a prominent proponent of liberation theology and his writings portrayed Jesus as a human actor involved in social causes, neglecting his divinity and his unique role in Redemption. So of course the L.A. Times runs with this headline.
…Although the censure was expected to focus on specific theological points, Sobrino’s supporters immediately decried what they saw as the silencing of an important voice for the poor and disenfranchised.
Yes he is being punished for working with the poor. You certainly remember how Mother Teresa of Calcutta was investigated by by the CDF because of her work with the poor and disenfranchised.