Author Archives: Christopher Hale

Lenten Reflection Series: A time to learn how to love again

Throughout the season of Lent, we’re featuring the Millennial Lenten Reflection Series co-sponsored by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Franciscan Mission Service. Each small reflection will be written by a young person, focusing on that day’s Mass reading. You can sign up for the series here. The ancient and holy season of Lent comes […]

‘We Were Strangers Once Too': Obama Announces Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama gave a powerful speech tonight that highlighted the brokenness of our immigration system, the connection between fighting for families and enacting immigration reform, and the way welcoming immigrants reflects our faith and values. President Obama deserves praise for his decision to take the first step in bringing relief and hope to millions […]

Pope Francis to Build Showers in St. Peter’s Square for the Homeless

via RNS: “In his latest bid to ease the suffering of the poor — and upend the expectations of the papacy — Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless under the sweeping white colonnade of St. Peter’s Square. Three showers are to be built into refurbished public restrooms provided for Catholic pilgrims along […]

Christopher Hale’s Interview on NPR

Cardinal Burke Confirms to BuzzFeed: He’s Being Ousted from Key Position

via Buzzfeed: In the interview with BuzzFeed News, Burke confirmed publicly for the first time the rumors that he had been told Francis intended to demote him from the church’s chief guardian of doctrine to a minor post as patron to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. “I very much have enjoyed and have been […]

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Blase Cupich–champion of social justice–is the next archbishop of Chicago

The Francis effect has come to the United States. News reports have surfaced that Blase Cupich–the bishop of Spokane, Washington–will be named the next archbishop of Chicago this morning. This past June, he spoke at Erroneous Autonomy: The Catholic Case Against Libertarianism, which we covered extensively here at Millennial. Cupich explained that “by uncoupling  human […]

Report: Pope Francis to Demote Cardinal Burke

We tend to focus more on the Church in the world than internal Church politics, but this would be quite a development. Sandro Magister reports: The “revolution” of Pope Francis in ecclesiastical governance is not losing its driving thrust. And so, as happens in every self-respecting revolution, the heads continue to roll for churchmen seen as […]

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