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Labor Day 2014: Rejecting an Economy of Exclusion

The USCCB’s 2014 Labor Day statement follows in Pope Francis’ footsteps. The statement highlights those who have been left behind as the economy has recovered from the Great Recession: Digging a little deeper, however, reveals enduring hardship for millions of workers and their families. The poverty rate remains high, as 46 million Americans struggle to […]

Pope Francis on the Environment: Care for Persons, Care for Planet

Millennial writer Daniel DiLeo has a new article for the Catholic Health Association. He writes: “There are at least four points that serve as pillars of Pope Francis’ ecological vision: -The recognition and affirmation of the goodness of all creation -Humanity’s unique place in creation -The fact that environmental degradation harms people, especially the poor […]

A church that embraces the cross must embrace politics

Millennial co-founder Christopher Hale and Rachel Malinowski have a new article at NCR. They write: Indeed, we must remember how to weep over this economy of exclusion. We must move beyond the sterilized consideration of people as statistics, as percentages of our population below the poverty line. Instead, we must open ourselves to their stories […]

Fidelity, Friendship, and Frozen

This post by Billy Biegler, SJ is also featured on The Jesuit Post. Mid-sip of a cup of coffee, on an outing with an old high school friend, I heard the beginning of a terrifying sentence; “Remember the time in high school when….” Immediately, possibilities ran through my head–most of them embarrassing: Do I remember the […]

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Race, Economic Justice, and Ferguson: An Interview with CCHD’s Ralph McCloud

Millennial had the opportunity to interview Ralph McCloud, the director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the USCCB, on some of the important topics that have emerged as part of the national conversation in the wake of Michael Brown’s killing and the protests that followed in Ferguson, Missouri. […]

Christopher Hale: A Faithful Way Forward After Ferguson

Millennial co-founder Christopher Hale has a new article in Time describing the role of faith as part of the national healing process in the wake of Michael Brown’s funeral. He writes: Faith teaches us how important it is to encounter the suffering of others. In the Bible, the first two questions that God addresses to […]

A View from the Road: The Gift of Solidarity

The life of a pilgrim can be a precarious adventure. Of course, being an American and living in relative security, my voyages on the road have not been nearly as precarious as those traveled by many of our world’s poor, who flee their homes seeking security or prosperity or freedom. No, my flight didn’t have […]

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