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Pope Francis Calls the Family of Slain Journalist Jim Foley

The “cold-call pope” has once again reached out to someone facing a difficult time in their life. This time it was to the family of slain journalist Jim Foley. Catholic News Service reports: Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican […]

James Foley and Catholic Education

Like so many others, I was stunned and saddened by the news of James Foley, Marquette University ‘94, who was apparently beheaded by ISIS insurgents as retribution for US airstrikes in Iraq against the group. I did not know James Foley personally, but as a Catholic educator, I feel like I know a lot of […]

Christopher Hale: Pope Francis Is Promoting Peace, Not A Crusade

Millennial co-founder Christopher Hale has a new article in Time on Pope Francis’ response to the crisis in Iraq. He writes: For 1500 years, the Church has promoted the teaching of St. Augustine: that there can be no true peace without justice. This ancient teaching has crystallized into the Church’s modern day just war principle, […]

Jim Foley, Faith, and Heroic Journalism

A new video online shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS. Questions remain over how he fell into the hands of ISIS, as many thought he was being held captive by the Syrian regime: What is unclear is if previous investigations into Foley’s whereabouts were inaccurate, if ISIS militants somehow captured Foley […]

An Interview with Meghan Clark on CST, Solidarity, and Human Rights

Yesterday we featured Millennial editor Robert Christian’s review of The Vision of Catholic Social Thought: The Virtue of Solidarity and the Praxis of Human Rights by Meghan Clark. The review can be read here. Christian also had the opportunity to interview Clark on her new book: Robert Christian (RC): In the simplest terms, what does […]

Breaking: Three members of Pope Francis’ extended family die in crash

Tragic news is being reported by CNN this morning. Evidently three of Pope Francis’ family members have been killed in a car crash in Cordoba early this morning. Here’s the latest from CNN. Let’s pray for Pope Francis and his family during this tragic time.

Are Payday Loans a Form of Theft?

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently had a good segment on an issue that seems to fly under the radar: predatory lending, specifically payday loans (caution: some may find the content of the video offensive…it is HBO, after all). Bishop Stephen Blaire and the USCCB took a strong stand on this issue last year: […]

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