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Gambling with Innocent Lives: The Death Penalty and a Flawed Criminal Justice System

Early this month Henry McCollum, North Carolina’s longest serving death row inmate, walked out of prison a free man. He has spent the majority of his life—30 years—behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Thanks to DNA evidence, we now know that the confession extracted by police in the early 1980s was in […]

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 […]

Working for an economy that values dignity

Millennial writer Bethany Welch recently published an article at the USCCB’s blog. She writes: Justice requires us to hold each other accountable for fair wages, wages that permit the head of a household to rent a decent apartment and feed their family. Justice demands that hours, while long, do not subject a person to unreasonable […]

Hundreds Feared Dead After Sinking of Ship near Malta

Awful news off the coast of Malta: Hundreds of migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days, bringing the number of victims so far this year to more than four times last year’s total, the International Organization of Migration said Monday. About 500 people, mainly from Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Syria and […]

Pope Francis Weds 40, Including Cohabitants

One of the themes of Pope Francis’ pontificate seems to be encouraging people to feel more welcome when it comes to receiving the sacraments. He has attacked those who refuse to baptize children whose parents are not married. He has encouraged people to go to confession, even if we haven’t been in a long time. […]

Speculation to Advocacy: Reducing Carbon Pollution

Millennial writer Daniel DiLeo has a new article at Political Theology Today. He writes: In his 1990 World Day of Peace Message, St. John Paul II recognized that “the ecological crisis is a moral issue” (emphasis in original). Guided by this awareness, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI asserted in his encyclical Caritas in veritate that “the […]

A Pope for the 21st Century

The Boston Globe’s new Catholic website Crux had its launch event on Thursday, a discussion on the papacy of Pope Francis. The event featured Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, John Allen, Mary Ann Glendon, Hosffman Ospino, and Millennial editor Robert Christian. Margery Eagan moderated the panel. The full video of the event can be viewed […]

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