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Service Rooted in Encounter

After washing the feet of his apostles in today’s Gospel reading, Jesus asks, “Do you know what I have done for you?” He isn’t bragging. He isn’t seeking praise. His question is authentic, and it is worthy of reflection for all of us who call ourselves followers of Jesus: Do you know what I have done […]

Sin, Evil, Injustice, and Even Death are No Match for God’s Love

The Easter Triduum, the high point of the liturgical year, is full of lessons on how we might “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). Holy Thursday: To Be Served and To Serve When I was in second grade, the pastor at our family’s parish invited me to be one of […]

The Crosses We Bear

In today’s Gospel, John tells the story of Jesus at the Last Supper, when he reveals to the disciples that Judas will betray him. The Scripture says that Jesus was “deeply troubled” by this situation. Jesus, who has pitched his tent among us and shared our lot, experiences the most difficult human emotion there is: fear. Though he himself tells […]

Top 10 Quotes from Pope Francis’ 2014 World Youth Day Message

Here are some of the highlights from this year’s message: “Jesus asks us to follow him and to travel with him along the path of love, the path that alone leads to eternal life.” “We face so many challenges in life: poverty, distress, humiliation, the struggle for justice, persecutions, the difficulty of daily conversion, the […]

Robert Christian in Time: Why Pro-lifers Should Join Forces with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Millennial editor Robert Christian has a new article in Time, in which he argues that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Opportunity Plan can help pro-choice and pro-life advocates find common ground. He writes: The plan calls for a fully self-sustaining paid family and medical leave program, an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, universal […]

Spotlight on North Korea’s Brutal System of Repression

While North Korea’s global reputation is shaped by its repression and insularity, the eccentricity and absurdity of Kim Jong-Il may have distracted many of us from the true depth of the regime’s cruelty and brutality, which persists to this day under his son Kim Jong-un. A recent report by the United Nations highlights just how […]

Pope Francis on Human Trafficking: It is a crime against humanity

Pope Francis met victims of human trafficking and senior police chiefs from 20 countries and praised their efforts to fight human trafficking, which he described as a “crime against humanity.”

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