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Christopher Jolly Hale

America Magazine

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Past articles by Christopher:

How can the Gospel help prepare Catholic politicians running for office?

For decades, the U.S. church has gifted its public servants with the social teachings and magisterium of the church. → Read More

Why Taylor Swift's Political Endorsements Could Be So Powerful in Tennessee

Taylor Swift endorsed Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, a Democrat. As a Tennessee politician, here's why she has so much power in the state → Read More

How to make Good Friday great again

Focusing on the joy of Easter and ignoring the pain of the cross robs the faith of its fullness. → Read More

True love is beautiful but hard. Ash Wednesday makes this Valentine’s Day accurate.

Jewels and roses do not offer a realistic picture of romance. → Read More

Pope Francis’s Failure to Address Abuse Allegations Jeopardizes His Papacy

Pope Francis received an eight-page letter from a Chilean man in 2015 that detailed how a priest sexually abused him. → Read More

I'm a White Christian Man and I'm Acknowledging My Privilege for Lent

'There’s nothing better than to abstain from the sexism that colors my life' → Read More

Why Heaven Can Have a Gate But the U.S. Shouldn't Have a Wall

Answering a question posed at the Conservative Political Action Conference → Read More

Pope Francis is waging a war on Christmas. Christians should join him.

Donald Trump's version of Christmas has nothing to do with Christ. → Read More

Progressives aren’t a threat to American Catholicism. Donald Trump is.

Here's why the billionaire playboy wants you to doubt progressive Catholics' motives. → Read More

Pope Francis Creates Commission on Female Deacons

The Vatican is exploring options for more female leadership in the Church. It's about time. → Read More

Pope Francis Slams Donald Trump’s Notions of ‘Radical Islam’

Speaking aboard Shepherd One, Pope Francis said: “I think it is not right to identify Islam with violence." → Read More

What Tim Kaine, Donald Trump and Pope Francis Have In Common

Hillary Clinton's VP pick is Catholic—and supports abortion rights → Read More

The Real Trump Scandal Isn’t Plagiarism. It’s Racism.

The scandal over Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama in her speech to the Republican National Convention Monday is about racism. → Read More

Joe Biden and John Boehner: Our Faith Inspires Political Compromise

“I don’t like John Boehner; I love him,” Biden said → Read More

Rumors of God’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

TIME The April 8, 1966 cover of TIME Christopher Hale is executive director at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the co-founder of Millennial. God isn’t the problem—we are Is God Dead? With these words 50 years ago, TIME published one of its most famous and controversial covers. The question was placed in distinctive red text against a simple black background. At the time, it was the… → Read More

This Is What Good Friday Really Means

It's a reminder to admit our own failings and take on the crosses of others → Read More

'The Passion' Was a Pep Rally Version of Jesus' Death

It highlighted some of the excesses of modern Christianity in the U.S. → Read More

Pope Francis Will Be a Pro at Instagram

He understands the power of images to communicate a message → Read More

Here's What Paul Ryan Can Learn From the Pope

Carolyn Kaster—AP Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., followed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., on Oct. 28, 2015 in Washington. Christopher Hale is executive director at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the co-founder of Millennial. Don't forsake the poor During Paul Ryan’s inaugural speech as U.S. House Speaker Thursday, he said: “If you ever pray, pray for each other—… → Read More

There’s Nothing Progressive About Physician-Assisted Suicide

Getty Images Christopher Hale is executive director at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the co-founder of Millennial. It could put undue pressure on the poor → Read More