Last month I did something crazy: I quit my lucrative job in politics to come on full time here at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.

My career up to this point, which has included stints working for the President and leaders in Congress, has been largely successful.

But I left all this behind, because I wanted to do something bigger for my nation.

In his nine months as our shepherd, Pope Francis has convinced me that the Catholic Church can transform our nation in a way in which no political party could ever dream.

I believe that under the pope's leadership, Catholics can make sure 2014 is a year where we begin a Francis Revolution in American politics.

In the Gospel, Jesus promised us that he has given us the power to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, to give sight to the blind and to set the oppressed free.

Together, you and I can work with Jesus to fulfill these promises in our own nation. We can create a country where every aspiring immigrant has a home, where every child in poverty has a future and where every worker has God-given dignity and rights.

If you believe that Jesus was right, if you believe in Pope Francis and if you believe in me, I'm asking you to invest in our organization during this holiday season.

Even fifteen dollars will help ensure that we can lead the Francis Revolution in American politics in 2014.

Will you chip in? Become a member or make a one-time contribution today.

Remember that every dollar you contribute between now and end of the year is automatically doubled.

With your help, we will make sure that 2014 is a year where God's peace, mercy and justice reigns in the United States.

Christopher Hale
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good

PS--if you or anyone you know is in need of prayers this holiday season, please let us know in our community prayer book. We promise to pray for you and your intentions during this sacred time.