In “Plague,” journalist Michael O'Loughlin investigates the untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.
Mike is America’s national correspondent and he’s covered Catholicism for more than a decade. Mike is also gay and Catholic—and he’s curious how others manage this sometimes complex identity.
Through dozens of interviews and archival research, he’s found that no time in modern history was more volatile for gay Catholics than the height of the AIDS epidemic.
Mike met with people who were right there, in the middle of the early days of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the United States. People who fought, worked and grieved their ways through this trying time. You can listen to the trailer and first two episodes below, and subscribe to the podcast to get each new episode as it is released.
“PLAGUE: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church” is made possible by the generosity of Mark A. McDermott and Yuval David, whose gift honors and supports all LGBTQ+ persons and allies past and present.