Voices
Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America and host of the America podcast “Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 04, 2020
Public health experts said that faith leaders can leverage the trust of their congregations when it comes to encouraging the use of vaccines.
Faith Faith in Focus
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 01, 2020
Part of my project aims to show that Catholics responded heroically to H.I.V. and AIDS in the early days. What I didn’t realize in setting out to tell these stories was how raw that time remains for so many people, even decades later.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 24, 2020
Even decades after McCarrick’s abuse, seminaries are still learning how best to equip their students to recognize and report inappropriate behavior. A new working group wants to help.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 23, 2020
An internal memo corrects “some confusion in the media regarding the moral permissibility of using the vaccines.” But at least two bishops have cast doubt on the moral permissibility of the vaccines.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 17, 2020
The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that the election of Joe Biden, who speaks regularly about his Catholic faith, “presents certain opportunities but also certain challenges.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 12, 2020
In a virtual event for J.R.S., Biden promised to increase the number of refugees resettled in the United States, and Dr. Fauci said the pandemic shouldn’t stop resettlement efforts.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 12, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden, the second Catholic elected president of the United States, spoke this morning with Pope Francis, the latest world leader to congratulate Mr. Biden even as his opponent refuses to concede the election.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 11, 2020
The report shoots down many of Archbishop Vigano’s most explosive claims. But Pope Francis was not exactly proactive in his approach to the ‘allegations and rumors’ surrounding Theodore McCarrick.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 07, 2020
“Jesus Christ is the human embodiment of what God wanted us to do.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 07, 2020
Joe Biden framed his campaign as “a battle for the soul of the nation.” On Saturday, Mr. Biden and his supporters won that battle.