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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.”
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Michael J. O’Loughlin
Biden’s Vatican meeting comes just a couple of weeks before U.S. bishops are expected to vote on a controversial document that could take aim at pro-choice Catholic politicians.
Sister Romana Uzodimma, a Sister of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, distributes food at Catholic Charities' Spanish Catholic Center in Washington on July 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)
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Catholic ministries face an uncertain financial future as religiosity decreases among younger Americans—including, perhaps, descendants of prominent Catholic philanthropic leaders.
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“Catholics who attend Mass weekly are both more likely to be aware of the new restrictions and more inclined to oppose them than Catholics who attend less frequently,” according to a new Pew survey.
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“The Eucharist should not in any way become a weapon,” Cardinal Peter Turkson said in response to a question about a document U.S. bishops are drafting about Communion.
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Matt Malone, S.J., the president and editor in chief of America Media, announced on Monday that he will step down from his roles in the fall of 2022, after leading the Jesuit publication for 10 years.
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He said he also told the unvaccinated priests that “they couldn't go into the homes of the sick or the homebound or be in close proximity” to worshippers.
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Although Franciscan Father Mychal Judge’s religious order has not pushed the cause for his sainthood, organizations touched by his work with H.I.V./AIDS victims are now taking it up.
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Americans who attend religious services frequently were more likely to vote for former President Donald Trump over President Joe Biden in the 2020 election, a new analysis found.
A health care worker administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to a Marymount University student on the Catholic university's Arlington, Va., campus on April 21, 2021. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)
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The Archdiocese of New York says the granting of religious exemptions to Covid vaccines would be "in contradiction to the directives of the Pope."
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During a panel hosted by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, the church leaders offered reflections on the ongoing debate over Joe Biden and the Eucharist.