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Michael J. O’Loughlin is national correspondent at America and author of Hidden Mercy: AIDS, Catholics, and the Untold Stories of Compassion in the Face of Fear.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Last week, the Dodgers announced that they would honor what you might call “drag nuns” during their Pride Night on June 16, a common promotional event at many Major League ballparks during the month of June.
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Politics & SocietyNews
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Ron DeSantis was raised Catholic, but he and and his wife, Casey, rarely discuss the particularities of their religious beliefs in public.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Debt ceiling negotiations are rankling some Catholic leaders.
A woman prays during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City May 15, 2023.
FaithNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The share of Catholics going to Mass even a few times each year has fallen off significantly compared with the number before the Covid pandemic, but U.S. Catholics overall are largely optimistic about their church and its leaders, a new survey finds.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Weddings historically had served as an opportunity to “evangelize and re-engage” young couples, but that chance was being lost when brides and grooms bypass the church altogether when planning their ceremony.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
While the Diocese of Providence flies relatively under the radar, it gained national attention in recent years in part because of the outspokenness of its outgoing bishop, Thomas Tobin.
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FaithScripture Reflections
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A Reflection for Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter, by Michael O’Loughlin
white and purple boxes of the drug mifepristone
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In recent weeks, the battle over abortion focused on mifepristone, a drug used in more than half of all abortions in the United States and which can also be used following a miscarriage.
Arts & CultureBooks
Isaac Fitzgerald’s collection of essays Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional isn’t a Catholic memoir. Except when it is.
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Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and First Lady Jill Biden donated $20,180 to charity in 2022 to 20 charities, including several Catholic parishes.