Voices
Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating Mass at the Maquehue Airport near Temuco, Chile, Jan. 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 20, 2018
“Pope Francis’ statements...were a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse,” Cardinal O’Malley said in a statement released Jan. 20.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 19, 2018
The U.S. bishops had an unusually busy year issuing positive and negative statements about the new president, but some hoped for more decisive action against his policies.
President Donald Trump addresses the 2018 March of Life from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 19, 2018
President Trump’s video appearance at the march culminates a year of pro-life appointments and administrative actions to limit abortions.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 12, 2018
Earlier on Friday, the Vatican’s newspaper called the president’s remarks “harsh” and “offensive.” Later, a senior official for the U.S. bishops conference released a statement highlighting the racial elements of Mr. Trump’s comments.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 12, 2018
Focus is a nearly 20-year-old evangelization ministry started by a layperson who was frustrated that non-Catholic student groups seemed more successful in spreading the faith on college campuses.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 08, 2018
The undocumented “remind us who we were called to be, not only as a nation of immigrants but as a people of faith.”
Pope Francis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem was one of the most-liked images on his Instagram account in 2017. (screen shot from franciscus account on Instagram)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 29, 2017
Pope Francis has already attracted more than 40 million followers on Twitter, and he is quickly making a splash on Instagram as well.
Boston Cardinal Bernard F. Law bows his head as a victim of clergy sexual abuse begins to address the U.S. bishops in 2002 in Dallas (CNS photo by Bob Roller).
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 20, 2017
Cardinal O’Malley said the late cardinal “served at a time when the Church failed seriously in its responsibilities to provide pastoral care for her people.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 15, 2017
Four presidents of Catholic colleges received compensation packages each worth more than one million dollars in 2015.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 14, 2017
A spokesman for the archdiocese described the meeting as “personal” in nature and aimed at “renewing a friendship that goes back 15 years or so.”