Voices
Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 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’Loughlin January 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.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 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’Loughlin January 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’Loughlin January 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’Loughlin January 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.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Michael J. O’Loughlin December 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.
Faith News
Michael J. O’Loughlin December 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’Loughlin December 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’Loughlin December 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.”