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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
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The pope and Cardinal McElroy both made statements this week on L.G.B.T. issues, which have until recently not been discussed by church officials.
FaithScripture Reflections
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A Reflection for Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time, by Michael O’Loughlin
President Joe Biden walks along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Two days before the president’s arrival in El Paso, Bishop Seitz had released a statement on behalf of the U.S. bishops critical of the Biden administration’s recently announced immigration plans.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In the wake of the death of pope emeritus Benedict XVI earlier today, U.S. Catholics offered public condolences and prayers.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Coinciding with the winter solstice, the Longest Night is a prayer service aimed at offering comfort to people who struggle with the in-your-face, over-the-top joy sometimes demanded during the Christmas season.
FaithScripture Reflections
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A Reflection for the Memorial of St. John of the Cross, by Michael J. O’Loughlin
Politics & SocietyInterviews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
“Whether it be directed towards people of color, immigrants, Jews, Muslims, hatred is never acceptable,” said the archbishop of Washington and Catholic co-chair of the National Council of Synagogues consultation for the U.S.C.C.B.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In an interview with America, Cardinal Wilton Gregory said that Catholics have an obligation to be well-informed about the news, especially when antisemitic comments or actions are prevalent.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A decades-old memorial for people who died from AIDS-related complications has found a new home in a New York City church.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Describing herself as “a devout Catholic” and invoking the prayer of St. Francis, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she will not seek a Democratic leadership post in the next Congress.