Voices

Michael O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America and author of  The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 CharactersHe is based in Chicago.

Politics & Society News
Michael J. O'Loughlin July 18, 2017
On issues that have become hallmarks of the Francis papacy, notably care of creation and the global refugee crisis, Mrs. Gingrich had difficulty explaining how she might engage the Vatican, given Mr. Trump’s views.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin July 18, 2017
"I think that the terms gay and lesbian, L.G.BT. should be respected.... People should be called the way that they want to be called rather than us coming up with terms that maybe we’re more comfortable with.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin July 18, 2017
“Our border community knows the reality of a broken immigration system."
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O'Loughlin July 13, 2017
The Catholic Health Association, meanwhile, said the revisions to the proposal “reinforces the fact that this bill cannot be fixed.”
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin July 13, 2017
Catholic bishops there are grappling with a difficult question: Should those who end their lives with the assistance of medication be given a Catholic funeral?
Faith Features
Michael J. O'Loughlin July 12, 2017
As technology allows bodies to live longer than ever before, palliative care could playing an increasingly important role in end-of-life decisions.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin June 29, 2017
Some 160 bishops and 200 Catholic organizations will gather in Orlando to consider how the U.S. church can better promote the Gospel.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin June 27, 2017
This is the 70th year the event has been held, modeled on similar blessings back in Portugal.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin June 22, 2017
Senate proposal could “wreak havoc on low-income families and struggling communities, and must not be supported,” the bishops said in a statement released on Thursday evening.  
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O'Loughlin June 20, 2017
Just 38 percent of Catholics say they approve of the president.