Politics & Society NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 11, 2019
The questions focused on how candidates would handle issues affecting L.G.B.T. Americans should they be elected president.
Politics & Society News AnalysisMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 11, 2019
How faith-based employers could be affected by a ruling in favor of L.G.B.T. employees remains to be seen. More than 20 states and Washington, D.C., have passed job protections for L.G.B.T. people.
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 04, 2019
“How do we treat those things which are sacred? We treat them with care, dignity and respect. The church calls us to do that with our mortal remains as well.”
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 23, 2019
In an email sent Monday to the Brebeuf school community, William Verbryke, S.J., the school’s president, wrote, “We have just learned that the Congregation for Catholic Education has decided to suspend the Archbishop’s decree on an interim basis, pending its final resolution of our appeal.”
Faith NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 15, 2019
Among the dozens of priests named in new lawsuits is at least one bishop, the Most Rev. Howard Hubbard, who led the Diocese of Albany from 1977 to 2014. He is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a 16-year-old in the 1990s.
Politics & Society DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 08, 2019
The near-term hardship “won’t hit for a week or two,” Bishop Kopacz said. But “as time goes on this month, there’s going to be some real crises.”
Faith NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinAugust 05, 2019
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is appealing a decision by Archbishop Charles C. Thompson to strip it of its Catholic name because of its refusal to part ways with a teacher in a same-sex marriage.
Politics & Society NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinJuly 29, 2019
“It saddens me to see Baltimore severely denigrated by President Trump,” the archbishop said. “Baltimore is near and dear to my heart. It is hometown to more than half a million people.”
Politics & Society NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinJuly 18, 2019
“This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s house,” Father Conroy said. “In your most holy name, I now cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber, spirits not from you.”
Politics & Society NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinJuly 16, 2019
Father James Martin was among the religious leaders testifying to members of the Helsinki Commission, which monitors human rights worldwide, about a surge in reported hate crimes.