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.

Faith News
Michael J. O'Loughlin August 15, 2017
“Religious persecution and intolerance remains far too prevalent,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O'Loughlin August 14, 2017
A second statement from the U.S. bishops read: “We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin August 12, 2017
The U.S. bishops “stand with all who are oppressed by evil ideology.”
Faith News
Michael J. O'Loughlin August 11, 2017
According to a new report, a large gap exists between the median salaries of administrative positions and pastoral positions.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin August 11, 2017

Catholic leaders in Guam, the U.S. island territory caught in the middle of an escalating war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, are urging calm and asking believers to pray for peace.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin August 09, 2017
Eight months into his presidency, advocates of “school choice” wonder if the president will be able to deliver on his promise.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin August 09, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown says a 'big tent' party should have room for Democrats opposed to abortion.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O'Loughlin August 04, 2017
“We chose to take these actions after seeing the continued desecration of the Earth, which we are to be stewards of,” Ms. Montoya told America.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O'Loughlin July 28, 2017
Ms. Cook said she often witnessed individuals climbing the rickety wooden steps leading up to the memorial. “It was the saddest thing you’ve ever seen. You just wanted to cry,” she said, recalling the mothers, in particular, mourning the loss of their dead sons.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O'Loughlin July 27, 2017
The role was created in 1998 and is charged with helping the U.S. government promote global religious freedom.