Voices
Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
In this June 9, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJuly 02, 2019
Senator Chris Coons said Democrats choosing to ignore faith “hides away the deep, passionate and formative faith backgrounds of so many Democrats.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 28, 2019
During the debates, there was not much overt outreach to people of faith, with one exception: Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.
Arts & Culture Television
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 21, 2019
On the Season Two premiere of “Pose,” the FX drama about a group of L.G.B.T. people of color living on the margins of New York City in the 1980s and ’90s, activists are shown protesting inside New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, IN. (KimManleyOrt, Creative Commons)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 20, 2019
An Indianapolis Jesuit high school is standing by a teacher after the employee’s same-sex marriage became public.
A couple embraces outside the Stonewall Inn in New York on June 12, 2016. An L.G.B.T. ministry plans to hold a Mass on June 27 outside the bar considered the birthplace of the L.G.B.T. civil rights movement. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 19, 2019
A Mass outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City is one way that L.G.B.T. Catholics are celebrating Pride Month and offering support to those who want to remain in, or rejoin, the church.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 13, 2019
While the new protocols are designed to include laypeople at every stage of an investigation, lay reform groups and victim advocates say they are unsatisfied, as the new rules stop just short of requiring such involvement.
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 13, 2019
This week’s social media engagement was an experiment, but Connie Poulos said she feels like it has been a success.
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 11, 2019
The possibility that bishops would have the option of handling claims of misconduct or mismanagement without the involvement of laypeople troubled the head of the church’s highest sexual abuse commission.
Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, left, speaks during a Feb. 1, 2019, panel discussion at the Leadership Roundtable's Catholic Partnership Summit in Washington to put forth possible solutions to the church's sex abuse crisis.  (CNS photo/Ralph Alswang, courtesy Leadership Roundtable) 
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 11, 2019
A poll released Tuesday found that 69 percent of U.S. Catholics believe the clergy sexual abuse scandal is “an ongoing problem.”
Sister Carol Keehan: “The health insecurity we have created for people in this country is just overwhelming.” (CNS photo/Lisa Helfert, Georgetown University, 2015)
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJune 06, 2019
After 14 years at the helm of the Catholic Health Association, Sister Carol Keehan is ready to let others lead—but she still has strong opinions about the importance of Catholic hospitals and the state of U.S. health care.