Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 09, 2018
Pope Francis has encouraged church leaders to accept “a healthy dose of self-criticism.”
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich-Freising, president of the German bishops' conference, celebrates Mass in 2017 during the opening of the annual meeting of Germany's bishops at the cathedral in Cologne. (CNS photo/Sascha Steinbach, EPA)
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 07, 2018
On Wednesday, the German bishops’ conference sought to correct reports that the cardinal endorsed the blessing of same-sex unions.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 05, 2018
“Women’s perspectives should be at the heart of conversations about how to build up the church,” said Kim Daniels.
In this Dec. 6, 2015 photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scrambles away from Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox (91) during a game in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File).
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 31, 2018
Should the Pats win, which oddsmakers say is likely, Archbishop Chaput will donate $100 to Catholic Charities of Boston.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 29, 2018
Catholics are being given a reprieve from that most noxious of American holidays: Valentine’s Day.
People gather at a June 14 candlelight vigil in Manila, Philippines, in memory of the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the incident in which police said a lone gunman killed 49 people early June 12 at the club. (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 23, 2018
“We are losing three generations of people, and we need to hear why,” said Bishop Mark O’Connell.
Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating Mass at the Maquehue Airport near Temuco, Chile, Jan. 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 20, 2018
“Pope Francis’ statements...were a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse,” Cardinal O’Malley said in a statement released Jan. 20.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 19, 2018
The U.S. bishops had an unusually busy year issuing positive and negative statements about the new president, but some hoped for more decisive action against his policies.
President Donald Trump addresses the 2018 March of Life from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 19, 2018
President Trump’s video appearance at the march culminates a year of pro-life appointments and administrative actions to limit abortions.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 12, 2018
Earlier on Friday, the Vatican’s newspaper called the president’s remarks “harsh” and “offensive.” Later, a senior official for the U.S. bishops conference released a statement highlighting the racial elements of Mr. Trump’s comments.