Michael J. O’Loughlin is national correspondent at America and author of Hidden Mercy: AIDS, Catholics, and the Untold Stories of Compassion in the Face of Fear.
In Salem, the witch trials are gone—but the tourists aren’t. Here’s how a local Catholic priest welcomes them.
How does a Catholic priest minister in a town famous for its devotion to the occult? Well, first you try to be a good neighbor.
Catholicism’s decline was especially noticeable in Quebec, the French-speaking and historically Catholic province where secularism is considered a key cultural value.
New data offers insight into the beliefs of U.S. Catholics ahead of the midterm elections, with differences among white and Hispanic Catholics .
New study of priests shows a distrust of bishops, fears of false sex abuse allegations and widespread burnout
A new study on the well-being of U.S. Catholic priests found that most support a zero-tolerance policy against child sex abuse but do not trust that their bishop would support them in the face of a false allegation.
Checking in with a friend or passing on a kind word will make us far richer—and happier—than anything being shown to me in a targeted Instagram post.
When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meets this November to elect a new president, it will be the first time in several decades that the race is wide open.
Who owns the Newman Center? Shake-up at Ohio State highlights the tension between students and older parishioners
On July 31, the Paulists celebrated their last Mass at the Ohio State University. The anger and disappointment expressed by some points to challenging questions about the role of campus ministry centers.
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‘We are increasingly alarmed by the signs of the times’: Catholic leaders urge lawmakers to protect voting rights
“Catholics must not be silent in the face of growing threats to voters, fair elections and democratic principles,” according to Faith in Public Life.
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Belgian bishops have created a prayer liturgy for same-sex couples, which cites Pope Francis' "The Joy of Love," and states that same-sex relationships can be a source of joy.
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Does providing PrEP, a drug that prevents H.I.V., clash with Christian beliefs? An overview of church teaching
A federal judge has ruled that employers need not provide insurance that covers PrEP on religious grounds. Catholic ethicists say that PrEP is morally acceptable, especially for at-risk patients.