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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.

Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 05, 2017
At least 20 people were killed in a Texas church on Sunday.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on tax policy with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 02, 2017
In its tax overhaul, GOP includes a repeal of a rule that limits the political speech of churches in exchange for tax-exemption.
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago speaks to local media in February 2009. The case of former priest Daniel McCormack represented a significant breakdown of the child protection policies he had approved for the archdiocese. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 01, 2017
Church officials in Chicago say that revelations regarding other fraudulent cases could be forthcoming, a prospect that both the archdiocese and victim advocates say will be a disservice to genuine victims.
People demonstrate outside the White House in Washington on July 8, 2016 against the nationwide police shootings of African- Americans (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 01, 2017
The cardinal's pastoral letter is among the most high-profile responses from a Catholic leader to continued racial unrest.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 31, 2017
Cardinal Timothy Dolan said New York City is “stunned and horrified” by what police said was an act of terror on a Manhattan bicycle trail, in which at least eight people were killed and several more injured.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 26, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence said that Middle Eastern Christians facing persecution have not been served well by the United Nations.
Photo courtesy of Villanova University
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 25, 2017
The institute will be not only as a place for women to gain leadership skills, but a place all people who care about gender equity can turn for assistance
Pope Francis speaks from the Vatican as he addresses Canadian youths in a video message that was included in a Salt and Light Television program on Oct. 22 (CNS photo/courtesy Holy See Press Office).
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 23, 2017
“The world, the church, are in need of courageous young people, who are not cowed in the face of difficulties," the pope said.
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Ireland react to their victory in a May 23, 2015, national referendum. (CNS photo/Aidan Crawley, EPA) 
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 20, 2017
Some church leaders in Ireland say the World Meeting of Families, to be held next year in Dublin, should be open to all kinds of families, including gay couples.
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Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 19, 2017
The majority of Americans now believe that “God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality.”