Faith Faith in Focus
For L.G.B.T. Catholics, Pope Francis’ civil unions remarks matter—even if church teaching hasn’t changedMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 26, 2020
For gay Catholics who remember the dark days of the AIDS epidemic, when their friends and partners were shunned by families and church leaders, the pope’s words may strike a strong emotional chord.
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 23, 2020
“It definitely will save lives, especially in countries where there is active persecution of L.G.B.T.Q. people.”
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 21, 2020
Gay couples deserve legal protections for their relationships, Pope Francis said in a new documentary.
Faith DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 20, 2020
Sister Campbell, the social justice activist made famous by headlining “Nuns on the Bus” tours, announced she will step down from her post leading Network Lobby this March.
Politics & Society DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 14, 2020
Just three weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 election, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. leads among Catholic voters in the United States.
Faith InterviewsMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 09, 2020
More than a few people struggled with uncharitable feelings about the president’s illness. How should Christians deal with schadenfreude?
Politics & Society NewsMichael J. O’LoughlinOctober 02, 2020
Though the fundraising dinner normally serves as an opportunity for candidates to employ self-deprecating humor and take a break from the intensity of campaigning, both Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden refrained from jokes this year.
Faith ExplainerMichael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 24, 2020
Speculation that President Trump will name Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has revived interest in her charismatic Catholic group. Michael O’Loughlin looks at the history—and the myths—of People of Praise.
Politics & Society DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 22, 2020
With many public schools still in virtual mode, parents are taking a new look at Catholic education. But Michael O’Loughlin reports that the reprieve from declining enrollment may be temporary.
Politics & Society DispatchesMichael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 04, 2020
The Biden campaign launched an effort to convince Catholic voters that Mr. Biden embodies their shared values.