Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
An extraordinary minister of the holy Eucharist distributes Communion during Mass at Transfiguration Church in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith News Analysis
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 22, 2019
According to a report released by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University on Jan. 22, just 33 percent of bishops in the United States think the church “should” ordain women as deacons.
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Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 15, 2019
Included on the list is John T. Ryan, S.J., who from 1989 to 1994 was an associate editor for development at America.
GoodLands founder Molly Burhans aims “to help Catholic communities around the world use their property for good.” (Photo and map images courtesy of GoodLands.)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 11, 2019
An American entrepreneur is teaching both the Vatican and local parishes about modern cartography—and how it can help responsible management of the church’s vast real estate portfolio.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 09, 2019
Politicians, educators and social justice leaders are remembering Charles Currie, S.J., whose passion for seeking justice in Central America made him a trusted adviser in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat from New York, takes a selfie with Democratic Representatives Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire and Barbara Lee of California on the first day of the 116th Congress on Jan. 3. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is one of 28 new Catholic members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 03, 2019
Catholics make up majorities of congressional delegations from six states—Alaska, Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont—and half of the delegations from Iowa, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 20, 2018
The nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting reported earlier this week that at least 20 Jesuits who had been credibly accused of abuse against minors were housed at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., until 2016.
Supporter of S.N.A.P., Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, walk in memory of alleged abuse victim outside the Nov 12 assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 19, 2018
“It is my hope that through the publication of this information, we can work to rebuild trust, always with the well-being of victims in mind,” said Father Ronald A. Mercier.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone speaks from the floor on Nov. 14 at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 14, 2018
At the request of the Vatican, the U.S. bishops postponed a vote on a set of proposals aimed at holding themselves accountable over sexual abuse.
Faith News Analysis
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 14, 2018
The U.S. Catholic bishops voted to accept the first pastoral letter against racism in almost 40 years.
Faith News Analysis
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 12, 2018
The Vatican has asked them to delay the vote until after a February meeting in Rome with the heads of bishops conferences from around the world to discuss sexual abuse.