Voices
Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
In this June 2016 photo, Patrick Conroy, S.J., chaplain of the House of Representatives, delivers an interfaith message on the steps of the Capitol in Washington for the victims of the mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 27, 2018
The U.S. House rejected a proposal to investigate the ouster of Patrick Conroy, S.J., by Speaker Paul Ryan, and one Republican calls for a chaplain with children.
Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., seen here in June 2017, had been the chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011.  (CNS photo/Rhina Guidos)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 26, 2018
Patrick Conroy, S.J., submitted his resignation earlier this month. The Hill reports that a prayer seen as critical of the Republican tax bill may have been a factor.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 26, 2018
Speaking in Chicago to a gathering of U.S. priests, Archbishop Wilton Gregory addressed racism, sexism and a host of other societal challenges that "continue to hold us captive."
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Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 25, 2018
A new Pew Research Center poll finds that 87 percent of U.S. Catholics believe God is "all-loving," but only 67 percent say God is "all-powerful."
Photo: the Hank Center at Loyola University Chicago
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 20, 2018
Bishop McElroy said that Catholics must embrace “the virtues of solidarity, compassion, integrity, hope and peace-building.”
Faith Faith in Focus
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 20, 2018
“Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It is also the title of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on holiness in everyday life.
A beading session at Loom Chicago. Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 19, 2018
The report found that Catholic initiatives addressing the refugee crisis are marked by their commitment to a range of Catholic social teaching, including respect for life, a commitment to the common good, care for the earth and promoting the dignity of work.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J., center, talks with Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen, N.J., left, and U.S. Archbishop James P. Green, in Rome in June 2017. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 13, 2018
At Villanova, the Newark archbishop spoke of “paradigm shifts” in the church and said “only the Lord" can judge who belongs among the faithful.
Arts & Culture Television
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 12, 2018
I am reluctant to admit this, but a retired K.G.B. spy has emerged as a moral compass for me.
People take photos on smartphones as Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 09, 2018
Stop trolling, resist gossiping and consider putting down your device altogether.