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Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America and host of the America podcast “Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Chicago’s oldest hospital, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1852, may soon be relegated to history.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Public health experts said that faith leaders can leverage the trust of their congregations when it comes to encouraging the use of vaccines.
FaithFaith in Focus
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Part of my project aims to show that Catholics responded heroically to H.I.V. and AIDS in the early days. What I didn’t realize in setting out to tell these stories was how raw that time remains for so many people, even decades later.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Even decades after McCarrick’s abuse, seminaries are still learning how best to equip their students to recognize and report inappropriate behavior. A new working group wants to help.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
An internal memo corrects “some confusion in the media regarding the moral permissibility of using the vaccines.” But at least two bishops have cast doubt on the moral permissibility of the vaccines.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that the election of Joe Biden, who speaks regularly about his Catholic faith, “presents certain opportunities but also certain challenges.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In a virtual event for J.R.S., Biden promised to increase the number of refugees resettled in the United States, and Dr. Fauci said the pandemic shouldn’t stop resettlement efforts.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
President-elect Joe Biden, the second Catholic elected president of the United States, spoke this morning with Pope Francis, the latest world leader to congratulate Mr. Biden even as his opponent refuses to concede the election.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The report shoots down many of Archbishop Vigano’s most explosive claims. But Pope Francis was not exactly proactive in his approach to the ‘allegations and rumors’ surrounding Theodore McCarrick.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
“Jesus Christ is the human embodiment of what God wanted us to do.”