Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
An attendee prays the rosary Oct. 1 during a public session on the issue of clergy sexual abuse at Our Mother of Confidence Parish Hall in San Diego. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 09, 2018
The list will be released on Dec. 7 and the province will conduct an external review of its files to ensure it is complete.
Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks at a pre-election rally at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries headquarters on Oct. 20 in Cleveland. (CNS photo/Dennis Sadowski)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 07, 2018
Many ballot measures supported by Catholic leaders saw success in the Midterms.
In Phoenix, Az., a Maricopa County Elections official feeds a ballot into a machine during a training session on Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 02, 2018
“I just want people to know the candidates as they really are, to know the pros and cons of all the issues, to make intelligent choices and not just simply vote this party or that party.”
 Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, N.Y., speaks during the 11th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in May 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 27, 2018
Deacon Paul Snyder will tell his story on “60 Minutes” this Sunday.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 24, 2018
Vatican official says people must not succumb to fear mongering and realize that the challenge of migration today is solvable—but only if there is political will.
 10.17.2018 Pope Francis greets Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago before a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 16. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 20, 2018
“We take people where they are, walking with them, moving forward,” Cardinal Blase Cupich said.
 Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa checks out the name badge of Nathanael Lamataki, a youth delegate from the French territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, as they leave a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 5. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 18, 2018
Cardinal Souraphiel highlighted the role globalization plays in connecting young people in unjust ways.
Brother Alois Leser, prior of the Taizé ecumenical community in France, is seen before the encounter at the World Council of Churches' ecumenical center in Geneva June 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 17, 2018
“We live in a world of competition, where you have to be the best. This pressure comes even from the families, from society,” said Brother Alois Löser.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 16, 2018
Though the current synod appears to lack the sort of drama and high-stakes debates of the previous two, the role of conscience appears to be a common thread.
Arts & Culture Theater
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 12, 2018
"Downstate" poses a number of uncomfortable questions, relevant and challenging both in light of the ongoing #MeToo movement and the church’s continued grappling with its sexual abuse scandal.