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Michael O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America and author of  The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 CharactersHe is based in Chicago.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin August 11, 2017

Catholic leaders in Guam, the U.S. island territory caught in the middle of an escalating war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, are urging calm and asking believers to pray for peace.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin August 09, 2017
Eight months into his presidency, advocates of “school choice” wonder if the president will be able to deliver on his promise.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin August 09, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown says a 'big tent' party should have room for Democrats opposed to abortion.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’Loughlin August 04, 2017
“We chose to take these actions after seeing the continued desecration of the Earth, which we are to be stewards of,” Ms. Montoya told America.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin July 28, 2017
Ms. Cook said she often witnessed individuals climbing the rickety wooden steps leading up to the memorial. “It was the saddest thing you’ve ever seen. You just wanted to cry,” she said, recalling the mothers, in particular, mourning the loss of their dead sons.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’Loughlin July 27, 2017
The role was created in 1998 and is charged with helping the U.S. government promote global religious freedom.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin July 25, 2017
Republican proposals “exclude too many people, including immigrants,” Bishop Frank J. Dewane said in a statement.
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’Loughlin July 25, 2017
The sisters say that they are “most troubled by the cuts it would make to Medicaid by ending the Medicaid expansion and instituting a per capita cap [on spending].”
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’Loughlin July 18, 2017
On issues that have become hallmarks of the Francis papacy, notably care of creation and the global refugee crisis, Mrs. Gingrich had difficulty explaining how she might engage the Vatican, given Mr. Trump’s views.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin July 18, 2017
"I think that the terms gay and lesbian, L.G.BT. should be respected.... People should be called the way that they want to be called rather than us coming up with terms that maybe we’re more comfortable with.”