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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.

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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 22, 2010
Check out the 60 Minutes segment on Mark Wahlberg the rapper turned acclaimed actor and producer The segment profiles Walhberg s tumultous childhood in Dorchester Massachusetts and features an interview with one of the few positive influences in his life a Catholic priest who noticed Wahlberg
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 21, 2010
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who will serve as House Minority Leader come January answers a few questions in the New York Times magazine She says among other things that she spends a great deal of her time at Sunday Mass she talks about her faith often thinking of her parents and a
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 18, 2010
Inside Higher Ed reported last week on a development from the University of Notre Dame following the tragic death of a student-worker on campus The student Declan Sullivan was filming a football game for the school in dangerous winds when the platform on which he was standing collapsed from u
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 17, 2010
Catholic News Service reports that US bishops approved an historic document recognizing baptisms from four Protestant Churches From CNS BALTIMORE CNS -- In what Archbishop Wilton D Gregory of Atlanta called a milestone on the ecumenical journey the U S Catholic bishops affirmed an agreement
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 13, 2010
Update Over 100 Catholic Clergy Attend Exorcism Training in Baltimore The portion of the In All Things commentariat that thinks I m in need of an exorcism may soon have their wish This weekend Catholic bishops from around the United States gather in Baltimore for the United States Conference o
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 10, 2010
nbsp CNN covers the ongoing controversy in the Minnesota Catholic community surrounding the distribution of 400 000 DVDs to the local faithful by Archbishop John C Nienstedt Financed by the Knights of Columbus and anonymous donors the DVDs offer a strong reminder that the Catholic Church oppose
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 09, 2010
Capuchins in Switzerland whose numbers are diminishing are seeking some help from the classifieds to help fill their ranks The BBC reports The Capuchin order says it is looking for professional single men like bankers or lawyers aged 22 to 35 to join its dwindling ranks The Capuchin order -
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 05, 2010
Keith Olbermann the liberal host of MSNBC s Countdown has been suspended without pay for violating NBC s code of ethics which bars employees from donating to political campaigns From the article I became aware of Keith s political contributions late last night Phil Griffin President
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 05, 2010
On Tuesday before succumbing to election fever I attended All Souls Day Mass One of my favorite holy days All Souls Day provides me the opportunity to think about and remember my friends and relatives who have passed on and to reflect on what the Catholic faith offers in terms of hope and
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 02, 2010
Today after months of intense fighting and spending close to four billions dollars on campaigns Americans are headed to the polls If the pundits are right Republicans will take control of the House make some gains in the Senate and come out victorious in more than a few gubernatorial conte