Voices

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.

In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 07, 2010
From the Springfield Republican The athletic director at Cathedral High School Springfield MA lost her job this week saying she was pressured to leave after marrying her female partner in August Christine M Judd who served as athletic director and dean of students said she is no longer an e
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 02, 2010
A Princeton Theological Seminary researcher claims that more and more American teens are adopting a mutant form of Christianity in which God is a divine therapist whose mission is to make them feel better about themselves and their world Kenda Creasy Dean says more American teenagers are embrac
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinAugust 23, 2010
A poll released last month by the Public Religion Research Institute sheds light on the impact of religion and the 2008 vote to abolish same-sex marriage rights in California The poll finds that today a slim majority of Roman Catholics 51 support same-sex marriage interestingly that number ju
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinAugust 19, 2010
A couple new polls just released are causing quite a bit of eye rolling and aggravation among President Obama rsquo s supporters The numbers show that an increasing percentage of Americans believe the president is Muslim a decreasing amount that he is Christian and a growing plurality who are uns
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinAugust 17, 2010
Via the Daily Dish Cardinal Sean O rsquo Malley rsquo s thoughts on the ldquo Ground Zero Mosque rdquo as told to an interviewer for FOX News I told her it is a sign of the value we have for freedom in this country and for religious freedom in particular We certainly do not want to support gr
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinAugust 13, 2010
Recent Catholic convert and likely Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is profiled in the latest issue of Esquire magazine with his second of three wife giving her first interview since the couple rsquo s very public and very dramatic divorce It rsquo s the kind of salaciously sensat
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinAugust 02, 2010
Some interesting news from my alma mater Yale Divinity School From the press release A scholarship in honor of the late Henri Nouwen who taught at Yale Divinity School for a decade beginning in 1971 has been established through a gift of 300 000 from a University benefactor who wishes to remai
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinJuly 27, 2010
In many respects the U S Army and the Catholic Church could not be more dissimilar institutions Both have radically different missions divergent access to resources and seemingly heterogeneous cultures Yet in one striking way the two organizations are quite analogous both rely on and thriv
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinJuly 20, 2010
A small item from this month s Esquire magazine In a piece about a potential scandal on television s The Price is Right the author Chris Jones describes some of the show s changes He writes Even when Drew Carey replaced Bob Barker mdash the show s own version of Vatican II mdash he rocked
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinJuly 19, 2010
An interesting piece in the New York Times magazine about the US State Department s efforts to modernize diplomacy through the use of social networking From the article the State Department was still boxed into the world of communiqu eacute s diplomatic cables and slow government-to-government