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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
The Biden campaign launched an effort to convince Catholic voters that Mr. Biden embodies their shared values.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
If Joe Biden wins in November, he will be just the second Catholic elected president.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In recent years, Catholic voters, a once-reliable Democratic constituency, have been up for grabs.
Graduating seniors line up to receive their diplomas after exiting their vehicles during a drive-in commencement on June 14, 2020, at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in most states, school administrators are struggling to decide if classes can be held in person, if remote learning is here to stay for a while or if a hybrid of the two is needed.
FaithNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
It is up to individual Catholics to make the case to church leaders.
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Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Broken down between white and Hispanic Catholics, the numbers show a stark divide.
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Few questions dealt directly with Catholicism, but host Raymond Arroyo did ask the president about a letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.
Activists and supporters block the street outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 8, 2019, as it hears arguments in three major employment discrimination cases on whether federal civil rights law prohibiting workplace discrimination on the "basis of sex" covers gay and transgender employees. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyExplainer
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The short answer is: it is unlikely.
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted June 11 that he was "honored" by an open letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served as nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016. In the letter, the former nuncio claimed that lockdown restrictions and unrest in the United States were part of a plot to establish a new world order. (CNS photo/Twitter)
FaithNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The views put forth by Archbishop Viganò in his letter to the president are far outside the mainstream of U.S. and global Catholicism.
A man in Washington holds up a child during a protest against racial inequality June 6, 2020. Demonstrations continue after a white police officer in Minnesota was caught on a bystander's video May 25 pressing his knee into the neck of George Floyd, an African American, who was later pronounced dead at a hospital. (CNS photo/Eric Thayer, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
“Let it be agonizing, let it be overwhelming because frankly it’s agonizing for me, too. It’s overwhelming for me, too,” Father Bryan Massingale said.