Voices
Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 13, 2010
Perhaps more than other Christians who seem more open to floating freely among various denominations for worship and identity Catholics tend to view some other churches as monolithic institutions with clear doctrine and discipline guiding all members along a straight and narrow path But the cove
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 12, 2010
I spent much of this weekend reflecting on last week rsquo s post by Fr Jim Martin on what the Catholic response could be to young people who despair to the point of ending their lives because of the negative messages they receive and bullying they endure for being gay Jim rsquo s thoughtfulness t
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 06, 2010
Over at the American Spectator writer Mark Tooley takes to task the Episcopal bishops of the United States for promoting the notion that impenetrable national borders may immorally block access to basic human rights such as employment health care food education and other necessities and that t
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 05, 2010
Politicians addressing their own religiosity is nothing new in this country for sure President John F Kennedy had to promise that his public policy would not be unduly influenced by his Roman Catholic faith which was seen as threatening to the American read WASP way of life in the 1960s More r
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 01, 2010
In this Sunday rsquo s New York Times magazine political reporter Mark Leibovich profiles the meteoric rise of America rsquo s favorite fear monger Glenn Beck his colleague at FOX News Shepherd Smith once introduced Beck rsquo s program as ldquo the Fear Chamber rdquo Beck rsquo s ubiquity
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 29, 2010
Check out the images by Eric Fischer that offer stark reminders that major American cities are still quite segregated Using data from the 2000 census Fischer uses colored dots to signify the majority ethincity of people in a given area Check out some examples below red is white blue is black g
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 22, 2010
The latest issue of the Weekly Standard explores the ever-shrinking fertility rate in western countries and asks if the one-child policy is the latest Chinese import sweeping America The writer Jonathan V Last chronicles the implementation of China rsquo s policy and the potential economic and
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 20, 2010
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd continues her rant against a president she characterizes as an effete out of touch elitist who is willfully ignorant of the plights of the common person The column Myth and Madness begins as a discussion about Delaware s GOP nominee for Senate the much mali
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 18, 2010
From the October issue of the Atlantic an exhaustive profile of America rsquo s most powerful Catholic politico Vice President Joe Biden Writer Mark Bowden chronicles Biden rsquo s ascendency to President Obama rsquo s inner circle highlighting his transformation over the last two years from gaf
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 14, 2010
Back in 1990 Pope John Paul II issued Ex corde Ecclesiae a document that the late pontiff hoped would guide Roman Catholic universities and help them live out their Catholic identity In The Chronicle of Higher Education David B House looks back on the last twenty years of Catholic education wit