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Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
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Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 21, 2010
Check out this LA Times article on a group of monks in California who are struggling to align a modern financial reality with an ancient way of life The Catholic monks of the New Camaldoli Hermitage have lived a world apart in the inspirational majesty of Big Sur for half a century They know well
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Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 16, 2010
Check out this story from The Economist about the Catholic Church in China and the increased friction between the Vatican and communist officials From the article THE Catholic church in China according to a state-affiliated Catholic newspaper Tianguang has never enjoyed the sort of ldquo p
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Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 13, 2010
Last night I attended an Advent service of song and readings at my parish church accompanied by two close friends one a secular agnostic and the other a nonpracticing Mormon nbsp The choirs offered sacred selections ranging from ancient chant to English carols to traditional Christmas music
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Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 06, 2010
Washington s Cardinal Donald Wuerl published a column in his archdiocese s newspaper on the importance of truth and love in Christian discourse Speaking to the importance of presenting truth through a lens of charity in all our discourse the newly elevated Cardinal writes We are called to a
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Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 05, 2010
The Pentagon recently released its much anticipated study on the possible repeal of Don t Ask Don t Tell The law requires gay US soldiers to keep their sexual orientation a secret or face discharge from the military Among those surveyed were military chaplains representing a wide array of
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Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 01, 2010
A bit of controversy developing in DC after the National Portrait Gallery pulled a video from an exhibit exploring sexuality in part due to pressure from Bill Donohue s Catholic League The exhibit Hide Seek Difference and Desire in American Portraiture is one of the more controversial exhi
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 29, 2010
Like many I journeyed back to my hometown for the Thanksgiving holiday to spend time with family and friends Since moving to DC from New England these visits home also double as vacation offering respite from work and worry Sunday evening I had the opportunity to attend Mass at the parish wher
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 29, 2010
Have you seen the new ad from General Motors the storied auto company that recently went public again after a partial government take over during the height of the economic crisis It seems remarkable for this sort of company to produce an advertisment that is so direct and forthcoming Have a look
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 25, 2010
When I was in high school I was responsible to deliver the morning announcements over the intercom system This seemed to be an awesome responsibility at the time and I reveled in that my nbsp voice boomed the nbsp vital pronoucements such as upcoming student council meetings and permission slip d
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Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 21, 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