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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 president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that the election of Joe Biden, who speaks regularly about his Catholic faith, “presents certain opportunities but also certain challenges.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In a virtual event for J.R.S., Biden promised to increase the number of refugees resettled in the United States, and Dr. Fauci said the pandemic shouldn’t stop resettlement efforts.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
President-elect Joe Biden, the second Catholic elected president of the United States, spoke this morning with Pope Francis, the latest world leader to congratulate Mr. Biden even as his opponent refuses to concede the election.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The report shoots down many of Archbishop Vigano’s most explosive claims. But Pope Francis was not exactly proactive in his approach to the ‘allegations and rumors’ surrounding Theodore McCarrick.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
“Jesus Christ is the human embodiment of what God wanted us to do.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Joe Biden framed his campaign as “a battle for the soul of the nation.” On Saturday, Mr. Biden and his supporters won that battle.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
What does a leader do with an unexpected second act?
FaithFaith in Focus
Michael J. O’Loughlin
For gay Catholics who remember the dark days of the AIDS epidemic, when their friends and partners were shunned by families and church leaders, the pope’s words may strike a strong emotional chord.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinRicardo da Silva, S.J.
“It definitely will save lives, especially in countries where there is active persecution of L.G.B.T.Q. people.”
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Gay couples deserve legal protections for their relationships, Pope Francis said in a new documentary.