Voices
Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 25, 2010
I spent last week in New Haven mourning the death of my grandfather and celebrating his long life I was fortunate to be with his wife of 62 years my grandmother and my aunts uncles and cousins during this difficult time My grandfather was the son of German Catholic immigrants and he served in
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 11, 2010
In this week s New York Times magazine Mark Leibovich profiles Florida rsquo s upcoming Republican primary in which the sometimes-popular and one-time front runner Governor Charlie Crist is struggling to stay ahead of tea-party poster boy Mark Rubio The piece details the rise of this growing thou
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 13, 2009
From yesterday rsquo s Washington Post The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn t change a proposed same-sex marriage law a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people th
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 10, 2009
Tonight in Virginia John Allan Muhammad will be executed for a murder in 2002 that was part of a weeks-long killing spree that left ten dead in the greater Washington D C area nbsp Known initially only as ldquo the sniper rdquo Muhammad terrorized the region for weeks before he was finally
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 30, 2009
Just in time for Halloween I saw the comedy-horror movie Zombieland this week a film about a post-apocalyptic world in which nearly every human being has been infected with a condition that turns them into cannibalistic zombies I rsquo m told this is different from the type of zombies that are d
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 09, 2009
Photographer Robert Lisak and Prof Jaime Lara of Yale University s Institute of Sacred Music visited the town of San Pedro Andahuaylillas Peru during Holy Week 2008 to chronicle the rituals and celebration that take place at the ldquo Sistine Chapel of the Americas rdquo a 17th century Jesui
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Michael J. O’LoughlinMarch 31, 2009
Our plane touched down in Peru late at night so on the bus ride to Canto Grande the neighborhood in which we spent our spring break I was able to see only the outline of the mountains against the black sky scattered with some light bulbs ascending up their slopes It wasn rsquo t until the hot m
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 12, 2009
In the Times of London this week Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O Connor president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales explores how Christianity is compatible with Darwin rsquo s theory of evolution The scientist rsquo s 200th birthday is today ldquo If we see the two science
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 09, 2009
Harold M. Messmer, Jr. holds an AB from Loyola University Chicago and is currently the chief executive officer of Robert Half International, the Menlo Park, California-based professional staffing and consulting firm that operates over 400 locations worldwide. Messmer was featured in a 2002 BusinessW
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 09, 2009
Gail A. Gerono holds an MBA from the Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, as well as a BA in French from Mercyhurst College. Gerono is the vice president of investor relations, communications, and human resources at Calgon Carbon, a company that removes conta