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Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America.
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinApril 14, 2010
Last Saturday in Nevada Senate majority leader and candidate for reelection Harry Reid told an ebullient crowd that the Senate Democrats and the President had not forgotten immigration reform From the New York Times ldquo We rsquo re going to come back we rsquo re going to have comprehensive im
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinMarch 16, 2010
Prayer cards are nothing unfamiliar to most Catholics We get them after burying family and friends and sometimes to remind us of our devotion to a particular cause or saint Chances are you have one lying forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe on a bulletin board near your desk But as the Washi
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinMarch 15, 2010
In the wake of its controversial decision to withhold health benefits for spouses of all new employees Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington took another step that will inevitably alienate potential hires The Washington Post reports that Shortly after imposing limits on spousal healt
In All Things
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 02, 2010
Last year I wrote a blog piece entitled A Call for Charity asking why the Vatican opposed a United Nations resolution condemning the criminalization of homosexuality and the beatings and killings of gay men and women across the globe It made no sense I wrote for the church to take this position
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