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Michael J. O’Loughlin is national correspondent at America and author of Hidden Mercy: AIDS, Catholics, and the Untold Stories of Compassion in the Face of Fear.
In All Things
Michael J. O’Loughlin
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’Loughlin
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’Loughlin
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’Loughlin
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’Loughlin
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’Loughlin
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’Loughlin
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
In All Things
Michael J. O’Loughlin
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’Loughlin
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’Loughlin
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