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Michael J. O'Loughlin
Reporting on Catholicism with a healthy dose of politics for . Formerly: , . Author, The Tweetable Pope ()
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Michael J. O'Loughlin 13h
Has any new casino in recent years ever delivered on its too good to be true economic promises?
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Sam Sanders 13h
When groups of people who have experienced racism for centuries say, “Hey, that’s racist!” you could just believe them. Take them at their word. Trust their lived experience. That is a thing you could do.
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Heidi Schlumpf Jul 16
My 4-part series looks at and its connections to to Republican politicians and the Trump White House, conservative Catholic donors and to some of the most public anti-Pope Francis forces in the Catholic world. This is Part 1: via
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Michael J. O'Loughlin 16h
If all women should be barred from ministry because of the actions of one woman minister, I have some bad news for the author of this essay about the male-only priesthood... 🤭😬
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The New York Times 23h
Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than anybody knew. It is still standing only because firefighters decided to risk everything, our reconstruction has found.
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Archbishop of Canterbury 17h
For , here’s the Lord’s Prayer in emojis: Our 👨‍👧‍👦, who art in ☁, 😇 be thy name; thy 🤴🏿 come; thy 👉🏼 be done; on 🌍 as it is in ☁. (1/2) ⬇️
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David Darmofal Jul 16
The Pope says this is the last straw.
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Billy Menor SJ Jul 16
50 years ago today took off for the moon. I wrote on centuries of Jesuit contributions to astronomy including moon maps, star surveys, galaxy discoveries and some math help to Galileo for Space Issue
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Michael J. O'Loughlin Jul 16
Replying to @brianroewe
Thanks for the info!
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Brian Roewe Jul 16
Several large Catholic health systems have already taken such steps: Dignity Health phased out plastic straws+stirrers, Mercy Health eliminated plastic bottles. Efforts in parishes have been more piecemeal at this point, though signs of efforts are out there.
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Michael J. O'Loughlin Jul 16
"After current supplies run out, Vatican City State will no longer be selling any single-use plastic items on its tiny territory." The impact will be tiny. But imagine if Catholic parishes, schools and hospitals all over the world followed suit?
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Bishop John Stowe Jul 16
Replying to @BpStowe
Instead of comprehensive immigration reform, we opt again and again for enforcement only policies which do not work no matter how much they are escalated. Cruelty toward the suffering and bullying the vulnerable should not be national policy, and we cannot allow it to continue.
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Michael J. O'Loughlin Jul 16
Fritzie Fritzshall, the president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, recently visited Auschwitz with Cardinal Blase Cupich, reports. "This is about reality," Cupich said. "That's what hits you in the face, the reality of this crime."
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Michael J. O'Loughlin Jul 16
"It is contrary to American and Christian values to attempt to prevent people from migrating here when they are fleeing to save their lives and to find safety for their families," says Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of US Bishops Conference, on new Trump Admin asylum proposal.
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Michael J. O'Loughlin Jul 15
For clarity, that Gospel story was read this weekend in Catholic churches and in other churches that use the same lectionary.
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Michael J. O'Loughlin Jul 15
New: invokes Sunday's Gospel reading, the Good Samaritan story, to condemn President Trump's planned immigration raids and racist attacks on other House members:
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Michael J. O'Loughlin Jul 15
Congrats!
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Christopher White Jul 14
Monks were the original promoters of the reusable straw.
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Michael J. O'Loughlin Jul 12
Replying to @kelsey_dallas
31! Amazing.
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Julie Bourbon Jul 12
With and several thousand others protesting opposite the White House for migrant rights. Chanting “we see you, we hear you, set the children free.”
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