Michael O'Loughlin

Michael O'Loughlin

Mike O'Loughlin is a writer living in Washington, D.C., covering religion, politics, and culture. In addition to Busted Halo, his writing appears in the Advocate, National Catholic Reporter, Foreign Policy, Religion & Politics, and America. He's also appeared on Fox News and MSNBC. Follow him on twitter at @mikeoloughlin.

Shutdown Grief

This past weekend, I ran the Chicago Marathon. I sometimes use my time running to think of ideas for columns, hashing out arguments and counter-arguments,…

The Poor Get Poorer

First, a heartwarming story out of Boston. Glen James, a homeless man in his 50s, was walking through a parking lot when he noticed a…

Syria: How Can We Fix This?

Pope Francis caught even BuzzFeed’s attention over the weekend when expressing his views on possible foreign intervention in Syria via Twitter: War never again! Never…