Michael J. O'Loughlin is the national correspondent for America Media, where he writes regularly about the Catholic Church, and the host of the podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.

The "Plague" podcast was recommended by The New York Times and it won awards from The National LGBTQ Journalists Association, the Religion News Association, and the Catholic Press Association. Mike is writing a book based on the podcast, due out in October 2021 from Broadleaf Books.


Mike is also author of The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters.

Previously a staff writer for The Boston Globe's Crux, Mike has also written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Advocate, Religion News Service. He has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NPR and by several local and regional media outlets.

When he's not writing, reading, or Tweeting, Mike enjoys running (he's run a few marathons) and cooking. He lives in Chicago.


To contact Mike about speaking and writing opportunities, email mjoloughlin@gmail.com.


Follow him on Twitter at @mikeoloughlin.

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