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In "Plague" journalist Michael O'Loughlin investigates stories of the AIDS epidemic and the Catholic Church. Mike is America’s national correspondent and he’s covered Catholicism for more than a decade. Mike is also gay and Catholic—and he’s curious how others manage this sometimes complex identity.

No time in modern history has been more volatile for gay Catholics than the height of the AIDS epidemic. So he spent the last few years interviewing people who were right in the middle of it. People who fought, worked and grieved through it.

Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church America Media

    • Documentary
    • 4.8, 111 Ratings

In "Plague" journalist Michael O'Loughlin investigates stories of the AIDS epidemic and the Catholic Church. Mike is America’s national correspondent and he’s covered Catholicism for more than a decade. Mike is also gay and Catholic—and he’s curious how others manage this sometimes complex identity.

No time in modern history has been more volatile for gay Catholics than the height of the AIDS epidemic. So he spent the last few years interviewing people who were right in the middle of it. People who fought, worked and grieved through it.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

cet105617 ,

Well worth the listen

What an amazing perspective on the AIDS crisis. I’ve seen countless documentaries and read many accounts of this time in history and as a former Catholic I appreciate this reporting on the complicated relationship between the LGBTQ community and the church.

AFille ,

Reminds me why I stayed

I have gone through periods of being conflicted as a Catholic, feeling like the institution of the Church was pushing people out of the flock instead of welcoming them in. The stories in this podcast remind me why I stayed - because there are so many good people in the Church who dedicate their lives to living out Catholic values of love, social justice, dignity, and mercy. I thank Michael and America Media for sharing the darkness AND the light in this beautiful podcast.

Dell Miller ,

Compelling

Loved this and can’t wait for more. One of my first podcasts and it is truly insightful. Well done!

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