Kate O'Hare

December 23, 2014

Novel Is a Dickens of a Christmas Carol (Plus Cartoons!)

As I write this, it’s the evening of Dec. 23, and the Christmas shopping and traveling rush is approaching maximum intensity. If you’re still short one
December 17, 2014

Sing We Noel — Let the Christmas Carol Insurgency Continue! (Video)

The word “mob” gets a bad rap, since when large groups of people suddenly coalesce in a public space, unfortunate things often happen. But in the
December 16, 2014

Celebrating ‘A Very Chrisley Christmas’

You have to give Todd Chrisley a lot of credit. Although he doesn’t live in Hollywood; he’s not related to anyone famous; he’s not a former
December 14, 2014

Sing ‘Hallelujah!’ — From Silent Monks to Malls to the Airport

One wonderful thing about the Christmas season is hearing songs about Christ and His birth everywhere you go — yeah, in between the odes to Frosty,
December 7, 2014

‘The Red Tent’ on Lifetime — Bible or Bunk?

Bunk, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to biblical adaptations, the best policy always is, buyer beware. Tonight (Dec.
December 6, 2014

St. Nicholas and ‘The Klaubauf’s Wager’

In the lore of Germanic Europe lies the tale of the Krampus, a devilish creature whose duty is to punish misbehaving children — a sharp contrast
December 4, 2014

The Catholic St. Paul’s Choir School Celebrates Christmas on CD and PBS

Boston has long been a focal point of the Catholic Church in America, for good and ill. But the Faith endures, and now one of its
December 2, 2014

‘The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns’ — Francesca Says, ‘God Has Used Me to Do Good’

The show follows five young Catholic women from different backgrounds who have at least considered the notion of taking vows to become Brides of Christ. But,
November 24, 2014

‘The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns’ Portrays the ‘Reality’ of Religious Life

Floods of tears; ecstatic, frankly romantic visions of Jesus; low points and high drama — you’re either reading St. Therese’s autobiography “The Story of a Soul”