Kate O'Hare

October 18, 2014

At Synod14, the Pope Has the Last Word

      The just-concluded Synod on the Family at the Vatican has proven to be as contentious and fraught with drama as any large family
October 16, 2014

‘Sons of Anarchy’: An Unlikely Catechesis

You can take the boy out of Catholicism, but it’s hard to take Catholicism out of the boy. If there’s a bright center of Truth, Beauty
October 15, 2014

What the Synod Relatio Didn’t Say (And How It Didn’t Say It)

Once again, the Vatican has tripped over the English language and landed in a heap of trouble. Late in 2013, I posted a pair of articles
October 13, 2014

Dr. Tim Gray on Middle East Christians: ‘They have an amazing witness’

On Sept. 25, he was the keynote speaker at the 2014 edition of the Orange Count Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held at the new Christ Cathedral campus
October 12, 2014

Dr. Tim Gray on Tough Questions About Persecuted Middle East Christians

Afterword, I got to sit down with Dr. Gray in the Cultural Center on the Christ Cathedral campus in Garden Grove, California, for an in-depth chat focusing
October 6, 2014

Oklahoma City Archbishop Exorcises Site of Black Mass

The black mass held on Sunday, Sept. 21, may not have been all its organizers wanted it to be, but that doesn’t mean nothing responded when
October 4, 2014

The Real St. Francis of Assisi

Francis is my confirmation saint, and even in my wilderness years away from the Church, I never lost my fondness for him. He may not be
September 26, 2014

UPDATED: What I Saw at the O.C. Catholic Prayer Breakfast at Christ Cathedral

More to come on all this, but here’s a taste of what I saw Wednesday and Thursday when I visited the former Crystal Cathedral campus in