Kate O'Hare

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Kate O'Hare

A native of the Adirondacks and Saratoga Springs in northern New York State, journalist and fiction writer Kate O’Hare now lives in Los Angeles, where she’s on a neverending quest to find a parish in the L.A. Archdiocese with orthodox preaching, excellent traditional music and parking.

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Can Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’ Begin Healing Catholic Ireland’s Heart?

Why has one Irish priest’s soaring rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during an April 5 wedding at Catholic church in County Meath spread like wildfire through Ireland and around t... More

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‘The Passion’ on Palm Sunday: ‘Before every Resurrection, there is a Crucifixion’

It’s a story Hollywood loves and knows well. The hero rises to the heights but stumbles due to his own shortcomings, which are also exploited by his enemies. Sent beyond the pale of polite socie... More

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The Sicilian Nun, the Teary-Eyed Italian Rapper and Other Little Miracles

One of the great gifts of the Internet is the ability to see little miracles from around the world. And they’re not always Marian apparitions or amazing healings or people rescued from near-cert... More

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‘The Passion of the Christ,’ Mel Gibson and Hugging the Cactus

On Tuesday, March 11, at the entertainment-news site Deadline.com, journalist Allison Hope Weiner offered an impassioned plea to Hollywood agencies and studios to end their “quiet blacklisting... More

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Sometimes, You Find a Scapular …

One day, while walking through a wet grocery store parking lot in Los Angeles, I spied a couple of green fabric squares on the ground that had pictures on them. Reaching down and picking them u... More

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MASS CONFUSION: WHEN YOU GET NO KICK FROM CATHOLICISM

In listening to many convert stories on my way back to the Church, and even since, I’ve heard people recount miraculous or near-miraculous incidents, moments of overwhelming joy in which they vi... More

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Purell® After the Sign of Peace: How to Avoid Mass Infection

Cold and flu season has been upon us for a while now, and with brutal winter temperatures repeatedly slamming the Eastern half of the country, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. But let’s f... More

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St. Paul and the Road to Damascus in Each of Us

I’m a first-time RCIA sponsor at my parish – God help it and me – and this was the week that the catechumens and candidates stood up and told us their stories of conversion, reversion or com... More

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Music at Mass: Finding the Harmony of God and Man in Chant

Way back when, before political correctness seized control of schools, I had a high-school choir director who was red-haired, strong-minded and a dedicated atheist. This did not deter her from ... More

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Turning Pink With Joy on Gaudete Sunday

Why is one candle not like all the others? Advent and its counterpart, Lent, are seasons of penitence. On the Advent wreath, the three purple candles mark the preparation Christians undergo whi... More


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