Arts & Culture BooksKaya OakesJune 29, 2018
Inspired represents Held Evans’s attempt to return not to the “handbook” Bible of her adolescence but to the “storybook” Bible of her childhood.
Politics & Society Short TakeKaya OakesFebruary 23, 2018
Teachers do not talk about being afraid of our students. We talk about being afraid for our students.
Faith FeaturesKaya OakesSeptember 20, 2017
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt says that the image of a God who suffers with us can play a role in helping people recover.
Politics & Society FeaturesKaya OakesMarch 07, 2017
An old Jesuit parish in San Francisco took on a new mission to help its neighbors in need.
Politics & SocietyKaya OakesNovember 07, 2016
St. Columba began celebrating Black Catholic History Month and Kwanzaa alongside the regular events in the liturgical calendar.
Faith in FocusKaya OakesAugust 18, 2016
"What is unclear is how that role works when your godchild is a fully-formed adult."
Kaya OakesOctober 07, 2015
In the fall of 2013, gentrification arrived in my working-class North Oakland neighborhood. The rent ticked up month after month. Then one day, the landlord called to notify us he was putting the house on the market. Because of an influx of highly paid tech workers into the Bay Area, the house liste
Faith in FocusKaya OakesFebruary 17, 2015
I met the monk, before he was a monk, on Facebook. The message icon flickered to life when an actor we both know made the connection: two writers, two creative people, two weirdoes, two Catholics. Perhaps we’d like to get acquainted? The monk back then had a different name; let’s call hi
Kaya OakesApril 15, 2014
Midway through Richard Rodriguez’s recent spiritual autobiography, Darling, the author offers Catholic readers a useful catechism: “I stay in the church because the church is more than its ignorance; the church gives me more than it denies me. I stay in the church because it is mine.&rdq