Kaya Oakes is not your typical Catholic. Here she talks with TJP’s Jay Hooks about why she entered the Church – and why she stays.
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Jay is from Tampa, FL. Before entering the Society of Jesus in 2001, he worked as a radio announcer, studied Spanish Literature at Florida State University, and taught English in Japan. He was ordained a priest in 2012.
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Journey Moments: Ignatius the Pilgrim
St. Ignatius Loyola often called himself “the pilgrim.” Jay Hooks talks with another pilgrim, Fr. Pau Vidal, who, like Ignatius before him, journeyed through Spain on foot.
Journey Moments: Walk It Out
Do you ever get tired of goals? In the 3rd part of our Journey Moments series Camino walker Sara Brabec talks about being “less concerned about whatever end goal there is.”
Journey Moments: Don’t Stop Believin’
Why would traffic on the thousand year old Camino de Santiago skyrocket from 5,000 people per year to over 100,000? Jay Hooks asks Kristy Calaway what makes people Camino Crazy.
God Haunted: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Questions about God have never left New York playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. He talks with TJP about his characters and how he hopes they can get the audience to ask good, healthy questions.
Jobs, not Jails: Fr. G and the Homies of L.A.
Jay Hooks catches up with Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries for a phone interview. We promise that he was using a handsfree headset.
La Virgen & Fabian Debora: Catholic Art in the City of Angels
Violence. Addiction and jail and death. The city of Los Angeles. La Virgen. Hope in a painting. All collide at speed to compose Fabian Debora’s life story. Jay Hooks’ biographical essay holds the details.
TJP Video: Germaphobia
The soon-to-be-famous TJP video series launches this week with Jay Hooks’ Oscar nominated short “Germaphobia” (note: all “Oscar” references refer to our buddy Oscar who we love because he’s relentlessly supportive of our ridiculousness).
Jay Hooks breaks open his bank of great tunes (this one from the band Hem) to bring us a reflection on God and memory.