Kathy Orton

Stories by Kathy Orton

Why I’m rooting for BYU

By Kathy Orton I’m rooting for BYU, and not just because I think Jimmer Fredette is one of the most … Continued

The Bible is His Playbook

Ritchie McKay seems to have found a home at Liberty. Some would say the Lynchburg, Va., school, founded in 1971 … Continued

Iverson and the Afterlife

Allen Iverson, sporting a new hairstyle reminiscent of his days at Georgetown, was sitting around one of those NBA all-star … Continued

Faithful How, Pray Tell

Written in response to The League’s question: Is there too much God in football? As someone who writes regularly about … Continued

Kurt Warner and his Holybowlers

I’m beginning to wonder if God is playing in Super Bowl XLIII, or the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. I … Continued

Kay Yow: Coach and Christian Missionary

In all the years I spent covering ACC women’s basketball, I don’t think I ever came across anyone who didn’t … Continued

Hallowed Be Thy Habs

Rev. Joseph Kerrigan apparently isn’t the only one who finds a connection between faith and hockey. Since I spoke with … Continued

NFL’s Loss Is Society’s Gain

It’s clear from everything that’s been written about Tony Dungy’s retirement from the NFL that his faith is a large … Continued

A Quarterback of Faith

Washington Post staff writer Amy Shipley takes a look at University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and how his faith … Continued

‘Signs’ Lead NFL Player to God

I’m a bit baffled by this story I came across about former Denver Broncos offensive tackle Matt Lepsis, who played … Continued

Will There Ever Be Another Tamir Goodman?

It has been almost 10 years since Tamir Goodman caused a stir in this area. For those of you who … Continued

What Does God Think About Hockey?

My curiosity piqued after my recent conversation with Rev. Joseph Kerrigan about the relationship between hockey and faith, I dropped … Continued

Finding Faith in Hockey

I wouldn’t have thought hockey and faith were analogous until I spoke with Rev. Joseph Kerrigan the other day. Father … Continued

Hoya Great Shows His ‘Resilience’

Alonzo Mourning towered over the podium at the front of the conference room on the Georgetown campus on a Friday … Continued

Ex-Soccer Star’s Faith-Based Initiative

I wrote a story for today’s Washington Post about Chase Hilgenbrinck, the 26-year-old Major League Soccer player who retired from … Continued

Influential Jewish Athletes

Each year, the Forward, a Jewish weekly, publishes a list of the most influential Jews called the Forward 50. The … Continued

World Series Pitcher Is Religious About His Studies

Philadelphia Phillies fans will never forget the image of Brad Lidge dropping to his knees and raising both arms in … Continued

A Team That Worships Together, Wins Together

Walter Law sometimes has trouble getting his son Kevin to go to church with him on Sunday mornings. Like most … Continued

From Revolution to Rev.

I recently spent an afternoon interviewing Chase Hilgenbrinck, the New England Revolution defender who caused a stir this past summer … Continued

Mike Singletary Brings His Faith to ‘Frisco

No one seems to think that Mike Singletary is going to last very long in San Francisco. The day that … Continued