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Ann O'Hara Graff

theologian - educator - writer

Ann O'Hara Graff, a theologian, educator and writer, taught at the University of Seattle and at the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.  She was “An expert on theology and church history…who was not afraid to speak of the church’s flaws, but always with a measure of respect and good humor” (Robert McGlory).  Dr. Graff earned a doctorate in theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School, where she wrote her thesis on decision-making in the Catholic church. She was also a frequent contributor of articles on authority and the church to the periodical U.S. Catholic.1

Ann O’Hara Graff, ed. In the Embrace of God: Feminist Approaches to Theological Anthropology (Orbis Press, Sept. 1, 1995).


1. Heise, Kenan, “Teacher, Writer, Anne O’Hara Graff, 45” (Chicago Tribune, June 12, 1996).

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