Professor of theology, pastor, presenter, mentor and friend to many
Father Robert J. Hater, a Cincinnati diocesan priest, is a Professor of Theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio (Cincinnati) and Professor Emeritus at the University of Dayton. He is a storyteller and internationally known writer and lecturer in the fields of catechesis, ministry, evangelization, and spirituality.
He has written 20 books and many articles. His latest books include: Catholic Evangelization: The Heart of Ministry (Harcourt), The Catholic Parish: Hope for a Changing World (Paulist Press) Tell Me a Story: The Role of Narrative in the Faith Life of Catholics (Twenty-Third Publications) and When a Catholic Marries a Non Catholic (St Anthony Messenger Press). The latter book won a Catholic Press Association Award in 2007.
He lives and ministers at St. Clare Parish (Cincinnati).