Carla Hinton
Religion Editor

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide variety of news, including social services, transportation, minority affairs and Oklahoma City Hall.



Hinton also serves as assistant editor and editor of the local news section for several years, but she is perhaps best known as The Oklahoman's religion editor, a post she has held since June 2002. She has enjoyed learning about the many different world religions in her role as religion editor and doesn't consider it a bad thing when colleagues refer to her as "the church lady."



Career highlights have included meeting renowned evangelist Billy Graham and covering local reaction to the election of a new pope after the death of Pope John Paul II. In her spare time, Hinton enjoys reading suspense novels (ala James Patterson), watching HGTV shows and keeping up with the activities of her two grown sons and (almost grown) daughter

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Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 07:11:20 PM CST # black mass is behind schedule apparently A band will play before the rituals b3gin, I'm told.
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 07:09:19 PM CST Waiting for the "black mass to start. I probably won't tweet thru out because the lights will be dimmed. I'm good but I'm not that good.
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 04:10:18 PM CST Man gives witness to his faith LINK
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 04:08:57 PM CST The end of the processional has not left the church and it's beginning has almost completed the two block trek.
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 04:06:28 PM CST Priests walk in the Eucharistic processional. LINK
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 04:01:31 PM CST Eucharistic processional makes its way through the neighborhood around St Francis of Assisi. LINK
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 03:48:02 PM CST Coakley: Church processional is reminder that faithful are to be "light & salt & leaven to bring hope & light of Christ's salvation to all "
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 03:42:59 PM CST Archbishop Coakley: Satanists acknowledged real presence of Jesus (in consecrated Eucharistic bread) but to mock Him instead of adore Him.
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 03:38:31 PM CST Archbishop Coakley: "Though dark forces target our city ... Christ has conquered Satan--- the war has been won."
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 03:33:25 PM CST Archbishop Coakley thanks faithful: "Your presence here today is a powerful witness to your faith ... in m midst of a challenging time."
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 03:23:44 PM CST Day is overcast which has to be a boon for the faithful listening to the holy hour outside the church on this hot muggy day.
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 03:14:42 PM CST St. Francis of Assisi Church holds 600. 400 are in gym. Still crowd gets bigger. People say they are eager to pray against black mass.
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 03:12:27 PM CST Archdiocese of OKC's Eucharistic Holy Hour begins. Streets around church are packed w/cars. People still coming. LINK
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 03:03:38 PM CST Archbishop Paul Coakley is about to enter the church for holy hour service where faithful to pray about black mass. LINK
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 02:56:40 PM CST People finding shade outside the church as holy hour service begins. Speakers set up so outdoor crowd can hear. LINK
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 02:52:57 PM CST People are arriving in droves to the Archdiocese of OKC holy hour event at St. Francis of Assisi Church is packed so huge crowd is outside.
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 02:23:08 PM CST A storm is brewing. Wind feels wonderful right now.
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 01:19:43 PM CST The St. Pius led group is praying and sing on the lawn in front of the Civic Venter as public witness of their faith. LINK
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 10:55:21 AM CST People are preparing the event room at the Sheraton Hotel for the St. Pius X group's Mass which is about to start. LINK
Carla Hinton Sun, Sep. 21 2014 10:45:19 AM CST Crowd here in downtown ready for St. Pius X of America group's Mass being held in reparation for "black mass" planned later by satanists.