Cathleen Falsani is an award-winning religion journalist and the Faith & Values columnist for the Orange County Register in Southern California.

She is author of the critically acclaimed "The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People," "Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace," "The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers," "BELIEBER: Fame, Faith and the Heart of Justin Bieber," and the forthcoming "Disquiet Time: A Devotional for Ordinary Skeptics" with Jennifer Grant.

From 2000-2010, she was the religion writer and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and has been a longtime contributor to RNS and the Huffington Post. In 2005, Cathleen was honored as James O. Supple Religion Writer of the Year by the Religion Newswriters Association.