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Gay Marriage American Catholic Style
American Catholic church celebrates marriage equality
"...Saturday mass greeting at Southeast Austin's Holy Family American Catholic Church, where he is pastor. "And a new day..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Letters at 3AM: A Fallen Catholic in a Fallen Church
I can't hide from my sins and, now, neither can the church
"...congregation in Lubbock. I had not been to a Catholic service since Vatican II and had no desire to..."

July 16, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Catholic Diocese Discloses Alleged Abusers
Bishop names 22 clergy "credibly accused" of sexual offenses with minors
"...Along with its fellow Roman Catholic dioceses throughout the state, the Diocese of Austin last..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas' First Catholic Same-Sex Wedding
" of Andy and Darrell at Holy Family American Catholic Church in southeast Austin. See related News story, "Gay..."

July 1, 2015 Photo Gallery

Gay the Catholic Way
UT Catholic Center launches new gay prayer group.
"...a new gay prayer group on campus. Surprise! It's Catholic!..."

Feb. 10, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

A Good Catholic Girl
On the Lege
"..."bigot" rather annoys the 32-year-old Dukes, a self-described "good Catholic girl" and successor to Wilhelmina Delco, who held the..."

May 5, 1995 News Column

St. Michael's Passion
Whose truth prevails at Austin's Catholic high school?
"...St. Michael's Academy is, for the moment, Austin's only Catholic high school. But it's not your parents' Catholic school...."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Keeping the Faith
Women lawmakers endure – and defy – the anti-choice wrath of the Catholic Church
"...and found herself among a growing number of black Catholics without a house of worship. Austin's white parishes wouldn't..."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center
Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?
"...2012, leading the way to a local partnership between Catholic-based Seton Health­care Family and Travis County's Central Health. The..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

A Love Divided
"...Ireland. They're terribly in love but ideologically conflicted (he's Catholic, she's Protestant). After getting married (three times, actually: civil,..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Who Killed Father Ryan?
A 1981 Odessa murder haunts crime researchers, the Catholic Church, and an ex-con determined to prove his innocence
"...about 40 years old, walked into the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boise, Idaho, and readied himself for confession...."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

An original take on a crisis of faith
"...a bloodless but no less upsetting schism within the Catholic Church. In 1965, Pope John XXIII and the Vatican..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kevin Smith manages to makes a film that both pokes fun at the Catholic Church and upholds the faith.
"...Dogma, a film that both pokes fun at the Catholic Church and upholds the faith. All protestations to the..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...all the fat girls everywhere that Molly Shannon's popular Catholic schoolgirl character from Saturday Night Live, Mary Katherine Gallagher,..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Devil Inside
A woman tries to determine whether her incarcerated mother is criminally insane or demonically possessed.
"...Inside trades suburban creepiness for exorcisms gone wrong, Roman Catholic pageantry, and some extremely memorable and spine-wracking writhing courtesy..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Angela's Ashes
"...1930s and 1940s, McCourt's tale of his “miserable, Irish Catholic childhood,” as he puts it, is so harrowingly Dickensian..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Magdalene Sisters
A grim and unmistakable masterpiece of bleak, black sorrow.
"...Walsh, Dorothy Duffy and Geraldine McEwan. Pity the poor Catholic Church. As if things haven’t been tough enough of..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...with a bias: I am not a fan of Catholic guilt. So it was with a distinct lack of..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...Michel Marc Bouchard, based on his play, employs the Catholic rite of confession as the means by which an..."

Dec. 5, 1997 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Basketball Diaries
"...develop over the course of the movie. As the Catholic school basketball stars at the start of the film,..."

April 28, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Circle of Friends
"...loyalty and a smidgen of backstabbing. As the heartily Catholic girls grow into questioning, Catholic young women, the issue..."

April 7, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Queen Margot
This visaully sumptuous story about regal intrigues and passions during the religious wars of the 16th century is based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
"...the late 16th century: the arranged marriage between the Catholic Marguerite of Valois (Adjani) and the Protestant Henri of..."

Jan. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Two missionaries in feudal Japan are tested
"...Western influences and religions were outlawed on the islands. Catholic missionaries were banished or tortured to death if they..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Club
Chile's Oscar nominee is a dark drama about pedophile priests
"...the 2016 Oscars is a grim indictment of the Catholic Church, and, specifically, the church’s sinful strategy of moving..."

March 11, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nora's Will
This Mexican award winner is a melodrama with a darkly comic streak about a Jewish woman who masterminds her family's lives even after her death.
"...body, while atheist José grows impatient and schedules a Catholic burial. Grandchildren frolic in the waiting casket and Nora’s..."

May 27, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams star in the film version of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play.
"...appears Shanley has a bone to pick with the Catholic priesthood, it seems he also has a score or..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brideshead Revisited
It's a film, not a miniseries, but this rendition's attention to the steep divides of class and religion in prewar England remains as sharply etched as ever.
"...Scacchi. I’m not sure that Evelyn Waugh, a Roman Catholic convert, would have endorsed this accomplished adaptation of his..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Reel Paradise
This documentary shows what happens when famed producer’s rep/author/gadabout John Pierson convinces his family to move with him to Fiji, where, if all goes according to plan, he can leave behind the indie-film rat race, immerse himself in a completely foreign culture, and, best of all, screen all sorts of movies for the natives.
"...Jackass, which promptly draws the ire of the local Catholic clergy, who question this newcomer’s motives and inadvertently begin..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Order
Mysterious doings in a Catholic sect, on the whole more silly than scary.
" Which makes the plodding, moribund scares of his Catholic horror film, The Order, all the more dismaying. Helgeland’s..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bloody Sunday
"...opened fire on a mostly peaceful march protesting for Catholic civil rights and against the British policy of internment..."

Nov. 8, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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