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Fetal Burial Law Considered in Court
Five-day trial challenges state's latest anti-choice law
"...force her to bury her fetus or have the Catholic hospital do it for her. (As a faith-based hospital,..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Peter Bay’s MASS Appeal
The local maestro brings Leonard Bernstein’s massive stagework to Austin with a lot of help from a lot of friends
"...it's drawn from the composer's exploration of Jewish and Catholic traditions and examines the crisis in faith and cultural..."

June 29, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
The pope, in his own words, through the lens of Wim Wenders
"...is seen by the world, as well as the Catholic hierarchy and regular churchgoers, as a reformer and something..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

With a History Like That …
The Austin Polish Film Festival delves into the country's complicated past
"...– during that era's "war against religion," and the Catholic Primate whose imprisonment she'd overseen...."

Nov. 3, 2017 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Logan Lucky
A different kind of heist film from the Ocean's 11 director
"...set in the Deep South. A director of absurdly catholic range, Soderbergh’s credits scatter to every wind. To single..."

Aug. 18, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Luc Besson's latest is a kaleidoscopic mess
"...pole (she’s Sally Bowles! Catwoman! Britney Spears in her Catholic schoolgirl phase!) in Alpha’s red-light district, all of the..."

July 21, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bleed for This
A boxer returns to the ring in this conventional drama
"...national bouts, he still acts more like an Italian Catholic guy from the neighborhood than a boxing legend. When..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Health Dept. Holds Second Hearing on Fetal Burial Rule
At this point, it’s hard to imagine State Health Services turning back
"...anti-choice speakers with Texas Alliance for Life, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, and Texas Right to Life applauded..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Q&A Hole: Considering All the Different Gods Available to Humanity, How Do You Choose Which One to Believe In?
With Russell Glasser, Cristine H. Legare, David Wheeler, and more.
"...a holy war between religious groups). I dutifully attended Catholic mass for two long decades because religious faith is..."

Oct. 25, 2016 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Vessel
Faith-based art film is simple and eloquent
"...redemptive work that neither condescends nor patronizes, though the Catholic symbology (the stigmata!) can be a little too literal,..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Conjuring 2
Semi-retired ghost hunters make a comeback in the second installment of James Wan's spooky series
"...council flat’s previous, now deceased tenant. The Warrens, a Catholic priest, and a television news team embark on getting..."

June 10, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Embrace of the Serpent
Scientists and an Amazonian shaman interact in this unique film
"...stops with various native tribes and at a berserk Catholic mission illustrate the filmmaker’s ideas about the encroachment of..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hail, Caesar!
The Coen brothers celebrate and eviscerate old Hollywood
"...relentlessly efficient studio “fixer” Eddie Mannix (Brolin), a sturdy Catholic family man whose full-time job is keeping the studio’s..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Letters
Mother Teresa biopic delivers no miracles
"...diffused light streaming from above: Hollywood fashioned a Roman Catholic mythos to elevate audiences with ennobling stories of simple..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

News Roundup: Cams, Carnage, & Climate
Zimmerman sides with Abbott over Adler
"...Meanwhile, the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops responded to Abbott's directive in a Nov. 25..."

Nov. 30, 2015 News Post

Page Two: Mysteries Unraveled
Part two of Louis Black's interview with novelist John Irving
"...Don't forget that whatever Juan Diego's issues with the Catholic church are, with those man-made rules of an institution..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Column by Louis Black

Gay Place: Diva Dish
Just another "average" week in sparkly, spangly Gay Town in the A-town.
"...& FALL FESTIVAL Austin's most inclusive, open, and affirming Catholic church invites you to their annual Jamaica/Fall Festival featuring..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Column

Pawn Sacrifice
Fictionalized tale of famed chess bout between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky
"...much-abused agent and Peter Sarsgaard as his mentor, a Catholic priest; they’re tiptoeing through the same minefield but take..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Call Me Lucky
Bobcat Goldthwait directs doc about fellow comic Barry Crimmins
"...the government of the United States and closing the Catholic church.” It has never been sufficient for him to..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jimmy's Hall
Ken Loach film is based on an episode in the life of Jimmy Gralton
"...ways, much to the dismay of the easily ruffled Catholic priests, tyrannical landowners, and law enforcement. Seeing the village..."

July 31, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Stars and Stripes Forever!
Where to get your patriotic tuneage this Independence Day
"...Friday July 3, 7pm St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Sat., July 4, 10:30am Millwood picnic..."

July 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The AggreGAYtor: May 15
What happened today in gay? Here's your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...A Canadian Catholic school has decided to isolate and stigmatize a trans..."

May 15, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: March 17
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...The Roman Catholic Church is reconciling with the trans community. The Bad..."

March 17, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: January 8
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...A Catholic deacon supports his trans daughter. The Bad..."

Jan. 8, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: October 31
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...A gay Catholic priest is pushing for equality while remaining within the..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The Poughkeepsie Kid
Shadowing Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona
"...a nerd," he admits. "I went through the classic Catholic school education, which I hated, but I did it..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Mother Mary Montano
The influential performance artist and onetime teacher at UT revisits Austin in the guise of a saint
"...Sister Rose Augustine is a nudge-nudge, wink-wink commentary on Catholicism and its earthly agents, both telegraphing and skewering Montano's..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Andy Campbell

Love Is Strange
Heartfelt, seriocomic romance about two longtime partners who wed after 40 years, then discover all is not bliss.
"...two principal characters are a 71-year-old painter and a Catholic school choral teacher. The answer is right there in..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Drop
Based on a Dennis Lehane story, this disappointing crime drama costars James Gandolfini in his last role.
"...allegiances – between the churchgoing barkeep and the righteously Catholic detective (Ortiz), who comes into play after Marv’s bar..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Child Refugees in Need
Austin churches and nonprofits extend a helping hand
"...Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 2208 E Second..."

July 23, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

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