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In Our Cemetery
" faith. In our cemetery, we have not only Catholic and Christian people laid to rest under a blanket..."

April 29, 2021 Postmarks

The Unholy
Messy Catholic horror is weighed down by becoming a creature feature
"...miracles as socioeconomic phenomena – events that bolster the Catholic Church’s reputation among nonbelievers and generate millions of dollars..."

April 9, 2021 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Soccer Watch
"...first post-prison rally in a soccer stadium, the latest anti-Catholic songs coming out of Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow ......"

March 26, 2021 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

SXSW Film Review: Women Is Losers
Dutiful feminist dramedy has some tricks up its sleeve
"...year old forced to grow up fast when her Catholic school upbringing leaves her woefully lacking a sex education...."

March 17, 2021 SXSW Post by Kimberley Jones

Portrait of the original Renaissance man lets obsession obscure the vision
"...With its emphasis on political rivalry and Catholic angst, Michelangelo’s creative processes take a back seat in..."

Feb. 19, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

"Deborah Roberts: I'm" at the Contemporary Austin
In Deborah Roberts' solo exhibition at the Contemporary Austin, we learn what it is to be seen and not seen
"...of the show's interactive installation, a riff on the Catholic confessional booth. Inside, the walls are covered with names..."

Feb. 19, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tom Petty, Charli XCX, and Demi Lovato Headline SXSW Film 2021 List
Festival drops complete lineup, with 2020 titles getting their shot
"...Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Lissette Feliciano In 1960s San Francisco, a once-promising catholic school girl, Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo), sets out to..."

Feb. 10, 2021 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Film Festival Summons a Jewish Dark Spirit for The Vigil
Not your regular Hollywood demon
"...Exorcist, American supernatural horror has become so synonymous with Catholic rites that it's rare to see a movie that..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...attention to the fact President Biden is the second Catholic president. The most represented Christian denomination among past presidents..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

The Midnight Sky
George Clooney saves humanity from an Earth that no longer wants it
"...compassion, in … “redemption” is the wrong word, too Catholic. Rather, in connection, even if it is brief, even..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ten Key Moments in Austin's Year With the Coronavirus
The Plague Year
"...(RISE) fund was distributed via local nonprofits, beginning with Catholic Charities of Central Texas, Asian Family Support Services, El..."

Dec. 18, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...jail, Rivera attended a community meeting at St. Julia Catholic Church organized by Father Joe Znotas, a priest beloved..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Thanksgiving Meals and Volunteer Opportunities
A list of free turkey dinners, grocery relief, plus how you can give back this holiday season
"...are also available. Thu., Nov. 26, 11am-3pm. St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd., 512/454-0384."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Kat McNevins

Where to Find Free Turkey Dinners and Grocery Relief in Austin
Plus volunteer opportunities to give back this season
"...are also available. Thu., Nov. 26, 11am-3pm. St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd., 512/454-0384. Principe De Paz..."

Nov. 18, 2020 News Post by Katherine McNevins

Federico Archuleta Has More Murals to Make
The artist who made “‘Til Death Do Us Part” isn’t letting the pandemic stop him from making art
"...Look at his Virgen de Guadalupe. That Catholic icon is one of the most commonly seen and..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Teen’s Small Business Raises Funds for COVID-19 Relief
nutssosweet goes from Jennifer Fang's kitchen to your snack drawer
"...Meet Jennifer Fang, a rising junior at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, and the owner of small business nutssosweet. The..."

Sept. 21, 2020 Food Post by Naomi Brady

Oysters and Milkshakes and Music and Smoke and – Dip! Dip! Dip!
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...locations … Jennifer Fang, a junior at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, has started a company called Nutssosweet – selling..."

Sept. 9, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: Remembering Chet Himes, Johnny Limón, and Riley Osbourn
Three Austin music scene stalwarts passed in late August
"...organizations, Limón also led the choir at St. Julia Catholic Church. In 2005, he helped form the Austin Tejano..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

How to Climb a Minnow Mountain
The Austin animation studio resurrecting Rotoscoping with Richard Linklater
"...his current position in the art department at a Catholic publisher, "drawing saints for bulletins on Sunday." [inset-1-right]..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The New Mutants
The last of the X-Men finally get to the screen
"...supernatural issues, Rahne is no longer Scottish Episcopalian but Catholic – not the same. As for Magik, it may..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Yes, God, Yes
Catholic sexual awakening gets a charming, honest new spin
"...debut Yes, God, Yes is based on her own Catholic guilt-ridden discovery of masturbation as a Midwestern teenager in..."

July 31, 2020 Movie Review by Shalavé Cawley

The Luv Doc: Normally a Dog Lover
The personal grooming equivalent of buying a crotch rocket
"...take a few empty water bottles to your local Catholic church and fill them up with holy water from..."

July 31, 2020 Column by The Luv Doc

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Intimate, semi-improvised last night at a dive bar sees delight in the dregs
"...after all, acts as a valid surrogate for the Catholic confessional, acts of contrition and all...."

July 24, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Supernatural thriller is more mood than meaning
"...culturally incomplete, like having the plot depend on a Catholic nun in contemporary Britain feels like a misplaced cliche..."

July 24, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Case of Michael Hickson Highlights Legal and Ethical Issues Around Who Receives Treatment During a Pandemic
Who makes end-of-life decisions?
" the National Council on Disability and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin, and local protests. Two members of..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

In 1990, Austin Audiences Watched Slacker... and Saw Themselves
Richard Linklater’s indie milestone celebrates 30 years
"...the door and run." For a suburban kid in Catholic school, this was bohemian bliss, and it got even..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, Austin Choirs Seek Community Through Virtual Worship
Music remains an integral part of most religions, so what happens when the choir can't meet?
"...emptied, remembers Father Basil Agu­­zie, pastor at Holy Cross Catholic Church...."

July 10, 2020 Music Feature by Nataleah Small

Council Recap: COVID Relief Funds Begin to Flow in Austin
Artists and nonprofits at the front of the line for assistance
"...Catholic Charities of Central Texas received more than 1,300 calls..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

First Nonprofits Receive RISE Funds
$5.6 million in grants to aid Austinites during COVID crisis
" four established nonprofits that deliver basic-needs services – Catholic Charities of Central Texas ($1.6 million), Asian Family Support..."

April 21, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

The Times of Bill Cunningham
The NYT fashion-lover revealed as really a lover of people
"...perpetual gratitude for everyone that took this sweet little Catholic boy from Boston with an interest in hats, and..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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