Posts Tagged ‘catholic’
Habits on Horseback

Habits on Horseback

A South Texas rodeo queen became a hardworking nun, educating children from California to Tanzania.
Karen Gavis
A swanky Western jacket hung nearby as Sister Camella Menotti, 84, thumbed through a folder filled with old photographs and newspaper clippings. “We’re supposed to keep stuff like this. We put it out when we die. We have a ...

Battleground Wittenberg

Dr. Faustus and Martin Luther fight for Hamlet’s soul in Amphibian Stage Production’s current show.
For a show that explores sober themes like the conflict between faith and reason, Amphibian Stage Productions’ Wittenberg has a surprising amount of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Playwright David Davalos’ highly litera...

Taking Wing

Many years ago, when Violet O’Valle was a drama teacher in Houston public schools, she discovered a collection of scripts by the great Irish playwright Sean O’Casey in a campus basement. O’Valle, a descendant ...


Texas blogger Amanda Marcotte defends the F-word, mostly from the white, Christian, mainly male crazies.
If the phrase “West Texas feminist” causes your eyebrows to raise, It’s A Jungle Out There isn’t your kind of book.

Feast Daze

Big Ticket
St. Patrick’s Day has gradually transitioned from a religious feast day to a secular holiday that provides a reason for everyone, regardless of religion or national origin, to sup, imbibe, and generally make merry in mid-...

The Good Fight

Five years ago outside the Walls Unit in Huntsville, on the night the State of Texas prepared to execute Lois Robison’s son, young photographer Scott Langley watched as she screamed and cried on the sidewalk.

The Flaming Heart

Why should gays be denied the pleasures of Catholic guilt?
Jimmy Fowler
On the recent April night when I became a Catholic, my feet hurt like hell.