Posts Tagged: Catholic Church

Pulling the Thread Through: Talking with Tina Alexis Allen

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Tina Alexis Allen discusses her memoir, HIDING OUT.

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In Defense of Sinead O’Connor

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“Remember Sinead?” I asked. My mom nodded her head and shrugged.

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ENOUGH: I Am Never the Same Girl Again

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary people that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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Rivers of Babylon: The Story of a Third-Trimester Abortion

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She said something to me, then, that has been a great comfort. “You had a choice,” she said, “but you did not have free will.” A choice that was no choice at all.

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Everyone Loves the Pope

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My lover became the Pope. It was the twenty-tens and the Catholic Church wanted to rebrand with Newport cigarettes and Hermes chiseled calves.

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How The Keepers Reframes Confession as a Feminist Act

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Critics have noted how The Keepers is similar to other prestige documentaries but with a significant difference—its focus on the victims and their stories.

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Narrowly Avoiding the Spotlight

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It took me nearly twenty years and the power of a fine film to fully realize what happened to me in the confessional was an inappropriate act by an adult against a child.

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Writing Under the Influence of Catholicism

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William Giraldi talks about writing in spite of Catholicism: The Catholic O’Connor, in other words, has no Catholic agenda when she sits at the campfire to tell her story—across her singular canon all is chaos in search of grace, all is enigma unveiled but unsolved, and no credo is a clear victor. In her essay “The Church […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Miriam Toews

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Miriam Toews talks about writing, mental illness, death with dignity laws, and the thin and sometimes troubling line between fiction and autobiography.

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