Theresa Partheymuller

Theresa Partheymuller writes from the Bronx in New York City.

What Would Trixie Do?

Teaching morality to sixteen-year-old girls requires a lot of patience, particularly when it comes to issues that revolve around the bedroom. After all, when you…

Divine Energy

Sex sells. Or so they say. But I think “they” are wrong. I think what they mean is that partly naked people, a hint of…

Mary Quite Contrary

I have learned the six magic words that will wake up any high school religion class: “Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute.” Every year I…

The Art of Becoming

At a Catholic high school for girls in New York City, I have the amazing and demanding task of teaching 16 year old girls—who believe…