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Catholic Socialism Isn’t Catholic

My readership and the traditionalists in my parish exploded at the recent Catholic Herald article, titled "The Catholic turn to socialism is something to celebrate." I am surrounded by socialists at work and have a lot of time for those with their hearts in the right place, especially regarding social justice. That said, I thought [...]

Catholic University Students Slam Porn, Then Lefty Faculty

Progressives think every inch of ground gained will never be relinquished. This is why clawing anything back is harder and bloodier than having lost it in the first place. The administrators of Catholic University of America are discovering just how hard it is to walk back the revolution that started in the 1960s. But they [...]

The Lord of the World

In 2001, St. Augustine's Press published a new edition of Robert Hugh Benson's 1907 novel, The Lord of the World. A friend of mine in Vermont recently urged me to read it, and I did. Ralph McInerny, in a brief introduction, writes: "The novel wonderfully conveys the flatness and boredom of a world without God. [...]

The Coming Church-State Wars

  Appearing the other night on the Catholic network EWTN, I was asked by Raymond Arroyo what should be done about Muslim students at Catholic University demanding that the school provide them with prayer rooms, from which crucifixes and all other Catholic symbols that they found offensive had been removed. After a nanosecond I replied, [...]

Redeeming Alma Mater

As the reader may have realized, I'm a man of many hats. Sometimes I wear the mortarboard of a college English teacher; at others, the battered fedora of a patriotic, pro-family columnist. For the past few columns, as an observer of economics, I've donned the green eye-shade, but this week I'm putting on the Tyrolean [...]

Catholic University Trusts Its Students

When President John Garvey of the Catholic University of America (CUA) courageously announced this week that he would end the university's 30-year experiment with co-ed dorms, he offended modern sensibilities. ABC News interviewed college students who -- although not CUA students, and therefore not affected by the CUA policy -- seemed insulted by what appeared [...]

A Fair Tax Is Better for the Soul

Recently, a number of Catholic religious leaders protested against the Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH), a fellow Catholic, as the commencement speaker at the Catholic University of America. Their gripe: His proposed budget cuts would reward the wealthy while cutting programs for the most vulnerable (a relative term). They signed a letter pointing [...]

Sunday Comics: The Treasure of Paradise Island, Part 4

Here's part four of "The Treasure of Paradise Island," a ten-part 1952 serial by Capt. Frank Moss and artist Frank Borth.  As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.   More next week!

Sunday Comics: The Treasure of Paradise Island, Part 3

Here's #3 of 10 in the 1952 adventure serial "The Treasure of Paradise Island," written by Capt. Frank Moss and illustrated by Frank Borth. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest. More next week!

Sunday Comics: The Treasure of Paradise Island, Part 2

Here's part 2 of Frank Moss & Frank Borth's ten-part serial from 1952, "The Treasure of Paradise Island."  As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact. It's interesting...  I like the plot, and each individual panel is very nicely drawn (if occasionally a tad stiff), but [...]

Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action, Part 10

Artist Lloyd Osterdorf has so far taken us through the lives of nine Catholics of the 20th century who lived out the social doctrine of the Catholic Church in their daily lives.  Today, we have the final entry in the series "Catholics in Action," serialized in 1952-53. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's [...]

Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action, Part 9

Apologies for the gap in service...Below is part nine of the ten-part serial "Catholics in Action," which originally appeared in Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact in 1952-53.  This set of stories dealt with Catholic Social Doctrine as it is lived out in regular people's lives, often without any politics whatsoever.As always, these pages come from [...]

Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action, Part 8

Here's part eight of Lloyd Osterdorf's ten-part series "Catholics in Action."  Completed between 1952-1953, the stories explored Catholic social doctrine from the standpoint of individual people instead of the realm of politics (though the two sometimes inevitably cross over).As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.Wow.  If [...]

Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action 7

Today, we share part 7 of ten-part "Catholics in Action," a 1953 serial exploring Catholic Social Doctrine as it's lived out from day to day.  In most cases, this series has stayed close to the "street level," but today's episode, unlike most, actually deals with politics. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online [...]

Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action 5

Here's part 5 in 1953's serial "Catholics in Action," an exploration of living the Church's social doctrine in one's day-to-day life, no politics necessary.  Today, the focus is on evangelizing. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact. This fits in so well with the "New [...]

Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action, Part 4

Here's Part 4 of Catholics in Action, telling the lives of people who followed the Church's social doctrine in their daily lives.  This 1952 serial comes from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact.An amazing man!  Glory to God!!

The oldest Catholic university no more?

The oldest Catholic University in the world -- Belgium's Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V -- is commencing an internal debate over whether the institution should drop "Catholic" from its name: "It's time for a different orientation," says Leuven Rector Mark Waer. After the outbreak of the pedophilia scandal in the [...]

Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action, Part 3

Here's part three of 1952's Catholics in Action series, which ran over ten issues of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.  These stories focused on Catholic social doctrine as lived on the personal level, instead of the political.  As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive. Has anyone worked a mission before?  Are [...]

Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action, Part 2

Here's part two of Catholics in Action, an exploration of Catholic Social Doctrine from the personal level instead of the political. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact. There, a new bit of Catholic sports trivia for you. I do have some misgivings about everyone's [...]

The Return of Sunday Comics: Catholics in Action, Part 1

After some technical difficulties associated with the changeover of the site, we're able to again provide visitors with a story every week from Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact, the classic Catholic comic book distributed to parochial school students on a biweekly basis for three decades.  As always, these images come from Catholic University's online [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 10

Finally, the end! As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.      Thanks for the laughs, Mr. Borth!

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