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Sunday Comics (on a Monday): Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 9

Sorry; late again. Last episode, we saw a gorilla drive away in a fire engine.  At this point, anything can happen. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.   I love the baby gorilla's scream when Sharp unmasks... Next week: The Last Uncle Harry Story!

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 8

So very, very crazy.  Two men dressed as apes are walking around the zoo, with one baby gorilla in tow.  Each of them thinks the other one is a real gorilla.  Even Uncle Harry is confused. More madness from Frank Borth's ten-part serial from 1962, lovingly stored in Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 7

A "bad guy" has dressed up as a gorilla to cause a panic in the amusement park owned by Uncle Harry.  However, Harry's friend Fud is also dressed up as a gorilla, taking care of the baby gorilla inside the cage.  Insanity ensues, as only Frank Borth can depict it. This week's sequence, as always, [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 6

Halfway through the latest serial!  Here's the next episode in Frank Borth's 1962 "Uncle Harry's Monkey's Uncle." As always, these pages come courtesy of Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.     Ooh, this should be good...

Sunday Comics (on Monday): Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle pt. 5

You know that Veggie Tales song?  "We're busy, busy, dreadfully busy"? (My life is often best illustrated by Veggie Tales songs, actually.  I'm shocked how often I quote from it on a daily basis.  But I digress.) Today, we leave talking heads behind and re-enter the broad physical humor that Borth was so skilled at [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 4

Thanks to an old friend of Uncle Harry's, several zoo animals are being shipped to his castle, free of charge.  Mr. Moody prepares to welcome them, thinking they're the key to attracting huge crowds. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.     A baby???

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 3

Technical difficulties being over, I now present the next installment of the 1962 serial Uncle Harry's Monkey's Uncle, by Frank Borth. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.     I love the fantasy wish-fulfillment here.  I mean, how many kids wouldn't love to get [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 2

Here's part two of Frank Borth's 10-part 1962 serial.  As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact. I like the litle civics lesson they snuck in there...

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Monkey’s Uncle, Part 1

Uncle Harry's museum is up and running--but that doesn't mean he's trouble-free, as this ten-part 1962 serial shows. As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.  Take it away, Mr. Borth... Yikes!

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Gold Mine, Part 10

And finally, the conclusion of the 1960's serial Uncle Harry's Gold Mine by Frank Borth.  As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.     This serial had to be one of Treasure Chest's most well-received stories, for it was one of the very few to [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Gold Mine, Part 9

Let's jump right into our story, part nine of the ten-part serial "Uncle Harry's Gold Mine" from 1960.  As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.     Who can be the first one to find the grammar error on page 5?  (I attribute the error [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Gold Mine, Part 6

Oh, no!  Uncle Harry signed the contract!!  But that's not the end of the story--how could it be, with nephews like his? This ten-part 1960 serial, written & illustrated by the prolific Frank Borth, originally appeared in Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact, which is maintained in Catholic University's online archive.     You know, [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Gold Mine, Part 5

Don't sign that contract, Uncle Harry!  Those guys are up to no good!! (As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.  This is part five of a 10-part series from 1960.) You just don't see steam engines used in stories anymore...

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Gold Mine pt. 4

Here's part four of a 10-part comedy-mystery serial from 1960.  As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact. C'mon, where else are you going to see a litter of baby skunks this week?

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Gold Mine pt. 3

Uncle Harry has inherited an old American castle and personal museum, as well as a mine.  He and his two nephews have been exploring, with equal parts mystery, humor, and light spookiness. Below is part three of a ten-part serial.  These pages first appeared in 1960, but can now be found in Catholic University's online [...]

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Gold Mine pt. 2

Last week, we met Uncle Harry, who had inherited an American castle-and-personal-museum from his grandfather, and his nephews Jody and Will.  Uncle Harry disappeared at the end of the episode. This 1960 serial comes from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.     To be continued...

Sunday Comics: Uncle Harry’s Gold Mine pt. 1

Today begins a ten-episode serial from 1960 that was successful enough to spawn a sequel two years later (sequels being a rarity for Treasure Chest).  As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest. Personally, I'm instantly charmed by the deserted American castle, the offhand remarks ("Quiet, you'll scare the bats!"), [...]

Sunday Comics: The Jumble Shop pt. 6

Today, we have a quick bit on making jewelery.  This is something my dad once learned to do for my mom, doing everything from rock/gem polishing over to metal shaping.  Talk about romantic!  (Single Catholic lay men, take note.) As always, these pages come from Catholic University's online archive of Treasure Chest. Next Sunday: The [...]

Academic Freedom and the Catholic University

Academic freedom is a great good that should be cherished and honored by every university community. This precious heritage of freedom originated in the Christian West and rose initially in the great universities of Europe, which themselves sprang from the cathedral schools of the early Middle Ages. Great universities such as Padua, Bologna, Louvain, Paris, [...]

A Transcendent Nature

  The 29th section of Caritas in Veritate concerns religious freedom. What is at stake here is not the usual "church and state" hassle. To clear the air, Pope Benedict XVI states that he is not concerned here with fanaticism, in which violence is used to promote the goals of religions. It is self-evident that [...]

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