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A Catholic America Would Be Worth ‘Conserving’

History is a funny thing in that it takes no prisoners. One thing American Conservatives have wrestled with since the foundation of the republic is just what it is they are supposed to be conserving. Europeans and Latin Americans were fairly clear on the point, with a rejection of the principles of the French Revolution [...]

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: The Treasure of Paradise Island, Part 1

After a few weeks of recommendations (Rose is Rose, Manga Bible Stories, and ArmorQuest: Genesis), it's time to get back to a serial. Among Treasure Chest's best serialists was Frank Borth (whose stories with Uncle Harry and the monkey we followed throughout much of 2010).  Today, we start a ten-part adventure of his from 1952: [...]

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: Catholic in Action 6

First, here's some news about a real-life Catholic in Action: Cardinal Thuan's cause has officially opened, giving him the title Servant of God Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan!  If you don't know about him, do your soul a favor and rent this DVD or buy this book.  He's truly an amazing future saint. Below is [...]

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!!

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!

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 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???

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