Contemplative monk creates comic book to teach faith
By Carl Bunderson
Denver, Colo., Jul 17, 2013 / 04:10 am (CNA).– Building on his lifelong love of comic books, an Eastern Catholic monk has authored a short graphic novel, “The Truth is Out There,” to help explain the truths of the faith in an understandable way.
“The reason I did it in cartoon format was because I didn’t think my friends would read it any other way,” Amadeus — which is the author’s pen-name — told CNA in a recent interview.
“The Truth is Out There” tells the story of two space-age mail carriers who begin discussing the meaning of life at a coffee bar, and as they search for truth, one comes to find it resting in the Catholic Church.
In the book’s introduction, Amadeus recounts that the work began a few years before he entered the monastery, during a conversation he was having with three friends of his who were all “born and raised Catholic.”
“It became appallingly clear how little any of us knew our faith…I had just stumbled upon the greatest problem of my generation of Catholics,” wrote Amadeus.
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Rev. Patrick Lee, who served for 48 years as a priest of the Diocese of Sacramento, died April 17 in Sacramento. He was 73. Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a Funeral Mass on Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. Vigil service will be on Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. preceded by a viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. in Presentation Church, 4123 Robertson Ave. in Sacramento. Burial will follow the Mass on April 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, 6700 21st Avenue, Sacramento. A native of Ballinalee, County Longford, Ireland, Fr. Lee was ordained in 1968 at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow, Ireland, and was invited to serve in the Diocese of Sacramento. He served as assistant pastor at St. Peter Parish in Sacramento, Holy Spirit Parish in Fairfield, St. Thomas More Parish in Paradise and St. John Vianney Parish in Rancho Cordova. He was pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Westwood from 1981 to 1990 and of St. Joseph Parish in Marysville from 1990 to 1995. In the few years prior to his retirement, he served as chaplain at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He resided most recently at Presentation Parish and was very involved with pro-life efforts. He served as chaplain to the fourth degree Knights of Columbus and for the Legion of Mary at Presentation Parish. He is survived by two sisters, Kathleen Lee and Peggy Hurson, and brother-in-law Michael Hurson, all of Ireland; a niece, three nephews and six grand nephews. His family is grateful that he died in the loving presence of his family and a few close friends. Memorial donations may be made to Presentation School, 3100 Norris Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sacbee/obituary.aspx?n=patrick-lee&pid=179683295#sthash.XuzbU6nN.dpuf
Many people (especially those favoring elective abortion) would have us believe that abortion is “settled law” in America. It is a feature of our lives which has become acceptable and with which we are becoming more comfortable. A look under the surface reveals something very different. The “settled” nature of abortion is a myth perpetrated by a fiercely pro-abortion media. It needs to be exploded. The Pro Life message is winning the hearts and minds of people, so let us renew our Faith in God and continue His work. Here are some important facts.
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Sister Anslem, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith, and Sister Marguerite were serving as caretakers at the Missionaries of Charity’s convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen.
These sisters left their homes in India and Africa to serve the poor, elderly, and disabled in the war-torn country of Yemen. They worked together with volunteers at the convent’s home care center, where they served around sixty to eighty patients of all religions.
Interview, Part 1 of 2. Millennials are becoming unbelievers … “nones” … we’ll be at 50 percent or more unbelievers in just 15 years … We have lost the will to defend our faith … intellectually and intelligently … because we’re not confident ourselves … some high school teachers … don’t want to commit themselves to the intellectual enterprise! …
They don’t have the will.
Interview Part 2: Myth, Transcendence & the “Conspiracy of Divine Providence”. Fr. Spitzer on the sacred center of all human myths, and the unlooked-for consequences of opening ourselves to God’s transcendence.
EWTN Video Series: Fr. Spitzer’s Universe
Petition to Sign at StopTheChristianGenocide.org
Dear Brother Knight, Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer, and in order to help them further, we need to do our part in convincing the U.S. Government to officially designate their persecution as genocide. Already many of our brother Knights have helped us give generously to humanitarian relief for those affected, with more than $8 million dollars raised. These funds have provided assistance in the form of food, clothing, shelter, general relief, education, religious instruction, medical care and much more.