Steve Ditko, the original artist and co-creator of the Spider-Man comic said:
that art is more important than history. History tells how man did act.
Art shows how man should and could act. It creates a model."
"The self-flawed and anti-hero provide the heroic label without the need to act better. A crooked cop, a flawed cop, is not a valid model of a good law enforcer," Ditko said in the program. "An anti-cop corrupts the legal good, and an anti-hero corrupts the moral good."
Michael O' Brien in "A Landscape with
Dragons: The Battle for Your Child's Mind" said that the imagination traditional Catholic literature is
the way that mankind comprehends "God's territory" and his created
The modern imagination, according to O'Brien, has lost "God's territory" by returning to its "pre-pagan split in consciousness," which is the Gnostic rejection of the "sacramental" unity of spirit and matter, the addiction to occult tales of will to power like Harry Potter, and the relativistic denial of good and evil with ends-justify-the means story lines.
J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fairy tale "The Lord of the Rings" is for O'Brien a prime example of a return to the Western Christian epic tradition of the moral imagination, which comprehends "God's territory" and his created "invisible realities."
O'Brien said, "The discernment of the right paths that must be taken, if good is to triumph, is dramatized in the myriad geographical, emotional, spiritual, and symbolic choices faced by the questers. In each of these, Tolkein's world is faithful to the moral order of the universe, to the absolute necessity of freedom. Middle-earth is a "sacramental" world, an "incarnational" world. ... Spirit [invisible realities] and matter are never portrayed as adversaries."
Mark Bauerlein, professor emeritus of English at Emory University, apparently wrote that the novel which is dying was a Protestant form of literature:
According to Bottum, the very decline of the novel illuminates deep truths about the world. His thesis is this: “The modern novel…came into being to present the Protestant story of the individual soul as it strove to understand its salvation,” that salvation occurring in a world that had lost its divine reverberations. Protestantism highlighted the solitary pilgrim, the lone man facing God without intermediaries. It didn’t animate the world; it left the world to mundane matters (here, Bottum refers to Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism). It deepened the private self, but didn’t stop modernity’s de-spiritualization of external affairs. The novel was the form best equipped to answer this crisis of “the thick inner world of the self” rubbing against an “impoverished outer world.”...
... One is inclined to take seriously even his whimsical claim that the novel expired in 1988 when a man of superb novelistic talents, Neil Gaiman, wrote a comic book instead, The Sandman. [https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/from-crusoe-to-comics/]
Last month, the Catholic blogger Laramie Hirsch said that the comics industry that replaced the Protestant novel itself is dying because of insane "wokeness":
Marvel and DC are producing some of the crappiest “escapism” known to America at this point. There are actual comic characters named Safespace and Snowflake. And returning to Captain America, they’re retconning him as a black, purple-haired female Captain America. They’ve also made a gay Captain America. The point is that the comics industry is converged and ready for collapse.
Thankfully, however, the folks over at Arkhaven Comics have been keeping on the pilot light for pop culture. And next week, a lot of this culture will be available for your enjoyment. They will be introducing the world to the next generation of true and decent comic book entertainment with their new platform: Arktoons, an alternative and competitor to the Webtoons. This is big, ladies and gentlemen. We are witnessing—in real time—the replacement of woke comic book culture. While the ridiculous spectacle that is DC and Marvel continue to wear the skinsuit of their betters, originality and quality will be provided by the very people the woke mob decries. [https://forge-and-anvil.com/2021/04/22/comics-industry-dropping-an-asteroid-on-the-enemy/]
Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He want you to do next. In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost - Three Divine Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.
of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt
the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church
in such a situation:
"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
- LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial
weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
- On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."
- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
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