Lenten Bingeing…For Good
People have been bingeing on TV shows, apparently, according to many boring recent articles. “Who cares?” I think, when confronted with boring prose about boring activities. “They’re just watching TV.” However, a few days ago, I found myself “bingeing” on something (during Lent!): I stayed up well past Quaker Midnight reading issues of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.
When I clicked on Issue #1 and saw a feature on my favorite time of the year: Lent I felt a bit of a tingle. Was it the Spirit? I can’t really say. For those who have questions as to what this frequently misunderstood season is all about….read on. The wonderfully named Father Wilfred Diamond has answers.
I must thank the Old Folk Mass Music page on Facebook for introducing me to these comics. Thanks also to The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. for kindly allowing me to borrow these images and to Jane Stoeffler for her assistance.
Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.