Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Awesome Stuff

Stratford Caldecott is dying of prostate cancer. This great and faithful Catholic author will be missed tremendously. Recent events for him, though, have provided one of the more heart-warming stories I've heard in a while.

Boniface at Unam Sanctam has the details. Long story short, Mr. Caldecott is a big fan of Marvel Comics. Thanks to a push from his family, there has been a wonderful response from Marvel and the various cast members of its film and television properties. They scheduled a private screening for the new Captain America movie and organized the casts into a social media campaign where they sent in pictures of themselves holding up signs in support of Stratford.

You can see the pictures here.

I doubt any of the Marvel folks will ever see this from me, but I thank them all for being good people. We are called to minister to the sick as a work of mercy, and these guys came through huge. Also, as Boniface mentions, let's remember that other work of mercy, namely, to pray for the living and the dead. Stratford needs our spiritual support as well, so please try to spare some prayers for him and his family.

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