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Multiplication of the Corn Flakes and Other Kitchen Table Miracles of Dorothy Mendenhall


By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh This year, as we sat around our Thanksgiving table, I shared stories about my mother. It was fun watching the reaction of my son-in-law and my daughter as they listened to these memories that were such an essential part of my life. Known by most people in her life as “Dorothy,” to me and to all my brothers and sisters, she was larger than life – she was Mom! In the... Read More →


A Universe of Confounded Tongues and the Baptism of Contemporary Science Fiction


“Come, let us make a city and a tower: the top whereof may reach to heaven…” – Genesis 11. While I have been both a cradle Catholic and a cradle geek, I can honestly say that the two rarely intersected for a good chunk of my life. Most of the time, my thoughts on faith and science fiction consisted of wondering why the starship Enterprise was a naval vessel without a... Read More →


Set Catholic Sci-Fi Argument for ‘Stun!’” – Captain Kirk Responds


By Declan Finn Sometimes, I love my fellow Catholics. And sometimes, they are … ill-equipped to do research. If you look at a recent article on CatholicFiction.net by Nito Gnoci, you'll see a great example of such poor research. "Science fiction has also been derelict in its duty," writes Mr. Gnoci. "Who does science fiction serve? Sci-fi is a significant buttress propping up the established church of Scientism. Sci-fi flatters both rightist and leftist... Read More →


Chapter and Verses: Faith, Poetry and the Organic Infrastructure of Devotion


By Heidi Marie Densmore How to describe this musky, macrobiotic Petri dish of poetry and faith stirred up in me? Do I begin with the wind’s angry fingers tugging at my stringy eight-year-old hair as I perch on the brink of certain destruction atop the comfortless cliffs of San Diego, watching my mother dance with God? Her soul dancing fearless along the precipice, as if she could never fall? Or the night my... Read More →


Captain Kirk’s Dereliction of Duty or, Why Mr. Faust Has Found Himself Adrift Among the Aisles in the Church of Modern Science


By Nito Gnoci   Science Fiction is the dominant genre in the world today, especially if we include science fiction’s annoying younger brother, the superhero industry.  Think of all those sci-fi movies and TV shows blessed by the most august and tiresome authority figures.  (Al Gore is a big Star Trek fan.)   Science Fiction has also been derelict in its duty.  Who does Science Fiction serve? Sci-Fi is a significant buttress propping up... Read More →


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