Monday, November 29, 2021

It’s Iimi! A Hostile Act

Forgiving your enemies. Avoiding rash judgment. Being charitable. These things are difficult when you are angry, or when you have been attacked. When St. Gregory’s Church is desecrated by unknown vandals shortly after the recent pressure in school, it is easy for people to assume that the two are linked. Will Iimi and her friends succumb to this rash judgment? Or will they look and see if the assumption is true before condemning?

Friday, November 19, 2021

It’s Iimi! Interlude: A Requiem For the Unborn

While the scars to Iimi are obvious, the scars they left Paula also exist. Thea shares something with Paula for when she seems overwhelmed. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

It’s Iimi! A Question of Power

What is true power? Iimi and friends must ask and answer that question when faced by anti-Christian sentiment from a faction of teachers. Iimi, points out that for power to be true, it must be just and inline with God’s commandments and will. But her friends are dubious.

Meanwhile, Thea has to deal with the skepticism of parents who want to emulate the tactics of activists in dealing with their own school board, by pointing out the need to act justly, focusing on the concerns at hand and not merely jumping on the bandwagon for causes that activists are championing.

Friday, November 12, 2021

It’s Iimi! Beneath the Surface

Of course we must do good and reject evil. Yes, people do things that are—or at least seem to be—morally wrong. But we can’t just assume that what they do are done out of malice. Being badly taught, suffering trauma, any number of things can shape a person’s thinking in a way that is hard to break free from.

When we evangelize, we should keep in mind what lies beneath the surface. Showing compassion to those who underwent things we can’t comprehend can help us reach out to them. And even if it fails, it is better to be hated for doing right than doing wrong.

Post Comic Notes: the main point of this comic was to explore Pope Francis’  concept of how Christians must not assume the worst possible motives of those who do wrong. Sure, it might be malice. But it might not be. Certainly Mike and Shelia assume the worst of Iimi and her friends. But we don’t know what motivates them (yet?) in their anger.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

It’s Iimi! It Would Almost Be Comic If The Consequences Weren’t So Tragic

The attacks against Christianity are always debunked because the person either believes a false story or misunderstands the difference between Church teaching and the sinful behavior of someone in the Church. Some of these claims are quite risible and debunked before the toner is dry. Unfortunately, there’s always someone who rediscovers it and thinks it is the deathblow to the Christian faith.


One of these cases is the bizarre book of John Boswell that claimed Catholics had sanctioned “gay marriage” until the 14th century despite the fact of continued teaching to the contrary. Indeed the ceremony, called Adelphopoiesis, was simply a ceremony of spiritual adoption that existed in the Eastern Orthodox churches until the 20th century, and had nothing to do with sexual relations.


As Paula puts it, It Would Almost Be Comic If The Consequences Weren’t So Tragic.

[‡] Assuming that no evidence for X is proof of Y