Saturday, May 1, 2010

Jesus In The Funny Papers

Now it's not at all as bad as it sounds.

This is actually a very reverent treatment of the Eucharist in a publication called The Treasure Chest. Although the political overtones and certain details about the Eucharistic fast have changed, this is still relevant for Catholics everywhere.

People are going to read the funny papers. They may as well learn something.

[source] The Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact was a Catholic comic book published by George A. Pflaum of Dayton, Ohio and provided to Catholic parochial school students between 1946 and 1972. The digital collection contains the first eighteen volumes running from 1946 to 1963, which are in public domain. There are some issues missing from Volume 4 (1948-1949). The issues published from 1964 through 1971 are still under copyright protection, which cannot be included in the digital collection at this time. Issues published in 1972 were not copyrighted and will be added to the collection soon.


Barb Schoeneberger said...

I grew up reading the Treasure Chest and loved every issue. Those were the days when solid Catholic teaching was readily available in school and we were constantly urged to become saints. I miss those old Treasure Chests and wish there were something like them today.

Nod said...

Barb, I remember reading some Catholic comics as a kid, but finding this resource was really cool.

Lindsay @ Lindsay Loves said...

Those are so awesome! Thanks for sharing.


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