I have always been a fan of the X-Man Nightcrawler. He had a most enviable ability, teleportation. He also had a most unenviable appearance. Nonetheless, the wisdom of Marvel and its writers put him in a monastery where he learned what true love and mercy is. I post here an episode from the X-Men cartoon series of the 90’s that features mercy, forgiveness, repentance, and the existence of God. It is one of the more favorable portrayals of Catholicism in the media. Nightcrawler shows much in virtue and self-understanding.
Nightcrawler and Catholicism
I am a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. I was born and raised right outside New Orleans. I attended Catholic school my entire educational career. By the time I graduated high school, I had two paths to choose: rockstar or priesthood. I pursued both for awhile but eventually came to the understanding God's will was priesthood and my will was rockstardom. After making that decision, to allow God's will to be mine, I needed a new way to channel my creativity. I began writing as I finished up my formation for priesthood. I still play music, but priestly ministry comes first. My bride: St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Harahan, LA.