Cloud Prayer

In this strip, readers meet St. Gertrude the Great as they eavesdrop on a prayer conversation Bishop Bob has with this saint. ST. GERTRUDE THE GREAT ... This particular St. Gertrude (yes, there is another St. Gertrude) serves as a patron for those in need of protection from mice and other rodents. She is also …

The Gouda Vocation

In this strip, we see some things start to develop. Previously, they were just "hints" as we introduced the strip and its characters. GOD CALLS ... First, there's the topic of vocation. This is very important to the Catholic Church. When Christ breathed on His disciples, he ordained them to unique and special work (Jn …

From The Heart

So in this strip, we see Herman spilling his heart to Bishop Bob. IT'S NOT AS IT SEEMS ... In a way, this exchange is a little like the sacrament of Reconciliation. Herman has been examining himself. He's questioning who he is and what he's really all about. He's not even sure if he's going …

Faith For Dummies

Today's strip really does have a lot going on in it. Let's talk about what's actually happening. IT'S NOT AS IT MIGHT APPEAR ... On the surface, it appears as if we're mocking the monsignor. We did that on purpose. Mockery is easy, cheap humor that's hard to miss. But this comicstrip is not really …

Knights On Bikes

If you've been following the comicstrip, you know that "Bishop Bob" is not your everyday, ordinary bishop. While he's cool (like so many other bishops in the Church), he also loves to ride motorcycles.  He calls it "wind therapy" and says it puts him in touch with his soul. THE KNIGHTS RIDE ... In this …

The Scapular

We have to be careful as we deal with the world outside the church walls. From the outside looking in, it can seem as if we think we are an exclusive club. It can feel like we believe we have all the "goodies," and those who are not part of the family do not have …