Pansy's post about Christmas movies got me back on a long train of thought I have off & on. Today I'm deciding to blog about it. Follow me for a bit as I get to my destination... from Christmas movies comes the Charlie Brown Christmas Special... It's one of the few out there that mentions the "reason for the season"... Schulz was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, where the cathedral has the four cardinal virtues on the ceiling and he got his start drawing cartoons for a Catholic magazine... I know at least two priests who reference Peanuts in their homilies, one who does so relatively frequently.
What I haven't been able to figure out is any sort of solid direct connection. Was Schulz a Catholic? Did he make theological points with his cartoons on purpose? Any biography I've searched online only references Catholicism regarding Schulz drawing for a Catholic magazine in St. Paul. The one thing I'll say for the Peanuts references during homilies is that they definitely make a connection for me. Whether I actually remember the strip or have just heard the same story in the homily for way too many years, I can recall how it relates to the day's scripture readings.
Dear Reader(s), do you know any priests who talk about Charlie Brown in a homily?
posted by Amy : 6:37:44 PM