Monday, June 13, 2016

The X-Men Franchise and Catholicism

I think its fairly well known about the Night-Crawler character being a Catholic, so I'm not going to reinvent the wheel.  But most people might not realize that there is another Character who, though not professing a particular belief, has implicit Catholic underpinnings to the character.

Charles Francis Xavier

So yeah, basically its simple.  College student with a great gift meets another with similar but distinctly unique gifts.  After meeting St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis went about seeking after souls to be brought to their highest ends in their salvation. Similarly, Charles Xavier makes it his duty to draw together all the mutants of the world to realize their potential for the good. Its really that simple, but escapes most modern minds.

Other Catholic X Men include Banshee and Gambit, just an fyi

Click HERE for a good post on Nightcrawler

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