Mandeville, LA – [The following is excerpted from Brad Birzer’s “The Brilliant & Profound Catholicism of Daredevil“, recently cancelled by Netflix. If you don’t catch the delicious irony there, listen to my previous MCS episodes on Netflix and its promotion of teen porn and other abominations. – Ed. MC] The Catholicism of Daredevil’s three seasons is not velvet piety of EWTN. Rather, it is gritty, complex, and heroic.
With those words, the single most positive portrayal of the Catholic Church in our present culture came to a sudden end. Even if Marvel decides to go with another outlet, it will most likely do so with a whole new cast and crew. If nothing else, it’s a timely reminder that excellence is always fleeting in this fallen world.Brad Birzer – The Brilliant and Profoundly Catholic Daredevil
There’s nothing that Father Lantom or the nuns do that makes the viewer cringe in embarrassment. This is the genuine Catholicism of the Jesuits entering North America, not the voluptuousness of early 19th-century Vatican Romanitas. Given all that is happening in the Catholic Church at the moment—the corruption, the scandals, the lies, the manipulations, the accusations among much of the clergy and hierarchy—Daredevil demonstrates what a real Catholic does in the face of adversity. He fights, he struggles, and he fights some more. When he questions his faith and goes through “the dark night of the soul,” his friends intervene and pick him back up. – Brad Birzer, The Brilliant and Profoundly Catholic Daredevil