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The creator of a webcomic series that discusses racism and social justice in American Catholic history says it’s important to confront uncomfortable truths to build a more just and equitable future. Source: Redemptorists of Oceania.

In an interview with Common Home TV, a work of the Redemptorists of Oceania, Bad Catholics Good Trouble creator Matthew J. Cressler, gives an in-depth look into the inspiration, creation, and impact of his webcomic.

Cressler explained the significance of the title Bad Catholics Good Trouble, which reflects the duality of the term “bad Catholics” and draws on the late John Lewis’s concept of “good trouble” necessary for social justice. 

He said the title is intended to provoke thought and challenge readers to critically examine their own positions and the broader implications of what it means to be a good or bad Catholic.

Dr Anne Walsh, a Canadian Redemptorist lay missionary, said the comic “presents complex historical narratives of faith and social justice in an engaging and accessible format”. 

“Our young people are educated about the real struggles and triumphs of past generations, making it an invaluable tool for fostering a deeper understanding and commitment to social justice within our community,” Dr Walsh said.  

The full interview is available on the Common Home TV website and on YouTube.


Bad Catholics Good Trouble (Redemptorists of Oceania)